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 Outlines
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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: SSS014. 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


Office for Students

Learning Outcomes

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.


This subject will cover the following topics:

* calculator skills; * introductory algebra; * introductory probability; descriptive statistics; an introduction to linear regression.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.