Accreditation - Industry Practitioner
Are you an independently qualified person or employee delivering services around the maintenance of common property for residential and mixed-use strata schemes in Australia? Would you like to be recognised for your skills in this sector?
The ABMA offers Industry Practitioner Accreditation for service providers that deem to satisfy the regulatory compliance outcomes and building management standards of the ABMA Building Management Code©.
Enjoy the recognition of being the best in your field. ABMA Industry Practitioner Accreditation is open to:
- Building Managers [caretakers and Facilities Managers]
- Strata Managers [that assist with building management activities for their clients]
- Trainers [that deliver ABMA Accredited training programs]
- Compliance & Performance Assessors
- Facilities Management Plan consultants
- Early Dispute Prevention Services mediators
- Building Durability Consultants [commercial building defect inspectors]
ABMA Building Compliance Accreditation Agency Limited is a not-for-profit platform for self-regulation of the maintenance and care of common property across the residential and mixed-use strata sector of Australia. We are not a training organisation; however, we do provide subject matter expertise to other training organisations and accredit relevant training programs that deem to satisfy our ABMA Industry Practitioner Accreditation qualifications framework.
See the Industry Practitioner Accreditation Pathways (500 KB PDF)
In order to achieve Industry Practitioner Accreditation with the ABMA you must achieve the minimum standard set under the ABMA Qualifications Framework.
Specifically: For all Industry Practitioners:
Annual continuing professional development is required to gain ABMA Accreditation:
- Strata Professionals Annual Induction (‘SPAI’) is compulsory CPD each year;
- One other CPD session is also compulsory each year. See the CPD program list (180 KB PDF)
For ABMA Accredited Building Managers [Provisional or Restricted level]: - No further qualification is necessary.
For Caretaker’ ABMA Caretaker’s New Entrants Program
For new purchasers of Management Rights, or new employees in residential strata caretaking, the ABMA offers the ‘ABMA Caretaker’s New Entrants Program’. Course includes 3 modules of entry-level training designed specifically to support capability for first time caretaker’s, those considering a career change into Management Rights and/or their employees. Participants must be a current member of ARAMA to enrol in this program. See the New Entrants Program flyer (180 KB PDF)
For ABMA Accredited Building Managers [Full Accreditation]: - Applicant’s must hold a Diploma of Building [or Facilities] Management and/or demonstrate 5+ years of full-time FM work on a Class 2-9 building and be able to demonstrate full regulatory compliance via the ABMA Regulatory Compliance Self-Assessment tool.
For ABMA Accredited Trainers: In addition to the compulsory SPAI and CPD, all ABMA Accredited Trainers must attend the annual ‘Train-the-Trainer’ session and complete assessable work.
For ABMA Building Durability Consultants: In addition to the compulsory SPAI and CPD, all ABMA Accredited Building Durability Consultants must complete the 3-day ABMA BDC ‘Job Ready’ workshop. Pre-Requisite qualifications for enrolment include that applicants must hold an unrestricted builders license or private certifiers license, and/or be an engineer or architect.
For ABMA Compliance & Performance Assessors: In addition to the compulsory SPAI and CPD, all ABMA Accredited Compliance & Performance Assessors must complete the 3-day ABMA CPA ‘Job Ready’ workshop.
For ABMA Facilities Management Plan Consultants: In addition to the compulsory SPAI and CPD, all ABMA Accredited Facilities Management Plan Consultants must complete the 3-day ABMA FMP ‘Job Ready’ workshop.
For ABMA Early Dispute Prevention Services Consultants: In addition to the compulsory SPAI and CPD, all ABMA Accredited Early Dispute Prevention Services Consultants must complete the 3-day ABMA EDPS ‘Job Ready’ workshop.