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CPC31420

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Become a qualified waterproofer with this hands-on qualification. This course provides the practical skills required to undertake a range of waterproofing tasks in the commercial or residential construction industry.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Become a qualified waterproofer with this hands-on qualification. This course provides the practical skills required to undertake a range of waterproofing tasks in the commercial or residential construction industry.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future growth predicted for building and plumbing labourers, including waterproofers. There are likely to be around 70,000 job openings expected in this very large occupation over the next five years. 

This course covers core skills that are common across the construction industry as well as units specific to waterproofing preparation and operations. Learn how to apply waterproofing below ground level and to internal and external wet areas to prevent water or dampness from penetrating building walls and other structures.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills required to work as a waterproofer. If completed as part of an apprenticeship it will also allow you to apply for a trade qualification in waterproofing for the residential and commercial construction industries.

What can I do?

  • Waterproofer
  • Construction Waterproofer

Course outcome:

CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Hands-on training

Our training spaces replicate commercial and residential settings to deliver a hands-on training experience.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM2001
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations at a basic level.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP2001
    Handle waterproofing materials and components
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle and store waterproofing materials and components manually and mechanically, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle waterproofing materials and components

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP2002
    Use waterproofing tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP2002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively use tools and equipment in waterproofing, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use waterproofing tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP2004
    Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP2004
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to repair and prepare different surfaces for the application of waterproofing, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP3001
    Apply waterproofing system to below ground level wet areas
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP3001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply waterproofing system to wet areas below ground level, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply waterproofing system to below ground level wet areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP3002
    Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP3002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply waterproofing to internal wet areas, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP3003
    Apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP3003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply waterproofing to external above-ground wet areas, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS) requirements, and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP3004
    Apply waterproofing remedial processes
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP3004
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply remedial waterproofing processes to wet areas, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS) requirements, and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply waterproofing remedial processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWP3005
    Assess construction waterproofing processes
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWP3005
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to assess waterproofing to differing types of wet areas in varying building situations, meeting all relevant requirements of Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess construction waterproofing processes

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Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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