Educating the community scheme industry in Mzanzi for mahala!

Introducing TRACS community scheme education

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Educating the community scheme industry in Mzanzi for mahala!

We are proud to announce the latest development in community scheme education. Sectional Title Solutions (STS), in affiliation with the Training Academy for Community Schemes (TRACS), has recently launched an online training platform.

STS strives to nurture and encourage growth in the communities we serve. “We are passionate about empowering unit owners, bodies corporate and managing agents with the knowledge and tools to enable their communities to thrive”, says Johnny Wates, Chief Executive Officer of the STS Group.

Property owners and trustees need to be informed about the role players, legislation and procedures involved in the functioning of a community scheme to make informed property decisions. TRACS is an educational non-profit organisation born out of STS’s desire to share some of the knowledge gained from over 150 years of combined community scheme experience with the public. It specialises in providing community scheme-related courses with an overarching objective to “educate an industry”.

Making training, educating and upskilling the community scheme industry super accessible

In our efforts to make the knowledge as accessible as possible, we are offering the training in five local languages; English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu and Sepedi. Training is easily accessible on a cell phone, desktop and/or tablet and offers student support to ensure a seamless learning experience.

Our long-awaited “Introductory Guide for Sectional Title Owners” presents the basics of community scheme ownership and management in an entertaining and interactive manner. It deals with essential topics that unit owners, scheme executives and body corporates need to know, including the following:

  • Benefits, duties and responsibilities of sectional title property ownership.
  • Levies.
  • Body corporate meetings.
  • Trustees and the chairperson.
  • Managing agents.
  • Body corporate insurance.
  • Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS).

The course offers a wealth of valuable knowledge that is sure to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the community scheme industry. You can finish the training in your own time, and you can log in to the platform at any time to review the concepts. After completion, you will receive an accredited certificate and a downloadable PDF reference guide with all the information you’ve learned.

The site also features a resource library offering material related to community living and management. Relevant legislation and CSOS Practice Directives and Circulars are all conveniently provided in one place.

STS and TRACS believe that everyone with an interest in community schemes has a fundamental right to the information. Therefore, the course and resources on the platform are offered completely free of charge.

That’s right, you can access all this value for mahala!

What are you waiting for? Start your learning journey for free now, register today for this valuable learning experience and gain knowledge that will last you a lifetime. After all, as Benjamin Franklin said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.