What is Professional Development?

Professional Development is defined as: “the advancement of skills or expertise to succeed in a particular profession, esp. through continued education”.  (dictionary.com)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the maintenance, enhancement and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills and abilities. Undertaking CPD allows you to keep your knowledge and business skills up to date, develop your personal skills, support professional growth and may further your career.

Continuing Professional Development may take many forms including:-

  • Attendance at seminars, workshops and briefing sessions
  • Attendance at conferences
  • Electronic means, including CD-ROM and on-line learning – such as webinars.

Certainly, there is also a vast range of subjects and topics of learning to the varied activities of the industry. In these circumstances it is neither possible nor appropriate to implement a prescriptive program of Continual Professional Development which is run by SCA (WA). However, notwithstanding these factors, there is perceived to be a need to provide guidance to members in respect of their commitment to Continual Professional Development under the association’s Code of Conduct by stipulating that members shall continue their professional development throughout their career and similarly encourage the development of their employees.

SCA (WA) CPD Requirements

  • To apply for Accreditation with SCA (WA) you are required to:-
  • have been a member for two years
  • achieved 12 CPD points per annum (total of 24 CPD points over the two year period)
  • Country members need to have achieved 9.5 CPD points per annum (total 19 points over two years)
  • Complete the A100 course

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 Accreditation can be achieved under four levels:
Level 1 - Accredited Strata Community Manager (ASCM)
Level 2 - Certified Strata Community Manager (CSCM) 
Level 3 - Practicing Strata Community Manager (PSCM) 
Level 4 - Fellow Strata Community Manager (FSCM)

Information on Accreditation with SCA (WA) -
National Accreditation Procedures
National Accreditation Pathway for Members of Strata Community Australia (page 2 of this document shows individual Level requirements)
Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for Accreditation
National CPD Policy 2016 - Continuing Professional Development Policy
National Application Form
National CPD Record Form
Statutory Declaration 
SCA Australian Code of Conduct

Applications are to be forwarded to  admin@stratacommunity.org.au  along with all supporting documentation.

Did you know?

That when you buy into a property governed by the Strata Titles Act you become owner of your particular 'lot', and you also become a partner with other people in ownership of common property within the Strata Scheme.

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