In Australia there is a three tier licencing system:
Repeater and Beacon licences are also issued.
As can be seen above, the Standard licence is the middle grade licence in Australia.
The Foundation licence is the base level entry licence. With the Standard licence, comes increased power, more bands, modes and the ability to build or modify transmitting equipment.
In Australia amateur radio licences are issued to authorise a station that:
is operated for the purposes of self training in radiocommunications,intercommunication using radiocommunications, and technical investigation into radiocommunications by persons who do so solely with a personal aim and who have no pecuniary interest in the outcome of the operations of the station
is operated on amateur frequencies or amateur frequency bands
may participate in the amateur-satelittle service
3.500 MHZ - 3.700 MHZ (80m)
7.000 MHZ - 7.300 MHZ (40m)
14.000 MHZ - 14.350 MHZ (20m)
21.000 MHZ - 21.450 MHZ (15m)
28.000 MHZ - 29.700 MHZ (10m)
52.000 MHZ - 54.000 MHZ (6m)
144.000 MHZ - 148.000 MHZ (2m)
430.000 MHZ - 450.000 MHZ (70 cm)
1 240.000 MHZ - 1 300.000 MHZ (23 cm)
2 400.000 MHZ - 2 450.000 MHZ (13 cm)
5.650 GHZ - 5.850 GHZ (6 cm)
Conditions are applied to amateur radio licences to enable users to communicate effectively with a minimum of interference. The Radiocommunications Licence Condition (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015 contains licence conditions that are common to all amateur apparatus licences.