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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 17th Jul 2009, 23:48
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I had found this one a couple of days before the Psych Testing and I found it very helpful. I actually found it quite similar to the testing one.

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Old 18th Jul 2009, 02:52
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Its worth the wait, although my circumstances are different. I have been a controller for a long time and am going to Sydney TCU. College for 7 weeks then Sydney.

Good Luck to everyone!
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Old 18th Jul 2009, 08:28
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At the moment, the conversion courses seem to be about 18 weeks. We have a few USA controllers on conversion at the moment, one has been there since November. Not sure if you would knock it off in 7 weeks.
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Old 19th Jul 2009, 02:11
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En-route conversion courses are in the area of 18-20 weeks, however TMA conversions are generally much shorter as they are not required to complete the 2 non-radar sim modules, so 7 weeks is quite possible.
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 00:22
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Actually the 7 weeks is what I am scheduled for and ASA thinks its the right amount of time (although I think its too long ). I've been doing almost the exact same thing in the US as I will be doing in Sydney.
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 01:58
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Hey YankATC,

Did you move here for the job or did you move here for other reasons and want to continue working as an ATC?

What are you doing in Sydney - tower or approach?

Sorry - just curious
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 06:10
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No worries

I am doing approach and I am moving for the job as I love it and moving because we love Australia. Its a win win for us.
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 11:45
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Hi all

I've heard that recently, due to a lack of instructors, accepted students have been offered blip-pilot roles for a few months prior to commencing the course proper.
Is this still the case?
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 06:15
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not at the moment, as far as I am aware the last course this happened to started about 12 months ago.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 11:42
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Thanks melbATC

Just trying to get a feel for what to expect.
I'm currently a tradie, so this'll be a M A S S I V E career change if it all pans out!

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Old 23rd Jul 2009, 05:53
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Phone calls for offers are being made today. The wait is finally over
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Old 23rd Jul 2009, 07:28
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Do you know if its for all interviews or just for adelaide cairs and brissy, had my test and int in melb?
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Old 23rd Jul 2009, 11:27
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I was told that the people that are being offered positions in this year's courses (Oct, Nov, Dec) regardless of interview venue etc I assume, will be contacted in the next day or so. Verbal offers only, written offers to be received next week in the mail.

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Old 23rd Jul 2009, 11:52
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Toboto..

Melbs & Syd interviewees are on next year's course list I believe.!

Mrtwister.. I used a cheap removalist 18mths ago from Melbs to NSW & only cost $1300... DLM Removals... 0429631688. Perhaps google them also. It was for a one bedroom unit into a storage shed. I had packed everything up though.

When is your course starting??
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Old 24th Jul 2009, 05:02
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Congrats mrtwister!

No phone call here so far...
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Old 24th Jul 2009, 16:48
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Hi Everybody

I was reading this forum frm the last few days. I have the phy. test in Melbourne. As per the prev. forum, I have prep. Simulation and time distance questions. Can you guys please suggest me any more prep...

Thanks,
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Old 24th Jul 2009, 22:39
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No I can't.

If things haven't changed, that's all you can really prep for.

The remaining tests require judgement and decision/reaction time which you can't really prep for.

Not much else you can do but get a good rest the night before.

When are the psych tests being held?
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 09:28
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MrpreP,

The only thing I did before hand was a refresher on my speed distance time formulas for the maths component. Honestly, I don't think you can prepare for any other of the exams.

It wasn't what I'd call a super hard lot of exams... the not knowing the pass marks etc is what will eat at you most !! - But that's my personal opinion.

Just forget about each test as you move onto the next though.

Goodluck!!
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 10:24
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Thanks for the reply.. My test will be on 17th Aug, so there is lot of time. This test is really important for me so if you have any suitable links for the prep. that will be great.
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MrpreP,

Just goodle Speed Distance Time & you'll come up with a bunch of different scenarios....... There is also an interrupt test which coincides with the Maths test.. but aim for at least 35 correct maths questions.. keep an eye on the time!!!!!

The sim test at the end of the day is pretty fun actually & you'll get 5 attempts to practice it first. you get your results after each practice so you have a fair idea how you are doing.

The others you can't really prepare for.. just read over this forum thread.. all the help you can ask for is in these posts!!

Just be well rested & as soon as you complete one test, forget about it & focus on the next test. You have a few breaks throughout the day.. along with a about an hour for lunch. Think we finished around 4pm at the latest.
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