Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCWP2004A, 'Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained using relevant information, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and specifications and quality requirements.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations and applied.

2. Prepare work area.

2.1. Area to be waterproofed is identified from plans and specifications.

2.2. Surface to be waterproofed is inspected and tested to determine appropriateness of the installation and any contaminants, moisture or incompatible materials.

2.3. Ventilation is provided in accordance with material safety data sheets (MSDS).

2.4. Run-off and environmental controls are provided in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements.

2.5. Work area is prepared for the waterproofing processes in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

2.6. Surface mounted wet area construction units, fixtures and attachments are detached, removed or arranged for removal from the work area and stored.

2.7. Building structure service penetrations, cavities or knockout sections are cleaned of unwanted materials or debris in accordance with good building practice.

2.8. Cross cavity flashings and overlapping are inspected for damage and fitness for purpose.

2.9. Work surface of the building structure is cleaned free of unwanted materials in accordance with good building practice.

3. Prepare and repair substrate.

3.1. Surface or area to be prepared and repaired is assessed for defects to ascertain responsibility for repair, referring areas of concern to supervisor or structural engineer.

3.2. Tools are selected to prepare and repair the surface consistent with surface condition and work to be undertaken.

3.3. Appropriate tools are used and applied safely to remove loose or protruding material to specification.

3.4. Surface is prepared for repair in accordance with manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures.

3.5. Method of repairing surface defects is determined in accordance with manufacturer specifications and is consistent with type of material surface, size of defect, compatibility of materials and specified finish.

3.6. Repair medium materials are selected, prepared and applied in accordance with manufacturers' and supervisor or structural engineer specifications and consistent with type of material, surface, size of defect, compatibility of materials and specified finish.

3.7. Appropriate water stops/hobs and bond breakers/fillets are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications, drawings and finish levels.

3.8. Substrate to be waterproofed is prepared to manufacturer specification.

3.9. Substrate is prime coated with waterproofing material in line with manufacturer specification.

3.10. Primed surface area is cleaned free of unwanted materials to provide a smooth and uniform surface in accordance with specifications, manufacturer recommendations and good building practices.

3.11. Surface is protected until the application of the waterproof membrane in accordance with workplace procedures.

4. Clean up.

4.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice and job specification.

4.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCWP2004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC31411 - Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways