Professional Accreditation

with the Strata Community Association

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Accreditation for Strata Community Managers

 

The Strata Community Association (SCA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism in the strata sector and providing our members with the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge.

The Accreditation Program provides nationally and internationally recognised professional qualifications for strata community managers so nominated by a Corporate Strata Manager Member. Consumers demand it and Strata Managers, in order to remain up-to-date and competitive, need to have it.

Why is Accreditation necessary?

For Consumers

SCA Accreditation provides a way to identify SCA Managers who have submitted themselves to a code of conduct and undertake continuing professional development, therefore creating security, trust, professionalism and recognition. 
 
For 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 helps ensure SCA Managers that they:

•    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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS to 30 June 2021

Level

SCA Membership Requirements

Education/ Qualification Requirements

CPD Requirements

Level 1

Accredited

(ASCM)

Minimum 1 year of SCA membership and experience in the strata sector, national police check, plus adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the A100 Course and 4 modules of the Cert IV in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development in the last 12 month period. A total of at least 12 CPD points is therefore required. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 2

Certified

(CSCM)

Minimum 2 years of SCA membership, national police check, and adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the A100 Course** and Cert IV in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development in each 12 month period over a total period of 24 months. A total of at least 24 CPD points is therefore required. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 3

Practising

(PSCM)

Minimum 5 years of SCA membership, national police check, and adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the A100 Course** and Diploma in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 24 CPD points from ongoing professional development over a total period of 24 months. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 4

Fellow

(FSCM)

Must be an existing Practising Strata Community Manager (PSCM, Level 3) or Life Member plus meet one of the two options listed under Other Requirements

Other requirements

• Minimum of 15 years’ membership plus extensive record of service to industry eg. board/ committee participation and dedication to training/ mentoring;

OR

• Minimum 12 years’ membership, plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing Strata Communities, plus a Post Graduate qualification in an industry related discipline.

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development over a total period of 24 months. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS from 1 July 2021

Level

SCA Membership Requirements

Education/ Qualification Requirements

CPD Requirements

Level 0

No Post
Nominal

SCA membership plus adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the Strata Starter Course

Not applicable

Level 1a

Accredited Strata Community Associate

(ASCA)

Minimum 1 year of SCA membership and experience in the strata sector, national police check, plus adherence to Code of Conduct

Completion of the A100 Course and 4 modules of the Cert IV in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development in the last 12 month period. A total of at least 12 CPD points is therefore required. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

To maintain level: 24 CPD to be accumulated every 2 years. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 1b

Accredited

Strata Community Manager

(ASCM)

Minimum 1 year of SCA membership and experience in the strata sector.

National police check, plus adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the A100 Course and 4 modules of the Cert IV in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development in the last 12 month period. A total of at least 12 CPD points is therefore required. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

To maintain level: 24 CPD to be accumulated every 2 years. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 2

Certified
Strata Community Manager

(CSCM)

Minimum 2 years of SCA membership, national police check, and adherence to Code of Conduct.

Completion of the A100 Course** and Cert IV in Strata Community Management (SCM)*

Minimum of 12 CPD points from ongoing professional development in each 12 month period over a total period of 24 months. A total of at least 24 CPD points is therefore required. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

To maintain level: 24 CPD to be accumulated every 2 years. Minimum of 12 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Level 3

Fellow
Strata Community Manager

(FSCM)

Must be an existing Certified Strata Community Manager (CSCM, Level 2) or Life Member plus meet one of the two options listed under Other Requirements

Other requirements

• Minimum of 5 years’ membership plus extensive record of service to industry eg. board/ committee participation and dedication to training/ mentoring;

OR

• Minimum 5 years’ membership, plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing Strata Communities, plus a industry related qualification equal or higher than a Diploma.

Minimum of 24 CPD points from ongoing professional development over a total period of 24 months. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

To maintain level: 12 CPD to be accumulated every 2 years. Minimum of 6 CPD to be accumulated through SCA.

Application Form
 

* Note: Other, related courses at an equivalent or higher level may be considered. You may submit a related course Certificate to the SCA office for the committee to consider prior to submitting your full Accreditation application.

**A100 Fast Track is available to those who have been members for over 2 years and/or completed the Cert IV in SCM

Application Form New

Forms to request CPD Points for external education

 
 

External CPD Points

Forms to have a presenter approved to deliver external or in-house education

 
 

Presenter Application