WooCommerce for Beginners

online short course

R4 800.00 R3 360.00

course fees

9 weeks


6-8 hours

effort per week



In this course, the learner will be walked through setting up the design of the store, adding products, configuring shipping and taxes and integrating with Payment Gateways.

The learner will also be able to sell different types of products, from normal physical products such as handbags and boutique sets, to digital products such as e-books, audio and video.

We will also explore eCommerce-specific web design principles, best practices and explore the necessity of having good site structure and navigation. At the end, the student should have a beyond primary understanding of what an eCommerce platform is, how to build one, and how best to manage it.

why should you enrol for this course?

Wanting to sell your product or services? Different types of products, from normal physical products such as handbags and boutique sets, to digital products such as e-books, audio and video can be sold on an e-commerce platform, allowing your customers to easily access your products or services that you are selling and rendering. If you want to participate in a million dollar industry and contribute to the online world of shopping, this course will equip you with the skills to increase the profits of your business.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | Getting Started

2 | Setting up Shop with WooCommerce

3 | Add Products

4 | Setting up Shipping and Taxes

5 | Payment Gateways

6 | Managing Users, Sales and Orders

7 | Testing and Further Optimization

8 | Wrap Up

course video

Musa Dhlamini

course author

Musa Dhlamini is a serial Internet Entrepreneur with a number of online establishments, ranging from eCommerce stores to creative agencies dabbling in Design and Web Development. He has over 10 years of experience in Design, Digital Marketing and Web Development.

His design agency, Lion Creative, has done work for the Government, and prime-time’s shows and celebrities like Skeem Saam and Donald, (the Singer). He’s also the sole founder and managing director of a niche and WordPress-specific web development agency called WhizzPress, where he oversees local and international WordPress and WooCommerce projects. Prior to his current interests, he co-founded a Digital Marketing firm called Paybook, which led to his interest in eCommerce and how innovative Digital Marketing solutions could help accelerate online sales.

He’s a self-taught and dynamic Full-stack Web Developer with an insatiable desire to explore, learn and create.

He holds a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) degree from the University of Cape Town, completing a double-major in Mathematical Statistics and Economics. When Musa is not coding, designing or marketing, he spends his time binge-watching documentaries, reading and dreaming of the next big thing!

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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