Courses & Units

Academic Numeracy XAB091

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


All teaching activities for this unit will be delivered online for 2021.


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 University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Doctor Pragati Jain
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 Off-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Nursing Study Period 3 29/8/2022 15/9/2022 9/10/2022 20/11/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 2 hour online workshop per week.

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

AssessmentAT2: Evaluating Statistical Research (30%)|AT1: The Research Process (10%)|AT3: Proportional Reasoning (15%)|AT4: Algebraic Reasoning (15%)|AT5: Mathematical Thinking (20%)|AT6: Weekly quizzes (x10) (10%)
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