Introductory Mathematics

This course is the equivalent to year 11/12 maths in most state schools or Mathematics A plus additional topics. Introductory mathematics provides you with the knowledge for you to be successful at senior mathematics, biology, business and finance courses, and other science related courses. This course is registered with QCAA as an authority course and can give you 3 credits towards your QCE.

Introductory mathematics is suggested prior to taking Chemistry and Senior Mathematics. This course also fulfils the primary education requirement for Mathematics.

This course covers:

  • basic algebra
  • the concept of function
  • matrix algebra
  • the elements of trigonometry
  • elementary statistics.

On successful completion of this course, you will have a sound background for the study of the mathematical content of undergraduate programs such as Business, Information Technology, Psychology and Health Science, as well as having mathematical skills suitable for many positions in industry and commerce. You will also gain the necessary knowledge to move into Senior maths.

The modules covered in this course include:

  • Beginning Mathematics
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Linear and Quadratic Equations
  • Basic Functions and Matrix Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics.

For more information please Download Our Course Outline.

The course materials include:

  • Student welcome email which includes instructions on how to access your Online Classroom to submit your assignments online.
  • Online Textbook

Purchasing the Introductory Mathematics textbook is not a requirement as there is an online version available in the online classroom.  However, many students benefit from having the hardcopy.  This can be purchased via the QLD Textbook Warehouse (http://www.qtw.com.au).  Type “UNL31IM” in the search field at the top of their website homepage. 

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 does not assume that you have any prior knowledge beyond general reading and writing skills. 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.

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. 

The following Study Plans can be used as a guide to complete the course in 18 or 26 weeks:-

18 Week Study Plan

26 Week Study Plan

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.

Tutorial support is provided by our experienced and qualified mathematics educator, Lachlan Pollard.

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.

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