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National Certificate: Waterproofing 
65929  National Certificate: Waterproofing 
SGB Building Construction 
CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Building Construction 
Undefined  121  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 


This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved as a waterproofer in the waterproofing sector. The Qualification contains all the competencies, skills and values required by a learner who may wish to work towards becoming a fully qualified and recognised waterproofer. In addition, the learner will need to comply with South African National Standards (SANS) and industry regulations.

Waterproofing primarily involves the following: Various substrates (Horizontal above ground) like balconies, terraces, parking decks; tanking (Vertical below ground) like water retaining structures, retaining walls, and reservoirs. Waterproofing excludes swimming pools, water features, damp-proof membranes (DPM's)under ground slads, damp-proof membranes (DPC's) in solid or stepped in cavity walls, damp-proof membranes (DPC's) around window and door frames etc. Structures of all descriptions that require waterproofing need to be waterproofed by quality individuals. This will prevent future costs and increase the longevity of such structure.

The National Certificate: Waterproofing at NQF Level 2 contains competencies that help the learner install a range of waterproofing systems which could be broadly:
  • Heat-fused waterproofing.
  • Reinforced and non-reinforced waterproofing.
  • Synthetic waterproofing.
  • Self-adhesive waterproofing.

    The core component consists of competencies in:
  • Installing and testing of the waterproofing systems described above.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Health and Safety.
  • HIV/Aids.
  • The use of scaffolding and harnesses.
  • Ethics.
  • Customer service.
  • Reading and interpreting installation drawings and specifications.
  • Using and maintaining hand and power tools and equipment.

    The Elective component allows for the acquisition of entrepreneurial competencies so that the waterproofer could set-up a business of their own or deepen understanding of aspects in the broad construction industry.

    Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their conceptual understanding of the field and their work performance. This Qualification is intended to enhance the provision of service within the waterproofing sector.

    The Qualification will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged.
  • Have worked in this field for many years, but have no formal Qualification and would like to achieve this Qualification through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or formal study.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge and hence their competencies in waterproofing environment.

    The intention of this Qualification is to:
  • Promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required for service excellence within the waterproofing field.
  • Release the potential of people.
  • Provide opportunities for people to explore different activities within the waterproofing sector.


    There is a significant demand for highly qualified "waterproofers" mainly in the construction field as the state and the private sector embark on or roll out huge projects like the expanded public works programme, for example. In addition, the country has a robust construction industry, which demands waterproofing expertise.

    This Qualification is directed at an individual who will focus solely on the installation of the waterproofing systems, at times under supervision. It will in the interest of the country as a whole to ultimately have quality waterproofers who are trained according to this Qualification in order to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

    Currently there are no national Qualifications for these learners at this level. Learners tend to enter the field by acquiring work experience with a waterproofing company.

    The National Certificate: Waterproofing at NQF Level 2 is the first national Qualification in this sector. In terms of a learning pathway the learner will be able to pursue the National Certificate: Construction Masonry (ID 22671) at NQF Level 3.

    The National Certificate: Waterproofing at NQF Level 2 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered Qualification. It will ensure that the quality of education and training in the waterproofing sector is enhanced and of a world-class standard. The Qualification will allow learners not only to develop their knowledge and skills in the waterproofing field but will also enable them to benchmark their competence against international standards. 

    Learners wishing to study towards this Qualification are assumed to have:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard-based Qualification makes the recognition of prior learning (RPL) possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification.

    Learners who already work in the waterproofing sector and who believe that they possess the competencies to enable them to meet all of the outcomes listed in the Unit Standards will be able to present themselves for assessment against the Unit Standards of their choice. A range of assessment tools and techniques should be used which have been jointly decided upon by the learner and the assessor. Such procedures, and the assessment of individual cases, are subject to moderation by independent assessors. The same principles that apply to assessment of this Qualification also apply to recognition of prior learning. Once found competent, these learners will be certified as competent and credited accordingly. Recognition of Prior Learning can also be conducted for these learners at Qualification level, by means of Integrated Assessment.

