This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply waterproofing to differing types of wet areas in varying building situations.  It includes identification of the processes required and planning and preparation of materials for application.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills; - evaluate own actions and make judgments about performance and necessary improvements; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - respond to change and contribute to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental and sustainability frameworks and management systems; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities; - use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones, and; - voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - building structures and work scheduling; - characteristics and applications of waterproofing materials and adhesives; - construction systems and waterproofing considerations and requirements; - general construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS) and the handling of hazardous materials; - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, drawings and specifications; - plant, tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations; - preparation for waterproofing processes and waterproofing techniques; - principles and considerations of water exclusion; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - waterproofing process materials, including durability, compatibility, applications and protection requirements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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