Overview

8 week online course starts 15 Jan 2024

We’ve reduced the STSM course duration to just 2 months with improved and more digestible content designed to empower scheme managers with in-depth legal knowledge and practical skills in managing sectional title properties. Presented by industry experts Professor Graham Paddock and Jennifer Paddock (a dual qualified lawyer with experience working as a managing agent). This course covers essential topics such as managing agency, financial, administrative and physical management of schemes, dispute resolution and more all within the framework of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, its regulations and prescribed rules as well as other governing legislation. By participating in this course, scheme managers will gain a solid understanding of the legal aspects of sectional title property management, enabling them to navigate complex situations with confidence.

Who should enroll

Anyone involved in scheme management, particularly those who render management services to schemes, including managing agents, trustees and chairpersons, attorneys, estate agents, scheme auditors and accountants and dispute resolution service providers. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your career in the ever-evolving world of sectional title scheme management. Enroll now and unlock your potential as a proficient and knowledgeable scheme manager.
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Testimonials

“Stunning course. I enjoyed it tremendously. Learned so much. Will recommend for anybody, to further your own career.”

- L Breedt

“It is a very good course and a must for every Management Agent. There are so many answers to many questions that I have asked before and never really got the right answer. The communication and support from our course Instructor and course Coordinator is excellent. Thank you so much. ”

- I Britz

“I've already received 3 job offers by just saying I'm studying towards my Paddocks certificate. - ”

- T Mokoena

“The course was very informative and useful.I found it extremely interesting and the coordinators were awesome and always friendly and willing to assist .”

- S Gaines

“I loved doing the course, it has empowered me as an Estate Manager and has given me the tools to be a manager for my residents as well as employees. Thank you. :-) ”

- Z Mthembu

“This is a very insightful course that provides a clear breakdown and explanation of the complicated sectional title industry. ”

- M Neveling

“The Sectional Title Scheme Manager Course is truly a course to attend if you want to broaden your knowledge on the laws and rules of Sectional Title Management.”

K Van Wyngaard

What you'll gain

An immersive online learning experience with everything you need to succeed:

  • Professional Credibility: This is the preferred industry recognised qualification (many of the top Managing Agencies require their Portfolio Managers to do the Paddocks STSM Course)

  • Legal Compliance: Run your scheme/s in full compliance with the law

  • Practical Specialist Knowledge: Navigate complex sectional title issues with confidence and ease in-line with the latest legislation

  • Increased Employment Opportunities: Boost your CV with a sought after industry qualification and grow your network of industry contacts

  • Competitive Advantage: Set yourself apart from the competition

  • Confidence & Respect: Be able to provide your body corporate or body corporate clients with accurate and professional advice

Reviews

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Amoré Van der Ende

Thank you Jennifer and Graham, I have learnt so much from both of you during this course. This course is very detailed and the 'stories' Graham told will be remembered and gave some extra context. Jennifer's way to unpack complex concepts, gave...

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Thank you Jennifer and Graham, I have learnt so much from both of you during this course. This course is very detailed and the 'stories' Graham told will be remembered and gave some extra context. Jennifer's way to unpack complex concepts, gave me a new perspective on Sectional title Schemes. Thank you both Regards Amore

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Nicole Lasker

Very informative course. Thank you

Very informative course. Thank you

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So sad it's over!

Natalie Jordaan

I truly enjoyed every part of this course and had so much fun during the coaching calls. It was a fun experience to become equipped to deal with all the everyday challenges I face as an employee of a managing agent. I'm sad it's over but extremely...

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I truly enjoyed every part of this course and had so much fun during the coaching calls. It was a fun experience to become equipped to deal with all the everyday challenges I face as an employee of a managing agent. I'm sad it's over but extremely grateful for the knowledge and understanding I gained. Thank you!

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Jaco Jacobs

Very informative

Very informative

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Veronica Maritz

The study material is very comprehensive and self-explaining. With exams you need to understand the study material and know how to apply it to be successful in the exam. At the end it all depends on your preparation. Thank you for the professio...

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The study material is very comprehensive and self-explaining. With exams you need to understand the study material and know how to apply it to be successful in the exam. At the end it all depends on your preparation. Thank you for the professional study material, lectures and extra information.

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Paddocks was very engaging as instructors and made it easy to follow along and ask questions.

Lorato Molapisi

Pleasant informative course for sectional title specialist. one important aspect of the course is the legal knowledge impaired and referrals to court cases and current on going industry related situations.

Pleasant informative course for sectional title specialist. one important aspect of the course is the legal knowledge impaired and referrals to court cases and current on going industry related situations.

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Sectional Title Scheme Manager Course

Karlien Steyl

Excellent, complete management course, has answers to the most difficult situations and how to handle or follow the right process.

Excellent, complete management course, has answers to the most difficult situations and how to handle or follow the right process.

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Sectional Title Scheme Manager

Malene van Niekerk

What an awesome course. I enjoyed every Module and planning to do the other courses once I'm on pension, I've done a lot of courses in the Military but never enjoyed a course as much as this one. Can't wait to do the other courses. Thank you Paddo...

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What an awesome course. I enjoyed every Module and planning to do the other courses once I'm on pension, I've done a lot of courses in the Military but never enjoyed a course as much as this one. Can't wait to do the other courses. Thank you Paddock's for a great experience

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Chris Tilney

Gave me a great understanding of applicable legislation with examples of real world application to some tricky problems. Thanks very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Gave me a great understanding of applicable legislation with examples of real world application to some tricky problems. Thanks very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

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Buy Knowledge. Buy Power.

The Sectional Title Survival Manual is one of Paddocks best selling books. Very useful to take to meetings/AGM's to help resolve disputes. Browse all Paddocks books and stock up on the knowledge you need.
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Meet your instructors

Adj. Prof. Graham Paddock

Graham Paddock obtained his BA LLB degree at the University of Cape Town and has been a sectional title specialist lawyer since 1980. He is an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer who lectured candidate conveyancers for the Law Society of South Africa and was an adjunct Professor at UCT for ten years. He taught Real Property, Sectional Title and Community Scheme law to undergraduate and postgraduate students part-time. Graham was the lead consultant to the government in researching and drafting the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and its regulations, including the prescribed management and conduct rules, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act and the 2016 amendments to the Sectional Titles Act. He is the founder of Paddocks, a law and training firm specialising in community scheme management and the author of numerous books and training courses available at paddocks.co.za.

Jennifer Paddock

Jennifer Paddock obtained her LLB degree at UCT and did her articles at Paddocks, where she consulted, taught a number of the Paddocks’ training courses, and then took on the role of Legal Practice Manager. She then worked as a strata title managing agent, after which she re-qualified as an Australian solicitor through the University of New England in New South Wales where she graduated at the top of her class. She gained valuable transferable experience working for a specialist strata title law firm based in Sydney before returning to Cape Town and re-joining Paddocks.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost?

    Save R2500 with the Early Bird Discount: Cost R12 400 (payable before 15 Dec 2023): Standard price: R14 900 (payable from 16 Dec - 15 Jan 2024). Please note: the STSM course used to cost R18 000 so this is a significant saving.

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    Yes. Please contact us for further details and to set up your payment plan.

  • Can I complete the course while still working full time?

    Yes, the course is designed to be flexible around the schedule of working professionals. You have 1 week to complete each module, and each module will require approx 5 hours of work per week (ie 1 hour a day for 5 days each week).

  • Will I get a certificate?

    Students who obtain an average mark of 50% or more for all of the module assessments will receive a digital printable certificate as well as an email signature icon which can be used to showcase your Sectional Title Scheme Manager qualification.