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Old 29th Nov 2012, 22:28
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Skyfall,
No I was a trainee at the academy in Melbourne. I've applied for a blippy job in Brisbane, but I'm still waiting to hear something from them.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 00:17
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phildan89,
how's the test mate? it's great you've been 2 steps ahead.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 01:43
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Hi Guys,

I thought I would provide some feedback on my application so far.

I applied for the ATC trainee program in early november. I did my online psychometric testing (which included numeracy and literacy questions) about 4 days ago. Some questions were quite hard as you didn't have alot of time to think about things.

Today I have received an email requesting me to organise a time for a phone interview.

I have read in previous posts that the testing process can take months, what is the next step after the phone interview? and approximately how long to go until an offer to train in melbourne is made? (provided I'm successful).

Cheers
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 03:18
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Wow phildan, you guys are lucky. I haven't heard anything after the initial application. Online it still says "Application Received". I'm hoping it's because you guys are from New Zealand and wouldn't need sponsored visas etc that you are processed first and they are still getting to us.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 03:48
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The testing was pretty full on-I felt I went OK at all of it except the calculation one (it was the last one I did). I aced the practice test part, went into the actual test, and there were some doozies! I think I've done enough though so here's hoping!!

WhichWayIsNorth-how long ago did you apply?? I put my application in as soon as the advertisement came out so whether that made any difference I don't know??

Gaaah I just want to know! I actually went up SY tower at the end of August for half a day to get an idea of how it works...I want that job something wicked!
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 04:04
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I applied on the 8th about 10days before applications closed. I know how you feel, i wish i had some sort of reply even if its to say my application was unsuccessful because then i at least know where i stand. Im hoping to hear something on Monday. I think you guys from NZ might have a leg up over other international candidates, good luck either way.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 04:07
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Cheers mate, you too!
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 04:11
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Failed Online?

Has anyone eva received a notification of a failure of the online testing?
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 04:23
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I take it you applied for the position for experienced ATC's Nookie2Nite? Have you done the online testing already?
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 04:33
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Question

Yeah I have - passed - now waiting.....

Do u know how they would select say 10 from 100 experienced? Is it cv, online, interview, or a combination?
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 05:04
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Not sure but i would imagine a combination of all 3. It looks like they are processing applications in batches according to date of application. When did you apply if i may ask?
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 08:34
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Is it cv, online, interview, or a combination
Step1: CV - pass/fail, if pass then
Step2: Online pass/fail, if pass then
Step3: Interview, if pass then perhaps, subject to reference checks, security checks, medical checks, police checks.

History indicates that recruitments take much longer than most people think. Patience is a ......
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 08:47
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sunnySA. Do you think its a bad sign that some of us haven't heard anything whereas others have already completed online testing? I did apply late in the application process so im hoping they are attending to applications in the order they came in? Hopefully we aren't disadvantaged by the time we applied, i only applied on 08 November whereas applications opened 05 October.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 09:43
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Do you think its a bad sign that some of us haven't heard anything whereas others have already completed online testing?
Not necessarily but can't say for sure, processed in batches - probably, insufficient resources allocated to task - possibly, more applicants than estimated - unlikely.

Properly done RPL/TNA processes take much longer than most people think.
Properly done interviews take a while to arrange, (time zones), do and write up.

I think you need to ask yourself - how well did you meet the selection criteria?
Very well? then you shouldn't worry.
Well? then a little worried.
Not so well? then more worried etc.

For Sydney TCU.
Worked high capacity environment?
Worked parallel runways?
Worked Eurocat?
Then I wouldn't been too worried.

Worked ENR non-radar, remote Tower, small TCU. Only got your rating this year or been rated for 35 years?
Then I'd be worried (sorry).

From an organisations' point of view, better to do the recruitment process correctly vs rush it and get it wrong. Bad for the individual, bad for the system, bad PR/IR.

Recruitments take significantly longer than most applicants think...
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 11:14
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my opinion they processed the application based on date application received, cause i submitted my application on closing date actually.

eg; whichwayisnorth submitted early november and till now no news

so conclusion is (maybe) based on date

hope it work guys

cheers to you all.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 16:11
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Hallo to all! I submitted my online application 4 weeks ago and got a mail with the invite to complete the online tests before Nov 22. I think i got that mail about 10 days before the deadline for the online applications. so now im waiting! must say im on edge! Im convinced i plugged some of the tests though. So maybe thats why im still waiting!!! Good luck to all...
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 11:44
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Ruth,
If application is for a Tower job, the training will be in Melbourne as that is where the Tower sim is.
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 19:53
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As far as I know, they're not planning another Brisbane course for a while, as there are two running currently, and that's the maximum they can have. Probably 4-6 months at least? That's if they keep pushing them through up here.
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 22:36
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Ruth - there are 2 courses running in brissie at the moment which is the maximum they can facilitate. One course is expected to finish (I think) around May/june-ish? The second course is estimated to finish around september. But those dates are not locked in and certain things can delay the completion dates. So if you were hoping for a brissie start you can expect to wait till at least mid next year I would think!
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 22:43
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For those waiting to hear about their conversion courses. You'll just have to be patient. It took me 8 months between application to commencement of training for an experienced ATC position. You'll be offered a salary table which isn't the same as in the collective agreement. Less than 6 years experience expect field trainee rate while in Melbourne college, level 1 in field training, and between 2 and 4 once rated. Less than 10 years expect levels 1, 3, and 5.
Depending on your training needs analysis the RADAR tower course (SY BN ML etc) is about 9 weeks long. About 3 weeks of theory (SAR, IFER, etc), about 5 weeks of simulator training, and 1 week of MET. In Sydney you normally start your OJT on SMC west ADC east and delivery. BN now start trainees on ADC as SMC has become much more complex recently.

By the way don't assume this is set in stone, it's only based on experience.
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