A.R.I.A. is short for Australian RecordingIndusty Association. ARIA can be compared to the RIAA. ARIA is for Australia what RIAA is for USA. If you would like to know more about the ARIA, go to www.aria.com.au.
The criteria for reaching Gold or Platinum status has changed over the years. Awards could, but did not have to have the ARIA logo on them. However, all albums mentioning "Gold" or "Platinum" or mentioning sales numbers are certified Awards.
Theses days Gold is for 35.000, Platinum for 70.000 units sold within Australia for albums and 7.500 (Gold) and 15.000 (Platinum) for videos.
On the ARIA website it states the following Kiss titles being certified in recent years (since 1997/albums and since 2003/DVDs):
Greatest Kiss (Platinum)
Second coming (2 X Platinum)
Kiss Symphony DVD (Platinum)
Rock the Nation (Platinum)
It is unknown, which titles had been certiefied prior to this time.
Here are some pictures from the "Best of Solo" Gold Award:
Gold Award for "Alive" by Astor Records to mark sales in Australia in excess of $ 150.000,- achieved May 1976
Gold Award for "Alive II" by Astor Records to mark sales in Australia in excess of 20.000 copies achieved June 1978
Gold Award for "Double Platinum" by Astor Records to mark sales in Australia in excess of 20.000 copies achieved October 1978
Platinum Award for "I was made for lovin' you" by Astor Records to mark sales in Australia in excess of 100.000 copies achieved October 1979