    RPL will allow for accelerated access to further learning and gaining of credits towards the Qualification. All RPL ought to be carried out by the provider in agreement with the relevant ETQA or another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    RPL is particularly important, as there are people in the profession with a variety of Qualifications of differing quality and scope. It is important that an RPL process be available to assist in making sense of existing Qualifications, and helping to standardise Qualifications towards a common standard.

    Access to the qualification:
  • Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place. 


    A minimum of 121 credits is required to complete the Qualification which is made up of the following components:

    Fundamental Component:
  • There are 36 credits allocated to this component at the level of the Qualification. These constitute Communication and Mathematical Literacy skills. All the Unit Standards designated as Fundamental are compulsory.

    Core Component:
  • 67 credits have been allocated to Unit Standards designated as Core for the purpose of this Qualification. These Unit Standards provide the generic knowledge and skills related to waterproofing in general, issues that have been highlighted in the Purpose Statement.

    All the Unit Standards indicated as Core are compulsory.

    Elective Component:
  • Electives that add up to a minimum of 18 credits must be completed.

    These Elective Unit Standards provide opportunities for the holistic development of the learner and allow for maximum flexibility and multi-skilling to enable the learners to achieve a Qualification that is relevant to the context in which they work. 

    1. Explain and apply knowledge of health and safety as it pertains to installation of waterproofing systems.

    2. Apply knowledge of scaffolding and fall arrest in the installation of waterproofing systems.

    3. Explain the importance of developing an ethical framework and providing good customer service within the waterproofing sector.

    4. Install a waterproofing system.

    Critical Cross-field Outcomes:

    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment to install waterproofing systems.
  • Identifying potential hazards and dealing with them.
  • Erecting and dismantling a system scaffold with ladder access taking into consideration physical conditions.
  • Solving problems related to waterproofing and installation.
  • Use and performance of basic rescues for fall arrest systems.
  • Dealing with ethical dilemmas.
  • Resolving customer queries.
  • Engaging with waterproofing problems.

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Install the waterproofing system through correct application of waterproofing principles.
  • Ensure the safety of all personnel during installation and follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Communicate and receive advice from client.
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access.
  • Repair the waterproofing problem according to standard procedure.

    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Reading and interpreting building drawings.
  • Identifying, selecting, using appropriate tools and equipment to install the waterproofing system.
  • Ensuring the safety of all personnel during waterproofing and installation in accordance with building industry regulations.
  • Installing waterproofing system.
  • Meeting customer requirements.
  • Ensure that all activities take place within an ethical framework.
  • Diagnosing a waterproofing problem to perform repairs.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Prepare for and install waterproofing system.
  • Interpret information contained in drawings.
  • Resolve problems pertaining to waterproofing and installation.
  • Resolve customer queries.
  • Selecting and using the appropriate tools and materials for the task.
  • Dealing with health and safety issues.
  • Diagnose and solve a waterproofing problem.

