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Primer in Statistics

Course Description

The online Primer in Statistics covers introductory concepts in statistics - descriptive and inferential statistics, Box Plots, Quartiles & Percentiles, Range and Standard Deviation and Testing for Normality.

The course is interactive. It includes a variety of animated simulations, spreadsheet activities and questions, as well as tests.

The theme of the course is how to use statistics to help you do a better job. Wherever possible ideas have been introduced on process improvement and Six Sigma.

Course brochure in Adobe Acrobat format

Course Outcomes

The course will help you to prepare for:

  • our courses in Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments
  • the ASQ exams for Quality Engineer Certification (CQE), Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (SSBB) and Quality Technician Certification (CQT)
  • any Green or Black Belt Six Sigma programs


Knowledge of basic mathematical operations, ability to use Microsoft Excel

Course Duration

Access to the course material is given for 4 weeks. The average time to work through all of the course material is 20 hours.

Start Date

Any date/time nominated by the course participant

Course Location



Internet Explorer 5 or higher (or equivalent), Microsoft Excel 97 or higher


By email. All questions answered within 24 hours 7 days a week.


Some of the feedback received from the past course participants:

  • "The primer saves a lot of time and is much more effective than passive reading. It is fun too."
  • "The fundamentals of statistics have been explained in a beautiful manner which makes them easy to understand."
  • "As an ASQ Certified Quality Technician I found it very educational."
  • "This course made more sense in 1 hour than a semester of statistics in college."


Price (including GST)

Members: $149

Non-members: $165

Outside Australia (excluding GST): $150

Volume discounts: for groups of 5 or more. Site licenses are also available. See for more information. The course can also be customised to specific requirements. Please contact

Note: if you enrol in either SPC or DOE course this entire course will be provided at no charge

To Enrol

Press button below to enrol online. AOQ Members please quote your membership number to obtain discount.


Online Courses Catalogue

Statistical Methods for Process Improvement with Six Sigma

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