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NSW Licence Class Definitions

The following diagram illustrates the pathways for each Licence Class against the qualification requirements in the Qualifications Order.

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Licence CLass:

Assistant Agent (Entry Level)

 

NEW ENTRANTS

As of the 23 March 2020, you can apply to work in a Strata Office as an Assistant Agent, however will not be able to carry out the functions of an Assistant Agent until you have completed the seven (7) units from the CPP40516 – Certificate IV Strata Community Management qualification and lodged with NSW Fair Trading and approved to hold this authority.

Without the assistant agent qualification, you cannot carry out delegated functions from the Principal Licensee.

CURRENT Certificate if Registration HOLDERS

Current Certificate of Registration holders must complete at least three (3) units each CPD Year from the CPP40516 – Certificate IV in Strata Community Management qualification for the issue of a Class 2 Agent Licence in Strata.

 

Thereafter Assistant Agents must complete at least three (3) units each CPD Year from the CPP40516 – Certificate IV Strata Community Management qualification with a maximum of four (4) years duration to complete the course.

 

NSW Fair Trading will provide a logbook to track completion of these units and for the Assistant Agent to obtain sign-off from their supervising Licensee-In-Charge to verify their work experience.

CLASS 2 AGENT
(LICENSED MANAGERS)

Is a person who has:

  • Obtained the CPP40516 – Certificate IV Strata Community Management qualification
  • Held a certificate of registration as an Assistant Agent for the last twelve (12) months, and
  • Demonstrated specified work experience

 CPD Obligations:

  • Compulsory CPD
    3 Hours per CPD Year
  • Elective CPD
    3 Hours per CPD Year

CLASS 1 AGENT
(PRINCIPALS/LICs)

Is a person who has:

  • Obtained a CPP51119 – Diploma of Property (Agency Management), or CPP50307 – Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management)
  • Held a Class 2 Licence for at least two (2) years, and
  • Demonstrated specified work experience

CPD Obligations:

  • Compulsory CPD
    3 Hours per CPD Year
  • Elective CPD
    3 Hours per CPD Year
  • Business Skills CPD
    3 Hours per CPD Year
    (Not required in the first CPD Year while license holders’ transition (deferred until 2021)).

Accreditation Pathway

The Strata Community Association Strata Manager Accreditation Program enables strata managers to gain professional recognition and thereby a competitive advantage, which can enhance their business, and help build a long-term career. Accreditation works to raise strata industry standards overall and is well-recognised amongst owners, consumers and strata employers in the NSW strata industry.

Consumers now demand it and strata managers, in order to remain up-to-date and competitive, need to have it.

Each level of accreditation includes specific obligations to undergo Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain their accreditation status.

In NSW, strata managers seeking accreditation must be member of SCA (NSW); submit to our code of ethics; undertake education, professional development; and submit evidence of their competency.

Accreditation levels

There are three levels of accreditation with the following requirements:

  • Membership and adherence to SCA (NSW) Code of Conduct, plus
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Licensed Strata Manager, plus
  • Must be (or have been) a Licensee-In-Charge, and
  • Diploma in Strata Management (when available)
  • or
  • Degree (or higher) qualification in one of the areas (refer to criteria on page 2 of the application form). Case-by-case at board discretion, plus
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) over the past 12 months.
  • Membership and adherence to SCA (NSW) Code of Conduct, plus
  • NSW Strata Managing Agent’s Licence, plus
  • Certificate IV Strata Community Management (previously known as Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations), plus
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Licensed Strata Manager, plus
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) over the past 12 months.
  • Membership and adherence to SCA (NSW) Code of Conduct, plus
  • NSW Assistant Agents course
  • Minimum 12 months experience with evidence of on-the-job training or Continuing Professional Development (CPD)