So, you want to be a waterproofer? Can you:
- Working at heights and are comfortable in confined spaces
- Use your physical fitness at work
- Work precisely to assure that the job is done correctly.
What do waterproofers do?
- Apply waterproofing to foundations
- Seal tanks and ponds
- Seal wet areas
- Frame and fit wet area fixtures
- Prepare surfaces for waterproofing applications
- Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
- Work and communicate with other trades so that waterproofing is carried out before other work begins. Waterproofers will work with bricklayers, concreters, tilers, and many other trades to make sure that the job is done on time and correctly.
How do I become a waterproofer?
Firstly, you will need to do some work experience so that you know what the job is about. I you think it’s for you, find an employer that is looking for an apprentice waterproofer. You will then become an apprentice waterproofer and will you will complete a certificate III qualification at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Once you have completed the four year apprenticeship, you will be a qualified tradie!
Once you are a tradie in the construction industry, you can continue working for small or large companies and move into leading hand, supervising or management positions. You might even want to start your own business and employ apprentices yourself. Some tradies even go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV to bachelor level. There are plenty of options for qualified waterproofers.