Certificate in E-Commerce (Micro-credential)




  • Online (Scheduled) – Part-time

    Oct 27 - Dec 13, 2022

    • Credits:


    • Method:

      Remote Learning



Part-time Evening Course | Tuesday & Thursdays | 6pm-9pm | via Remote Learning | 7 credits at Level 5

Start and grow your online business here. Take control and learn how to build a successful E-Commerce site!

In this Certificate in E-Commerce you will delve into range of online business models, an introduction to the tools and techniques used for setup and learn marketing skills that are crucial for your online presence. Develop tools to drive organic traffic, and build an E-Commerce site that will boost your business to the max and make you relevant in today's market. 

Get an extended trial with Shopify, and gain access to your very own Shopify store for 3 months for FREE!


What are you waiting for?

We can help you take the steps to empower your business.


This Certificate is designed for:

  • Small business owners or operators looking to expand their retail presence into the online space 
  • Entrepreneurs who want to start their own business
  • Web designers and developers who need an understanding of E-Commerce for the designing and building of web applications  
  • Digital marketers who may require marketing knowledge for E-Commerce 
  • Retail staff responsible for managing an online store


Course Highlights:

  • This course is the first and only E-Commerce Micro-credential in New Zealand. 
  • You will have access to your own Shopify store for 3 months for FREE.
  • Once you have completed this course, you will have an NZQA Certificate in E-Commerce - Level 5 (Micro-credential), worth 7 credits.
  • To master the art of selling online, we highly recommend studying our Digital Marketing Micro-credential and UX Design Micro-credential. These courses go hand-in-hand.


Live Online Classes:

Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced E-commerce guru in real time. Your mentor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.

If you would you like to ask a question before you enrol please contact us!

What you'll learn

Online Business

  • Business models & strategies
  • Online stores vs marketplaces
  • Selling services via e-commerce
  • Types of e-commerce platforms
  • Market research and business viability
  • Researching target audiences, creating personas
  • Advertising options for online businesses
  • Calculating profitability
  • The role of social proof
  • Customer Feedback


  • Creating an account on a hosted platform
  • Domain name registration
  • Design
  • An introduction to HTML & CSS
  • Legal pages and required information
  • Product photography
  • Copywriting
  • Payment setup
  • Invoices and accounting
  • Testing
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

A bit more information


For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)
  • You have reliable internet speed and connection
  • A web cam and microphone
  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.



Exclusive Free Shopify trial for 3 months (Provided by Yoobee Colleges)

For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here (Scroll to bottom of page)


Domestic Students: $420.00 (incl. GST)

International Students: $1,575.00 tuition fee + $447.50 registration fee (including GST)**

Payment Options (Domestic Students only)
Pay by Invoice (Eligible for Organisations/Schools only)
Pay at a Campus (During office hours only)

**International students, Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Entry Requirements

Enrolment Requirements
Please see below on the course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.

  • Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
  • Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.
  • Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student. 
  • International Students - Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.

Learners will be eligible to enter this Micro-credential if they: 

  • Are at least 16 years old, and 
  • Have basic computer skills and an interest in online business 
  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent evidence that they have the ability to succeed in the micro-credential
  • Students with English as a second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0.

Remote Learning Requirements
You will need a computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone.

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Take the first step

Download the Certificate in E-Commerce Information Pack and explore what we have to offer.

"With an increase of 20%, the New Zealand E-Commerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 26% in 2020."
— eCommerceDB
"In 2020, 52% of Kiwi's shopped online, spending a total of $5.8 billion"
— NZ Post The Full Download


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