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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 25th Oct 2018, 04:50
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You aren't competing for a position as such - it's all about aptitude and meeting standards and it was often painfully obvious when people had been "pre-briefed" on what to expect. FWIW the testing has also changed recently. The point of the "simulator" wasn't simulating an ATC environment but problem solving - it's easier to demonstrate concepts without extraneous detail.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 01:55
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After attending the assessment centre on the 8th October, I was lucky enough this week to be offered a position as a trainee controller on the en route course starting in March!

Some of the tests etc mentioned previously did come up on the assessment day and of the 10 at the start of the day, I was one of 3 to last the whole day. There were some simulation type tests and some quick response/ multi tasking tests as well as a test like the online one for those who have done it.

As frustrating as it is, you can't and don't want to prepare for them. If you come in having prepared for something you thought was going to come up and it is even slightly different, it will affect you negatively. We were told not to share too much basically because it will affect future applicants detrimentally as opposed to keeping it a secret.

I desperately wanted to know what to expect but going in with no expectations really helped me and you have plenty of practice runs and time to get used to the format and rules etc.

Good luck to all the applicants in the upcoming intake!!
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 23:01
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Originally Posted by Bradley Chamberlain
After attending the assessment centre on the 8th October, I was lucky enough this week to be offered a position as a trainee controller on the en route course starting in March!!!
Congrats! I'll see you in March Also got into enroute.

I did mine on the 10th. The day was a lot of fun though (well, I thought so!)
Echoing your sentiments - at one stage the entire group on the day were talking, and everybody I spoke to did the same thing many of us are on here for - frantically searching the internet for ANY information on the assessments, only to see the comments of 'you can't prepare for it'. After we had gone through a few tests we all agreed that while those comments were infuriating at the time, they're completely correct. Get a good night sleep and get there early enough that you don't risk getting stuck in traffic and stressing out.

Good luck to everybody applying for the role.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 10:49
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They reached out in mid-November and did another round of assessment from the June applicants on the Monday (10) and Tuesday (11) just passed; for the March en-route intake. I went on 10/12; there were 7 of us on Monday but I was the only one who made it to the Interview Stage (5 were sent home after lunch) and my references have been contacted by ASA already. I'm not sure how big and how successful the Tuesday group was. Now just waiting for an email/call to advise if I made it through or not.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 20:22
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Interesting. Well done on getting through so far!
Now, you still need to be patient; even after the reference check it still took some time, might have been a couple of weeks, to receive the notification by email (initially they said end of the week but it took longer). Anxious wait I'm sure!
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 10:59
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Hey guys, congrats to all who have been offered a place on courses next year.

If anyone starting January is looking for a place, there is a room available at a share house 15 mins drive from the airport. You will be sharing with 2 en route students who are about half way through the training.

Feel free to message for more details.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:07
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Accommodation

Originally Posted by puddlejumpers2310
Trainees for January '19....two rooms available NOW in awesome digs only for ATC guys and gals. This house has built quite a reputation for housing successful trainees over the years. Located in a quiet, leafy street just minutes from the Academy. Everything included to make your stay easy and stress-free. PM me for more info...PJ.
Hello,
I start at Airservices tomorrow (14/1) as an enroute trainee and was just enquiring if there was still a room available?
Also I was wondering where abouts the house was located and if any other trainees had contacted you?
Thankyou very much in advance and I am quite interested so if you were available for an inspection sometime soon that would be great!
Kind regards,
Geoff
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 10:14
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Hi I was wondering if anyone here is a RAAF ATC, current or ex?
Or even someone who is going through the recruitment process.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 06:44
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Sydney TCU woes

Is anyone else currently being recruited into Syd TCU as experienced controllers?
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Old 30th May 2019, 11:42
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Hi,

Can you describe the online test questions you had? Are they very similar to the practice tests at the SHL Direct site?

And can anyone share other sites with suitable practice tests that will genuinely help us prepare? After doing those SHL Direct ones a few times I just start to memorise the answers.

Thanks
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by skyb1ue
Anybody on here apply for the current opening for trainee controllers?
Yes, haven't heard anything yet. I guess we probably won't until applications close.
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 05:14
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A little guidance please !!

Hi everyone ,

Appreciate all your help i can get ..

1. To qualify for the training programme they ask for year 12/ Diploma or Degree.

--Is any Diploma issued by a recognized college accepted ?
--do they look for the field of study and specially the length of study??


2. What is the remuneration during training in melbourne ? Please give me figures ?

thanx heaps
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 08:09
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Hi guys,

I am busy applying as well, just waiting for my resume to be done. Have no idea what to expect, but hoping to get in. On my way over there from South Africa, so figured I may as well try to get back into aviation while i'm busy turning my world on its head.

Does anyone know how long after online assessments the site assessments will be? And how long after that we'll know if we're in or not? It would make my immigration plans easier if I knew for sure where I was going to, i.e. Melbourne or somewhere warmer..
I have read through the history on here but it seems verrrry variable. Sometimes days, sometimes months.

Sachcho, as far as I know the only reason they require a recent qualification is to show that you have the ability to study a large volume of theory work in a set time. I also don't believe that the field of study matters too much, but this is only an assumption. Then as far as remuneration, if I recall correctly I read somewhere that its around AUD$53k per year while training in Melbourne (12-14months), then AUD$73k while practical training at destination facility (3-6months), then AUD$104k once you receive your rating. This is more or less what I remember, not sure of exact figures at all.

Good luck for the process!
Regards, Gavin
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 05:52
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard
Does anyone know how long after online assessments the site assessments will be? And how long after that we'll know if we're in or not? It would make my immigration plans easier if I knew for sure where I was going to, i.e. Melbourne or somewhere warmer..
I have read through the history on here but it seems verrrry variable. Sometimes days, sometimes months.
Like you said it can be really variable but typically can expect anywhere from a few weeks to 2 or 3 months after your online assessments until the assessment day and then 2 to 3 weeks after that to find out whether you've made the cut.
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 08:58
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Originally Posted by pilotwings
Like you said it can be really variable but typically can expect anywhere from a few weeks to 2 or 3 months after your online assessments until the assessment day and then 2 to 3 weeks after that to find out whether you've made the cut.
Okay great, do you know how long approximately after online assessments we will know whether we will be invited to site assessment?
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 20:06
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ATC waiting period

Hey guys!
First time applying for ATC and just recently sent my application. I'm wondering, do the online tests usually come straight after the deadline or is there a waiting period? Just want to get it over and done with :/ Looking forward to your correspondences!
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Old 9th Jun 2019, 22:10
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard
Okay great, do you know how long approximately after online assessments we will know whether we will be invited to site assessment?
2/3 months is generally standard, though you could expect that to increase whenever HRs busy. Out of curiosity - do you already have Permanent Residency??
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 07:38
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Originally Posted by Maggie Island


2/3 months is generally standard, though you could expect that to increase whenever HRs busy. Out of curiosity - do you already have Permanent Residency??
Hi Maggie,
Yes I have unrestricted permanent residence as of May actually. It was quite a process and a long wait, but the visa came through just a week after applications opened, luckily.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 07:41
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Hi Juzzi,

They said the online tests will be done between the 13th & 16th of June, so starting on Thursday.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 20:25
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hi

Hi Gavin,
That means we will receive a link or invitation only after 13th.
Thanks
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