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The Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing CPC31420 at Melbourne Polytechnic is a hands-on course that caters to both experienced tradespeople and students new to construction. Highly skilled and qualified waterproofers are in high demand as water leaks are one of the most commonly reported issues in finished buildings. Waterproofing in commercial buildings alone is predicted to generate strong demand over the next five years. Have a competitive edge by gaining expertise in a crucial niche of the construction industry.
You’ll practice core skills for the construction industry, as well as specialised techniques for internal, external, below-ground and remedial waterproofing. Learn how to prevent water and dampness penetrating building walls with hands-on training in our dedicated construction training facilities, using the latest industry technologies. At Melbourne Polytechnic, our industry-experienced teachers guide you through every step in a supportive learning environment. This combination of support and real-world experience will help you feel confident putting your new skills into practice in any domestic and commercial building site.
When you graduate you’ll have developed a deep understanding of waterproofing techniques and how to apply them in-line with Australian standards, manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practice. You can undertake a range of waterproofing jobs in the residential, commercial or industrial construction industry as either a specialist or in addition to your general construction practice.
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.
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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Self-paced online learning
A blend of on-campus learning with some coursework delivered through Melbourne Polytechnic’s digital platforms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Day and evening classes offered.
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).
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures||Elective||8|
|CPCCCO2013||Carry out concreting to simple forms||Elective||20|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations||Core||20|
|CPCCOM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications||Core||36|
|CPCCSH2003||Apply and install sealant and sealant devices||Elective||16|
|CPCCWF2001||Handle wall and floor tiling materials||Elective||32|
|CPCCWF2002||Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment||Elective||96|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCWP2001||Handle waterproofing materials and components||Core||24|
|CPCCWP2002||Use waterproofing tools and equipment||Core||60|
|CPCCWP2004||Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application||Core||100|
|CPCCWP3001||Apply waterproofing system to below ground level wet areas||Core||50|
|CPCCWP3002||Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas||Core||50|
|CPCCWP3003||Apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas||Core||50|
|CPCCWP3004||Apply waterproofing remedial processes||Core||50|
|CPCCWP3005||Assess construction waterproofing processes||Core||100|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.