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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 1st Sep 2009, 03:54
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Has anyone who sat the testing day in August this year heard back about how they went? They said late August early September, It feels like foever since I sat the test, and I'm starting to get anxious.
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G'day guys,
I sat the
psychometric assessment in August and got an email today saying I'm through to the telephone interview round.

The email says it will begin in a few weeks time and we will be notified the results after all interviews have been conducted.

So good luck guys and check your emails.


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Old 1st Sep 2009, 08:06
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I just got my email. I'm too scared to open it haha.
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Old 1st Sep 2009, 12:33
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I got my e-mail today too and I'm through to the phone interviews! Yay!
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Old 1st Sep 2009, 21:59
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More H.R crap

I just logged on to hvae a peep at what's happening in the ATC world and of course came up with this post regarding recruiting. Yet another company hijacked by the crap put forward by the self interested empire builders of H.R (Human Resourses dept). AFter 10 years as a RAAF ATC I thought I would apply and of course was met with all this Psycho rubbish. It was determined that I was not likely to pass the course. Hmmm well you can make your own mind up on that one but as far as I'm concerned this psycho testing has gone way too far and carries way too much weight. Virgin blue employed pilots with a simple interview and a handshake when they first started up in Australia. Those pilots served the company well during the start up phase and are mostly still flying with Virgin today. Since then H.R has initiated psycho testing taking 2 days to determine which candidates would best suit the company. One wonders how the pilots initially employed would fare if they had to go back and requalify. Friends I have in ASA say that if they had to go back and do the testing now they would not have a hope in hell of passing. So, the question is, for a company struggling to achieve appropriate manning levels, and with huge retirement issues not too far off, where does the bull**** stop and management get on with employing.

Just my 10 cents worth
By the way I now fly for an Australian Airline
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 11:44
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could not have put it better myself
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 10:41
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I don't have the bond paperwork handy so not sure.

But I do know that the cost of moving my family here and everything involved with it, like paying for residency (immigration attorney etc) is a good amount of money. The money (percentage) I would have to pay back after 1-5 years changes each year as I stay. I don't plan on leaving Australia so the bond really does not mean much to me as I will not break it and have to pay any money back.

Good luck to everyone, I start my training in a little over a week.

My family is here on the central coast all settled and we move into our house tomorrow.
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 10:46
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Are you coming to the college in Melb?
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Welcome and have a great time.

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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 21:28
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Yes I'll be down there until 30 October for training, then back up to the Central Coast on the weekends to be with my family. I'll be in class with one other person who happens to be up here in living too.
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 13:46
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Has anyone out there in OzATC-Land ever had a day at work like this ?

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Does enroute ever get this busy ?
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Hey everyone,
I didn't get through the tests unfortunately. I heard that some people know about where to find some of the tests they do online, does anyone have a link they can show me?
Thanks.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 11:32
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Hi Yank ATC,
Are you on the TMA course?, if so you will be in class with a chick as well. Are you staying next to the racecourse? Fancy getting a car pool sorted? I will be commuting at the weekends to the West coast.
Ta, looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 21:58
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I'm not sure the course, what its called but that sounds right. I'm not sure what is next to where I am staying as I've never been to Melbourne, but its at a furnished apartment pretty close to the college.

Are you talking about carpooling from the Central Coast to Sydney? If so if our schedules work that would be great, I'm in Forresters Beach, Just send me a message with your contact information.

Or if you're talking a carpool to the college that could work too, ASA gave me a car for the 7 weeks. just let me know.
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College Accomodation

Hi guys

I'm assuming we have to arrange our own accomodation during course? Its not live in is it? I've passed online and day aptitude and just waiting for phone interview

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Hey Brissyboy,

Well done on passing testing so far...... you're half way!!

Phone interview is pretty basic....... about 5mins max.

As for accom in Melbs, yep, you have to get your own accom sorted. If you get to know a few others on this forum (once offered a post), you could perhaps organise a share house with car pooling to save costs, seeing as though the paying isn't huge whilst training. (approx $1200 f/n after tax).

I do believe however if you are an interstate applicant, AsA will pay for your one way ticket to fly to Melbs and put you up for a night or 2 only.

Goodluck for the remainder of your testing.....
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Cheers

Thanks a lot Gemmy I'm pretty confident, from the guys I know controlling at the moment they reckon you are through unless you majorly drop the ball in the interview or know nothing about asa showing no motivation then you are through. I'm just waiting on word back regarding military pilot as I've been told pretty much military atc is in the bag, I hope I dont hear back from asa before adf!
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BrissyBoy,

I wouldn't listen to the guys controlling at the moment in regards to easily getting in as the interview has changed since they went through. It's now a behavioural interview.

I know a girl who just had her 2nd attempt at it and she is a pilot & still didn't make it through.

I am ex military and I honestly thought I had blown the interview, but luckily enough I must've given strong enough answers which suited the criteria.

There were no questions like why do want to do ATC & what do you know about ATC. They did however ask If I had visited a Facility.

The RAAF was great & I'd highly recommend it to someone who was say under the age of 25.

You just have to decide what it is you really want.
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Purpleairspace, got your PM and send you an email back. I'd be happy to carpool with you as I have a car the entire time I am there, the other guy that is in our course will be going with me as well. See you in a few days.
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