• Smart Home Technology training facility.
    Smart Home Technology training facility.

TAFE Queensland has opened a new Smart Home Technology training facility at its Ashmore campus on the Gold Coast.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric CEO, Chris Kerr.
Clipsal by Schneider Electric CEO, Chris Kerr.

The Smart Room, which has commenced its first intake, offers upskilling opportunities for current electrotechnology apprentices and qualified electricians to elevate their skills to transition traditional homes into interconnected, energy-efficient, and secure living spaces.

Fully equipped with Clipsal Wiser smart home products, the state-of-the-art facility is an immersive training ground with the newest innovations in smart home automation.

Wiser is an accessible, scalable, and wireless home automation system that was developed to empower Australians with control of the entire home.

Compatible with Bluetooth and the Zigbee system, the range allows for seamless control with connected switches, sockets, sensors, and IR controllers, all unified by the Wiser by Schneider Electric Hub and app.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric CEO, Chris Kerr, said the new facility has been designed and purpose built to bridge the gap between traditional electrical work and the future of home technology.

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

“The new offering exemplifies TAFE Queensland and Clipsal’s commitment to sustainability and education with the aim to better prepare electricians outside the classroom.

"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.”

The facility aims to upskill apprentices and create an environmentally conscious and technologically savvy workforce.

TAFE Queensland educational delivery manager, Chris Martyr, said there are plans to open additional facilities across campuses to accommodate many more students looking to upskill in the near future.