This course provides a solid knowledge foundation that covers subject and content knowledge of concepts and problem solving skills in basic chemistry.


Who should attend?

The short learning programme "Basic Chemistry for Operators in Chemical Process Industry" is aimed at people who wish to be skilled in the field of process operator.  The course is geared towards applications of chemistry in the chemical process industry.

Prior learning requirements

Physical Science and Mathematics on Grade 12 Level.

Course objectives and structure

After completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand basic chemistry principles
  • Understand basic nomenclature for inorganic compounds
  • Be able to do basic calculations and chemical reactions

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Measurement in experimentation
  • Periodic Table
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding
  • Naming and writing of correct chemical formulas for inorganic compounds
  • Matter
  • Mole concept and mass
  • Solutions
  • Chemical reactions in general
  • Different types of chemical reactions and the balancing of chemical reaction equations
  • Stoichiometrical applications and calculations
  • Phases of matter
  • Acids and bases
  • Nitrogen containing compounds
  • Viscosity

The students are evaluated by completing a test on the work covered.

To Register

Please download the application form which you will find under "Forms, Fees and Duration". Send your completed application form and a copy of your ID document for the attention of the SLP Co-ordinator at InnoVenton, Margriet Bosma.

 Receipt of the application form will be acknowledged by e-mail.