Accreditation Pathway

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A career path for strata managers

 

Upholding the highest standards of professionalism in the strata sector and providing our members with the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge, we offer a multi-level accreditation framework.

The Accreditation Program provides nationally and internationally recognised professional qualifications for strata community managers so nominated by a Corporate Strata Manager Member. 

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What are the different levels of SCA (Qld) accreditation?

 

The 2021 accreditation pathway is now aligned with other Australian jurisdictions that have licensing or regulation in place and will provide a nationwide benchmark for body corporate manager qualification and professional development. The accreditation levels are designed as a pathway, building onto each level accumulating credentials.

Entry Level Membership - This is the first level of SCA (Qld) membership.

There are no qualifications or ongoing CPD requirements for Entry Level Membership. This is the level of membership you will enter SCA (Qld) at, and you have the option to move up on the accreditation pathway by undertaking our accreditation programs and fulfilling CPD requirements.

Requirements for membership:

  • When you join SCA (Qld), within first 12 months completion of Strata Starter or SCA held CPD sessions worth 2 pts

Accredited Strata Community Manager/Associate - This is the second level of SCA (Qld) membership.

This is the second level of SCA (Qld) membership and the first level of accreditation. This accreditation level is open to both strata managers and other team members who may work in strata, but not as a strata manager. Members will require 24 CPD points over 24 months, with a minimum of 6 points p.a. and 50% SCA Direct CPD Participation (2hrs best practice, 2hrs compulsory topics).

Requirements for membership:

  • Minimum 1 year membership (on Entry Level)

  • 2 years experience in strata management

  • Successful completion of A100

  • Completion of four (4) core modules from the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

  • National Police Check provided on application and every three years

Certified Strata Community Manager - This is the third level of SCA (Qld) membership.

This is the third level of SCA (Qld) Membership and the second level of accreditation. This accreditation level is only open to strata managers. Members will require 24 CPD points over 24 months, with a minimum of 6 points p.a. and 50% SCA Direct CPD Participation (2hrs best practice, 2hrs compulsory topics).

Requirements for membership:

  • Must be existing ASCM

  • Minimum 2 years membership

  • 2 years experience in strata management

  • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

  • National Police Check provided on application and every three years

Fellow Strata Community Manager - This is the fourth level of SCA (Qld) membership.

This is the fourth level of SCA (Qld) Membership and the highest level of accreditation. This accreditation level is only open to strata managers, and requires Board approval. Members will require 12 CPD points over 24 months with a minimum of 3 points p.a. and 50% SCA Direct CPD Participation (2hrs best practice, 2 hrs compulsory topics).

Requirements for membership:

  • Must be existing CSCM

  • Minimum 5 years membership plus extensive record of service to industry or a relevant
    qualification (Diploma or higher)

  • National Police Check provided on application and every three years

How do I become accredited?

 

A100 - Introduction to living and working in strata

One of the first steps towards becoming accredited with SCA (Qld) is the completion of our A100. Our A100 is a multi-day course and is a fully comprehensive course covering all of the essentials to starting a career in strata management. There are multiple ways you can complete the A100.

 

A100 - Introduction to living and working in strata (either face-to-face or virtual)

Our live A100 is held through two mediums, either face to face or virtual. Our live A100 gives all participants access to all course materials, assessment and presentations from our industry experts on the topics covered in the course. Find out our upcoming events here.

A100 online - Manual and Assessment

The A100 online is designed for managers who want to complete this course at their own pace. All registrants will receive a copy of our comprehensive A100 manual which provides all of the materials needed to complete the assessment. Purchase our A100 online here.

Fast track - Assessment only (available on demand through our education platform)

This course is designed for members who already have adequate strata management experience and/or hold Cert IV in SCM or Property Services. This course is assessment only and no materials are provided by SCA (Qld). Purchase our fast track here.

Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

The Cert IV in Strata Community Management is a major focus in our Queensland Accreditation Pathway. We have partnered with the Australian College of Professionals to provide members with a Queensland specific course. This is a practical-based course and provides course participants with opportunities to acquire and practice new skills in all areas relating to strata management. Register for the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management here.

Why is Accreditation necessary?

Benefits to consumers: Industry Accreditation provides a way to identify SCA (Qld) Managers who have submitted themselves to a code of conduct and undertake continuing professional development, therefore creating security, trust, professionalism and recognition. 
 
Benefits to the strata industry: 
SCA accreditation enables SCA Managers to gain professional recognition, and thereby a competitive advantage, which can enhance their business, and help build a long-term career. Consequently, accreditation works to raise strata industry standards overall. Specifically, the SCA accreditation requirements ensure that SCA accredited Managers

•    are aware of relevant and current legislation
•    follow the specific requirements of legislation
•    adhere to best practice
•    adopt current procedures
•    commit to clerical excellence and
•    continually enhance their managerial and meeting chairmanship skills.

 

Each level of accreditation includes specific obligations for the member to undergo continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain their accreditation status.

Strata managers seeking accreditation must:

  • be members of SCA (Qld)

  • submit to our code of conduct

  • undertake additional training or submit evidence of their competency.