Call for nominations for the National Standards sub-Committee

The Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council (OISCC) has a License Deed with the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) for the management of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (NS).

OISCC complies with the License Deed through the National Standards sub-Committee (NSsC).

Bi-annual nominations for the NSsC are now open and will close on Monday, 19th July 2021.

The NSsC’s charter is to:

  • oversee the maintenance and revision of the National Standard through regular review;
  • receive applications to amend the National Standard on matters concerning the National Standard;
  • report to OISCC on submissions received; and
  • ensure that evaluation of submissions is undertaken in a transparent, impartial and non-partisan manner.

OISCC encourages all to consider applying. It is important that the NSsC has a divergent range of skills and experiences, ranging from certified producers, processors and retailers to researchers, scientists, consumers, consultants, retailers and environmentalists.

There are four vacancies for committee members for a 2 year term commencing at the NSsC 2 day meeting in October (Covid permitting).

There are 3 other quarterly meetings per year which are virtual meetings. Committee members are remunerated for their attendance as well as all costs associated with any face-to-face meetings.

Existing committee members who are due to retire are eligible to re-nominate, as are any other interested persons.

Applicants must provide their curriculum vitae along with a history of their work experience as well as names and contact details of two referees.

Nomination forms and Terms of Reference are available by emailing

Nominations will close on 19th July 2021, with an independent selection panel to determine successful nominations which is endorsed by OISCC.