CPC31420 – Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CPC31420 – Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:



Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing offers a skills recognition program for waterproofers who want to convert their prior learning and experience in waterproofing into a professional qualification and to help them obtain their waterproofing contractor’s licence. The program is available to Australian students who are yet to complete their partial studies and experienced waterproofers who want to back their skills with a qualification. Migrants with relevant experience of Australian requirements and standards may also apply. Upon qualification, you may apply for a waterproofing licence.

You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:

  • ID

  • Resume

  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed

  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices.

  • Letter of Employment

  • Current employment contracts

  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with.

  • Videos or photos of your work.

  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.

  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.

  • Apprenticeship papers.

  • Safe work method statements 

  • Contracts 

  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders

  • Job cards

  • Drawings and schematics

  • Safety manuals 

  • Maintenance reports and service sheets

  • Once you are qualified, possible roles include:

    • Waterproofer
  • You can be certified anywhere in Australia with a nationally recognised qualification

  • Have your certification within four weeks of evidence being received

  • Gain accreditation from a reputable Registered Training Organisation

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  • Frontier Training and Technology (RTO: 21244)

  • Noble Training (RTO: 41488)

  • Construction Trades College (RTO: 40250)

  • Australian Industrial Systems Institute (RTO: 21916)

  • Building Trades Australia (RTO: 30979)



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Four Easy Steps To Get Qualified

Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of workers who undertake waterproofing for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work, construction waterproofing. Waterproofers apply membranes and special coatings to protect contents and the structural integrity of buildings.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Waterproofer.

State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 19 units of competency:
  • 14 core units
  • 5 elective units.

Electives must be selected as follows:

  • all five units from the electives listed below, or
  • two units from the electives listed below, plus three units selected from any current training package or accredited course as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintain the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

Prerequisite units 

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.


Core units 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Handle waterproofing materials


Use waterproofing tools and equipment


Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application


Apply waterproofing process to below-ground level wet areas


Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas


Apply waterproofing process to above-ground external wet areas


Apply waterproofing remedial processes


Assess construction waterproofing process



Elective units 


Investigate business opportunities


Manage finances for new business ventures


Frame and fit wet area fixtures


Carry out hand excavation


Apply basic levelling procedures


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out basic demolition


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres


Carry out concreting to simple forms

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