From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Get the skills, confidence and qualification to fast track your career in the construction waterproofing industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing is a hands-on course catering for both experienced trades people and students new to the construction industry.
Through our comprehensive teaching strategies, you’ll confidently put your new skills into practice in any domestic or commercial building site. Our course focuses on teaching our students how to identify, install and assess substrates, apply liquid and sheet membranes, identify appropriate waterproofing systems and product suitability.
This qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as four specific fields of waterproofing: internal, external, below-ground and remedial.
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 building and construction facilities at the Heidelberg campus and newly built facility at the Epping Campus. All our resource material and training techniques align with Australian Standards, manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practise. This course has developed strong connections with industry leaders to help ensure the information and training remains up-to-date and consistent with industry practices.
Upon completing this course you will have developed an understanding of correct application techniques for a variety of waterproofing applications in line with relevant Australian Standards, manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practice. You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:
- substrate identification
- preparing surfaces for waterproofing applications
- product understanding and selection sealant preparation and installation
- apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
- apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas
- apply waterproofing to below-ground wet areas
- apply waterproofing remedial processes
- understanding the waterproofing standards and industry best practice
Applicants that hold relevant units of competence from other nationally recognised qualifications may have these credited towards their Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing. Whether you are seeking to start a new career or enhance your previous industry experience please contact us to discuss further.
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: *
Varies depending on intake. All intakes include afternoon and evening classes and some include Saturdays.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible, Offsite, Classroom
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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.
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.
Pathways to further studyStudents wanting to expand their skill set 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.
|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|
|CPCCCM2006B||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCCO2013A||CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS||20|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCSH2003A||APPLY AND INSTALL SEALANT AND SEALANT DEVICES||16|
|CPCCWF2001A||HANDLE WALL AND FLOOR TILING MATERIALS||32|
|CPCCWF2002A||USE WALL AND FLOOR TILING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||96|
|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|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.