An Introduction to the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS)

Rebecca Bendall1

1Urbanest Student Accommodation

The Student Accommodation Association (SAA) is the representative body for quality student accommodation providers in Australia. SAA represents the interests of members and has a profile of being a reputable body of engaged industry participants within the commercial, government and education sectors. We serve to inform policy and planning, pertaining to the definition, assessment and development of student accommodation. We seek to create value to consumers and operators in the sector and aim to facilitate a considered voice for all participants.

The National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS) is a platform by which education providers, Student Accommodation operators and other industry stakeholders can promote a clear and consistent message to enable students to make an informed accommodation choice in response to the growth of unregulated options increasingly promoted online and via social media platforms, as Student Accommodation.


Rebecca is the founding President of the Student Accommodation Association (SAA) which has been established to promote the value of accommodation for the exclusive use of students in Australia. Her day job is the International Manager (Northeast Asia) for Urbanest Australia, where she manages Urbanest’s international consultants and teams, business development and international strategy. Joining Urbanest in 2010, Rebecca has had property operations experience in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. Rebecca also has a seat on the Board of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).


ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education. For more information, please visit the ISANA website.

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