September 2021

DDLS acquires Auldhouse to create trans-Tasman ICT training powerhouse

DDLS acquires Auldhouse to create trans-Tasman ICT training powerhouse

DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, is pleased to announce its expansion into New Zealand with the acquisition of Auldhouse, New Zealand’s largest provider of ICT and digital skills training. The deal will add three campuses in New Zealand to the seven already established across Australia and the Philippines.

Customers of both companies will benefit from the relationship, with an unprecedented range of authorised ICT Training options from the widest selection of global vendors including the likes of Microsoft, AWS, VMware, Cisco, and Google. In addition, customers will see increased digital product offerings, a larger range of course events, a deeper pool of highly experienced and credentialed trainers, and the infrastructure across DDLS and Auldhouse to support continued growth.

Auldhouse is New Zealand’s largest and most awarded ICT and digital skills training provider and is a highly regarded brand that has been operating for over 30 years. With three campuses in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, there is no other IT training provider that can match their geographic reach, breadth, depth, and regularity of public scheduled courses.

The move also marked a significant step in DDLS’s objective of growing internationally into the greater Asia-Pacific region, adding breadth to its expansion strategy with presence in Australia, the Philippines, and now New Zealand.

DDLS CEO, Jon Lang, stated that DDLS and Auldhouse have had a long-standing relationship, collaborating on numerous partnership initiatives: “Over the years we’ve built a mutual trust, respect, and confidence in the business operations and, as such, we see the business continuing to run as normal, with existing management and shareholders, Melanie Hobcraft, Leigh Richardson, and Craig Jones, all agreeing to remain in their roles at Auldhouse.”

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About DDLS
DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, with the largest portfolio of strategic partners and courses in Australia. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology, and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. We have convenient locations in almost every capital in Australia as well as the Philippines, flexible delivery modalities, industry-accredited trainers, and state-of-the-art course material and labs to produce the highest quality learning outcomes for our clients.

About EdventureCo
EdventureCo, wholly owned by AWN Holdings Limited (ASX:AWN), is a vocational and professional education and training (VPET) platform established in Australia, with an expanding presence in Southeast Asia. It comprises market-leading businesses in blue-collar and white-collar VPET fields such as construction and IT. We have trained over 75,000 students in the past six years, and more than 196,000 in the past 26, providing them with skills and qualifications to commence their careers, upskill, or reskill. EdventureCo’s businesses are Everthought Education, DDLS, the Australian Institute of ICT, and ENS International.

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