Training

Matchmaster’s purpose is to provide a pathway to a better future for contractors/installers. We are passionate about people learning new skills and improving their job prospects. Matchmaster has been delivering industry trusted and approved training for well over 15 years. Our program continues to provide installers with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to service the field with confidence.

Why Matchmaster?

  • Trained over 5000 students
  • Over 15 years training experience
  • RTO accredited (RTO #30268)
  • Industry accredited
  • Australian owned company with over 75 years of industry experience

As customers become more tech-savvy, their service expectations of technicians also increases. To meet the rising demand for digital entertainment and technologies, Matchmaster and its RTO partners, have developed a series of new accredited TV Reception Training Courses to help technicians to gain the knowledge and skills needed.

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Course details

Statement of Attainment for Digital Reception Technology’s

TRAIN-DRT-SOA / Cost $1550

Delivery: Face-to-face and correspondence

RTO: #30268

This program is designed to provide participants with the necessary competencies to install digital reception equipment for homes and businesses. It provides participants with fault finding skills on a range of digital reception equipment for subscription TV and free-to-air TV reception.

Course Duration

This course consists of four day’s face-to-face training, correspondence using print-based learning materials as well as assessments. The correspondence units are approximately 20 hours.

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ICT30215 – Statement of Attainment in Digital Reception Technology’s

Eligibility Requirements

  • It is recommended that participants have substantial vocational experience without formal qualifications
  • Construction Induction Card Proffered.

Course Content

The course is delivered as a combination of theory and practical subjects covering:

  • Digital Terrestrial Reception Installation including the selection and installation of terrestrial antennas, managing and installing coaxial cable and designing simple domestic distribution systems
  • Satellite Digital Reception Systems providing an understanding of radio frequencies, locating satellites, setting up mounts and measuring signals using the latest test equipment
  • Complex Digital Reception Systems covering a selection of antennas for large systems, and providing participants with an understanding of how to locate and rectify digital reception faults.

Digital Terrestrial Reception Systems

TRAIN-DTRI / Cost $880

Embark on your learning path in television reception systems with our two day course. The program offers competencies of the Certificate II and III, including selection and installation of terrestrial antennas, managing and installing coaxial cable and designing simple domestic distribution systems. It covers installation of digital television receiving equipment such as decoders and PVR’s, and involves practical exercises to ensure you learn the skills required to progress through a full domestic installation.

Competencies and content to be delivered are:

  • Install a terrestrial antenna (ICTRFN202)
  • Install digital reception equipment (ICTDRE301)
  • Conduct radio frequency measurement (ICTRFN401)

Course Content

  • Install digital terrestrial antenna and equipment
  • Install and terminate coaxial cable
  • Conduct radio frequency measurements
  • Customer service process
  • Digital equipment integration
  • Importance of checking tools and equipment
  • Television theory for digital signals

Satellite Digital Reception Systems

TRAIN-SDRS / Cost $550

Offering competencies of the Certificate II and III, this one day program will arm you with knowledge of the design, installation and commissioning of new systems; ranging from domestic premises to 5 wire trunk SMATV systems. Exercises will ensure your understanding of radio frequencies, locating satellites, setting up mounts and measuring signals using the latest test equipment. Walk away with the knowledge of Pay TV installation standards and you will be in the box seat to profit from market demand.

Entry Requirement

  • Digital Terrestrial Reception Systems Course

Competencies to be delivered are:

  • Install a satellite antenna (ICTRFN201)

Course Content

  • Understand industry terms
  • Understand television theory for satellite signals
  • Understand test and measure for satellite systems
  • Approach to 5 wire topology for large systems
  • Understand the Australian design symbols
  • Reporting and documentation

Complex Digital Reception Systems

TRAIN-CDRS / Cost $550

This one day course dives into complex digital systems, encompassing competencies of the Certificate II and III in television reception systems. You learn not only how to select antennas for large systems, but you will also gain an understanding of how to locate and rectify digital reception faults. To keep pace with the demands of consumers and business today, emphasis in the new digital era is on the convergence of the Internet, Pay TV, Terrestrial TV and inhouse video systems, especially for applications in hotels, apartments and commercial premises.

