Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing


Become a Qualified Waterproofer

Meet the technical requirements for a Waterproofing Licence with QBCC.

Are you ready to get Trade qualified?
Are you tired of not being able to quote on good jobs because you don’t have the qual?
Do you want to work in a hands-on, fast-paced and down-to-earth industry?

Get your certification in Construction Waterproofing

This hands-on CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing course provides the practical skills required to undertake a range of waterproofing tasks in the commercial and residential building and construction industry.

Covering core competencies common to the construction industry you will also learn skills specific to waterproofing. Learn how to apply waterproofing below ground level and to internal and external wet areas to prevent water or dampness from damaging building walls and other structures.

The CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing can be completed as an Apprenticeship and meets the technical requirements to obtain your QBCC Waterproofing Licence.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Hands-on experience in a practical environment
  • We come to you – no more classroom training!*

Job Prospects

Construction Waterproofer

Study Mode

Online and Flexible Delivery

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What I  got was a confidence boost and the encouragement to find my own employment, which got me an apprenticeship.

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing course is a trade level qualification that gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to be competent and feel confident onsite.  It is aimed at anyone looking to work on residential or commercial projects with specialist waterproofing skills.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Onsite Training

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


Get qualified while you earn! Apprenticeships are the best in to the industry for school leavers and a great way for long-timers to finally get qualified. Which one are you?

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 14 core units and 5 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

*Prerequisite Unit Required

Core Units (14)

  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCWP2001* Handle waterproofing materials
  • CPCCWP2002* Use waterproofing tools and equipment
  • CPCCWP2004* Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application
  • CPCCWP3001* Apply waterproofing process to below-ground level wet areas
  • CPCCWP3002* Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
  • CPCCWP3003* Apply waterproofing process to above-ground external wet areas
  • CPCCWP3004* Apply waterproofing remedial processes
  • CPCCWP3005* Assess construction waterproofing process

Suggested Elective Units (5)

  • CPCCCM2002* Carry out hand excavation
  • BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
  • CPCCCM2009* Carry out basic demolition
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCA3012* Frame and fit wet area fixtures

This qualification meets one of the requirements for you to obtain a licence with your states regulatory body. Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with us.

 Scope of Work

  • Apply, install and repair waterproofing, including surface preparation.
  • Apply or install material or systems for preventing moisture penetration

Qualifications Required

Any one of the following:

  1. CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing.
  2. Successful completion of the course the authority considers is at least equivalent to a course mentioned above.
  3. A recognition certificate as a qualified Waterproofer.

Managerial Qualification

Keen to get your trade contractor or nominee supervisor licence? After the completion of this qualification we recommend that you undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors. FTA delivers the approved managerial qualification BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business – ask us about this today!

Note: This information is sourced from QBCC website and is accurate as at January 2022 for QLD licence holders only. For more information please refer to QBCC.

  • Waterproofer
  • Construction Waterproofer
  • Self Employed Waterproofer
  • Waterproofing company employee

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Apprenticeship: Between 12 – 36 months depending on the type of apprenticeship and the apprentice’s ability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required. Eligibility criteria apply.
  • CSQ: Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program 2021/22 Contract).
  • Fee for Service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required.

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

The theory will be assessed Online.

Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or worksite with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

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Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.



CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

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User Choice

User Choice aims to provide funding for apprentices, trainees and their employers aligned to the skill needs of industry and changing government priorities.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in construction waterproofing, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This waterproofing course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.