Project Description

Learn to prepare and apply waterproofing

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What is this course about?

Best Option Training Internal industry best practice waterproofing short course is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to ensure internal waterproofing for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries is done right the first time. This is an accredited course.

Did you know?

According to the NSW Department of Planning in 2013 waterproofing defects in internal wet areas in high-rise buildings are one of the biggest causes of financial and emotional concern for owners and occupiers.

Who should do it?

Builders, renovators, waterproofing applicators, site supervisors, project managers, plasterers, wall and ceiling liners, tilers, and plumbers.

Anyone looking to better their understanding of the internal waterproofing process and its application, as well as those looking to branch out into the internal waterproofing field.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

With a large percentage of housing insurance claims across NSW being directly related to waterproofing issues the demand for remedial work is huge, and the expectation of correct waterproofing in new projects is more important than ever. This is a great skill set to take into the job site regardless of your trade. Waterproofing continues to be the number one defect facing builders in NSW. Up to 50% of recorded building defects are wet area related. With the average cost of repairs reportedly being between 6 to 10 times the original cost of the work, can you afford to take the risk of having to fix preventable waterproofing defects?

You will learn

  • Current industry best practice standards
  • Australian Standards and National Construction Code requirements
  • Hands-on practical application of preparing and applying waterproofing membranes for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries
  • How to identify and prevent common reasons for waterproofing failures
  • Troubleshooting techniques and best practices applications to prevent defects
  • Waterproofing products, their characteristics and compatibilities

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?

At Best Option Training Education Centre in Villawood or in our regional centres enquire for details

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Statement of Attainment for Internal Waterproofing.

The units are:

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures n the construction industry
  • CPCCWP2001A Handle waterproofing materials
  • CPCCWP2004A Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application.

These units make up part of the Qualification CPC31411 – Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.
Unit Code:Unit Name:
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWP2001AHandle waterproofing materials
CPCCWP2004APrepare surfaces for waterproofing application

The units are:

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures n the construction industry
  • CPCCWP2001A Handle waterproofing materials
  • CPCCWP2004A Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application.
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Can I get CPD points for this class?

Yes, 12 CPD points are attached to the successful completion of this course.


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