Smart home classroom future-proofs electricians

Smart home control panel
A new TAFE training centre ensures electricians are smart home ready. | Photo: Tul Carion (iStock)

Queensland’s future electricians have a bridge between traditional work and future in-home technology through a new TAFE Queensland training facility.

The Smart Home Technology facility at Ashmore, on the Gold Coast, offers upskilling opportunities for current electrotechnology apprentices and qualified electricians.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Educational Delivery Manager Chris Martyr said the facility ensured electrical tradesmen were at the forefront of change and capable of integrating the latest technologies into homes.

“We aim to not just educate electricians on the latest in technology, but also transform their approach to home innovation. This facility is a critical step towards a future where smart homes are the norm, providing unparalleled levels of comfort, efficiency, and security,” Mr Martyr said.

Equipped with advanced Clipsal home electrical products, Mr Martyr said the training facility was an immersive training environment with a comprehensive learning experience that covered the full spectrum of smart home automation.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast General Manager Karen Dickinson said the collaboration with Clipsal was an example of how TAFE Queensland partnered with industry to advance Queensland workforces.

“Clipsal led this project which demonstrates the industry demand for this training and is a great example of how TAFE Queensland partners with industry to ensure our training is current, industry-standard, and provides employers with a pipeline of job-ready workers,” she said.