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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS014 in Term 3 2019. 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 %
Multiple choice test
Written assignment

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.