Real Estate & Property

Strata Manager

Strata managers deal with the management, including financial and clerical matters, of their strata development.

  • Entry-level education

    VET qualification

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Strata Manager do?

Strata managers deal with the management, including financial and clerical matters, of their strata development.

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Work activities

As a strata manager you would:

  • carry out duties and responsibilites as stipluated by a stata scheme and outlined in a management agreement
  • work with the building manager on arranging and and overseeing maintenance, upkeep and repair of common property in a strata scheme
  • pay invoices for works carried out by contractors
  • control finances and accounts on behalf of those paying strata levies
  • provide financial records for all strata plan members to access
  • prepare and distribute meeting notices, agendas and minutes
  • organise and conduct strata meetings, including the annual general meeting (AGM)
  • provide guidance and expert advice on taxation and legislative matters
  • ensure appropriate insurances are in place and up-to-date for the strata scheme
  • take instructions from the Executive Committee of the strata scheme.
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Key skills and interests

To become a strata manager, you would need:

  • good people skills
  • a pleasant manner and neat personal appearance
  • an ability to negotiate and mediate
  • good organisational and planning skills
  • accounting, budgeting and IT skills
  • good written and oral communication skills.
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Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

As a strata manager, you would be expected to work irregular hours, including evening and weekends. You may also be on-call for emergencies.

Conditions

You might work for a strata management company, property management company, or be self-employed. You would work in a office, and would travel to strata buildings to attend meetings and deal with resident's issues. You may need to travel between strata schemes if you manage more than one.

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How to become an Strata Manager?

Entry Level Education

To become a strata manager you usually have to complete a VET qualification in property services (operations/real estate) or a short course in strata management.

You may also become a strata manager through a traineeship in Property Services (Operations) or Property Services (Real Estate). Generally, employers require a junior secondary school certificate or equivalent.

Strata managers are required to be licensed in some States. To obtain a licence, you would need a undergo National Police Check and to meet training requirements, including detailed knowledge of the Strata Schemes Management Act and other relevant laws.

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Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment prospects for strata managers are expected to grow strongly.

The continued growth of apartment blocks, retirement villages and multi-unit housing operating under strata schemes has increased demand for strata management services.

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