EdventureCo

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:

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.

Milestones

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