Courses

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

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.

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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.

Course outcomes

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).

Assessment

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.

Local Students

Code

CPC31411

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
Flexible:
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.

Part-time: available


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 Delivery

Flexible, Offsite, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2000
Ineligible:$7250
Concession:$400
Materials:$23

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

You 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).

Materials

What 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.

Entrance Requirements

No 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.

Pathways to further study

Students wanting to expand their skillset may continue on to a Certificate IV or a Diploma level qualification in the Building and Construction industry.

Career Pathways

Seal 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.