SSS074 Maths Skills 3 - Advanced A (2)

Mathematics Skills 3 - Advanced is taught as 2 sequential modules: A and B, each 14 hours long. Mathematics Skills 3 - Advanced A and B are advanced subjects that prepare students for the commencement of undergraduate study in those courses that require a strong knowledge of mathematics. It is designed for those students who studied the equivalent of Advanced Mathematics (formerly known as 2 Unit Mathematics) at HSC or Mathematical Methods at VCE within the last 10 years, and need a refresher. It covers number systems, advanced algebra, functions and graphs, trigonometry and differential and integral calculus with applications. The subjects are recommended for students planning to study courses such as Engineering and Computer Science or a course majoring in Mathematics. It is designed as 2 x 14 hour modules. Mathematics Skills 3 - Advanced A focuses on number systems, advanced algebra, trigonometry, sketch trig functions.


Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS074. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Division of Student Services

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of different number systems;
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of advanced algebraic expressions;
  • be able to explain and apply the concepts of trigonometry in a variety of applications; and
  • be able to plot and interpret graphs.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Number systems: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, surds and real numbers
  • Advanced Algebra: expanding (up to cubic expressions), factorising (up to quadratic expressions), simplifying, solving equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, simultaneous equations
  • Trigonometry: trig ratios for standard angles and for angles of any size, extending to other quadrants, trig identities, radian measure, sine and cosine rules
  • Sketch trig functions

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS074 in Term 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1 - quiz
Assessment item 2 - quiz

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.