Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing - CPC31420


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of workers who undertake waterproofing for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work, construction waterproofing. Waterproofers apply membranes and special coatings to protect contents and the structural integrity of buildings. Occupational titles may include:Waterproofer.State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Apply waterproofing system to below ground level wet areas
  • Carry out hand excavation
  • Apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas
  • Investigate business opportunities
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Apply waterproofing remedial processes
  • Handle waterproofing materials and components
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Plan and organise work
  • Assess construction waterproofing processes
  • Use waterproofing tools and equipment
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Fields College No
  • Part-time : 18 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Macquarie Fields College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Learners must provide their own PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) including steel capped boots, hearing protection, suitable dust and fumes masks, clear safety glasses and gloves where required.

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