Project Description

A step towards your trade contractors licence

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What is this course about?

CPC31411- Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing is an innovative workshop course suitable for those who have a certain level of experience in the waterproofing sector, may need to upgrade their skills and are seeking to apply for their contractor waterproofing licence. This workshop delivers on industry best practice skills for waterproofing of internal, external and below ground areas, as well as remedial works.

Did you know?

NSW Fair Trading requires you to obtain a waterproofing certificate (Certificate III) before applying for a trade contractor’s licence.

Who should do it?

Experienced tradespeople who are looking for a comprehensive course covering the core skill sets in the trade.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

This course is designed to up skill experienced practitioners in the building, construction and waterproofing industry.  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to apply to NSW Fair Trading for a waterproofing licence.

Are there any entry requirements?

  • You must have carried out waterproofing, with at least 2 years full time experience, or
  • Be a licenced builder, carpenter, plumber, tiler and renovator with at least 3 years waterproofing experience, or
  • For all other trades have at least 5 years part time waterproofing experience.
  • 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

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at

You are currently working on active construction projects

You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)

You must be 15 years or older

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood or you’re workplace

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1500 as a deposit. Best Option Training RTO number 41246

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive CPC31411 – Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing which is a NSW licensing qualification requirement.

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

19 units of competency made up of:

  • 14 core units
  • 5 elective units.
Core units 
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWP2001AHandle waterproofing materials
CPCCWP2002AUse waterproofing tools and equipment
CPCCWP2003APrepare for construction waterproofing process
CPCCWP2004APrepare surfaces for waterproofing application
CPCCWP3001AApply waterproofing process to below ground level wet areas
CPCCWP3002AApply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
CPCCWP3003AApply waterproofing process to external wet areas
CPCCWP3004AApply waterproofing remedial processes
Elective units
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
CPCCCA3012AFrame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCM2002ACarry out excavation
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2009ACarry out basic demolition
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSH2003AApply and install sealant and sealant devices

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • White Card
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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