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Swinburne University of Technology
If it’s been a while since you crunched numbers, or you find it hard to interpret graphs and statistics, then this online unit is the introduction to basic numeracy you need. It’s also a relevant skill refresher for anyone undertaking university study.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Swinburne University, the unit provides a fundamental study skill that can be applied to all kinds of university degrees.
Numbers are found in all kinds of subject areas, and without basic numeracy you may lack the confidence to employ quantitative data in your research. This unit will ensure you can access information in all kinds of numerical forms, taking you through percentages, proportions and fractions, and will help you avoid the common pitfalls when dealing with percentage change and negative numbers.
You will also be able to familiarise yourself with different kinds of graphs so that you can quickly interpret information in visual forms. These include bar charts, line graphs, histograms, time series graphs and scatterplots, and once you’re across those, you will move on to producing your own tables.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academically equivalent:
In this Dealing with Numbers unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be considered as credit against a related course on presentation of the unit profile. Content may be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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With this unit of study behind you, you will be prepared to interpret the kinds of graphs and statistics that are employed in everyday reporting.
This will enhance your research capabilities and your capacity for critical evaluation across all kinds of subjects. On completion of this unit you will have developed:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.