Senior Mathematics

This course provides an important bridging for university level maths, engineering courses, and most science courses. This course is equivalent to year 11/12 HSC/OP Maths B and provides you with the knowledge for trigonometry and calculus. This course is registered with QCAA as an authority course and can give you 4 credits towards your QCE (Introductory Mathematics knowledge recommended).

*Senior mathematics is required prior to taking Physics

See if you have pre-requisite knowledge to take this course

The course covers a range of topics equivalent to that covered in the last two years of advanced mathematics at high school, including:

  • functions and their graphs
  • coordinate geometry
  • trigonometry and periodic functions
  • an introduction to differential and integral calculus
  • statistics and probability.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the prerequisite knowledge for the study of the mathematical content of undergraduate programs in the Applied Sciences, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Economics and similar courses which require mathematics at senior high school level. This course is also suitable for many positions in industry, commerce and the defence forces.

The modules covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Calculus and its Applications
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

For more information please download the Course Outline.

The course materials include:

  • Student welcome email
  • Electronic course guide book
  • You will also receive instructions on how to access your Online Classroom to submit your assignments online.
  • Online Textbook

For any of the maths courses you may NOT have a calculator that has C.A.S. (computer algebra systems) functionality.

You may have a scientific calculator or a graphing calculator without C.A.S. functionality. Please make sure that you check this before purchasing your calculator.

It is the students responsibility to read their calculators manual and as every calculator is different and you teacher may not be able to help you locate certain functions.

This course presumes you have algebra/trig/general math skills and year 11 reading and writing skills or higher. It does presume you will be self-motivated and capable of self-directed learning (within the guidelines provided by the course materials). Since this is an online course, it is presumed that you have adequate computer skills and can use the main Windows Office programs efficiently.

Australian students: $820
International students: $970

The course cost covers the online classroom content as well as the Statement of Achievement via express post, but does not cover the fee for sitting the final exam.

Final exam cost

$75 for students sitting their online exam within Australia

$125 for students sitting a paper-based exam within Australia

$150 for students sitting their online exam outside of Australia

$200 for students sitting their paper-based exam outside of Australia

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You have 12 months to complete this course; however, it may be completed sooner. Need an extension?

This course requires a minimum of 220 hours or 18 weeks to complete.

Note: Most students take 540 hours to complete the course as the 220 minimum hours is the learning in the textbook only and does not take into account completing homework, reading time, tutorial help, progress tests and/or assignments/activities. Please keep this in mind when nominating to complete the course in 18 weeks.

To be eligible to sit the final exam, you must complete and pass all of the progress tests and lab activities with a score of 60% or higher on each. Completing all tests will improve your chances of successfully passing the final exam. More information about submitting work »

To sit for your final exam, you will need to arrange an invigilator Please read through the exam information and processes for how to do this »

Once you have completed the online exam with a 50% or better you will be awarded a Statement of Achievement and a transcript for submission to QTAC or the like.

**It is highly recommended that you sit the specimen exam prior to siting the final exam. Most students who sit the specimen exam and receive feedback from their teacher score much higher on the final exam. Please give teachers a minimum of 1 week prior to your exam date for grading and feedback.

To Meet Enrolment Deadlines for 2015 you will need to sit ALL exams (no exceptions) before the Unilearn exam deadlines in order to insure you receive your Statement and Transcript in time for documentation deadlines.

For more information on exam procedures and 2015 enrolment deadlines please visit the Final Exam page.

For more information on Unilearn exam deadlines please visit the Unilearn Calendar.

*Any Exam sat after this date will be graded in January once the teachers return from holiday vacations.

Tutorial support is provided by our experienced and qualified mathematics educator, Anne Williams.

Before enrolling in this course, you must check with the university you plan on attending to ensure this course meets their requirements for any required pre-requisites, you must also ask the university if there are any additional requirement such as a specific final grade or exam score. (For example: some universities require you to receive at least 75% on your final exam before it will be accepted.)

Enrolments take approximately two days to be processed, but may take longer during our peak times.

As soon as payment is confirmed you will receive an email inviting you into the online classroom.