SSS027 Basic Mathematics Skills (4)

This subject will provide a comprehensive review of basic mathematics skills for students who wish to study a university course which assumes a basic level of numeracy. This self-paced, short subject will enable students to build on their prior knowledge and develop the basic mathematics skills required for success in their course.

It is particularly useful for students about to begin their CSU studies in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Paramedicine.

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:
  • Confidently, without the use of a calculator, work with all types of numbers.
  • Be comfortable with using the language of mathematics.
  • Be able to work with concepts of space and measurement
  • Be familiar with techniques for data collection and reporting
  • Be familiar with pre-algebra concepts


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Whole number properties and operations
  • Decimal number properties and operations
  • Fractional number properties, operations and applications
  • Applications of percentages
  • Measurement and space
  • Properties of shapes
  • Data collection and presentation
  • Chance and probability
  • Introduction to patterns

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS027 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 %
Assessment task 1 - assignment
Assessment task 2 - 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.