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By studying this online unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will gain an understanding of how the internet facilitates commercial transactions. You will explore a range of topics that fall under the umbrella subject of Internet Commerce and Consumers, and investigate the nature of digital capitalism. Furthermore, you will also gain an understanding of how the internet assists alternative economic forms, such as the free economy and the gift economy.
You will become familiar with some of the major players in internet commerce, or ecommerce as it is often known. This will involve critically examining companies such as Amazon, eBay, Google and Facebook.
In doing so, you will gain an understanding of the importance of networking in the digital age, and will examine the nature of online collaboration. You will also learn about the value of getting the attention of potential consumers in an environment that is cluttered with digital advertisements.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must not have completed the following unit as it is considered an academic equivalent:
It is also recommended that applicants have completed the following units:
In this Internet Commerce and Consumers unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will give you an understanding of how consumers operate in an online environment – a valuable knowledge base to have considering the growth and proliferation of ecommerce activity.
You will also become familiar with specific commercial events, and will analyse these in order to ascertain the benefits and disadvantages associated with internet economics. You will gain an understanding of how the function of internet commerce is dominated by capitalism, but will also investigate the workings of the gift economy.
Your critical thinking skills will be challenged during this unit, and you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to plan a viable project.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.