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


Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4387

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge 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:

VU22074 Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems


1. Use ratio, proportion and percent to solve problems

2. Use trigonometry to determine lengths

3. Use indices to solve problems

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

5. Substitute into and transpose 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: