Courses

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

CPC31411

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. 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.

Course outcomes

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

Assessment

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.

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: *

Varies depending on intake. All intakes include afternoon and evening classes and some include Saturdays.

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Offsite, Classroom

Fees

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.

Eligible:$2100
Ineligible:$8650
Concession:$420

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

Find out more on fees and charges

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 skill set 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

  • February
  • April
  • June
  • September

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
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.