15 TCE credit points

Level: Level 4

Hours: 150

Type: TASC

Standards: NUM

Course overview

You have
TASC course
May lead to
  • A strong SA in Physical Sciences 3 or equivalent, and
  • A strong background in mathematics, e.g. Level 3 mathematics, is highly recommended
Physics 4
  • Further study or careers in physics, medical/health sciences and engineering technology.

  • Please note Physics is a pre-requisite for many tertiary courses. Please check with each university for more information.

  • To understand and apply the principles of Newtonian mechanics, including gravitational fields
  • To apply the principles and theories of electricity and magnetism, including electric and magnetic fields
  • To utilise the general principles of waves and extend this to wave particle duality in light
  • To apply principles in atomic and nuclear physics and models of the nucleus and nuclear processes
  • To further appreciate the role and impact of physics in society.

  • Model collisions in two dimensions using conservation of momentum
  • Practically investigate and model the physics within a DC electric motor
  • Replicate and interpret Young’s double slit experiment
  • Research practical applications of the theory of relativity.

  • Wants to better understand the underlying physics within our world
  • Would like to be able to make informed decisions about science issues in society and local community.