Course Description

Gain the skills and confidence to either start your career in the construction waterproofing industry or build your current skillset with the Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing at VU Polytechnic.

This hands-on course will teach you to prepare and apply waterproofing to internal, external and below-ground wet areas. You will learn how to assess and fix common waterproofing defects in the residential and commercial construction industry.

Our experienced teachers will help you gain essential knowledge and skills in:

  • occupational health and safety
  • communication
  • problem solving
  • working as a team
  • waterproofing preparation
  • waterproofing operations.

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia. This hands-on course caters to students new to the sector and experienced trades people carrying out waterproofing works.

Free TAFE 2019 - apply now

Eligible students won’t pay tuition fees for this course in 2019.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand from Victorian employers.

Find out more about Free TAFE (external link).


0.5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 47.9% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 89.4% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.5% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 70.0% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 7.0% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $62,000 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: CPC31411

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.