Titration Teacher Challenge

Can you titrate as well as your students? Here’s your chance to find out!

The RACI invites all Chemistry educators, Chemistry teachers and school/university laboratory technicians to take part in the Titration Teacher Challenge. This is an opportunity to encourage and mentor less experienced / new graduate Chemistry teachers and laboratory technicians at your institution to develop their Titration skills in their own laboratory environment.

The 2021 Titration Teacher Challenge has now closed and we're excited to announce the 2021 winner – Kazuyuki Hosokawa from Beenleigh State High School (Qld) whose result was spot-on.  We would like to congratulate all contestants on their individual results achieved this year. Below is our final 2021 results leaderboard. Congratulations again to everyone who participated. 

“What I noticed when I first joined the school was the passion for the RACI Titration Competition.”
Read the article here


2021 Final Results Leaderboard 

 Place  Name  School Deviation 
 1  Kazuyuki Hosokawa  Beenleigh State High School, QLD  0
 2  Sue Saunders  Hellyer College, TAS  3
 2  Lorrae Broadley  Mount St Michael's College, QLD  3
 4  Ed Pacey  Bray Park State High School, QLD  9
 5  Cecilia Ford  Blackburn High School, VIC  15
 5  Paul Stokell  St Saviour's College, QLD  15
 7  Steph Lurie  Bray Park State High School, QLD  19


How the Challenge works

  • Register for the Challenge here. Cost $11 (incl. GST). 
  • We will send you two sample tubes to titrate.
  • Chemistry educators, teachers and laboratory technicians will participate as individuals rather than in teams.
  • The analysis should be completed within 3 hours. You complete the analysis in your own time at your place of employment.
  • Submit your Entry. Please email your answer to the Titration Teacher Challenge Coordinator - Elaine Bergmann FRACI CChem
  • Your results will remain confidential between yourself and the Titration Teacher Challenge Coordinator. No results will be published on the website.
  • Plaques and Certificates will be awarded.
  • This is not a competition and is not designed to encourage competition amongst teachers and laboratory technicians. 


Awards and Recognition

  • All entries will receive a Certificate of Participation
  • Entries obtaining a result of Excellent Standard will receive a certificate recognising their achievement.
  • A plaque will be awarded to each of the top 10% of participants, providing that each of these has submitted a result of Excellent Standard (see Section 6 of the Rules).

Titration Teacher Challenge

2022 Challenge registrations will open in Term 2 2022.  

Helpful Links

A Guide to the Titration Challenge: Click here to download


Training Videos

Titration Training | Making a Standard Solution

Titration Training | Acid-base titration

Please note the RACI runs two Titration initiatives:

  • The Australian National Titration Competition for secondary/high school students, and
  • Titration Teacher Challenge for teachers, science technicians and all those involved in the secondary or tertiary teaching of chemistry to students.

This webpage contains information on the Titration Teacher Challenge.