EDUK8U TVET School Asia Pty Ltd (ETSA) Completes Acquisition of International College of Queensland Australia Pty Ltd (ICQA)
Brisbane, 8 September 2023 – EDUK8U TVET SChool Asia Pty Ltd (ETSA), the leading boutique HR professional education firm, announced today the completion of its acquisition of the International College of Queensland Australia Pty Ltd (ICQA), to be located at the new ETSA campus in Slacks Creek, Brisbane. ICQA, a trusted educational institution with a history dating back to 2000, has been a beacon of excellence in delivering comprehensive IELTS preparation programs and serving as a premier English Studies College.
ETSA’s mission underpins its commitment to empowering experienced workers from Asia with the skills and knowledge necessary to further upskill with Australian vocational workplace-based competency training, allowing them to successfully navigate their chosen pathways in Australia and globally.
Dr Roy Prasad, Group Managing Director and CEO at EDUK8U TVET School Asia Pty Ltd, passionately stated, “At ICQA, we staunchly believe in the transformative power of education, its potential to illuminate the futures of individuals, and its pivotal role in fortifying the Australian job market. We are excited about this acquisition’s new horizons and remain confident that our expertise and resources will elevate ICQA’s capacity to deliver exceptional education and training services.”
Prasad continues to stand focussed with ETSA to address the pressing demands and critical blue-collar worker shortages in vital Australian industries such as aged care, culinary and construction. ETSA provides affordable, flexible and accessible Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications aligned with cultural awareness, significantly reducing the skills and manpower shortages in the identified Australian sectors and increasing assimilation and retention. By bridging this gap, ETSA fosters a win-win for skilled workers and the organisations relying on their expertise.
This strategic acquisition will strengthen ETSA’s position in the vocational education landscape and reinforce its dedication to providing high-quality educational services in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The ICQA acquisition compliments ETSA’s existing UK TVET Approved Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It sets the tone for the business to expand with future centres across the South Pacific and the Philippines.
EDUK8U TVET School Asia represents an innovative, culturally integrated, and Australian workplace competency-based approach to Vocational Education that stands out in Australia’s growing vocational and higher education market, which has seen historic enrollment levels in 2023.
ETSA and ICQA are enthusiastic about this alignment’s future prospects and its positive impact on Australia’s vocational educational and employment landscape and beyond.
For more information, please contact:
Dr Roy Prasad
Group Managing Director & CEO
EDUK8U TVET School Asia Pty Ltd
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