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Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

  |   Course Code: CPC31420



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.

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.

Not Currently Available to International Students

This qualification provides a trade outcome in waterproofing for the residential and commercial construction industry.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

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Career Pathway

  • Waterproofer
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,500
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Training Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $300 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained))

Fee for Service:

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCWP2001Handle waterproofing materials
  • CPCCWP2002 Use waterproofing tools and equipment
  • CPCCWP2004 Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application
  • CPCCWP3001 Apply waterproofing process to below-ground level wet areas
  • CPCCWP3002 Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
  • CPCCWP3003 Apply waterproofing process to above-ground external wet areas
  • CPCCWP3004 Apply waterproofing remedial processes
  • CPCCWP3005 Assess construction waterproofing process

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 36 week delivery plus 8 weeks breaks (totalling 44 weeks) at 20 hours per week required attendance (720 hours scheduled delivery).

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month

  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 19 units of competency:
  • 14 core units
  • 5 elective units.

A maximum of two of the five required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

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Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other higher level Construction Qualifications a range of Certificate IV level qualifications.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.