Introduction to Economics

In this course, students will learn why economics focuses on decisions about how production occurs, how resources are allocated and how proceeds of production are distributed. These economic decisions not only affect the wellbeing of particular nations and their people but increasingly influence living standards regionally and globally. Unilearn Introduction to Economics is equivalent to Year 11/12 HSC/OP Economics. This course is registered with QCAA as an authority course and can give you 4 credits towards your QCE.

Decisions about the allocation of resources require an understanding of the interdependence of economic factors. Economic, political and social forces influence economic decision making, the quality of which is fundamental to the overall wellbeing of society.

This course covers:

Book 1
  • Economic choices and consequences
  • Economic change: issues and challenges
Book 2
  • Economic activity and the Australian economy
  • Economic management of the Australian economy

For more information please Download Our Course Outline.

The course materials include:

  • Student welcome email
  • You will also receive instructions on how to access your Online Classroom to submit your assignments online.
  • Electronic Course Guide Book.

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.

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 assignments 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 Economics Educator, Helen Wilkie.

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.