Purchases

You will need to purchase a small number of items in order to begin our courses.

Textbooks

Most subject notes are available on this site, and it is up to you download and print them, or bring your laptop to class. However, for first year students, there are two commercial textbooks – written by Newcastle staff – that you may have to purchase depending on which course/subjects you are doing.
 
Chemistry for Technicians – required if you haven’t done HSC Chemistry and are doing one of these subjects:
•  Chemistry of Natural Substances
•  Introductory Enviromental Chemistry

Practical Laboratory Skills – required for all students doing the subjects:
•  Laboratory Practice
•  Introductory Laboratory methods

Where to buy these: Newcastle Campus College Association shop; Ph. 4923 7702

Safety equipment

You cannot work in the laboratory without:
•  safety glasses (even if you wear prescription glasses; sunglasses are not acceptable)
•  a laboratory coat (not necessarily a dazzling white one – it must simply cover you from neck to knee)
•  covered shoes

You must purchase these yourself.

Where to buy these: Newcastle Campus College Association shop; hardware shops such as Bunnings & Mitre 10; work safety shops.

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