Construction Waterproofing License

If you have a wide range of experience as a construction waterproofer and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a certificate in Construction Waterproofing so you can apply for a Construction Waterproofing contractor license.

Get your RPL Qualification in

You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

Evidence may vary, but generally includes:

  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed painters you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  1. A qualified assessor will assess your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency.
  2. You may be asked by the assessor to perform various tasks for a practical observation at your work site.
  3. Where skills or knowledge gaps are identified, further assessment will be required.

It’s critical that your certificate is nationally recognised and you have completed the units required by your licensing body to be eligible to apply for your license.


Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification in Construction Waterproofing.

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Waterproofing work involves any protective treatment of a dwelling designed to prevent the penetration of water or moisture into the dwelling or the protective treatment of wet areas in a dwelling designed to prevent the unwanted escape of water from those areas by using solid membranes or membranes applied by brush, roller or any other method.


CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Waterproofing contractor’s licence


Apply, install and repair waterproofing including surface preparation, and apply or install material or systems for preventing moisture penetration.


CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed on 12/7/16 from: QBCC Waterproofing contractor’s licence


This component of domestic building work is limited to waterproofing for homes and associated class 10 structures. It involves the application, installation and repair of waterproofing membranes or systems, which may be applied to the interior, exterior, below ground and remedial areas of a building.

This work includes:

  • the waterproofing of showers and areas outside showers
  • the waterproofing of areas adjacent to baths and spas, laundries and WCs
  • the waterproofing of walls adjoining sinks, basins and laundry tubs
  • waterproofing applied as part of the construction of balconies and garages.

It excludes the waterproofing of swimming pools. The purpose of waterproofing is to prevent the ingress of moisture into the building interior. Experience needed In addition to the above list of general experience required by a person registered as a Domestic Builder, you must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • preparing a range of different surfaces for waterproofing
  • reporting or rectifying faults or damage in surfaces before applying a waterproofing system
  • selecting and applying appropriate waterproofing systems to above and below ground level external wet areas and internal wet areas according to required standards and manufacturer specifications
  • undertaking remedial waterproofing.


Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Accessed 12/7/16 from: Victorian Building Authority Waterproofing Contractor Licence


All forms of water proofing of wet areas, balconies concrete roof and concourses, retaining walls and the like


Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Accessed on 12/7/16 from: SA CBS Waterproofing Contractor licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction. (12/7/16)

Accessed 12/7/16 from: Canberra Waterproofing Licence

See ACT construction occupation licenses for latest listing of Canberra Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: WA Waterproofing Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NT Waterproofing Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 12/7/16 from: TAS Waterproofing Licence

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Can I Apply?

The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or  have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.


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