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Issue clear verbal instructions to team members.
  • Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
  • Assemble and check scaffolding and fall arrest equipment and systems.
  • Finalise customer preferences and resolve customer queries.
  • Complete waterproofing installation.
  • Hand over job to supervisor.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the appropriate tools, materials and equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Basic first aid techniques are applied to according to first-aid procedures.
    1.2 Potential hazards in the work area are identified and attended to according to procedure.
    1.3 Damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency is limited through identification of the type of emergencies and responding appropriately according to procedure.
    1.4 Illness or injury in the work area is attended to and a report is prepared to the relevant authority according to procedure.
    1.5 Safety is adhered to according to safety procedures before, during and after job processes.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 A system scaffold with ladder access is erected and dismantled according to standard procedure.
    2.2 A trestle scaffold is erected and dismantled according to procedure and specifications.
    2.3 An extension ladder is erected and dismantled and a step ladder is used according to procedure.
    2.4 Basic knowledge of the limitations of a limited range of fall arrest equipment and regulations is demonstrated according to procedure.
    2.5 Fall arrest equipment is inspected, assembled, used and stored according to procedure.
    2.6 Pre-installed vertical and horizontal life-lines are used and explained to reduce risks during rescue according to procedure.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Own values and belief systems are reflected in terms of how they influence own behaviour.
    3.2 The manner in which an individual can behave ethically in a business context is explained to show how ethical behaviour can impact within and outside of the business.
    3.3 Techniques for dealing with situations where own values and ethics conflict with work practice are discussed using case studies.
    3.4 The importance of customer service is explained in terms of customer attraction and retention.
    3.5 The use of communication skills during interaction with the customer is demonstrated to resolve queries and attend to requests.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 National Building Regulations and safety legislation are explained and adhered to in order to ensure compliance and safety during the installation.
    4.2 The safe handling and use of hand and power tools are applied in accordance with installation requirements.
    4.3 Materials and tools transported, handled and used according to procedure.
    4.4 Drawings are read accurately and scope of work is described to ensure completion within time frames.
    4.5 Different waterproofing systems are described and their application explained according to manufacturers specifications.
    4.6 Work is undertaken with safety, using personal protective clothing, scaffolding and/or harnesses if necessary according to procedure.
    4.7 Building plans are read and interpreted to calculate measurements for waterproofing according to procedure.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The importance of integrated assessment is to confirm that the learner is able to demonstrate applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive) and ensure that the purpose of this Qualification is achieved. Both formative and summative assessment methods and strategies are used to ensure that the Exit Level Outcomes and the purpose of the Qualification are achieved through the achievement of the Unit Standards. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked.

    Learning and assessment should be integrated and assessment practices must be fair, transparent, valid and reliable. A variety of assessment strategies and approaches must be used. This could include tests, assignments, projects, demonstrations and/or any applicable method. The learner must demonstrate evidence of analytical thinking, problem solving, and integration of theory and practice as deemed appropriate at this level.

    Formative assessment is an on-going process which is used to assess the efficacy of the teaching and learning process. It is used to plan appropriate learning experiences to meet the learner's needs. Formative assessments can include a mix of simulated and actual (real) clinical practice or authentic settings. Feedback from assessment informs both teaching and learning. If the learner has met the assessment criteria of the Unit Standards then s/he has achieved the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification.

    Summative assessment is concerned with the judgement of the learning in relation to the Unit Standards and consequently of the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification. Such judgement must include integrated assessment(s) which test the learners' ability to integrate the larger body of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are represented by the Unit Standards and the Exit Level Outcomes. Summative assessment can take the form of oral, written and practical examinations as agreed to by the relevant ETQA.

    Integrated assessment must be designed to achieve the following:

    An integration of the achievement of the Exit Level Outcomes in a way that reflects a comprehensive approach to learning and shows that the purpose of the Qualification has been achieved.

    Judgement of learner performance to provide evidence of applied competence or capability. 

    The following countries were chosen based on their best practice:
  • Australia.
  • United States.
  • United Kingdom.
  • New Zealand.
  • Canada.
  • Japan.
  • India-very little or no information.
  • Qatar-very little or no information.
  • Egypt-very little or no information.
  • Indonesia-very little or no information.
  • Zimbabwe-very little or no information.
  • Namibia-very little or no information.
  • Botswana-very little or no information.


    Holmsglen institute offers Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses. TAFE provides students with practical skills that are transferable to the workplace. Most TAFE courses are based on national competency standards that are set around industry training packages. These packages are designed to produce a nationally consistent curriculum and levels of training so that students receive the same standard of training no matter which TAFE they attend. The following courses in waterproofing, closely resemble this Qualification:
  • Certificate III in Waterproofing: General Construction.

    This qualification is part of the General Construction Training Package and provides the knowledge and skills for the installation of waterproofing in general construction contexts. The course is suitable for new entrants or persons already working in the industry who require formal on-the-job or off-the-job learning and training.


  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding.
  • Handle waterproofing materials.
  • Use waterproofing tools and equipment.
  • Prepare for construction process.
  • Prepare surfaces for waterproofing application.
  • Apply waterproofing process to below ground level wet areas; Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas; Apply waterproofing to external wet areas.

