Credential provider DeakinDigital is merging with corporate education and training provider DeakinPrime to create DeakinCo.

The new entity, backed by Deakin University, will focus on the future of work and aims to help Australian organisations adapt to the rapidly changing world of work through services that develop, measure and recognise the capabilities that will become increasingly important in future workforces.

DeakinPrime has a 25-year history in workforce training while DeakinDigital was formed three years ago providing credentials for businesses in the digital age.

Current DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital CEO Simon Hann will continue his role at DeakinCo, overseeing the integration of the two entities in providing a seamless and holistic end-to-end offering that meet the learning and development needs of workplaces today and in the future.

Describing the merger as a natural progression Hann said, “The explosion of technologies, globalisation and cultural shifts is not only transforming the way we work today, but also redefining the jobs we do now and in the future.”

“The evolving world of work presents unique challenges and opportunities for businesses to navigate through. It is imperative for organisations to adapt to the rapidly changing workforce dynamics, in order to future-proof their business and people – this was the impetus for the merging of DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital.”

The new entity will address how technology and culture are rapidly transforming the way we work.

Hann added, “Our user-centric approach and innovations in credentialing, combined with our link to Deakin University put us in a unique position as the only learning and professional development partner with end-to-end capability enhancement offerings for workplaces. We believe the respective capabilities of the two organisations make it ideally placed to provide clients with solutions to enhance their workforce capabilities today and in the future. We look forward to working with our existing and new partners under DeakinCo.”

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