Skills Programme in E-commerce

Part Time | This is part of an accredited NQF programme, with MICT SETA, namely National Certificate in Information Technology: Systems Development, SAQA ID 48872, NQF level 5 | This Skills Programme is occupationally based and when successfully completed, will constitute credits towards the abovementioned qualification registered on the NQF.

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Why this course is perfect for you?

This programme focuses on the technical aspects of the Electronic-Commerce (E-commerce) field. The programme is at an introductory level to Electronic-Commerce aspects for the more experienced computer user. Given the explosive growth in Electronic-Commerce applications, and the total rearrangement this will have in the way future society operates, a need exists for computer specialists to gain a practical and theoretical foundation in the IT aspects of Electronic-Commerce. 

This Skills Programme is part of a full qualification that is mapped to a cluster of unit standards taken from a programme that is accredited by MICT SETA, namely National Certificate in Information Technology: Systems Development SAQA ID 48872, NQF level 5, 131 credits. 

Careers you’d be great at

Successful learners could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Internet Sales Specialist
  • Business Plan E-Commerce Specialist
  • E-Commerce Support Consultant

How to get in?

  • Foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to use a personal computer competently

Time you will spend on the course

The programme duration is 46 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF notional hours. This excludes time to complete assessments, do research and self study. Each Damelin campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.

Course content and modules

  • Introduction to electronic commerce 
  • The Internet and the Web: Infrastructure for electronic commerce 
  • Web-based tools for electronic commerce 
  • Electronic commerce Software 
  • Security threats to electronic commerce 
  • Implementing security for electronic commerce 
  • Electronic payment systems 
  • Strategies for marketing, sales and promotion 
  • Strategies for purchasing and support activities 
  • Strategies for web auctions, virtual communities and web portals 
  • The environment of electronic commerce: international, legal, ethical and tax issues 
  • Business plans for implementing electronic commerce 
  • Practical implementation of an electronic commerce site 

Workplace Learning

This programme includes a compulsory Workplace Learning component. Workplace learning provides important opportunities for professional and personal growth. It addresses specific competencies identified for the acquisition of the qualification, which relates to the development of skills that will make the learner employable and will assist in developing his/her personal skills 

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The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be “Competent” in the PoE, the learner will receive a Damelin letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained. 


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