In the early 1990’s, Navitas co-founders, Rod Jones and Peter Larsen, identified a need for a different kind of pathway into university in Australia. This new pathway – aimed at international students – provided both academic and social support and addressed the cultural and linguistic challenges that international students studying in an English-speaking study environment face every day.
The first operation - a partnership with Edith Cowan University called the Perth Institute for Technology (PIBT) - opened with 198 students in 1994.
Within several years, similar programs had been rolled out across Australia and around the world and Navitas currently operates 30 University pathway colleges in seven countries.
Today, Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, English language training and settlement services, creative media education, workforce education and student recruitment.