SCA (WA) is committed to building our brand presence and recognition as the pinnacle voice of strata to Government and the public, as well as uplift our professional standards, strengthen, and enhance consumer protection and confidence, and achieve government and public recognition of strata community management as a respected profession.
At our AGM, SCA (WA) members committed to raise and invest a Professionalism Pathway fee of $50,000.
$30,000 for external engagement of branding, and professionalism promotion of SCA (WA) Accredited Members and SMPS Businesses and to position SCA as the voice of strata in the marketplace.
$20,000 is for the internal member engagement professionalism, accreditation, SMPS and PSS.
This professional pathway fee has been issued to Corporate Strata Management members at the following rate based on the current membership renewal declarations:
0-2,500 lots - $500 + GST
2,501 lots and above - $0.20 + GST per lot
Any new memberships will contribute on a pro-rata rate through to 30 June 2023.
Over the next 18 months, SCA (WA) will implement the pathway to professionalism by engaging with members, external stakeholders and raise public and brand awareness.
Through engagement with our SCA (WA) individual Strata Manager members, we will work together to achieve their Accreditation by 30 June 2024. Whilst supporting Corporate Strata Management members to achieve SMPS by 30 June 2026.
We aim for the adoption of the Professional Standards Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a heightened level of trust in dealing with recognised professionals and the public with greater knowledge of the strata sector and strata management profession.
A PSS is regulated by Professional Standards Council (PSC) which has been established by Australian state and territory governments as an independent statutory body responsible for promoting professional standards and consumer protection. Should we implementthe PSS scheme, SCA would be in a position to be recognised as the pinnacle of the strata industry by Government and other industry stakeholders.
Approved under Professional Standards Legislation, the scheme for SCA (NSW), who achieved this in 1 July 2021, limits the occupational liability of a participating member for damages arising from a single cause of action to the amount of $750,000.
The following elements and features identified as requirements of professionalism are incorporated in the PSS.
Member adherence to ethical standards
Specialist knowledge and skills
Education and training
Independent auditing of professional elements
Accountability and transparent performance measures
Four of SCA’s key pillars are contained within PSS, Code of Conduct, Accreditation, Continuing Professional Development & SMPS Strata Management Practice Standards.
By implementing Professionalism Pathway and PSS we, SCA (WA) members are in a position to be recognised as the pinnacle of the strata industry by Government and other industry stakeholders.