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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 10th Aug 2014, 13:20
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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Nah, just the cost of travel in my case. Obviously if I got somewhat close, then I will definitely try again - but if it turns out that it would be a real stretch to get in on the second attempt, then yes, the costs of return flights and a hotel in Sydney weigh into it a bit. Just getting to that stage was a great experience and I don't have any regrets about it at all, but it is a decent amount of money to put into something again if it looks like the same outcome is likely.

I was only offered Sydney for my assessment centre and a choice of one of 3 consecutive dates about 7 weeks ahead. They do also run them in Brisbane and Melbourne (and also occasionally in Canberra?). Not too difficult to get flights to Melbourne or Sydney from Perth though, which I think they are most likely to give to Perth candidates for that reason.

I already met the medical and ASIC requirements due to having a PPL - I have had my Class 1 medical since early stages of that. I believe there is some sort of agreement where if you are successful in your application with Airservices and you need to go and do your medical, you can potentially claim the costs of it back - but don't quote me on that.

Good luck with your application!
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 00:52
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I believe there is some sort of agreement where if you are successful in your application with Airservices and you need to go and do your medical, you can potentially claim the costs of it back - but don't quote me on that.
They used to pay for the medical upfront a couple of years ago when I did it. They even booked it for me. Now, I believe the applicant pays for it, then gets remunerated when they start work.
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 07:32
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the applicant pays for it, then gets remunerated when they start work.
That is indeed how it currently is.
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 08:56
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Thank you

Hopefully I will get as far as an invite to an assessment centre. Spending a bit on travel for the opportunity would be well worth it.

Reimbursement for the medical sounds logical -no real surprises there. Thanks for that info.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 03:42
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Hi guys,

With everyone else sharing their experience, I thought I'd share my application progress with you guys.

Applied on the 14th February
Notified to complete Online Test on the 19th March
Online Test completed on the 27th March
Offer of Phone Interview on the 4th April
Phone Interview Completed on the 8th April
Offer of Assessment Centre on the 11 April
Assessment Centre completed (Melbourne) on the 5th May
Notified I was required to re-sit Spatial Awareness Test on the 20 May
Re-sat Spatial Awareness Test on the 22 July
Requested to complete OPQ (Personality Questionnaire) 4th August
Advise of Referee Checks on the 6th August

In terms of the re-sit of the Spatial Awareness test, it was due to not meeting the requirements of the test. But having decent results in all the other assessments of the day they allowed me a chance to Re-sit it.

I'll keep you guys posted. Cheers
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 08:20
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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That's great that they gave you the chance to re-do! Obviously they must be interested in having you on the team, best of luck for the next lot of feedback!!
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 08:28
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Cheers SenZubEanS,

I guess it also shows that if you feel you have fallen a wee bit short on a particular test it may not mean the end for you.

Best of luck to everyone waiting for outcomes.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 09:03
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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Hey there Big Browna! I was asked for referees on the 6th also, just the nervous wait now to see when they get contacted.

Have your referees heard anything yet?
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 09:07
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Hey shortmacc,

Not that i know of but fingers crossed it happens soon.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 12:22
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Room mates wanted

My housemate and I are currently on an Enroute and a Tower course at the Airservices Learning Academy, and we are looking for a third (possibly 4th) housemate to join us here in Melbourne.

If you have a start date around early October then PM me (sorry, females only).
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Old 15th Aug 2014, 03:17
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Hi all, I'm new here.

It looks like I'll be taking the NZ tests in the nearish future, I am looking to start the Jan? 2015 training.

I've done the practice/example tests on the Airways site but wouldn't mind boning up on some more example tests if anyone knows of a good source.

Thanks
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Old 17th Aug 2014, 06:00
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Australia
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Hey guys, I received the invitation to do the online testing a few days ago. Literally only just completed it. I'm pretty interested to know how many of you guys went in that initial process.

I'm pretty sure I did well except for the pattern remembering one, does anyone know how it works with feedback? As I thought it would've been pretty instant with the ones with set answers.

I actually wasn't 100% sure if it had submitted correctly, but it looks as thought my application changed to 'online testing complete' which is promising.

Goodluck to everyone else who's applied or is doing the process right now.
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Old 17th Aug 2014, 11:11
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Join Date: Jun 2013
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Hi Dimensions,

You won't receive any feedback apart from either an email asking you to book a time for a phone interview (if successful), or a thanks for coming, try again in 12 months email if you were unsuccessful. At least you are feeling good after the online testing, I thought I completely stuffed it when I completed the testing a few months ago. But here I am, now at the referee check stage

All the best with your application, this thread has a wealth of information, be sure to use it
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 22:31
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Hello All,

new to this forum - advised to get on board by other members.

I have been given an offer to commence en route training at Melbourne on 10th November. Will be scouring this thread to get as much info as possible, but any further info would be great.

Especially any preparation I can do prior to commencement to give myself the best chance at the learning academy.

Cheers
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 00:35
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Australia
Age: 31
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Hi there Lovetorun, welcome to the forum! When did you receive your offer?

And all the best for your upcoming course and career
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 02:57
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Received offer about a month ago. Bloody long lead in to the course commencement - can't wait. Trying to anticipate what to study up on so I give myself every opportunity. I know the course will be extremely difficult. Absolutely pumped to get a chance.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 02:58
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And thanks Shortmacc
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 08:05
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Lovetorun and others. There is not a lot you can do to prepare. Just be willing to work and study flat out. It will be nothing like any other course you have done before.

You could browse Skybrary (Google will find it). It is a good source of aviation material. The ATC content may give you some insight although not all is applicable to Australia. If you do use it, don't ever say "Skybrary said" to an instructor.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 10:50
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Hey there benjipc. Look forward to meeting you soon. Yeah I received an email stating I would receive a USB 4-6 weeks out. I'll just cool my jets and wait for that info. Certainly didn't want to bombard ASA or HR before I even start.

Fujii, thanks very much for the advice. I will do and will not ever do. Yep, prepared to work and study hard. Family already briefed and have full support.
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 07:46
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If you want some reading, get these into ya!

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/pending/aip/general.pdf

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/pending/aip/enroute.pdf
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