Professional development for VCE chemistry teachers

In this two-day workshop, teachers of VCE chemistry will be brought up-to-date with modern spectroscopy and chromatography.

The professional development covers theoretical and technical principles. Teachers receive hands-on training in the Shimadzu Analytical Laboratory, which contains state-of-the-art chromatographic and spectroscopic instrumentation.

Practical exercises include the analysis of:

  • calcium in milk using atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • aspirin in analgesic tablets using UV-vis spectroscopy
  • molecular structure determination using infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • alcohol in wine using gas chromatography
  • caffeine in energy drinks using liquid chromatography.

This program supports the VCE chemistry curriculum and provides teachers with detailed hands-on practice in chemical analysis. A certificate of attendance is presented at the conclusion of the second day.

Event details

When: Late November 2016
Time: Two days
Location: Werribee campus for 1.5 days and Footscray Park campus for 0.5 days
Cost: $360 including GST and refreshments
Capacity: 16 students per workshop


To register, email Dr Raymond Horsley ([email protected]).

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