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TAFE Queensland launches home automation training facility

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TAFE Queensland launches home automation training facility
  • TAFE Queensland has opened a new Smart Home Technology training facility at its Ashmore campus. 
  • Equipped with Clipsal WiserTM products, the centre is designed to upskill electrical contractors in home automation. 
  • The first intake of students has commenced.

Sydney, Australia: As technology becomes more ingrained in our everyday lives, TAFE Queensland has opened a new Smart Home Technology training facility at its Ashmore campus.


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 technology, providing a comprehensive advanced understanding of 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. 


“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. This will ensure that budding electricians are at the forefront of change and equipped to enter the workforce with cutting-edge skills,” said Chris Kerr, CEO of Clipsal by Schneider Electric.  


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. 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,” said Chris Martyr, Educational Delivery Manager, TAFE Queensland.


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About Clipsal by Schneider Electric


Clipsal has stood side-by-side with Aussie sparkies and homes, delivering world-leading electrical innovations for over 100 years. Founded in 1920 in Adelaide, South Australia, Clipsal by Schneider Electric has a proud history of Aussie ingenuity, working to find new ways to help Australians make their homes safer, more comfortable, and more beautiful.


From electrical safety and energy solutions to home automation, Australians come home to Clipsal. With local know-how backed by Schneider Electric’s global expertise, Clipsal creates innovative products for the homes of the future. 


Clipsal by Schneider Electric’s ranges offer superior reliability, optimise energy use and provide positive return on investment. Products comply with all relevant Australian and International standards whilst delivering tailored electrical solutions to suit any project. 


Together, we believe in creating a more sustainable future, ensuring ‘Life is On’ everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.


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