Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A KRA513



Successful completion of this unit supports your development of Chemistry core knowledge and skills. Through the development of this knowledge and skills you will have the necessary chemistry content and understanding of the nature of Science for contributing to your development as a science teacher.

The unit builds on your introductory chemistry and provides a foundation to four of the sub disciplines of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Emphasis is placed on:

  • The development of an understanding of the underlying concepts in chemistry, so that generalisations regarding the physical and chemical properties of substances can be made.
  • The development of problem solving ability.
  • The expansion of the skills necessary to carry out experiments safely and efficiently in the laboratory.

Attendance of practical sessions is compulsory for this unit. Taken as weekly sessions for on-campus enrolment or intensive block session for off-campus enrolment.


Unit name Chemistry 1A
Unit code KRA513
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Jason Smith

Teaching staff

Dr Stuart Thickett, Nathan Kilah

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles and theories. (Assessed by ATs 1, 2, 3 and 4)
2. Apply chemical principles to explain the chemical and physical properties of substances, their structure and the interactions that take place between them. (Assessed by ATs 1, 2, 3 and 4)
3. Apply chemical concepts and theoretical principles to solve problems. (Assessed by ATs 1, 2, 3 and 4)
4. Test and investigate theoretical chemical principles by successfully using fundamental experimental techniques in the laboratory. (Assessed by AT 2)
5. Demonstrate a capacity for self-directed learning, working responsibly and safely and recognise the critical role chemistry plays in society (Assessed by ATs 1, 3)
6. Critically reflect upon the nature of Chemistry/Physics. (Assessed by AT 5)*

*This ILO is specific to KRA513.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 010501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


CHM415115 Chemistry or KRA161 or (KRA001 and [MTG315115 General Mathematics or MTM315117 Mathematics Methods - Foundation or MTM415117 Mathematics Methods or KMA002 or KMA003])

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KRA113, KRA101, KRA102, KRA121, KRA161


Teaching Pattern

4 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 3-hour practicals weekly


Assessment Task 1: Online Assignments: 20%
Assessment Task 2: Laboratory: 0% (Competency Based Assessment)
Assessment Task 3: Topic tests (x 3): 20%
Assessment Task 4: Final Exam: 60% 
Assessment Task 5: Portfolio Entry: 10%

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