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Old 20th Nov 2012, 01:42
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thanks

thanks mate for information. i've been posted the application and they said will send me online skill test. hopefully it works.......
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Old 20th Nov 2012, 08:21
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ive had my status on my application change to : Referee Details..

im assuming that this is a good thing?

anyone else currently have this at the moment, or ever had this on their application and got in/knocked back?
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Old 20th Nov 2012, 16:44
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Job at Sydney and Perth

Hi everyone, I am one of the people who recently applied the job at Sydney and Perth as an experienced air traffic controller.

Like yours I am confused about why ASA has the chance for ATCO's around the world? Is there someone can tell me?

And I have read the post from the beginning, but no one have said any thing about the test for experienced ATCO'S, is it the same as for new recruits? I think it's should not the same. But what kind of test subject content in it?

Thank you!
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Old 21st Nov 2012, 07:08
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I'm still at 'On-Hold for Upcoming Assessment Centre' as it has been since mid-October :-/
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Old 21st Nov 2012, 08:40
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Alatron, I think you'll find if you read this thread that mid-October is not anything to get upset about.

Some of us waited over ten weeks to hear.
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Old 21st Nov 2012, 08:57
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Oh I'm not upset I'm just hanging out for the assessment day
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Old 21st Nov 2012, 09:35
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ive had my status on my application change to : Referee Details..
Thats great news barberwi, that the next step in the recruitment process as far as i know.

With regards to being on hold for the assessment centre from mid october, they only have limited places and i'm guess slowing down for december.

Good luck with your applications its well worth the wait.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 00:42
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waiting

so it take a long time wait for the test, someone there told me thousands applicants.
anyone work in brisbane ACC? kimberley or territory area.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 11:08
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just got the news.....didn't make it

Good luck people!!
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 06:38
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My apologies Alatron, I misread that - good luck I'm sure you'll enjoy it

Polair911, sorry to hear that.
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 12:22
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Age for ATC applicants

Allow me to get straight to the point if I may......I am age 50. Would that be considered too old to apply for an ATC position?
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 13:29
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Yep. Most of us are looking to retire by then
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 19:25
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Thanks for your reply etz.....maybe not quite the reply I was hoping for, but I appreciate your candour. I will forward an application in any case and see what happens. I think that in some cases more ""mature"" applicants can bring with them some valuable life experiences and attributes. I just hope that feeling is right. I am definitely seeking a career change, and would love to utilise the knowledge I have by the privilege of my private pilot license. I only wish I applied when I obtained my license back in "92.
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 21:43
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VH-ALX,

You're not too old to apply, but your chances of getting through the training are less than the younger trainees.

A lot of people said just that in this forum about a year ago. At the time there were three of us that had managed to get in, the oldest was 51, me at 47 and the youngest at 42. We were all determined to prove the naysayers wrong. None of us made it through the academy training. I aced the theory part, but once I got into the sim I just couldn't keep up with the pace.

You're in Melbourne by the looks of it, so at least you won't have to spend a fortune to relocate if you get in.

I say go for it and prove us all wrong
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 22:50
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Thank you Stevep64 for your words of encouragement.....I will do my best. May I ask what it was about the sim training that was daunting?
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 23:23
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Watch this space VH-ALX

I'm the eldest female at the moment (at the ripe old age of 40!), one of my course mates is about to turn 40. We hit the SIM two weeks ago so we're heading towards make-or-break time.

There are some new students just turned up whom I'm guessing are around my generation as well
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 23:27
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PS: as for

and would love to utilise the knowledge I have by the privilege of my private pilot license. I only wish I applied when I obtained my license back in "92.
you can throw that thought out the window.

I have a commercial for both fixed wing and rotary and the only time it's really been an advantage was in the PoF subject and knowing the phoenetic alphabet. Even then, you are taught what you need to know from scratch so once you get to the SIM you are on a complete level playing field with course mates who had no experience
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 23:31
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Hi VH-ALX,

I applied in July, passed the on-line test & phone interview. Got invited to an assessment day in Brisbane in September. Got the bad news 6 weeks later. I'm 54 and have a commercial pilot licence. Unfortunately I was not up to scratch. In reference to having a licence they told us several times at the assessment that "those of you with any flying experience just forget it...it will not help you here today". Not one iota of the assessment tests related directly to flying experience.

I'm sure age had something to do with it, I'm not being nasty or negative about it, but as many have written here in the past, the training is fast & furious and the young are more likely to succeed. Such is life!!

But I agree with Steve64, give it your best shot & all the best.
P.S. For what it's worth, I can't get a flying job either...too old!!
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 00:50
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Thanks for the advice to all ..... I will submit my application this afternoon and will update on here as the application progresses. Best of luck to all who are currently in a training phase.....I wish u all the best
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 01:36
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May I ask what it was about the sim training that was daunting?
The learning curve was just too steep for me to keep up. You're learning something new just about every day in the sim and if you haven't got the hang of what you did yesterday, you'll struggle today with the new stuff on top. You have to be two or three steps ahead of everything, otherwise you just fall behind. I had a few good sim runs, where I felt I was on top of it, but even then I was making silly mistakes with the HMI (Human Machine Interface) stuff and getting phraseology wrong.
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