In the modern, high-tech. work environment lifelong learning is becoming a pre-requisite to career development to keep pace with the rapid changes in technology and systems. Online learning is an excellent means of enabling employees to upskill on a continuous basis with minimum impact upon their work situations because of its flexibility and ease of access. Many companies now stipulate minimum qualification levels to be achieved in order to advance their careers higher up within their organisations and again online learning is a key enabler in achieving this career development.