Physics forms the foundation of so much of our daily lives. Tools, machines and equipment that we use every day are commonly designed, built and used by applying the principles of physics. This course is an ideal introduction to the science of physics, and relevant to many industries, from farming, construction and engineering to transport and even photography!
The Certificate of Physicsis an online program that will introduce you to the scope and nature of physics, including the concepts of placement, velocity, speed and acceleration.
In this professional development course, you will delve into the fascinating world of waves, forces, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, energy, light and optics.
You will also study basic algebra, the fundamentals of thermodynamics, radioactivity and nuclear physics, and astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics.
On completion of this course, you will be able to apply the theories of physics to a variety of career roles, including in the rural, health sciences, engineering and environmental management sectors.
Review of Basic Algebra
Equations and formulae
Angles and radians
Logarithms and exponentials
Introduction: Scope and Nature of Physics
Observing, measuring, modeling, predicting
Units of measurement
Converting between units
Precision of measurements and identifying significant digits
Forces and Mechanics
Physics and motion
Speed and velocity
Force of gravity
What are waves
Properties of waves: longitudinal waves, transverse waves
Relationship of frequency or period
Electromagnetic radiation and waves
Speed of sound
Standing waves and resonance
Electricity and Magnetism
Conductors and insulators
How to make an electroscope
The electric field
Electricity and electric circuits
Circuits: series, parallel
Earth’s magnetic fiels
Electromagnetism and solenoids
Right hand rule
Energy and Work
What is energy
Conservation of total energy and mechanical energy
Converting kinetic energy into potential energy
Work and force
Conservative and non conservative forces
Conservation of mass energy
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Temperature measurement units
Converting between units
What is heat
Heat transfers: thermal equilibrium
Thermal expansion and thermal contraction
Light and Optics
What is light
Demonstration of refraction
Index of refraction
The electromagnetic spectrum
How a rainbow forms
What are mirrors
Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
Structure of matter
The periodic table
What is radioactivity
Nuclear medicine -diagnostic and therapy
Radioactive tracers in agriculture
Archeological and geological dating
Radiation effects and injuries
Cancer and burns caused by radiation
Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics
What is astronomy
The pioneers of astronomy
The branches of astronomy
Sub fields of astronomy
Astronomy in our daily life
The most important discoveries in astronomy
What is Cosmology
How did cosmology evolve
Calculate the age of the universe using the Hubble constant
What is astrophysics
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.