Strata Management Licence

CPP40521  Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
Modes Offered

Online, Face-to-Face, In-House, RPL

The Australian College of Professionals conducts a full Class 2 strata licence 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 the legislative requirements of the Property and Stock Agents Act 2002 and the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and their associated regulations. This program also provides course participants with opportunities to acquire and practice new skills in all areas relating to strata and community management.


To be eligible to make an application to NSW Fair Trading for a Class 2 Strata Managing Agents Licence, you must have a minimum of 12 month’s work experience as an Assistant Agent and can provide evidence of work experience competence from your Licensee-In-Charge.

The modules that are compulsory for a NSW Strata Licence are:

    • Certificate of Registration
    • Communication in Strata
    • Financial Management
    • Strata Management Agency Practices
    • Trust Accounting & Insurance

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, and functions associated with an association constituted for a scheme under the Community Land Development Act.

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.

Looking at reducing your course fee even further?  And why wouldn’t you…
The College is an approved provider of government subsidised training programs, and as such as the ability to offer training programs in selected qualifications in NSW through a government-funded program, known as “Smart and Skilled”. In fact, the College has been awarded the level of “High Performing Provider” by the NSW Government, which means that ACOP has access to increased levels of funding and to specialised government subsidised products and training programs.

To start the eligibility process for government-funding, visit our Smart & Skilled page and complete the Enrolment Form. This is simply a “tentative enrolment” and does not bind you to a formal enrolment. It provides the information that ACOP requires to check your eligibility for government funding.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Complete our online enrolment form HERE.

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.

Click HERE to download the Strata Management Licence course brochure for enrolment and RPL fees

Our Strata licence modules are offered face-to- face or online.

You can download our calendar to review our upcoming face to face dates.

For face to face assessments and online study, you will be provided with a username and password to access your course through our online Student Portal system.

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 course.

You will be given 3 months per licence module to complete this course.

There are no educational entry requirements in order to undertake the training course, however, in order to apply for a Strata Managers Licence through NSW Fair Trading, you must meet all of their criteria. These are:

  • you must be at least 18 years of age
  • 12 months work experience as an Assistant Agent
  • evidence of work experience competence from Licensee-In-Charge
  • you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence;
  • has the relevant qualification for the issue of the licence – which in the case of a Strata Managers Licence is the CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management;
  • is not a disqualified person; and
  • has paid such part of any contribution or levy payable under Part 10 (Compensation Fund) as is due and payable on the granting of the licence

If you are struggling with your Strata Management Licence course or wish to clarify any issues, you can contact us 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 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 CPP40521 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Yes, Government Funding is available for this qualification.

Click HERE for further information on the different types of government funding available.

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