Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing is a hands-on course designed for people currently working in waterproofing or who have sufficient experience in the construction industry.
Build your waterproofing career
Through our comprehensive teaching strategies you will confidently put your new skills into practice in any domestic or commercial building site.
You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:
- measurements and calculations
- reading and interpreting plans and specifications
- preparing surfaces for waterproofing application
- applying the waterproofing process to internal and external wet areas
- applying waterproofing remedial processes
- framing and fitting wet area fixtures
- applying basic levelling procedures
- carrying out basic demolition
Industry connections and resources
With Melbourne Polytechnic’s experienced teachers to guide you every step of the way, you will have the opportunity to train at our technologically advanced building and construction facilities at the Heidelberg campus.
All of our waterproofing teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners, providing in-depth training to ensure that your current skills are recognised.
This qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as four specialist fields of work. Additional options are available for you to develop further skills in your chosen trade.
You will also gain your Construction Induction Card (also known as the nationally recognised White Card).
Gain formal qualifications in waterproofing of wet areas through an assessment of your current skills for this gap-training course. This helps you gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where you can prove you have industry relevant skills and experience. Call us to arrange your RPL assessment.
Attendance is negotiated, based on gap training requirements. The course duration will vary depending on you completing all the competencies as required. If you require gap training this will be negotiated with you.
Class Schedule: *
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryFlexible, Offsite, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsNo formal requirements for entry to this course, however the course has been designed for people currently working in waterproofing or who have sufficient experience in the construction industry. Candidates with no experience may also apply.
Assessment MethodsYou must complete 19 units (14 compulsory and five electives) to achieve this qualification. A maximum of two of the five required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or Certificate IV construction qualification in another endorsed training package (eg. if you are a tiler or carpenter by trade, you can substitute two of the electives from the tiling or carpentry package by showing competency (RPL) in both electives).
MaterialsWhat we will supply
We supply the standard tools, equipment and materials used by waterproofers for you to use while undertaking the course.
What you will need to supply
You must supply your own safety equipment. I.e. safety glasses, earmuffs, work clothing and boots.
Pathways to further studyStudents wanting to expand their skillset may continue on to a Certificate IV or a Diploma level qualification in the Building and Construction industry.
Career PathwaysSeal your future career in building and construction. On completion of this course you will become a construction waterproofer and will have the expertise you need to find employment in the dynamic building and construction industry.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSMB301A||INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES||30|
|BSBSMB406A||MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES||60|
|CPCCCA3012A||FRAME AND FIT WET AREA FIXTURES||24|
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2002A||CARRY OUT EXCAVATION||16|
|CPCCCM2006A||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCCM2007A||USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS||16|
|CPCCCM2008A||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||40|
|CPCCCM2009A||CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION||32|
|CPCCCM2010A||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||8|
|CPCCCM3001B||OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS||32|
|CPCCCO2013A||CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS||16|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCSH2003A||APPLY AND INSTALL SEALANT AND SEALANT DEVICES||16|
|CPCCWP2001A||HANDLE WATERPROOFING MATERIALS||24|
|CPCCWP2002A||USE WATERPROOFING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||60|
|CPCCWP2003A||PREPARE FOR CONSTRUCTION WATERPROOFING APPLICATION||100|
|CPCCWP2004A||PREPARE SURFACES FOR WATERPROOFING APPLICATION||100|
|CPCCWP3001A||APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO BELOW GROUND LEVEL WET AREAS||50|
|CPCCWP3002A||APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO INTERNAL WET AREAS||50|
|CPCCWP3003A||APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO EXTERNAL WET AREAS||50|
|CPCCWP3004A||APPLY WATERPROOFING REMEDIAL PROCESSES||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.