Skip to content
Education Training, Information Technology

New Digital Operations Centre to boost skills and create up to 200 local jobs

La Trobe University 2 mins read


8 DEcember 2023: La Trobe University and Deloitte Australia have today announced a partnership aimed at addressing the shortage of digital and technology skills in Australia, and more specifically regional Australia. This comes at a critical time when the pace of technology-driven change is accelerating with the widespread adoption of Generative AI. 


A new Digital Operations Centre, located at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus in regional Victoria, will be the centrepiece of this partnership.


La Trobe and Deloitte will work together to build digital and technology skills through world class education, provided in the context of work-based learning, driving the University’s focus on producing highly employable graduates. 


 The Centre will provide: 

  • The digital backbone to support the delivery of services to Deloitte’s national client base
  • Hands on work-based learning opportunities for students and workers transitioning to technology based roles
  • Local employment opportunities for graduating students and workers in the region.


Deloitte Australia CEO Adam Powick said: “We are excited and proud to be investing in new digital and technology skills in regional Victoria. We look forward to hiring great talent and working closely with La Trobe University to provide practical workplace experience for local students.”


La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar AO said the partnership with Deloitte reflects the University’s commitment to producing highly skilled job-ready graduates.


“The need for digital innovation has never been greater and the opening of the new Digital Operations Centre in partnership with Deloitte, reflects La Trobe’s commitment to producing highly employable graduates, who can immediately address critical digital and technology workforce shortages. We are very proud of our deep connections to the Bendigo community and our commitment to world class education in regional Australia”, Professor Dewar said.


Deloitte Chief Transformation Officer Dennis Krallis said: “The Digital Operations Centre will provide a visible sign and commitment to building digital skills in the region with the Centre to open in the first half of 2024 with a goal of growing to 200 new employment opportunities.”


“This brand new Centre enhances our ability to support our clients through technology-led transformation and to realise the opportunities that technology-driven change presents for key sectors and industries.”



See Deloitte media releases and research at



For further information:

Ally Avitabile

Communications, Media & Corporate Affairs


M: +61 448 954 632



Sue Smethurst

Media & Communications Manager

La Trobe University

M: +61 418 643 520




More from this category

  • Education Training
  • 15/07/2024
  • 14:22
National Tertiary Education Union

National staff strike expected to disrupt classes for hundreds

Classes are set to be cancelled for hundreds of students at SAE University College campuses across Australia when staff launch major strike action. National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members at SAE – a national creative industries educational institute – will walk off the job on Tuesday in a significant escalation of their push for a fair pay rise and reasonable workloads. Staff have been in negotiations for nearly two years. Almost all classes in Perth during the five-hour strike are expected to be affected, with NTEU members at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Byron Bay campuses also taking industrial…

  • Agriculture Farming Rural, Education Training
  • 15/07/2024
  • 09:38

Albury to host Rabobank business transition and succession planning information session

Farmers in southernRiverina and north east Victoria have the opportunity to develop skills to assist with successful family farm succession and business transition, at…

  • Contains:
  • Education Training
  • 12/07/2024
  • 11:20
La Trobe University

New pathway to teaching in Victoria

La Trobe University’s unique and highly successful employment-based postgraduate pathway program, Nexus, has been expanded into a new pilot employment-based undergraduate program announced by the Victorian Government (11 July). Nexus Undergraduate will see more than 300 dedicated Education Support staff and Koorie Education Support Officers gain teaching qualifications while undertaking paid employment in schools. La Trobe’s School of Education will receive around $2.5 million towards delivering the pilot program that will help address the national teacher shortage issue by enabling rural and regional education support staff to pursue a La Trobe Bachelor of Teaching, Secondary and Special Education degree program…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.