Course Overview

Improve your waterproofing skills with up-to-date theory and industry best practice methods in residential buildings for internal wet areas, external decks and balconies, as well as below-ground and remedial works with the Construction Waterproofing workshop.

The Master Builders CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing workshop (9-days) is suitable for those who have industry experience in waterproofing and require a qualification to apply for a waterproofing licence.

Builders and renovators will benefit from this workshop to ensure quality waterproofing. Tradespeople will also be suited for this workshop to expand their capabilities. You can also gain recognition of prior learning with an assessment of your existing waterproofing skills.

To find out about the waterproofing licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW

To find out about other waterproofing training programs we have on offer visit our website


Prior to attending the workshop, participants must complete an online pre-course learning module. The online module is self-assessing and all questions are true/false and multiple choice style.

Upcoming Dates

Start Date Location
03/05/2024 Master Builders Port Macquarie (View map) Apply Now
21/06/2024 Master Builders Ballina (View map) Apply Now
05/07/2024 Master Builders Education Centre Norwest (View map) Apply Now
26/07/2024 Master Builders Orange (View map) Apply Now
20/09/2024 Master Builders ACT Apply Now

Frequently Asked Questions

This course may be subsidised by the NSW Government Smart and Skilled initiative. If you are eligible for the government subsidy, your student fee will be determined by the NSW Government.

Smart and Skilled prices are subject to funding availability. A quote of applicable fees and funding will be provided prior to enrolment.

A general guide to fees for this qualification pathway is as follows:

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Subsidy Indicative Pricing
If you do not hold a previous qualification $2,490.00
If you do hold a previous qualification $2,980.00
Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy
Master Builders Member Rate $3,100.00
Non-Member Rate $3,400.00

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a non-refundable administration fee. According to the Standards for RTOs 2015, at no stage will Master Builders charge more than $1,500 in advance of services being provided.

Student fees may decrease if you are awarded Credit Transfer in any unit/s of competency and are no longer required to undertake RPL or training and assessment for these unit/s of competency.

Improve your existing waterproofing skills with the experts at the Master Builders purpose-built training facility. In just 9-days of attendance, you will learn industry best practice internal, external, and below-ground waterproofing methods and be on your pathway to a waterproofing licence. Our workshops are delivered on 3 x 3 day weekends Friday, Saturday, and Sunday scheduled across 2 months.

To enrol in this course you must have the following entry requirements:

  • Minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) waterproofing-related experience in the construction industry (experience must be within the last 10 years).
  • Hold a current qualification/licence as a builder, bricklayer, renderer, painter, carpenter, plumber, roofing contractor, tiler and/or kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovator, with equivalent to three months verifiable waterproofing experience within the past three years.
  • Valid White Card (general construction induction card)
  • Currently working on active construction projects
  • Must provide details of two referees to confirm your work history/experience. Referees must be a qualified/licenced tradesperson in waterproofing and have worked with you for 12 months or more
  • Able to answer at least 65% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process

Apply for your USI prior to application

Enrolment Conditions

Master Builders has enrolment conditions to help you progress through your training:

  • Students cannot enrol in more than one online qualification and/or program at the same time.
  • Students cannot undertake more than two programs in total at a time.
  • This does not include our online Professional Development, CPD Made Easier, or short 1 or 2 day courses.

Expand your employment and business opportunities and be on the pathway to a waterproofing licence. The CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing training and assessment course is designed to enable you to improve your skills and recognise your existing Waterproofing skills.

Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced Waterproofer from Fair Trading NSW.

Once you are deemed competent you receive a nationally recognised qualification CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing.

Career benefits:

  • Advance your employment opportunities and gain more work
  • Expand your capabilities and grow your business
  • Start your own waterproofing business
  • Build your own clientele network
  • Be on the pathway to a waterproofing licence
  • Ensure quality waterproofing, reduce defects and rework costs

Here is a list of the full units of competency in this course:

Workshop One – Internal Waterproofing
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Pre-requisite unit) 3 RPL Workshop
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies RPL Workshop
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition RPL workshop
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures RPL workshop
CPCCPB3004 Fix wet area sheets RPL workshop
CPCCWP3002 Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas Training and Assessment
Workshop Two – External Waterproofing
CPCCWP3003 Apply waterproofing process to above-ground external wet areas 3 Training and Assessment
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction Industry RPL workshop
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work RPL workshop
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication RPL workshop
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations RPL workshop
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications RPL workshop
Workshop Three – Below Ground and Remedial Waterproofing
CPCCWP3001 Apply waterproofing process to below-ground-level wet areas 3 Training and Assessment
CPCCWP3004 Apply waterproofing remedial processes Training and Assessment
Units delivered and assessed across all three workshops – Internal, External and Below Ground
CPCCWP2001 Handle waterproofing materials   Training and Assessment
CPCCWP2002 Use waterproofing tools and equipment Training / Assessment
CPCCWP2004 Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application Training / Assessment
CPCCSH2003 Apply and install sealant and sealant devices Training / Assessment
CPCCWP3005 Assess construction waterproofing processes Training / Assessment
Bear wanted to further develop his knowledge in waterproofing as it is an essential part of the building process. He travelled from Newcastle to the Master Builders Education Centre in Norwest to attend training and successfully completed the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing.
“The course has provided me with excellent exposure to alternate methodologies and products. It also covers the common mistakes that are made within the industry. The range of techniques and products that were covered in both a theoretical and practical environment always ensured participants were actively engaged. The course went beyond my expectations due to the extent covered and the level of knowledge and experience of the trainers.”
– Bear Melvey, Builder from Newcastle


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