Media Release – 15 October 2015
Arvid Petersen, Chairman of Scentia Pty Limited (“Scentia”), is pleased to announce the merger of the Australian Institute of Management Education and Training (“AIMET”) and Ivy College under the Scentia brand to form a leading Australian education and training group with unrivalled student offerings across corporate solutions, open programs, vocational education and post-graduate higher education.
Going forward Scentia will operate under four key brands:
AIM Corporate: Focused on delivering education and training services to corporate customers, cementing AIMET’s position as the leading provider of training and education to Australian employers. AIM Corporate will continue to deliver a range of customised in-situ and on campus consortia programs and open learning programs. These are designed to assist companies to strategically develop the capability and capacity of their people to achieve the company’s or department’s vision and objectives.
AIM Business School: Focused on delivering post graduate qualifications offering flexibility in the mode of delivery. Combining our unique heritage with our status as a registered Higher Education provider, AIM Business School will deliver flexible, accessible and practical accredited postgraduate programs pitched at developing the capability of emerging managers and senior executives.
AIM College: A registered training organisation (RTO) focused on delivering vocational qualifications specialising in business, management and leadership-related disciplines direct to consumers.
Ivy College: A RTO specialising in delivery of flexible online and blended learning vocational qualifications across events, business and management, health and wellbeing, beauty and design and technology.
Andrew Mills, former CFO of Study Group and Executive Director of Ivy College will join the Scentia Board as a non-executive director with the initial responsibility for managing integration.
“We are excited about this opportunity to further leverage the history and heritage of the AIM brand by bringing Ivy College’s best-in-class systems, direct marketing expertise and student support function. Scentia will be truly a unique education and learning business offering students complete life-of-learning solutions” said Mr Petersen.
CHAMP Ventures Associate Director, Adrian Kerley added “CHAMP Ventures has a long track record of partnering with strong managers and supporting high-growth companies. The combination of the AIM brand and the leading student acquisition and support capabilities of Ivy College to create a leading diversified Australian education business is another example of this.
We are committed to building a sustainable, leading provider of education services and delighted to be partnering with Dan and Peter to achieve this.”
The merger closed on 15 October 2015.