Navitas provides educational services for students primarily in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Asia, and other European countries. It offers education programs through pathway colleges and managed campuses to students requiring a university education, as well as corporate training. It operates in 120 institutions in 31 countries. The business was started in Perth in 1994 by Rod Jones and Peter Larsen who had many years of involvement in secondary and tertiary education as well as a decade of involvement in the export education industry in Western Australia, collaborated with a view to developing a university pathway program primarily intended for students from the South East and Northern Asian regions.
The initial Jones/Larsen blend of experience and expertise provided just the right "balance" to launch the IBT model, which operated as a loose "federation" of Institute of Business Technology colleges across Australia until the operation was restructured as IBT Education to list on the ASX in 2004. It changed name to Navitas in 2007.
In 2019, the then ASX-listed company delisted following its acquisition by a private equity consortium led by BGH Capital.
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