The purpose of this project was to test the concept of an electronic marketplace with a selected sample of Victorian employers and training providers – the target end users of the system – to identify their needs, preferences and high level requirements and ensure a solution which achieves the best fit.
The approach for conducting research into the feasibility of an electronic marketplace concept involved:
Eight criteria were defined as core for an electronic marketplace to be a success and they cover the four key aspects of a user-centred online solution:
The preferred solution combines a database of structured provider profiles, the ability to advertise training opportunities anonymously, and the ability for training providers to respond online.
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