Course Title: Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4386 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Title: Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 110

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose  of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to use a range of specialist techniques and concepts to solve mathematical problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21058 Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems


1 Use ratio, proportion and percent to solve problems

2 Use trigonometry to determine lengths and angles

3 Use basic indices to solve problems

4 Use measurements to solve mensuration problems in two and three dimensions

5 Substitute into and transpose simple equations and formulae

6 Solve problems by plotting points

7 Present and evaluate statistical information

8 Identify connections between formulae and graphical representations

9 Use algebraic techniques to analyse and solve problems

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment  in this course may include:
Written Tests