ERIC Number: ED449314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
E-Competent Australia: Report on the Impact of E-Commerce on the National Training Framework.
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)
Descriptors: Competence, Definitions, Developed Nations, Economic Impact, Economic Opportunities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Emerging Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Influences, Information Technology, Internet, Interviews, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, National Standards, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Online Systems, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Prediction, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Training, Trend Analysis, Workshops, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.anta.gov.au/PUBS/reports/e-competent.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia