How to become a Strata Managing Agent

Strata managing agents are appointed by the owners of multi-unit properties to manage the financial and administrative affairs of their strata scheme.

Personal requirements of a Strata Managing Agent

  • good communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • a pleasant manner and neat personal appearance
  • able to work in a team
  • able to meet deadlines
  • good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • public-speaking skills
  • numeracy and writing skills
  • computer literacy.

Duties & Tasks of a Strata Managing Agent

Strata managing agents: • arrange routine maintenance, repair and upkeep of the common property • keep bank and other accounts for maintenance contributions (strata levies) • pay accounts and outgoings • maintain the strata records • organise and conduct strata meetings • arrange insurance.

Working conditions for a Strata Managing Agent

Strata managing agents often work irregular hours. They spend much of their time dealing with the residents living in the property they manage, contractors who work at the property and various professionals, including building consultants, solicitors and engineers.

Specialisations:


Principal (Strata Management Agency)

A principal (strata management agency) manages the activities of other strata managing agents within an organisation.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,161

Future growth:

Moderate

Employment by state:

ACT 1.4%

NSW 32.6%

NT 0.7%

QLD 25.2%

SA 5.3%

VIC 22.8%

WA 10.5%

TAS 1.5%

Hours worked:

46

Unemployment:

Lower unemployment

Gender split:

Male 50%

Female 50%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 1.3%

Not completed Year 12: 10.4%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 19.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 22.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 20.1%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 19.2%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 6.8%

Age brackets:

15-19 - 0.1%

20-24 - 6.1%

25-34 - 26.8%

35-44 - 22.6%

45-54 - 19.5%

55-59 - 8.2%

60-64 - 7.1%

65 and Over - 9.5%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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