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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4411 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

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

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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

Term2 2021


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

Course Contact: Tracey Salter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

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 and angles

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: