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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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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