EdventureCo is an education platform established by Arowana in 2017 and headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. It encompasses Everthought Education and DDLS, and is led by a senior leadership team with deep experience in vocational education. Arowana is executing a buy-and-build strategy to scale up EdventureCo, having acquired 3 businesses to date.
EdventureCo’s colleges and operations deliver industry-recognised courses, with both nationally accredited qualifications ranging from Certificate I through to Advanced Diploma, as well as industry certified courses from vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco.
Everthought Education is EdventureCo’s building and construction training business comprising two registered training organisations:
Everthought Education which helps tradespeople turn their experience into nationally recognised Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma qualifications to help them win better work, start their own businesses and increase their incomes
Everthought College of Construction which helps domestic and international students build brighter futures in the construction sector through the delivery of a range of accredited qualifications in the residential and commercial construction industries that lead to job outcomes and open pathways to university
DDLS is EdventureCo’s information and communications technology training business with campuses across every mainland state and the ACT. DDLS helps IT professionals upskill, advance their careers and be project-ready through the delivery of industry-certification programs across Technology, Process and People verticals. As the undisputed market leader, DDLS is a multi-award-winning organisation with state-of-the-art national campus infrastructure enabling both face-to-face, telepresence and online delivery, industry certification partnerships with the leading global IT vendors, expert instructors, and Australia’s most extensive public IT course schedule.
Arowana has been working closely with the EdventureCo leadership team, providing strategic and operational support across various functions. Each acquisition has been led, managed and consummated by an Arowana Investment Director, and the Arowana Operations team has led the integral process of onboarding and integrating each business into the group. Arowana has also seconded its HR and IT executives to EdventureCo to help roll out HR-in-a-Box and IT-in-a-Box.
2016 Arowana establishes Everthought Education and acquires Keystone Training
Acquires Evolution Academy in Perth
Hires new CEO and leadership team that will help the group to scale up
2017 Acquires Careers Australia Institute of Training assets from the administrators of the Careers Australia group
Acquires DDLS Australia, Australia’s largest information and communications technology training business and sees the formation of a new education platform, EdventureCo that encompasses both DDLS and Everthought Education