Courses & Units

Academic Numeracy XAB091

The NUR03 availability of XAB091 Academic Numeracy is tailored to students undertaking the Nursing Foundation Studies pathway in the Diploma of University Studies. Students in other pathways should enrol in the Semester 1 or Semester 2 availability of this unit instead.


In this unit you will develop the mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence essential for further University study. In particular, you will explore and apply methods for: • Gathering, presenting and analysing numerical information (data, graphs, statistics) • Reasoning about relative proportions (ratios, scaling, percentages, fractions) • Thinking about numbers and abstract patterns (algebraic reasoning) The focus is on developing skills in these areas and using numerical reasoning to identify and analyse problems, draw and justify conclusions, and make sense of real-life situations


Unit name Academic Numeracy
Unit code XAB091
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Doctor Pragati Jain
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Online Nursing Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Nursing Study Period 3 9/9/2024 30/9/2024 21/10/2024 1/12/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine research and data to communicate mathematical ideas and information
  • Critically analyse and evaluate information and data
  • Use mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 2 hour online workshop per week.

Off Campus students are encouraged to participate in live online teaching activities.

AssessmentAT1: The Research Process (10%)|AT6: Weekly quizzes (x10) (10%)|AT3: Proportional Reasoning (15%)|AT4: Algebraic Reasoning (15%)|AT2: Evaluating Statistical Research (25%)|AT5: Mathematical Thinking (25%)
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