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ERIC Number: ED449314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
E-Competent Australia: Report on the Impact of E-Commerce on the National Training Framework.
Mitchell, John
The impact of electronic commerce (e-commerce) on Australia's National Training Framework (NTF) was studied for the purpose of forecasting future demand for training in areas related to e-commerce and identifying appropriate responses by the NTF committee. The following were among the study's main data collection activities: reviews of the international and Australian literature on e-commerce; workshops on the project for representatives from 15 industry training advisory boards (ITABs) and follow-up interviews with the attendees; interviews with a wide spectrum of industry representatives; and an analysis of new and emerging e-commerce courses in Australia. The study's main findings and conclusions were: (1) e-commerce is primarily a business issue rather than an information technology (IT) issue; (2) there is a growing appreciation of the importance of training to underpin the employment required to stimulate e-commerce in Australia; (3) many existing e-commerce courses in Australia are generic, aimed at beginners, or IT based and fail to cater to the full spectrum of business training needs; and (4) the preferred strategy for managing e-commerce within the NTF is to give priority to development of e-commerce competencies in a number of specific industry areas. (Twenty-five tables are included. Contains lists of personnel consulted and 40 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia