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Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Free TAFE Code: CPC31411 Cricos: 096818G

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

available part time

Duration

available part time

Next Intake

February, May, August

Next Intake

February, August

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

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.

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Flexible
  • Offsite
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Day and evening classes offered.

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.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $460 $ 2300 $9450
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $250 $635 $ 2550 $9700
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

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 for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 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.

Check your eligibility

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% 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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

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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.

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