Open Universities Australia acquires e3Learning

Date published: 1 July 2013

Open Universities Australia (OUA) today announces that it has acquired 100 per cent interest in Interact Learning Pty Ltd, trading as e3Learning - a leading online training and compliance provider to Australia's corporate sector.

The acquisition reflects OUA's strategic objective to broaden its student offering, as well as meeting corporate demand for education, training and compliance.

"Importantly, we're creating an education pathway covering all aspects of post secondary education," says Mr Paul Wappett, OUA CEO.

"e3Learning's unrivalled industry reputation for the development and delivery of innovative, high quality online training and compliance tools will deepen our capabilities in learning design, production, quality and course content.

"This acquisition extends our ability to provide education solutions to as many people as possible, making life-long learning a reality," says Mr Wappett.

e3Learning Directors Tony Fairbairn and Dr John Freeman recognise the strong alignment and enhanced student offering that the acquisition will deliver.

"Leveraging the strength of OUA's brand, industry insights, technology, and student experience will drive a strong corporate offering, as well as providing alternative education options for individuals within the corporate space," says Tony Fairbairn, e3Learning Managing Director.

Tony Fairbairn and Dr John Freeman will continue to drive the business, ensuring continuity of service delivery for all e3Learning customers.

About Open Universities Australia - leading online learning
Owned by seven of Australia's premier universities, OUA is the national leader in quality online tertiary education. Enrolling more than 250,000 students since 1993, OUA provides access to over 1700 units and 180 qualifications taught by more than 20 leading Australian universities and tertiary education providers.

About e3Learning
Founded in 2001, e3Learning is an online training and compliance provider with 250 corporate customers across Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. With significant market share, e3Learning services a wide range of corporate clients across almost all industries including, healthcare, government, logistics, finance and education. Based in Adelaide, e3Learning employs more than 70 staff with the majority located in Australia.

For further information, please contact:
Jessica Singh
Manager, Corporate Communications, PR & Sponsorships
Open Universities Australia
Ph: 03 8628 2412
Mobile: 0419 662 553
E: jessica.singh@open.edu.au