About this book

Our VCE Chemistry Units 1&2 revision guide is our very first upcoming Decode VCE Revision guide for students in Year 11. Modelled on our well-loved Units 3&4 Revision Guides, this book will give you or your child/student the perfect start to his VCE Chemistry journey.

This is a hybrid paper-digital title containing a hardcopy question book containing topic tests and trial exams, and a digital PDF solution manual accessible via QR code.


  • 250+ pages' worth of content (estimated)
  • 4 topic tests (40 marks, 50 minutes each) and 2 trial exams (72 marks, 90 minutes each)
  • Written in the voice of a high-achieving previous VCE Chemistry graduate who blitzed the subject with a study score of 50 and a Premier's Award, and represented Australia in the International Chemistry Olympiad, winning a Silver medal, and is also a highly experienced tutor and lecturer
  • Questions of all difficulties, from entry-level questions to extension-style questions, to suit students of all needs
  • Solution manual also contains exam tips and tricks, problem-solving techniques and applied theory

Thushan Hettige

Dr Thushan Hettige is the Managing Director of Decode and its most senior content developer. Thushan graduated dux of Scotch College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.95, scoring 5 perfect 50s (one of which included Chemistry) and Premier’s Awards in Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematical Methods. This means that Thushan was in the top 5 students in the state for four of the subjects he studied. Thushan also won a silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2011 in Turkey, and received the top score (among Year 12 students) in the Monash University Enhancement Program in university-level Chemistry. His achievements earned him the Australian Students’ Prize for 2011, which is awarded to the top 500 students from across the country.

Thushan has almost 10 years of tutoring and lecturing experience in VCE Chemistry, having provided classes, revision lectures and online tutorials for ATAR Notes and James An College. He is also the author of the ATAR Notes Complete Course Notes for VCE Chemistry and Biology.

Thushan is the lead author of a number of the Decode titles, including VCE Biology and Chemistry, as well as HSC Chemistry and Mathematics Advanced.

Thushan has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) at Monash University. He is working as a junior doctor at Monash Health, and is undergoing his post-graduate training at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in the specialty of Haematology.