The Australian College of Professionals (ACOP) has specifically developed and designed training programs for strata managers throughout Australia. Please select your State below to begin the enrolment process.

In most States and Territories of Australia, Strata Management is not a recognised and regulated profession.  The Strata Community Association (SCA) is working throughout Australia to have the industry acknowledged as an integral component of the property industry.

SCA has worked collaboratively with ACOP to ensure that the delivery of the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management is accessible to all people working in the strata sector.  The courses are State/Territory based due to legislative differences in each jurisdiction.  ACOP are currently offering the qualification in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.  The other States and Territories will be developed for future release.


The Australian College of Professionals conducts a full strata qualification program for people to undertake an in-depth study of the entire strata and community management process. This is a practical-based course, underpinned by State/Territory-based legislation.  This program also provides course participants with opportunities to acquire and practice new skills in all areas relating to strata and community management.


The modules that are compulsory for the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management are:

  • Strata Overview  (this forms part of the Certificate of Registration course in NSW)
  • Communication in Strata  (this forms part of the Certificate of Registration course in NSW)
  • Trust Accounting & Insurance
  • Strata Management Agency Practices
  • Financial Management

This Strata Management training focuses on practical skills in relation to working effectively and efficiently within a strata community title management agency. It covers the basic practice functions of an agency associated with the management of property and facilities on behalf of an owner’s corporation/body corporate, and functions associated with an association constituted for a scheme under the relevant State/Territory legislation.

The successful completion of this full training program will mean that the person gains the award of a Certificate IV in Strata Community Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and competence in any of the module areas, then you can discuss this with an Assessor at the College who can provide you with an Evidence Guide that gives you the details of the types of evidence that you need to provide for the Units of Competency for which you intend to apply for RPL for your strata licence.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please click on your State above

Please ensure that you enrol with a unique email address. If the email address you provide is already in use by another person (for example, a colleague), the system will not be able to create your own Student Portal login.

Note that employees of ACE receive a 10% discount on all aspects of the program.  The following table shows the full course fees.  Upon enrolment and inserting the discount code that will be provided to ACE franchise offices, the 10% discount will be automatically calculated.


Online RPL Face-to-face in NSW
Strata Overview $495 $295
Communication in Strata $250 $200
NSW Certificate of Registration (Strata Overview AND Communication in Strata) $495 $295 $795
Trust Accounting / Insurance $500 $300 $600
Strata Management Agency Practices $850 $500 $1,500
Financial Management $450 $300 $600

In NSW, students can choose to attend face-to-face training or undertake modules through the online portal.  They can also choose to complete some modules face-to-face and other online – it’s your choice.

In all other States, the modules are offered online.

It is important to ensure that you store your login details safely as you can log in and out of your portal at any time.

Please note that although our online training portal is compatible with mobile phones, some of the assessment activities relating to the completion of forms can only be accessed through the Adobe Reader Program, which means that you will be required to complete these aspects of your training using a computer, laptop or tablet.

For online study, hard-copy versions of the online content are available for purchase. If you would like a hard copy of the course content posted to you, this can be organised at a cost of $66 inc GST per module.

You will be given 3 months to complete each module.  Naturally, you can complete the modules in less time, which will be totally dependent upon your available time.  If you require additional time to complete any module, this can be granted simply by contacting ACOP – there is no additional fee for the granting of extensions.

There are no educational entry requirements in order to undertake the training course.

If you are struggling with your Strata Management course or wish to clarify any issues, you can contact ACOP during business hours and we will arrange for you to speak with a trainer as soon as practicable. We also encourage you to email your queries to us at enquiries@acop.edu.au prior to our trainer’s call so that we can organise the most appropriate trainer to contact you.

At the conclusion of your training course and the successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be awarded with an Academic Testamur for the nationally recognised qualification, known as CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management.

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