Smart home training facility opens at TAFE Qld


Tuesday, 28 May, 2024

Smart home training facility opens at TAFE Qld

TAFE Queensland has opened a training centre at its Ashmore campus that is geared towards providing electrical contractors with new skills in home automation.

The Smart Room is open to electrotechnology apprentices and qualified electricians who want to learn how to transform traditional homes into interconnected, energy-efficient and secure living spaces. It has just commenced its first intake.

Equipped with Clipsal Wiser smart home products, the facility presents an immersive training ground so that students can gain an advanced understanding of smart home automation using the newest technology.

Wiser is designed to be an accessible and scalable home automation solution that allows Australians to control an entire dwelling wirelessly. Compatible with Bluetooth and the Zigbee system, the range enables control via connected switches, sockets, sensors and IR controllers, all unified by the Wiser by Schneider Electric Hub and app.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this new facility that has been designed and purpose-built to bridge the gap between traditional electrical work and the future of home technology,” said Chris Kerr, CEO of Clipsal by Schneider Electric.

“This will ensure that budding electricians are at the forefront of change and equipped to enter the workforce with cutting-edge skills.”

“It’s imperative that we equip students with knowledge and skills to implement smart home technologies and contribute to the evolution of energy-efficient homes and communities,” said Chris Martyr, Educational Delivery Manager, TAFE Queensland.

“This initiative is a testament to our dedication to fostering an environmentally conscious and technologically savvy workforce, capable of driving meaningful change in our society.

“We hope to open additional facilities across our campuses to accommodate many more students and electricians looking to upskill in the near future,” Martyr said.

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