Entry Requirement

  • Completion of Digital Terrestrial Reception Systems and Satellite Digital Reception Systems

Competencies to be delivered are:

  • Locate & rectify digital reception equipment faults (ICTDRE302)
  • Install a complex digital reception system (ICTDRE303)
  • Integrate a customer digital reception system (ICTDRE401)

Course Content

  • Revise television theory for digital signals
  • Selecting antennas and mounts for commercial applications
  • Revise test and measure
  • Electrical specifications for complex digital
  • Approach to Star topology for large systems
  • Understand the Australian design symbols
  • Understand the commissioning process
  • Reporting and documentation

Course dates and fees

  Statement of Attainment for DRT Digital Terrestrial Satellite Digital Complex Digital
Sydney 4-7 Apr 2017 4-5 Apr 2017 6 Apr 2017 7 Apr 2017
Melbourne 20-23 Jun 2017 20-21 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2017
Adelaide 18-21 Jul 2017 18-19 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Perth 15-18 Aug 2017 15-16 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2017
Brisbane 19-22 Sept 2017 19-20 Sept 2017 21 Sept 2017 22 Sept 2017
Sydney 17-20 Oct 2017 17-18 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017
Melbourne 14-17 Nov 2017 14-15 Nov 2017 16 Nov 2017 17 Nov 2017
Prerequisites White card, LLN completion and online pre reading White card, LLN completion and online pre reading White card, LLN completion, online pre reading and completion of DTRS White card, LLN completion, online pre reading and completion of DTRS and SDRS
Refresher cost   $220 $220 $220
Cost $1550 $880 $550 $550
Times 8:45am – 5pm (4 days) 8:45am – 5pm (2 days) 8:45am – 5pm (1 day) 8:45am – 5pm (1 day)

Course locations

Adelaide Regal Park Motor Inn – 44 Barton Terrace E, North Adelaide SA Perth B&R Enclosures Pty Ltd- 6 Montgomery Way, Malaga WA
Brisbane Matchmaster Office – Unit 1, 28-33 Nevilles St, Underwood QLD Sydney Matchmaster Office – 48-50 Belmore Road, Punchbowl NSW
Melbourne Matchmaster Office – Unit 2/16 Viewtech Place, Rowville VIC    

FAQ

Can I attend the courses out of sequence?

No. Matchmaster offers a progressive training program and courses need to be completed in sequence. You must start from the beginning and work your way through as each course covers concepts that are required for the next course.

Do I need to be accredited to become an installer or work in the industry?

No. There is no mandatory requirement for installers to be accredited to be able to work. However, being a complex industry to work in, the aim of the Matchmaster courses is to educate you so that you have the theory and practical knowledge to be able to work on site.

Apart from the statement of attainment what other documents will I receive after attending the Matchmaster courses?

Matchmaster only issues the statement of attainment. The RTO will issue the competencies achieved as a completion document.

What if I have previously completed a Matchmaster Course/s?

Matchmaster has introduced new courses in 2010. The new courses have up to date content which covers the digital switchover and comply with the Australian Government’s requirements and framework for our industry. If you have completed a Matchmaster course in 2009 (or prior) you can attend the similar replacement course at the refresher rate.

How do I get my Statement of Attainment in Digital Reception Technology’s?

To achieve Statement of Attainment in Digital Reception Technology’s you are required to pass a set number of competencies/learning modules. The first set of competencies is delivered through the Matchmaster Training Program. A total of 8 competencies will be taught over the Digital Terrestrial, Satellite Digital and Complex Digital courses. You will need to sit and pass an exam at the end of each course. Once you have passed all competencies offered by Matchmaster, you will then be directed to Conquest Communications Australia. Conquest Communications Australia will issue you with a Statement of Attainment.

How will I be notified of my course results?

At the completion of the Matchmaster courses, all exams will be marked by our Training Manager. All results will then be recorded on a database. All attendees will receive a letter in the weeks following the training informing them of their results together with instructions of what to do next.

What do I get for completing the Matchmaster Course/s?

Upon completion of each Matchmaster Course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Matchmaster. You will also have the opportunity to achieve your Statement of Attainment in Digital Reception Technology.

What if I don’t pass my competency exams?

If you do not pass any of the competencies delivered in a course you attended, you will be able to re-sit the exam for the failed competencies. You will be required to make arrangements with Matchmaster for this. You can attempt the assessments every 2 weeks. If after 4 attempts you have not passed the competencies, you will be asked to complete the refresher course.

What is the Government’s Antenna Installer endorsement scheme?

The Australian Government has established the Antenna Installer Endorsement Scheme as part of the Government’s quality assurance measures. This is to ensure consumers have access to skilled and endorsed antenna installers to help them get ready for digital TV.

Who is Conquest communications?

Conquest communications is a registered training organisation or RTO, they enable Matchmaster to deliver training under their guidance to meet the Australian training standards. On completion of the Matchmaster training the RTO will issue the candidate with the statement of attainment listing the competencies attained by the candidate. Conquest communications as a partner can provide the balance of Telecommunications and OH&S training to help you achieve a full Certificate 3 DRT telecommunications qualification.

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