Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics

Course Philosophy

The emphasis is on statistical thinking rather than mathematical techniques, consequently statistical or mathematical theory are not discussed. The conceptual basis of the methods is emphasised; the aim is to develop an intuitive understanding of how the methods work. Underlying assumptions of the standard methods and what can be done when these assumptions are invalid are discussed. While it is likely that most participants will have some previous exposure to statistics as undergraduates, the course does not assume prior knowledge of statistical ideas and methods. However, because all participants are graduates, the coverage is conceptually more sophisticated than most undergraduate first level courses. ..

General Information


Course Director

Simon Wilson
Assistant Professor, Statistics


Natasha Blanchfield
Executive Officer, Computer Science

Course administrator for the PG Cert in Statistics