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New training facility revolutionises Smart Home Technology education

An innovative era for electrical training has emerged at TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast with a new Smart Home Technology training facility at the Ashmore campus.

The first of its kind for Australia's 2023 Large Training Provider of the Year, the facility offers upskilling opportunities for current electrotechnology apprentices and qualified electricians to elevate traditional homes into interconnected, energy-efficient, and secure living spaces.

TAFE Queensland’s Educational Delivery Manager on the Gold Coast, Chris Martyr said it’s designed to bridge the gap between traditional electrical work and the future of home technology.

“The new facility ensures electrical tradesmen are at the forefront of change, capable of integrating the latest technologies into homes to enhance the quality of life, security, and environmental sustainability,” he said.

"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."

Equipped with Clipsal’s advanced home electrical products, the training facility is an immersive training environment with a comprehensive learning experience that covers the full spectrum of smart home automation.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast’s General Manager, Karen Dickinson said the collaboration with Clipsal is a great example of how TAFE Queensland partners 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.

Ms Dickinson said the launch of the Smart Home Technology Training Facility also exemplifies the organisations sustainability ethos.

“At TAFE Queensland, our commitment to sustainability is not just about what we teach; it's about preparing our students to make a real-world impact, she said.

"By equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to implement smart home technologies, we are directly contributing to the creation of more energy-efficient homes and communities. 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.”

As the demand for smart homes continues to grow, the new Ashmore campus training facility is preparing electricians to lead the charge in transforming Australian houses into smart homes.

With technological advancements rapidly evolving, TAFE Queensland stands at the forefront, preparing the workforce for a progressive industry and is setting a new standard for education.

Smart Home training facility Ashmore