National code: CPC31420

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

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Overview About this course

Seal your career in waterproofing as you develop the skills and knowledge to become a licenced waterproofer. With TAFE NSW, learn from specialist teachers and refine your skills in our industry-standard workshops.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Prepare surfaces for waterproofing
    • Apply waterproofing to a variety of areas – like internal, external, balconies and decks, and below-ground
    • Work safely within the construction waterproofing industry
    • Use tools and equipment – like trowels, paint brushes, rollers, heat welds and torch on membranes
    • Complete hydraulic plugging

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Skills in internal, external and below ground waterproofing
    • Eligibility to apply for a NSW Fair Trading Waterproofing License

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

  • Traineeship

  • TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

    • Be employed in the waterproofing industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
    • Have a signed traineeship contract
  • Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

    • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands
    • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 high school level or equivalent
    • Good communication skills
    • The ability to work with people
    • Experience in handling tools and equipment
    • Confidence working at heights in the workplace
    • Access to a computer and the internet for revision purposes at home
    • Relevant employment or access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to prove your skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Waterproofer in the building construction industry


A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card. Successful completion of the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing will mean you are eligible to apply for the NSW Fair Trading Waterproofing License. Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for more information on how to apply.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency, including 14 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Use waterproofing tools and equipment CPCCWP2002

  • Apply waterproofing remedial processes CPCCWP3004

  • Apply waterproofing process to external above-ground wet areas CPCCWP3003

  • Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application CPCCWP2004

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TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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