SCA (Vic) Membership Criteria

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Membership Criteria and Information

Lot Definition for Strata Management Firm Membership

 

An occupiable lot is defined as a residential or business lot - dwelling.


A non-occupiable lot is defined as a lot, other than a residential or business lot, including without limitation restricted lots, accessory lots, carparks, and storage cages.

 

  1. Where an owner is registered as the proprietor of a dwelling lot and a non-occupiable lot in an owners corporation, then the non-occupiable lot(s) is not counted towards total lots under management for the purpose of membership category and fee;

  2. Where an owner is registered as the proprietor of a non-occupiable lot and that owner is not registered as the proprietor of a dwelling lot in an owners corporation, then the non-occupiable lot(s) is counted towards total lots under management for the purpose of membership category and fee;

  3. Where a lot is a member of more than one owners corporation in a plan of subdivision:

  • if all owners corporations of which the lot is a member are managed by the same manager, then the lot is counted once for the purpose of membership category and fee;

  • if any owners corporation(s) of which the lot is a member is managed by another manager, then the lot is counted once by each such manager for the purpose of membership category and fee. 

 

Occupiable Lot Model Pricing for Strata Management Firm Membership

 

Up to 1,200 lots - Base fee $660 – minimum membership rate
Example: 900 lots = Fee $660 per annum

 

From 1,201 lots to 6,500 – $0.55 per lot
Example: 2,200 lots - (2,200x $0.55) = $1,210 per annum

 

For lots up to 6,500 - $0.55 per lot for the first 6,500, and additional lots are $0.45 per lot. 
Example: 8,000 lots - (6,500x $0.55) + (1,500 x $0.45) = $4,250 per annum

 

NOTE: A penalty may be provided should the lot figure not be true and accurate.

Who is covered under a Strata Management Firm Corporate Membership?

Within the new membership structure, 100% of your employees nominated by yourself are included under your SCA Corporate Membership with no additional fees. This includes the Principal / Corporate Nominee, your Owners Corporation Managers, your operations team from General Management through to Support Staff. Any staff who currently do not hold membership will still need to go through the application process and be approved by the SCA (Vic) Board.

Throughout the year you do not have to pay any additional fees to add or remove employees.

All your employees will receive discount to SCA education and events, along with access to free webinars held for members. 

Voting at SCA (Vic) Annual General Meeting

 

Voting is assigned to individuals and not the company. 

Employees who are Corporate Nominees or Practising OC Managers are entitled to 1 vote only when they reach 6 CPD per annum.

 

New OC Managers are not entitled to vote until they are transitioned to a Practicing OC Manager. To achieve the transition, the OC Manager must have held a membership for a minimum of 12 months membership and achieved 12 CPD in the current FY at time of applying for transition.


e.g. 

  • If you join in March 2021 and earn 12 CPD points by March 2022, the Provisional OC Manager can apply for transition prior to 30 June 2022.

  • If you join in March 2021 and don’t earn 12 CPD points by 30 June 2022, the Provisional OC Manager must start accumulating CPD points from 1 July 2022 and can apply as soon as they reach 12 CPD points

 

New Requirements from 1 July 2021

 

From 1 July 2021, the SCA (Vic) Board adopted the new national accreditation requirements whereby an accredited member (who holds post nominals) must achieve 24 CPD points over a 2 year period, unless they are a Fellow who must achieve 12 CPD points over a 2 year period.

 

To align with these new requirements, the annual CPD requirement will then be 12 CPD points per annum to meet the 2 year requirement.

