UNL32 Senior Mathematics

This course provides you with the prerequisite Mathematics (Mathematical Methods) knowledge to be able to enrol in an undergraduate degree at university. Please note that some universities instead use the term ‘assumed knowledge’. This means it is possible to enrol without the prerequisite, but will assume you already have the required Mathematical Methods knowledge when the course begins.

UniLearn Senior Mathematics supports students’ pathways into engineering, accountancy, science, health, and education degrees.

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has recognised this course (scroll down to General Studies – UniLearn) as eligible to contribute 4 credits to a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) on successful completion.  

*Senior mathematics is required prior to taking Physics

For more information please Download our Course Outline.

See if you have the prerequisite knowledge to take this course by completing these questions and self-checking them with our detailed solutions.

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.


The course materials include:

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

The Senior Mathematics course also includes the following additional resources to enhance your learning experience:-

  • Lessons – sections of the printed textbook including worked Examples and Activities (practice questions) (A hardcopy of the full text is available for purchase, see below)
  • Teacher Notes – additional material to support the content in the lessons, include:

             o   Expanded worked solutions to selected Activities

             o   Additional practice and solutions for selected Activities

             o   Additional explanation for selected worked Examples

             o   Additional explanation and examples for selected content

  • Video – links to recommended YouTube video clips where teacher explains concepts

The Senior 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 “UNL32SM” 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 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.

Domestic students: $1106

International students: $1340

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

This course requires a recommended 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 successfully completed the electronic exam, you will be awarded a Statement of Achievement for submission to QTAC or the like.

**It is highly recommended that you sit the practice exam prior to siting the final exam. Most students who sit the practice 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, 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.

Apply now!