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Construction Waterproofing

Certificate III in

Free TAFE Code: CPC31411 Cricos: 096818G

Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Next Intake

February, May, August

Next Intake

February

Fast track your career in waterproofing

The Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing 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.

Learn industry techniques from industry experts

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.

Specialise or broaden your services

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Labourer
  • Subcontractor
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Domestic Waterpoofing Specialist
  • Commercial Waterproofing Specialist
  • Industrial Waterproofing Specialist

Pathways

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.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

How you learn

  • Flexible
  • Offsite
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

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

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).

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCWP2002A USE WATERPROOFING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 60
CPCCCO2013A CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS Core 20
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCWP3004A APPLY WATERPROOFING REMEDIAL PROCESSES Core 50
CPCCWP3001A APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO BELOW GROUND LEVEL WET AREAS Core 50
CPCCCM1013A PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK Core 20
CPCCWP3003A APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO EXTERNAL WET AREAS Core 50
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 36
CPCCWF2002A USE WALL AND FLOOR TILING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 96
CPCCWF2001A HANDLE WALL AND FLOOR TILING MATERIALS Core 32
CPCCWP3002A APPLY WATERPROOFING PROCESS TO INTERNAL WET AREAS Core 50
CPCCCM2006B APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES Core 8
CPCCWP2001A HANDLE WATERPROOFING MATERIALS Core 24
CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCSH2003A APPLY AND INSTALL SEALANT AND SEALANT DEVICES Core 16
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 20
CPCCWP2004A PREPARE SURFACES FOR WATERPROOFING APPLICATION Core 100
CPCCWP2003A PREPARE FOR CONSTRUCTION WATERPROOFING APPLICATION Core 100

Fees & Costs

Free TAFE

This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

Please note that 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.

Check your eligibility

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 2019. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$2300.00 - $9450.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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.

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Recognising Organisations

National