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Entries for the 2023 Queensland Strata Community Awards have opened.



Strata Community Manager Rising Star

Recognises a new entrant to the industry who has shown outstanding progress early in their career.


  • What is your philosophy/approach to customer service? Provide real-life examples from your current role as evidence of your approach.

  • Provide an example of when you went “over and above” to achieve a positive outcome for an owner or Strata Community.

  • Explain your approach to dealing with difficult customers and provide an example of when you’ve been able to convert a disgruntled customer to a satisfied one.

Top tips:

  • 500-word limit.

  • Be clear and succinct – include the key information you’d like the judges to know about.

  • Highlight the key aspects about yourself/organisation/initiative with an emphasis on achievements and outcomes.

  • Include any high-level facts, figures and results.

  • Highlight anything that was new, different or unique about the work.


  • What have you found most challenging in learning to become a professional strata manager? Provide examples of what you have done to approach and overcome these challenges

  • Describe an issue or problem that surfaced in one of the schemes that you manage (or assist in managing), or in the company in which you work, and how it was resolved. How did you contribute to the resolution of the problem? What steps did you take? What was the result?

Top tips:

  • 400-word limit.

  • Tell us how you identified a problem and why you decided to address it in the way you did.

  • Give us an idea of the magnitude of the problem/s you identified.


  • What professional development have you undertaken over the past 12 months?

  • Have you undertaken any learning/development activities in addition to the standard SCA CPD?

  • What are you most proud of in your career to date and why?

  • What goals have you set for yourself for the next 3 years? How do you plan to achieve them?

  • What will success look like for you in 3 years’ time?

Top tips:

  • 300-word limit.

  • Give a clear account of exactly what you were trying to achieve.

  • Include any specific targets you identified.


  1. Must have been practising as a strata community manager for two (2) years or less at time of nomination.

  2. Must have been employed with their current employer for not less than the last 12 months at time of nomination.

  3. Must not be a former Rising Star Award winner in Queensland or any other State.

  4. Must be a current employee of an SCA (Qld) Strata Management Member and the Corporate must hold membership in Queensland for at least two (2) years at time of nomination.

  5. Must NOT have a Code of Conduct complaint upheld against them over the last 12 months.

  6. May be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague, employer or client.

  7. Nominee must be available for an online interview at a time specified by SCA (Qld).

  8. Must provide a Declaration form stating the information provided in the Awards is true and accurate.

  9. Must include three (3) client references of no more than one (1) page each (in addition to maximum word count). References are to include referee contact details and signature. If reference is an email, a copy of the email must include the date received, the email which it was sent from, and a digital sign-off.

  10. The winner of this award category will progress to the 2022-2023 SCA Australasia Awards as a Finalist subject to meeting the T&Cs.

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