Specialist Certificate In Strata Property Management
(Approved Training For Managing Agent Accreditation)
The Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management provides Legislative-Technical-Administrative knowledge and skills training to fill the current gap in the provision of a certifiable training course to level up service standards in the strata management industry.
The course has been offered since June 2000; it was rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 185 trainees responding voluntarily to an SSG survey. https://www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/content/portal/en/training-exchange/course-directory/course-detail.html?courseReferenceNumber=TGS-2021003543
Strata-titled properties give individuals ownership of a strata lot/unit in a multi-unit development and shared ownership of common areas in the development (such as car parks, swimming pools, club house etc). The Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA) provide the framework for the self governance of the shared common areas by Subsidiary Proprietors/ Individual Owners, via a Management Corporation.
RECA’s Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management provides Legislative-Technical-Administrative knowledge and skills training to fill the current gap in the provision of a certifiable training course to level up service standards. It forms one of two parts of BCA’s specified training for accreditation (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/accreditation-schemes-for-managing-agents) as an MA individual (the other part being the ‘Legislation Course for Managing Agents’ conducted by the BCA Academy.
MA individuals with a minimum of two years relevant full-time work experience in strata property management who pass both parts of the training can apply to be an Accredited MA individual by the Association of Strata Managers (ASM) When approved, ASM will list their names on its website. To remain accredited, MA Individuals must adhere to and maintain ASM’s code of conduct and ethics and attend a minimum eight (8) hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training a year.
The RECA Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management addresses one of the key initiatives spelt out in the Real Estate ITM launched on 8 February 2018, viz. ‘Build up local FM talent and raise professionalism and attractiveness of FM industry’. It fills the current gap in the provision of a certifiable training course for the strata property management in-employed to level up service standards and a training avenue for those seeking to join the industry which currently faces manpower shortages. The course will also serve the needs of other parties who provide built environment services.
|M1:Strata Property Management in Practice
||M2:Building & Custodial Services Maintenance
|M3: Communications & Strata Property Office Administration
RECA’s course facilitators comprise of experienced practitioners in the areas of strata management, facilities management, building technology & defects, contract administration, procurement and communications & office administration.
Profiles of the facilitators can be found by clicking here.
49 hours (excluding 4.5 hours of examination duration)
The mode of delivery will comprise lectures delivered either face to face or by live streaming via RECA’s ELearning Hub. Course facilitators will be on-hand to conduct lessons and answer questions from learners in an interactive manner.
Assessment will be in the form of examinations. There will be two examinations in total, one combining the content of Module 1 and 2, and one on Module 3. Each examination will comprise short ‘fill in the blanks’ questions and longer problem-based essay questions testing practical application of the knowledge imparted.
The total number of marks for each exam is 100; participants must achieve a mark of 50 to pass. The RECA Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management will be issued upon completion and passing of both examinations of the course.
Applicants are expected to have:
- GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’ Level with credits in English and Mathematics or equivalent and
- Basic IT proficiency in the use of MS Office software.
Provisions for Lifelong Learning for Specialist Certificate in Strata Property Management holders designated as ‘Accredited MA Individual’ is in place:
- Deep SkillingAcquire deeper/specialist skills through the Specialist Diploma in Strata Property Management after attaining the ‘Accredited MA Individual’ status
- Lateral/Up-SkillingAcquire lateral and/or improve knowledge by progressing onto the range of courses on the RECA Real Estate/Facilities Management and Maintenance Lifelong Learning Roadmap such as the Specialist Certificate in Building Inspection, Advanced Diploma in Property and Facilities Management and the Diplomas in Real Estate Management / Facilities Management to enhance their employability to take on extended roles in the wider realm of the Facilities Management Industry.
SSG funding of up to 70% for eligible Singaporeans and PRs is available. SSG course fee funding and subject to certain conditions being met. In addition, eligible Employers can now tap on their Skills Future Enterprise Credit (SFEC) to cover up to 90% of the unfunded course fee amount.
(Please check this link to find out your company’s eligibility for SFEC: https://www.gobusiness.gov.sg/enterprisejobskills/programmes-and-initiatives/redesign-jobs/skillsfuture-enterprise-credit/).
See the table below for an illustration of the funding available:
Individuals who wish to enrol on the course can also utilise their Skills Future Credit (SFC) to offset any nett fees payable after SSG funding has been deducted. An SFC claim can be made at:
https://www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/content/portal/en/index.html# and search for the unique Course ID: TGS-2021003543
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