Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Course Code: CPC31411
Study Area:
Building and Construction

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

There are two training models available.

On-site model: This is for those already working in the construction industry looking to become qualified. Delivered on-site in a flexible way that suits your work, we come to your worksite and assess you while you work. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment including online content and workplace simulations.

On-campus model: This is available to students with no prior waterproofing experience and will give you the skills to apply and fix waterproofing material within the construction industry.


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.

  • Off-site
  • Bendigo Charleston Road campus
Course Structure
  • On-site/Experienced: 1 year

    On-campus: 20 weeks


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • 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.

  • On-site: To be eligible for this course you must be currently working in the industry as a waterproofer, with a minimum 5 years experience and access to a live worksite. You must also satisfy the prerequisite numeracy and literacy skills

    On-campus: You must satisfy the prerequisite numeracy and literacy skills.

Course overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in waterproofing for the residential and commercial construction industry. Occupational titles may include: ◾Waterproofer. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • On-site model: An assessor will conduct a site visit and interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • May consist of practical, written or verbal

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas

Further study opportunities
  • This course may lead to higher level studies - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,236.68
Concession - average total course fee*$444.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,083.52
B.   Materials average fee**$342.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,236.68
Concession - average total course fee*$444.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,083.52
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**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. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 3/08/2020 4:03 PM

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