    In general terms, Waterproofing to Wet Areas covers the Theory/Content required to achieve these skills/competencies:
  • Fixing of linings.
  • Construction of floors.
  • Installation of flashings.
  • Installation of external trays.
  • Installation of internal trays.
  • Installation of corner angles.
  • Installation of waste pipes.
  • Installation of membrane systems.
  • Screening and tiling.
  • Waterproofing wet areas.
  • Structural Backgrounds.
  • Lining materials for Wet Areas.
  • Waterproofing showers, baths and basins.
  • Waterproofing materials and definitions.
  • Structural movements.

    United States:

    A workshop run by SAI Global, an applied information services company, offers training in various competencies.

    Waterproofing: AS 3740:

    Waterproofing internal wet areas is important to prevent any damage to the structure caused by exposure to water. This workshop is aimed at increasing the awareness of attendees to the requirements of AS 3740.

    Waterproofing of wet areas within residential buildings and AS/NZS 4858 Wet area membranes.

    Course Outline:

    For the first time there is a material testing Standard AS/NZS 4858:
  • This categorises membranes into three groups based on their elastic properties. These groups are given different bond breaker requirements in AS 3740.
  • The testing includes durability against commonly used cleaning chemicals: Examples of poor performance will be shown.
  • The testing includes water vapour transmission requirements for use over particleboard substrates: Graphical representation of how water vapour transition increases moisture content in the substrate will be given.
  • AS 3740 now can give bond breaker types against the membrane classification based on its elastic properties.
  • As leaking from showers is the main cause of damage in wet areas, the Standard is written around confinement of water within the shower area. The shower is designated as the highest risk area.
  • New classifications of levels of risk in wet areas.
  • Requirement to waterproof the whole floor area in bathrooms where a timber or a timber derived substrate is used.
  • Treatment of door threshold revised to prevent water leakage through doorway where water is allowed to penetrate the tile bed outside the shower area.
  • The alternative use of installation of the membrane on top of the tile bed or screed is included.

    By the end of this workshop participants will:
  • Have an increased awareness of the requirements of AS 3740 Waterproofing of wet areas within residential buildings and AS/NZS 4858 Wet area membranes.
  • Understand new calculation methods through practical examples.
  • Understand world-first methodologies and outcomes put forward by the Standard.

    The following people could attend: Waterproofing contractors, waterproofing manufacturers, builders, architects and regulatory bodies.

    The Bay Area Roofing and Waterproofing Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (J.A.T.C.) based in California offers an apprenticeship program.

    The stated purpose of the program is 'to help the apprentice by providing training in the various phases of the roofing and waterproofing industry'. It is a much more extended programme than this Qualification.

    The program is a 3 1/2 years (42 months) program. Apprentices must work a minimum of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training and 304 hours of related instruction to reach journeyman status. Apprentices are required to attend instructional classes at the J.A.T.C training center for the duration of their apprenticeship, or until released by the J.A.T.C.

    The following aspects are covered:
  • Intro to Roofing and Waterproofing Apprenticeship.
  • Common Materials.
  • Standard First Aid.
  • Built-Up Roofing.
  • Waterproofing and Damp-proofing.
  • Cold Applied and Caulking.

    The Wisconsin Department of Workplace Development provides training for waterproofers.

  • General tasks, including: loading and unloading materials/equipment for roof/ground level; basic safety procedures of "hot" and roof safety; knowledge of tear-off procedures concerning hand tools such as spud bars, forks, pyne bars and other small hand tools; removal of gravel, felts, insulation and clean-up of area for re-roofing; operation of power equipment used for roof removal and transportation of asphalt to work areas; nailing, plastic and fabric application on flashing and materials used for protection of flashing from ultraviolet rays.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all roofing materials, including: knowledge/heating of asphalts relating to skid kettle work, wheel kettles and transports; primer application for deck preparations; B.U.R. which includes the following: preparation of surface, applications of vapor barriers, when required, insulation application, taper systems, crickets, cants, applying/cutting all types of roofing asphalt and/or pitch membrane, asphalt applications, hand mopping and mechanical; proper applications and knowledge of all roof penetrations such as: curbs, stacks, drain systems (including modified mop applied); distribution of roof gravels.
  • Knowledge of Elastomers and Plastimer, including: All categories concerning job preparation as well as application of insulation systems; knowledge of all E.P.D.M. or P.V.C. systems; applying the elastomers or plastimer membrane; application of all detail work, flashing and penetrations; anchoring and terminations, modified system application (torch applied); detail work of modified system.
  • Shingling and Waterproofing application, including: all systems involving shingling, tile, slate and other roofing membrane. Any/all waterproofing systems involved on commercial or residential buildings. All work processes, both primary and typical, as listed in Prevailing Wage Code 133, Roofer or Waterproofer. Waterproofing of bridges, roadways, sidewalks, tunnels, retention ponds and parking structures.

