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STAT481 Statistical Practice

A six-week placement under the supervision of an approved consultant statistician.

This is a six-week placement working as a statistician in a company or government organisation. The choice as to where the work takes place is decided between the student and the lecturer. The work can be carried out at any time before April of the year after enrolling for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics. There is no grade given for this paper: the student is simply deemed to have satisfied the requirement.

Paper title Statistical Practice
Paper code STAT481
Subject Statistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,403.61
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff

Members of the Statistics Group

Teaching Arrangements
Six-week placement under the supervision of an approved consultant statistician.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • The ability to work with a team
  • Consulting and communication skills

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system