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.
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.
Delivery: Face-to-face and correspondence
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.
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.
ICT30215 – Statement of Attainment in Digital Reception Technology’s
The course is delivered as a combination of theory and practical subjects covering:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matchmaster only issues the statement of attainment. The RTO will issue the competencies achieved as a completion document.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.