    As can be seen from the information above, this is a very extended programme compared to this Qualification.

    How the training is structured:
  • Year training program.
  • 6,240 hours on-the-job training.
  • 400 hours paid related instruction.
  • Apprentices shall take and satisfactorily complete an approved standard first aid course and CPR course during the first 2,000 hours of work and have a current card in order to complete the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice in his/her final year must complete the Transition-To-Trainer Course.

    United Kingdom:

    There is a Level 2 Applied Waterproof Membranes offered by Newcastle College in the United Kingdom. This is very similar to the South African Qualification.

    NVQ 2 Applied Waterproof Membranes Ttgane Construction:

    Course Overview:

    This one year qualification is recognised as the industry standard entry route to a career in Applied Waterproof Membranes; it is part of the Construction Foundation Modern Apprenticeship framework and can also be assessed via the OSAT route for experienced workers. This qualification is a compulsory component along with the Health & Safety test for candidates applying for their CSCS card.

    This course is ideal if you are employed and experienced in this particular sector of the building industry and would like to gain a qualification.

    Course Content:

    This course involves the assessment of craft skills and job knowledge that are required for work in the construction industry. You will, in association with your assessor, produce a portfolio of your work during the course.

    A company in the UK, Safeguard, offers waterproof training in West Sussex. The details are as follow:
  • Structural Waterproofing (Tanking, Basement Waterproofing).
  • An independent course run by Phil Hewitt of the School of Waterproofing. The course is run over three days and is primarily aimed at people whose work involves the waterproofing and refurbishment of cellars and basements:
    > Day 1: Basic Principals of Structural Waterproofing.
    > Day 2: Surveying, Quoting, Reporting.
    > Day 3: Principals/Application of Cementitious and Cavity Drain Systems.

    The British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), considered to be the leading trade body for this industry and offers a range of training options. This includes the Structural Waterproofing Course, a three day foundation course.

    New Zealand:

    On the NZQA the following two standards are available:
  • Apply waterproofing coatings and membranes at Level 4. This standard covers the following competencies:
    > Identify waterproofing coatings and membranes.
    > Prepare surfaces for waterproofing coatings and membranes.
    > Apply waterproofing coatings and membranes.
  • Install a manufactured waterproofing system for tiling to interior wet areas on site at Level 4. This standard covers the following competencies:
    > Select manufactured waterproofing system for wet area interior surfaces.
    > Prepare wet area interior surfaces for application of waterproofing system on site.
    > Install a waterproofing system on site.
    > Complete work operations.


    Humber College, offers the following course:

    Advanced Waterproofing: Course Number: ARC. 016:

    A two-day course aimed at the practicing waterproofing consultant or designer and for those just getting into this field. Although the term waterproofing can refer to many segments of a building, this course is limited to plaza decks, terraces, below grade walls, and floor slabs. This course provides a good review or learning experience for those aiming toward the RCI Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) credential.

    Highlights of the program include: concepts unique to waterproofing; negative and positive systems including lagging; proper drainage; concrete performance, problems and repair; surface and below grade water management; detailed description of materials and systems unique to waterproofing; vegetative roof design principles; waterproofing specifications and details, and waterproofing case studies.

    SOPREMA, an industry leader in the Canadian waterproofing sector, offers the following comprehensive training program: PAQ+S:

    This course is for experienced installers and other waterproofing experts who wish to receive more in-depth training on the systems developed by SOPREMA in recent years.

