How to become a eCommerce Business Owner

An eCommerce business owner operates an online retail business site that processes transactions by trading products or services.

Personal requirements of a eCommerce Business Owner

  • Highly motivated
  • Able to delegate tasks appropriately
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to motivate others
  • Resilience
  • Desire to learn

Education & Training for a eCommerce Business Owner

You do not need any formal qualifications to be an eCommerce business owner. Entry to this occupation may improve if you have a degree in commerce, sales or business. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

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Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.6%

NSW 30.1%

NT 0.8%

QLD 23.4%

SA 6.7%

TAS 2.1%

VIC 25.1%

WA 10.3%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 51.7%

Female 48.2%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 3.2%

Not completed Year 12: 19.8%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 27.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 20.2%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 10.4%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 13.6%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 5.1%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 34.1%

Above 35 years: 63.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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