RMIT University and Strata Community Australia (SCA) have collaborated to create a new online course for strata management professionals.
The Certificate IV in Strata Community Management qualification enhances and supports the role of those involved in providing management services for strata communities.
As the peak industry body for Body Corporate and Community Title Management in Australia, SCA approached RMIT looking for a partner to increase professional training options for their members.
Carole Anderson, National Education Officer at SCA said a number of changes were happening in the industry and RMIT’s reputation and ability to deliver quality training online were key considerations in the decision process.
“Clients are expecting more from their body corporates,” Anderson said.
Buildings are also becoming more technical and complex in their management requirements.
“The development of this national qualification is one of the ways SCA is striving to meet these new challenges with the help of RMIT.”
The learning modules are conducted entirely online, allowing members across Australia to receive a national qualification in their own time while they work.
Sample study areas include foundations of working in the strata industry, communication and conflict resolution, legislation and compliance and financial reports and budgets.
Industry Program Manager Kate Coady says RMIT is well equipped to deliver this program “we have a long history of working with industry to provide training to suit the needs of the market”.
SCA has more than 3,300 members who oversee, advise or manage a combined property portfolio with an estimated value of over $1.2 trillion.
Members include body corporate managers, support staff, committee members and suppliers of products and services to the industry.
The industry-based program is open to anyone working in strata management or real estate wishing to increase their skill set or move into strata management.
Story: Jennifer Paynter