Analytics provider SAS is now actively promoting its online ‘Certified Young Professionals’ program in Australia and New Zealand, coinciding with what is says is recognition that a lot of young people leaving tertiary education will be “challenged for employment opportunities” while COVID-19 is around.

Higher education software-as-a-service firm OpenLearning has extended its partnership with the Australian Catholic University, signing a three-year platform SaaS agreement.

Optus says it has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of three senior executives to the team, including Kate Aitken who will join the telco in August to take up the role of Vice President, Human Resources.

Customer experience management provider Qualtrics has appointed Brigid Archibald as managing director for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.

RMIT Online has introduced two new postgraduate programs that equip students with high-demand technology skills in emerging specialisations, including cyber security and blockchain-enabled business.

Job advertising increased markedly in May, with South Australia showing the largest job ad growth out of all states in the month, according to the latest jobs advertising report from recruitment firm SEEK.

Unified communications vendor Avaya has appointed 14-year company veteran Sami Ammous to Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, responsible for managing its operations in Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN, Japan and Korea.

Australian online learning provider GO1 has raised US$40 million in a Series C funding round even as it claims to have tripled usage of its platform during the coronavirus pandemic. This brings the amount raised in total to over US$80 million.

Australian-listed communications company, MGM Wireless has appointed experienced investment and finance expert, Martin Pretty, and internationally recognised design expert, Dr Brandon Gien, as non-executive directors of the its board.

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