Course in the Application of Internet of Things for Electricians

Course Code 22585VIC
Course Name Course in the Application of Internet of Things for Electricians
Duration 8 weeks
Mode of Study Blended learning
Next Intake 30/09/2022 to 02/12/2022 - see below for more dates

The future is now. Don’t get left in the past!

Digital disruption or ‘digitisation’ is increasingly impacting the work of electricians. Customer demands and expectations are changing, while traditional electrical operating systems are moving from low voltage to ELV and other technologies. Electricians are well placed to take advantage of this change, but most lack the skills required to do so. These emerging technologies are designed with a network focused mind-set. This involves an understanding of networks – both local and cloud; network connectivity; and control through the integration of electronics, software, sensors, and actuators.
hand holding smart phone, wirelessly connected to kitchen appliances
This innovative training course was developed with funding from the Victorian Government and its content was developed with the expert input of our project partners – Schneider Electric, Middy’s, Molex, Cisco, Lightmoves and experienced specialist contractors working in this area.




Meet your trainer: Craig Ross

Craig Ross has spent over 30 years in the electrical and communications industry and is widely recognised as one of the country’s leading experts in the rapidly expanding field of home automation.

Craig has worked closely with an expert team of technicians, designers and educators in not only the conceptual course development and curriculum development but also the design, construction, installation, programming and integration of the demonstration and training boards.

He now brings those skills, knowledge and broad experience into the classroom to benefit and support course attendees in this groundbreaking course.

Meet your guest presenter: Ian Millner

Ian Millner has over 40 years’ experience in business, telecommunications, information technology and vocational training. Ian established Milcom Communications Pty Ltd in 1991, and sold it to Service Stream in 2006. Since leaving Milcom, Ian has been consulting in the area of business development and smart home technologies. Ian has continued to work with the telecommunications sector representing International Copper Association Australia in a range of Technical committees dealing with training (capacity building) and technical standards (AS/CA S009, AS/CA S008, WC58 Vectored VDSL). Ian is the lead author of the Home Wiring Essentials series and currently chairs the Communications Alliance’s Customer Equipment and Cabling Reference Panel.

Ian has a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Statistics from Macquarie University, Certificate in Electronics and Communications, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

The Internet of Things, or ‘IoT’, refers to the billions of devices around the world that are connected to the internet, all connecting and sharing data. Pretty much any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device if it can be connected to the internet to be controlled or communicate information. A light bulb that can be switched on using a smartphone app is an IoT device, as is a motion sensor or a smart thermostat in your office, or a connected streetlight.

We’re all familiar with the internet which started to work its way into our lives in the mid-1990s. However, at some point in the late 2000s, there came a point in time when more ‘things’ or ‘objects’ were connected to the internet than people.

In 2018, there were 7 billion IoT devices. In 2019 the number of active IoT devices reached over 26 billion. According to some estimates every second there are some 127 new IoT devices connect to the web, with estimates of 50 billion connected devices by the end of this year.

Course Dates

Please note: Course commencement is subject to numbers. Please refer to our refund policy for more information.  
Time of day Start Date Availability
Course in the Application of Internet of Things for Electricians 30/09/2022 to 02/12/2022 Register
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