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Lumify Group Expands its Portfolio by Acquiring City Desktop Training

Sydney, AustraliaLearning NewsLumify Group

Lumify Group’s parent company EdventureCo completes the acquisition of City Desktop Training to expand its offering in Adobe end user training.


Lumify Group, Australasia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and digital skills training, has completed the acquisition of City Desktop Training, Australia’s leading provider of instructor-led Adobe end user training.

Established for over 30 years, City Desktop Training is an Australia-based provider of live instructor-led training in Adobe end user applications, such as Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Over the past six years, it has provided training to a highly diversified customer base, spanning over 3,000 business and government clients.

City Desktop Training primarily supports individuals and teams focused on graphic design, marketing, communications, and administrative roles.

Acquiring City Desktop Training will broaden the solutions offered by Lumify Group, which now includes Lumify Work Australia (formerly DDLS), Lumify Work Philippines, Lumify Work New Zealand (formerly Auldhouse), Lumify Learn, Lumify People and Nexacu.

Jon Lang, Lumify Group CEO, said,“Since we rebranded from DDLS and Auldhouse to Lumify Work in Australia and New Zealand, we have sought to leverage our strengths and broaden our offering.

“The acquisition of City Desktop Training perfectly complements the group offering; beyond our highly rated instructor-led ICT and cyber security courses, students will benefit from Lumify's state-of-the-art campuses across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

“We are thrilled to welcome City Desktop Training to the fold, accelerating our expansion in end user application training and building on the successful acquisition of Nexacu, Australia’s leading provider of Microsoft end user application training, in October 2022.”


About City Desktop Training
City Desktop Training is Australia’s leading provider of training in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more. We offer both short courses and custom training for beginners through to advanced users. Courses are conducted live face to face or virtually by experienced and Adobe Certified Instructors. City Desktop Training has venues in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane CBDs. Visit the website:

For more information, please contact:

Yusuf Pingar
Head of Marketing
Lumify Group
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