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.
Professional Accreditation Pathway
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.
What are the different levels of SCA (Qld) accreditation?
The accreditation program aims to prepare those new to the industry for the rigours of the job, cement the learnings of industry veterans and provide a clear pathway for Strata Professionals to develop their careers.
1. Accredited Strata Community Manager/Associate.
This is the first level of accreditation. This accreditation level is open to both strata managers and other team members who do not manage profiles.
Minimum 1 year membership (on Entry Level)
1 year experience in strata management
Successful completion of A100
Completion of any four (4) units from the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
National Police Check provided on application and every three years
Achieve 12 CPD Points over past 12 months, with a minimum of 6 CPD from SCA activities (minimum 2 CPD points best practice + 2 CPD points compulsory topics).
Adherence to the SCA Code of Conduct
Apply Here: Accredited Strata Community Manager
2. Certified Strata Community Manager.
This is the second level of accreditation. This accreditation level is only open to strata managers.
Must be existing ASCM
Minimum 2 years membership and experience in the management of strata communities
Achieve 24 CPD Points over past 24 months, with a minimum of 6 CPD p.a. from SCA activities (minimum 2 CPD points best practice + 2 CPD points compulsory topics)
Successful completion of Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
National Police Check provided on application
Apply Here: Certified Strata Community Manager
3. Fellow Strata Community Manager.
This is the third level of accreditation. This accreditation level is only open to strata managers and requires Board approval.
Requirements for Accreditation:
Must be an existing Certified Strata Community Manager (CSCM – Level 2)
Minimum of 5 years’ membership and be practising as a Strata Community Manager
Demonstrate extensive record of service to industry; a minimum of 30 CPD volunteer hours (Board or committee participation, and dedication to training or mentoring) – OR – A qualification equal to a diploma or higher, in an industry related discipline; plus 15 CPD volunteer hours achieved over a 5 year period.
Achieve 24 CPD Points over the previous 24 month period
Adherence to Code of Conduct
National Police Check provided on application upgrade
State Board to approve eligible membership and confirm contribution to the industry over time
Apply Here: Fellow Strata Community Manager
How do I become accredited?
1. Complete the A100
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, assessments 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)
The Fast-Track is for members who already have adequate strata management experience and/or hold Cert IV in SCM or Property Services. This activity is an assessment only and no materials are provided by SCA (Qld). Purchase our fast track here.
2. Complete a 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 practise new skills in all areas relating to strata management. Register for Certificate IV in Strata Community Management here.
Please be advised: Australian College of Professionals are currently undertaking a review of the Cert IV in Strata Community Management for Qld. What does this mean? The full course is currently unavailable for enrollment, however there are selected modules that you can enroll in to further your career in Stata Management. Once the full course is open for enrolments, these modules will be recognised as credits for prior learnings.
Why is Accreditation necessary?
1. 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.
2. 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.