    The purpose of the course is to familiarize participants with high performance systems and enable them to refresh their knowledge of elastomeric bitumen membrane installation techniques.

    During this course, participants will receive classroom instruction on installation safety precautions, SOPREMA waterproofing materials, and installation techniques. In addition, practical, hands-on exercises will be used to expand their expertise with membrane installation procedures.

    This course is the mandatory step for those who wish to apply for Programme of Affiliation for Quality + Safety (PAQ+S) accreditation. In this case, there will be a written exam at the end of the course.

    T-02 Beginner:

    This course is for apprentice-installers as well as for experienced installers not familiar with basic modified bitumen waterproofing products. It will give installers who have some experience but who have never participated in an official training course the opportunity to review their knowledge and validate the notions they have acquired on the job.

    T-03 Cold Applied Systems:

    This course is for installers and contractors who wish to familiarize themselves with some elastomeric bitumen weatherproofing products that are applied without a propane torch. The purpose of the course is to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of adhesive based, self-adhesive and mechanically fastened waterproofing systems and ALSAN FLASHING waterproofing coating. During this one-day training course, participants with be given the opportunity through hands-on workshops to practice the application techniques for the various systems.

    T-04 Air/Vapour Barrier and Below-Grade Waterproofing:

    This course is for installers as well as for consultants who wish to familiarize themselves with the installation of air barriers or below-grade membranes as part of the building envelope. It will give installers who have some experience but who have never participated in an official training course the opportunity to review their knowledge and validate the practices they have acquired on the job.

    During this course, participants will receive information on membranes, their properties, work site safety precautions, as well as hands-on training to practice the installation techniques. At the end of the course, participants will have the basic knowledge required to install thermofusible, self-adhesive and liquid membranes.


    Information on the installation of waterproofing systems is scarce. However, there is a study on 'Waterproofing Systems in Japan' by two academics Kyogi Tanaka, chairman of the building materials and construction committee (including waterproofing technology) at the Architectural Institute of Japan and Dr. Hiroyuki Miyauchi, an assistant professor working at the Tokyo Institute of Technology gives guidelines on problems and installation of waterproofing systems.

    A search for qualifications/training programmes/courses in India, Qatar, Egypt, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana yielded very little information.


    This Qualification compares very well with the NVQ Applied Waterproof Membranes at Level 2 from the United Kingdom. It also compares favourably with the Australian Certificate at Level 3. As far as specific skills are concerned, this Qualification focusses on the installation of various waterproofing systems while the Level 2 New Zealand Unit Standards do not focus on waterproofing systems per se but on broad competencies to install any waterproofing system. On the whole, this Qualification is more comprehensive than all the qualifications and learning programmes/short courses covered in this comparability exercise. 

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • ID: 49022: National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation Level 2.
  • ID: 49410: National Certificate: Construction at Level 2.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • ID: 65409: National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction. Level 3. 

  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant accredited ETQA. Providers must also be accredited as providers with a relevant accredited ETQA. Providers will primarily use their own qualified staff as assessors but may, if they wish make use of tutors and/or outside accredited assessors or assessment agencies provided that the provider monitors the process.

    Internal and external assessors must have an appropriate Qualification at least one level above the level of the Qualification or appropriate experience in waterproofing. 

    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 


    Core  13159  Care for, select and use hand and measuring tools  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  229998  Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  113924  Apply basic business ethics in a work environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114974  Apply the basic skills of customer service  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  262665  Install heat-fused waterproofing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  262668  Install in-situ reinforced and non-reinforced liquid based  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  262666  Install self-adhesive waterproofing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  262667  Install synthetic waterproofing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10255  Select, use and care for power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261664  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119463  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9976  Apply basic business concepts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9982  Comply with legal requirements for a construction contract  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  119672  Manage marketing and selling processes of a new venture  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  262670  Perform repairs to existing/obsolete waterproofing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  262671  Perform repairs to redundant waterproofing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  119670  Produce a business plan for a new venture  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


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