Electronic Commerce is now seen as the future direction of commerce. Organisations are now developing and implementing a wide range of electronic commerce systems However, before organisations will be able to harness the potential of electronic commerce systems suitably trained people will be required. This paper examines virtual electronic teaching environment: the Deakin Electronic Trading Community. Central to this work has been to increase the student’s knowledge in the area of Electronic Commerce by providing a tailored educational electronic environment by examining the underlying theory, structure and implementation of the virtual environment.