 

Practising (the Corporate Nominee) – to hold a corporate membership

 

12 CPD points MUST be achieved per annum

 

6 SCA CPD per annum MUST be achieved via SCA activities – the other 6 CPD can be achieved via SCA activities or external education or conference attendance

 

3 CPD MUST be achieved per quarter to keep the corporate membership current

 

By 30 September, you MUST have 3 CPD achieved

 

By 31 December, you MUST have 6 CPD - at least 3 CPD must be achieved via SCA activities for your membership to remain current

 

By 31 March, you MUST have 9 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

By 30 June, you MUST have 12 CPD - at least 6 CPD must be achieved via SCA activities for your membership to be renewed

 

You will be able to vote at the AGM with 6 CPD points

 

Practising (not a Corporate Nominee)

 

6 CPD points MUST be achieved over the 12 month period

 

3 SCA CPD per annum MUST be achieved via SCA activities – the other 3 CPD can be achieved via SCA activities or external education or conference attendance

 

2 CPD MUST be achieved by the end of the first 3 quarters to remain practising

 

By 30 September, you MUST have 1 CPD achieved via SCA activities

By 31 December, you MUST have 2 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

By 31 March, you MUST have 3 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

You will be able to vote at the AGM with 6 CPD points

Provisional (only available for 12 months)

 

6 CPD points MUST be achieved within the first 12 month period to transition to Practising to remain an SCA member

 

3 SCA CPD per annum MUST be achieved via SCA activities – the other 3 CPD can be achieved via SCA activities or external education or conference attendance

2 CPD MUST be achieved by the end of the first 3 quarters to remain practising

 

By 30 September, you MUST have 1 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

By 31 December, you MUST have 2 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

By 31 March, you MUST have 3 CPD achieved via SCA activities

 

You MUST not advise that you are an SCA member even though your company holds a Corporate Membership.

 

Should you not achieve 6 CPD points you will NOT be transitioned to a practising member, and your individual membership will be cancelled.

 

What are SCA Activities?

 

SCA activities include education seminars, symposium, eLearning, and contribution to the industry profession via sub-committees, taskforces, focus groups, and education trainers.  View https://www.vic.strata.community/vic-activities and https://www.stratacommunity.education/sca/welcome for access to SCA activities.

 

Membership Categories

 

Corporate Owners Corporation (OC) Membership is for a company practising in the business of strata or community corporation management (subject to eligibility and board approval). The principal of that firm, or one of its nominated senior executives, is granted status as a Practising Member. This individual is the Corporate Nominee Practising Member for the Corporate OC Membership and must fulfil all requirements for membership as a Practising Member. Should the nominated Practising Member not fulfil the requirements, the Corporate OC Membership will be cancelled and all individual memberships linked to this Corporate OC Membership will be cancelled until the status has been reinstated.

 

Practising Member is an individual who is a principal or an employee of a Corporate OC Member and has passed the Strata Starter course and achieved practical experience in OC management acceptable by the Board, or has attained such other academic qualifications. To become and maintain practicing member status, the individual must have achieved the CPD points required within the first 12 months, and continue to achieve this per financial year. Should this not be achieved, the individual will be transitioned back to a Provisional Member.

 

Provisional Member is a new individual to the SCA membership that is actively involved in owners corporation management. The provisional member must have passed the Strata Starter Course and achieved the CPD points required within the first 12 months to transition to a Practising Member at the 12 month anniversary date. Should this not be met, the provisional membership will be cancelled.

 

Corporate Associate Membership is for a company in the business of supplying products and/or services to the strata sector other than as an OC Manager (subject to eligibility and board approval). A nominated senior executive is granted status as an Associate Member. This individual is the Corporate Nominee Associate Member for the Corporate Associate Membership.

 

Associate Member is an individual that has an association with owners corporations other than as a practising owners corporation manager. This category is generally for suppliers who provide services to the strata sector.

 

Personal Member is an individual who has passed the Strata Starter course and achieved practical experience in OC management acceptable by the Board, or has attained such other academic qualifications. A Personal Member is not required to be an employee or Principal of a Corporate Member.

 

Affiliate Member is an individual who has an affiliation with the strata sector but is not employed as a practising owners corporation manager or an employee of a Corporate Associate Member. Employees of a Corporate OC Member who are not actively involved in owners corporation management (i.e. support team members) can hold Affiliate Membership. Affiliate membership is also applicable for an Individual who has an affiliation with the strata sector like an Academic or Government representative.