VCE/VCAL Programs

KIOSC offers a range of VCE enhancement programs that comply with VCAA subject requirements. If you are interested in a VCAL program contact us.

Program Year 11 Year 12

(2 hour)

Unit 1 –  Biomimicry

Survival requires control and regulation of factors of an individual in repose to their environment. In this program, students will investigate the survival of an individual/species by conducting an experiment in Defensive Swarms.

Unit 4 – DNA Manipulation

Students investigate and analyse techniques to manipulate DNA, using restriction enzymes and gel electrophoresis techniques to sort DNA fragments.



(2 hour)

Unit 2 –  Water

Students analyse a range of organic salts/compounds in water, using various techniques such as spectroscopy, AAS and HPLC.

Unit 4 – Organic Compounds

Location of this program is at Swinburne Hawthorn

Students investigate organic compounds using a range of instrumental analysis: Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy and HPLC.


(2 hour)

Unit 1 – Thermodynamics

Students apply thermodynamic principles to investigate The use of thermal imaging and infrared thermography in locating heating losses in building and/or system malfunctions; cost saving implications.

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(2 hour)

Unit 2 – Olfactory Perception

Students apply principles of perception in analysing ice-cream flavour made with liquid nitrogen and the social perception of alternative foods (insects) into our diet.

Unit 4 –  Sleep

In conjunction with the Epworth Sleep Lab

Students undertake a comprehensive sleep education session and explore altered states of consciousness using data-logging and VR equipment.

Environmental Science


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An innovative learning centre that will give students the opportunity to develop the new "green" skills essential for success in the workplace of the future.
KIOSC Trade Training Centre
Swinburne University of Technology
369 Stud Road
VIC 3152

Phone 03 9210 1285
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