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PDC73077 - Online Marketing Strategies in Business

Course Details

Course Summary

Digital technologies, globalisation, social media sites and instantaneous modes of communication have altered the landscape of traditional marketing. In some ways, strategic marketing has responded to these changes by shifting its focus to online media platforms. Such online marketing strategies are represented by the online proliferation of pop-up pages, paid listings, YouTube advertisements and auto-play videos. This online micro-credential will explore and assess some of these online marketing strategies. The micro-credential will evaluate their effectiveness and the level of antagonism they elicit in online media users. An exploration of new marketing strategies for online platforms that reflects the post-marketing world of the twenty-first century will be described. Marketing in an online, post-marketing world entails a new form of communication that veers away from traditional advertising techniques that are directed at passive consumers. Instead, savvy marketing strategies must focus on creating a conversation with their customers, engaging their customers as interlocutors of consumption, that acknowledges and promotes a back-and-forth mode of communication.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

The fee for this short course will be $450.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enroll in this micro-credential , however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Business Services
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

50 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify how digital technologies, globalisation, social media sites and instantaneous modes of communication have altered the landscape of traditional marketing
  2. Describe the role of consumers in online strategic marketing through social media platforms
  3. Outline the key elements of contemporary marketing strategies which engage the consumer as a tactic to influence their purchasing behaviour.


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