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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 22nd Mar 2016, 15:18
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Hi everyone! Thank you guys and girls for tons of useful info, especially to those active ATCOs!

Could someone advise a website to practise verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, numerical calculations and a checking tests?

I did tests on https://www.cebglobal.com/shldirect/en/practice-tests/ numerous times but without explanations why this or that was wrong and just showing the number of correct answers they are of little use. I am particularly referring to those Verbal Reasoning with True/False/Cannot Say tests whose logic is often hard to follow - Do I have enough info to conclude that it's false? Am I supposed to conclude that it's true or I don't have enough info and thus it's Cannot Say?

Anywho, I'd appreciate any help!
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 05:26
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Originally Posted by mdk2015
Hi Seeing if anyone knows the courses that are scheduled for Enroute ?
Can advise at the least that Enroute 124 commences early September, I remember also hearing there was one earlier than September scheduled for this year but can't remember when, sorry.

Still keen to hear from anyone that is also commencing Enroute 124.
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Old 25th Mar 2016, 12:26
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Hi Serian,

The reference checks are pretty thorough!!

I was told by the person who was my referee they were given a full interview style of questions...

Can you give me an example when BLAH showed problem solving in a team environment....
Etc. etc.

Best of luck though, you should be right with it.
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Old 25th Mar 2016, 12:27
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mdk2015 think they were currently working on October dates... might even be past that now
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Old 27th Mar 2016, 05:54
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Hi guys! New on here. Just about to apply for ATC in training position. Best apps/sites to practice for the online aptitude tests if my application is successful? Thanks in advance
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 09:48
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Originally Posted by 1982Huytonsqn
Hi guys! New on here. Just about to apply for ATC in training position. Best apps/sites to practice for the online aptitude tests if my application is successful? Thanks in advance
Hi 1982Huytonsqn, I've come across a couple of sites:
Practice Aptitude Tests | FREE Online Aptitude Tests | FREE Practice Aptitude Tests for Job Applicants & Graduates
https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/index.htm
They offer limited number of free tests but still good for practice:
I keep googling myself.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 09:55
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Looking to share

Hi everyone,

I have been reading this forum for well over a year now and am happy to say that I have been accepted into En-route course 124 commencing early September. Thank you for everyone who has posted useful info!

I am therefore starting to look around at living options in Melbourne and think I have narrowed it down to a share house as I don't know many people down there and think it would be great to share with other trainees. So if anyone else on course 124 or even other courses is looking for a place then please PM me!

I look forward to hearing from people and hopefully meeting in advance even if you aren't interested in a share house.

Best of luck to everyone else!

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Old 31st Mar 2016, 01:09
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Vira and SydneyATCLover,

How long did it take between assessment day until your references were contacted? And how long between references being called until you found out if you passed the reference checks?
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 11:38
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Here's hoping

After spending a week reading every post in this thread, I threw my name in the pool for a position as a trainee ATC.

It looks like it'll be a crazy learning curve but I'm excited to give it my best and see how I go!!!

It's so inspiring to read the progress of other members in their progress from applying through to the actual course start and weekly runnings.

Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to follow suit in the near future!!!
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Old 4th Apr 2016, 02:46
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I put myself in for the Trainee ATC in Brisbane!
After back & forth with my USA to AUS minimum qualification assessments (See what happens when you finish High School/College in another country). And a total fail on the speed math test I am pleased to find out that i have passed the online test and move on to the OPQ. Woop! Lets see if i get passed the next stage
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Old 4th Apr 2016, 06:09
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I'm from Brisbane and just received an email saying I have passed the online assessment. I gather from the responses of this thread that the occupational personality test is next and then a phone interview.

Could any prior/current applicants share what attributes the HR are looking for in the phone interview? I'd like to be prepared with relevant examples of my experience to answer accordingly - and also for self-reflection on whether or not I actually have the skills to pursue a career as an ATC (or will I waste a year trying for something that doesn't even suit me?).

Thanks so much.
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 05:38
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Seiran,

Took a few weeks for my references to be contacted, then a few more weeks to get a verbal offer. Finally would have probably been two months to get written offer...

Unfortunately this stage just seems to drag on more then the rest! Its not, but since your so close, its just perpetually on your mind. Current placements are for October and later though, so there's no rush.

Best of luck
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 05:50
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Hello TwentyNine,

It was a little while ago now for me but i remember them asking specifically:
  • How do i deal with pressure/stress
  • Tell me a time that you were put under pressure working in a team environment
  • Tell me a time when a leader made a decision you didn't agree with and what you did
  • Would you be willing to work on shifts.
  • How well do you work in a team, can you work independently

well that kind of question anyway. You just need to have a bit of practice answering normal interview questions and you will be fine. Theres a plethora of websites out there.... just remember to answer with the STAR approach and you should be fine..
Situation
Tasks
Action
Result

As for the personality profile, it is what is is. You cant really dodge it up as it intentionally asks similar questions with different answers to gauge accuracy.

Best of luck
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 15:09
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Online testing advice

Hey guys I am new to this forum and have just applied with ASA to do the trainee ATC program.

I have received the Online Testing invitation and I am curious to know what previous persons on this forum have thought of it. I have done a couple of practice tests on the SHL website and scored just below half at the moment so I am wanting to out a bit more effort in before doing the ASA online componet given that I haven't studied in a while. Try and knock out some of those cobwebs.

Any advice would be really great.
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 03:43
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Online testing query

Hi Twenty Nine,

I am applying for the next intake of ATC and I am extremely worried about what kind of questions I'll receive and the time limit/number of questions. If you could please please give me an idea of what to expect I will be forever grateful. Good luck on your application!

Regards

Melissa

Originally Posted by TwentyNine
I'm from Brisbane and just received an email saying I have passed the online assessment. I gather from the responses of this thread that the occupational personality test is next and then a phone interview.

Could any prior/current applicants share what attributes the HR are looking for in the phone interview? I'd like to be prepared with relevant examples of my experience to answer accordingly - and also for self-reflection on whether or not I actually have the skills to pursue a career as an ATC (or will I waste a year trying for something that doesn't even suit me?).

Thanks so much.
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Old 19th Apr 2016, 13:10
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Hey 29, how did you find the online testing? How difficult were the example tests in comparison to the actual? Did they focus on any specific area and what do you think we're your strengths? I'm sitting it on Friday and have been doing some revising. I'm hoping to narrow the focus

Originally Posted by TwentyNine
I'm from Brisbane and just received an email saying I have passed the online assessment. I gather from the responses of this thread that the occupational personality test is next and then a phone interview.

Could any prior/current applicants share what attributes the HR are looking for in the phone interview? I'd like to be prepared with relevant examples of my experience to answer accordingly - and also for self-reflection on whether or not I actually have the skills to pursue a career as an ATC (or will I waste a year trying for something that doesn't even suit me?).

Thanks so much.
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 21:03
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Heya


Just wondered if anyone has been allocated course starting end of June for experienced controllers?
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 06:25
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Can anyone confirm if that your sent an email regarding being on a hold list for the next online personality quiz, that it is an indication of passing the online testing? Or are they independent of one another.
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 06:39
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Can anyone confirm if that your sent an email...

First learn the difference between "your" and "you're."
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 06:50
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Vira when did you have your assessment day?
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