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How to become a Strata Agent in NSW



Strata managers deal with the management, including financial, maintenance and administrative matters of strata title residential or commercial buildings. The role is complex but a satisfying one, ensuring all the elements of the running of the building are compliant and running smoothly. They also help residents within the building with disputes or issues they may experience.

In NSW, the entry level requirement for Strata is a Certificate of Registration Strata  Course. You also need to register with NSW Fair Trading.  To operate your own Strata management agency, you will need to complete a Strata Licence course and lodge your application for a licence with NSW Fair Trading.  You will also need to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses at all levels of Strata Management.


The entry level strata qualification is comprised of three (3) units of competency which are recognised by NSW Fair Trading.

Anyone wishing to start a career in strata management must have completed these units. Once you receive your Statement of Attainment for the course you submit it to NSW Fair Trading, and they will then issue you with the Certificate of Registration (conditions apply – see for more information). You must be registered with NSW Fair Trading before you can work as a strata manager.

 The three subjects  for study for your entry level qualification are:

Units of Study for Certificate of Registration:

CPPDSM3016 Work in the property industry

CPPDSM3017 Work in the strata community management sector

CPPDSM3019 Communicate with clients in the property industry

Check out our Blog to find out more about what strata actually is, or to start your career in Strata click here.


March 11, 2019
Category: Change of Career and Strata