CPC31420 – Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
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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 Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rule

    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 of Competency

    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

    CPCCCM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

    CPCCCM1013 – Plan and organise work

    CPCCCM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

    CPCCCM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

    CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications

    CPCCWHS2001* – Apply OHS 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 external wet areas

    CPCCWP3004* – Apply waterproofing remedial processes

    CPCCWP3005* - Assess construction waterproofing process

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    BSBESB301 - Investigate business opportunities

    BSBESB407 - Manage finances for new business ventures

    CPCCCA3012* – Frame and fit wet area fixtures

    CPCCCM2002* - Carry out hand excavation

    CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCCM2007* - Use explosive power tools

    CPCCCM2008* – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

    CPCCCM2009* - Carry out basic demolition

    CPCCCM2012* – Work safely at heights

    CPCCCM3001* - Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

    CPCCCO2013* – Carry out concreting to simple forms


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