Course Title: Investigate atomic structure and bonding

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3399 Certificate III in Science

Course Title: Investigate atomic structure and bonding

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to investigate the application of atomic structure, bonding and the periodic table.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22076 Investigate atomic structure and bonding


1. Apply the particle theory of matter

2. Use the Bohr-Rutherford model to explain the structure of an atom

3. Use knowledge of periodicity and bonding to explain the chemical and physical properties of common elements and compounds

4. Derive systematic names and formulae for simple inorganic compounds

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, worksheets, practical reports and assignments