DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT training has recently launched The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) to address the growing need for accredited IT skills in the Australian workforce.
AIICT now joins DDLS and Everthought Education under the growing education portfolio of EdventureCo, the leading pure-play vocational and professional education and training platform in the Asia Pacific Region. This unique platform allows AIICT to leverage the RTO status of Everthought to bring accredited IT Qualifications to the masses, while leveraging the IT knowledge, experience and vendor partnerships of DDLS to ensure a high quality and highly relevant product.
“DDLS has traditionally serviced Corporate Australia for their IT training needs so diversifying into the consumer market and providing accredited training to new entrants is a natural progression. We see a huge opportunity in the Australian market to provide the same high-quality programs to this new audience, that our DDLS customers have come to love over our 30-year history”. Jon Lang, DDLS and AIICT CEO.
According to a 2019 Deloitte report, demand for IT workers is expected to grow by 100,000 between now and 2023, putting additional strain on Australian organisations who are already reporting a marked skills gap in the Australian IT workforce.
Additionally, the report outlined the demand for qualifications held by IT workers is projected to increase by an annual average growth rate of 2.7 percent, up to 1.13 million qualifications by 2023.
The Australian Institute of ICT was acquired by DDLS back in 2018 and has since invested in redeveloping the institute’s course materials with the first two courses to launch being: ICT50118 – Diploma of Information Technology and ICT50615 – Diploma of Website Development, with more courses planned for 2020. AIICT has commenced its enrolments with the first scheduled intake completed during May 2019. AIICT offers the flexible enrolment option of start anytime, anywhere.
The launch of AIICT is a further step towards the expansion strategy of DDLS to enter the consumer market, expand its product catalogue and enter the Asia Pacific Region with its recently announced expansion into the Philippines. DDLS is also now the only training provider in Australia to offer multi-cloud training solutions across Google, AWS and Microsoft.