SSS014 Stepping into Statistics (2)


This subject will review the necessary mathematics and statistics prerequisite skills required by students about to study subjects including Business Statistics (QBM117), Scientific Statistics (STA201), Mathematics and Statistics in Health Sciences (MTH135). The topics to be covered include calculator skills, basic algebra, introductory statistics, sigma notation, inequalities, straight line graphs and introductory probability.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS014
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use a calculator confidently and correctly;
  • understand and work with algebraic expressions;
  • understand concepts of basic probability;
  • utilise services available at Charles Sturt University.


The subject will cover the following topics:
* calculator skills; * introductory algebra; * introductory probability; descriptive statistics; an introduction to linear regression.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.