Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing


Course Code
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Building and Construction, Onsite Training
Course Length
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): ON-SITE MODEL: Students can commence at any time.
ON-CAMPUS MODEL: 21 April 2020 for Tuesday evening class. 2nd July 2020 for Thursday evening class. 22nd July 2020 for Wednesday day class
End Date(s): ON-SITE MODEL: 12 months from start date.
ON-CAMPUS MODEL: 25 weeks from start date.
Days and Time: On site delivery

Course Overview

There are two training models available for this course; on site assessment or on campus assessment.

ONSITE MODEL - The on site assessment model is designed for those already working in the construction industry looking to become qualified. The course will give you skills to apply and fix waterproofing material in the construction industry.  The model is only available for students with over five years waterproofing experience.

ONCAMPUS MODEL - The on campus assessment model is available for students with no prior waterproofing experience looking to become qualified. This course is held at the Broadmeadows campus and takes twenty-five weeks.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry20
CPCCCM1013APlan And Organise Work20
CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication20
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations20
CPCCCM2001ARead And Interpret Plans And Specifications36
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry20
CPCCWP2001AHandle waterproofing materials24
CPCCWP2002AUse waterproofing tools and equipment60
CPCCWP2003APrepare For Construction Waterproofing Process100
CPCCWP2004APrepare surfaces for waterproofing application100
CPCCWP3001AApply waterproofing process to below ground level wet areas50
CPCCWP3002AApply waterproofing process to internal wet areas50
CPCCWP3003AApply waterproofing process to external wet areas50
CPCCWP3004AApply waterproofing remedial processes50


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCA3012AFrame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures24
CPCCCM2002ACarry Out Excavation16
CPCCCM2009ACarry Out Basic Demolition32
CPCCCO2013ACarry Out Concreting To Simple Forms20
CPCCSH2003AApply and install sealant and sealant devices16

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

To apply for the on-site model you will require access to a live work site where you will be able to undertake practical assessments.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
684 684 $3.27 $0.65 $13.28

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the External Delivery department on 03 9279 2488 to find out the costs for this course.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age.

If you intend to apply for the on site model you must have five years work experience in the waterproofing industry and be able to have the assessor visit you on your job site to conduct the training assessments.

Where and how can I study?

For the on site model the training is delivered in a flexible way where we will come to your work place and work with you.  The model is designed to fit around your working schedule.  There may be a requirement to attend workshops this will be at the Broadmeadows campus.

The on campus course will be delivered in a classroom setting at the Broadmeadows campus with students also undertaking practical assessment in a simulated setting.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the construction industry as a water proofer, it can also be used as an additional qualification for those in the construction industry carrying out associated waterproofing works.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing CPC31411. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).  This certificate IV course may be part of the requirements to become a registered builder. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course please contact the External Delivery department on 9279 2488.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to…