What qualifications do you need to be a strata manager?

WillThe qualifications you need to be a strata manager in NSW include the successful completion of a Certificate of Registration Strata Course. In fact, everyone that aspires to work in the property industry must undertake a Certificate of Registration with a different course for each specialisation including real estate sales person, stock and station sales person, business salesperson/broker, property manager and strata manager.

The Strata course has three subjects including work in the property industry, work in the strata community management sector and communicate with clients in the property industry. Once you’ve completed the course, you need to submit your Statement of Attainment to the NSW Department of Fair Trading – they’ll then issue the Certificate of Registration.

To become a licensed strata managing agent and run your own strata management company you need to complete a Certificate IV in Property Services. This course has five modules including Certificate of Registration (Strata), Trust Accounting, Strata Management Agency Practices, Financial Management and Staff Management.

When you’ve completed the course, you need to lodge your application for a strata licence with NSW Fair Trading.

To renew your registration each year with NSW Fair Trading, you must complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

A class 1 agent must complete at least 9 hours of CPD activity each year including:

  • 3 hours of compulsory topics
  • 3 hours of elective topics
  • 3 hours of business skill topics

A class 2 agent must complete at least 6 hours of CPD activity each year including:

  • 3 hours of compulsory topics
  • 3 hours of elective topics

The topics may change each year and may include building defects, short-term rental accommodation and COVID-safe business. There are various ways to take these courses including attending sessions via a roadshow, online, watching a webinar or attending a masterclass.

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