Course Description

Our Master Builders industry best practice waterproofing course is designed for participants to gain up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet current industry needs for the internal/external waterproofing sector. This 9-day workshop is 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.

Please note: The price that appears on this course webpage refers to an enrolment fee of $1,500.00 which is required to be paid prior to course commencement. A fee schedule will also be provided to indicate the total cost of fees for payment throughout the course.

A general guide to fees for this course is as follows:

If you do not hold a previous qualification from $2,990.00*^
If you do hold a previous qualification from $3,580.00*^
The full fee for service Member:  $3,000.00^
  Non-Member: $3,300.00^

*This training may be subsidised by NSW Government subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria apply.

^Inclusive of enrolment fee.


$1,500.00 Members $1,500.00 Non Members


Business Growth Centre
Shed Number: 15
48 Oakdale Rd, Gateshead NSW 2290



The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Workshop program requires you to attend workshops held at the Master Builders Education Centre in Norwest where practical assessments specific to Waterproofing will be conducted while you carry out the required tasks.


9 days classroom and workshop attendance, mostly conducted on weekends to minimise the impact on the working week. 3 workshops over 3 weekends including Fridays.

Start and finish times may vary depending on trainer availability. Please check with your regional office to confirm the course schedule.


Units of Competency


Workshop 1

CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively and Sustainably in the Construction Industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and Organise Work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements and Calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, Policies and Procedures in the Construction Industry
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCPB3004A Fix wet area sheets
CPCCSH2003A Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems (partial assessment) 
CPCCWP2004A Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application (partial assessment)

Friday - Sunday

Workshop 2

CPCCWP2001A  Handle waterproofing materials
CPCCWP2004A Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application (partial assessment)
CPCCWP3002A Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems (partial assessment)

Friday - Sunday

Workshop 3

CPCCWP2002A Use waterproofing tools and equipment
CPCCWP2003A Prepare for construction waterproofing process
CPCCWP3003A Apply waterproofing process to external wet areas
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems (partial assessment)
CPCCWP3001A  Apply waterproofing process to below ground level wet areas
CPCCWP3004A  Apply waterproofing remedial processes

Friday - Sunday



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 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
  • Achieve at least 65% accuracy in a short series of technical industry questions (which are included in your Application Form)

Apply for your USI prior to application


For full units of competency see the course information guide. Here is a brief overview of the assessments that will take place:                                          

  • Carry out basic demolition                                                                                               
  • Install wall sheeting                                                                                                          
  • Prepare for waterproofing process                                                                      
  • Apply primers and sealants
  • Prepare surfaces
  • Remedial waterproofing processes
  • Apply membrane
  • Knowledge testing and practical observations


Upon successful completion Certificate III qualification. Pathway to contractor licence in Waterproofing. For licensing contact NSW Fair Trading.