Course Title: Work in the strata community management sector

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

Course Code: BUSM8758C

Course Title: Work in the strata community management sector

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4394 - Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Course Contact: Mimma Luppino

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4979

Course Contact Email: mimma.luppino@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 35

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply foundation knowledge to work effectively and efficiently in the strata community management sector. It covers the basic entry-level functions to enable compliance with legislative, ethical and procedural requirements. It requires the ability to identify the role of strata communities, access information on by-laws relating to those communities, and clarify the roles and duties of strata managers and resident managers.

The unit supports the work of those involved in applying foundation knowledge to work effectively and efficiently in the strata community management sector. It applies to strata managers.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States and Territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPDSM3017 Work in the strata community management sector

Element:

1. Access information on strata

Performance Criteria:

1.1.      Legislation relevant to strata communities is identified.

1.2.      Developments that may exist under strata plans and the management issues associated with different types of development are identified.

1.3.      Own interpretation and application of legislation relating to strata communities are confirmed to ensure consistent and accurate understanding.

1.4.      Procedures for use of the strata community’s common seal are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements.

1.5.      Strata community decision-making processes, including meeting requirements and meeting procedures for lot owners and owners committee, are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements.

1.6.      Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and assistance is sought as required.

Element:

2. Identify role of the owners committee

Performance Criteria:

2.1.      Membership, role and responsibilities of owners committee are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements.

2.2.      Key provisions of code of conduct for owners committees are identified and followed.

2.3.      Process for appointment, operation and powers of owners committee responsible for administering owners corporation is identified and checked for compliance with legislative arrangements.

2.4.      Process and powers of owners committee to raise funds by levying contributions against lot owners are identified and checked for compliance with legislative arrangements.

2.5.      Process for removal of owners committee or committee member is identified and checked for compliance with legislative arrangements.

2.6.      Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and authorised, and assistance is sought as required.

Element:

3. Access information on by-laws for strata communities

Performance Criteria:

3.1.      By-laws relevant to strata communities are identified, accessed and interpreted to clarify rules that owners and tenants in strata communities must follow.

3.2.      Process for changing or amending by-laws is identified.

3.3.      Availability of model by-laws prepared by state or territory governments is determined, and suitability for use or amending for use with strata communities is assessed.

3.4.      Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and assistance is sought as required.

Element:

4. Identify role of strata managers

Performance Criteria:

4.1.      Role and duties of strata manager are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements and contract with strata community.

4.2.      Relationship between strata manager and the owners committee is identified.

4.3.      Roles and duties of strata manager and resident manager are determined and verified with owners committee.

4.4.      Role and duties of strata manager in facilitating meetings of owners and owners committee are identified and verified with owners committee.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this, course you should be able to:
1. Access information on strata.
   1.1 Legislation relevant to strata communities is identified
   1.2 Developments that may exist under strata plans and the management issues associated with different types of development are identified.
   1.3 Own interpretation and application of legislation relating to strata communities are confirmed to ensure consistent and accurate understanding.
   1.4 Procedures for use of the strata community’s common seal are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements.
   1.5 Strata community decision-making processes, including meeting requirements and meeting procedures for lot owners and owners committee, are identified and checked for      compliance with legislative requirements.
   1.6 Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and assistance is sought as required.
2. Identify role of the owners committee.
   2.1 Membership, role and responsibilities of owners committee are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements.
   2.2 Key provisions of code of conduct for owners committees are identified and followed.
   2.3 Process for appointment, operation and powers of owners committee responsible for administering owners corporation is identified and checked for compliance with legislative    arrangements.
   2.4 Process and powers of owners committee to raise funds by levying contributions against lot owners are identified and checked for compliance with legislative arrangements.
   2.5 Process for removal of owners committee or committee member is identified and checked for compliance with legislative arrangements.
   2.6 Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and authorised, and assistance is sought as required.
3. Access information on by-laws for strata communities.
   3.1 By-laws relevant to strata communities are identified, accessed and interpreted to clarify rules that owners and tenants in strata communities must follow.
   3.2 Process for changing or amending by-laws is identified.
   3.3 Availability of model by-laws prepared by state or territory governments is determined, and suitability for use or amending for use with strata communities is assessed.
   3.4 Situations requiring specialist advice are identified and assistance is sought as required.
4. Identify role of strata managers.
   4.1 Role and duties of strata manager are identified and checked for compliance with legislative requirements and contract with strata community.
   4.2 Relationship between strata manager and the owners committee is identified.
   4.3 Roles and duties of strata manager and resident manager are determined and verified with owners committee.
   4.4 Role and duties of strata manager in facilitating meetings of owners and owners committee are identified and verified with owners committee.
   4.5 Role of strata manager in resolving disputes in strata communities is identified.
   4.6 Key provisions of the code of conduct for strata managers are identified and followed in all dealings with the owners corporation, lot owners and other parties.
   4.7 Own interpretation of the role of strata managers is confirmed with relevant people to ensure consistent and accurate understanding.
   4.8 Own professional development needs in relation to role as strata manager are determined and appropriate sources of continuing professional development are accessed.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be accessing online materials and resources.
The program area is designed with interactivity utilizing drop down information through online presentations. This information is packaged within videos and text.

The learning material is accessed via Blackboard (RMIT Learning Management System or LMS).

Interaction with other students is encouraged through Google Communities to engage with other students and facilitate their learning.
Online support and feedback is provided by educators via both Blackboard and Google communities to assist in learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

Students are expected to engage in online learning at their own pace within the delivery period of the program area (course).
The program area (course) is structured to provide sequential learning. Please see the assessment matrix below.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include but not limited to a variety of methods including written short answers, assignments, online quizzes, interactive tasks and multiple choice questions. You will be asked to demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency over a range of assessment tasks.
The assessment methods may include:
multiple choice
online quizzes
short answer questions
written tasks
assignments
case studies
workplace evidence

Feedback will be provided to you throughout the program through Blackboard and/or Google communities.
All assessment tasks must be submitted within the given time frame to avoid timing out.
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ (http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/). All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically


Assessment Matrix

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