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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 30th Jun 2020, 23:57
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Would age affect my application?
Your age itself, no (you meet the minimum requirement and it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of age). However, you may also get what I got when I first applied for ATC, straight out of uni (so a couple of years older than you are now): the feedback after my interview was basically to go away and grow up a little, then come back in a few years.
So I went away and worked in the 'real world' for a bit, took on a job that allowed me to demonstrate responsibility, and three years later was successful.

Having said that, that was my experience, yours may differ. Give it a go, and try not to get too disheartened if it ends in tears the first time.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 22:44
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Oh wow okay. Iíve had three jobs (one in a supervisor position) - would that help with demonstration of responsibility?

Have there been many successful 18 year olds or not so much?
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Old 6th Jul 2020, 22:17
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Originally Posted by kickingdinnerplates
Oh wow okay. Iíve had three jobs (one in a supervisor position) - would that help with demonstration of responsibility?

Have there been many successful 18 year olds or not so much?
Yep thereís a few I can think of that started at 18/19/20 and had no issues.

Not a terrible place to be at age 24 on ATC 6 pay level while mates have just started looking for graduate positions with a huge HECS debt.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 05:09
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Just for clarification, there's no training done in Sydney is there? Meaning you'd have to relocate to Melbourne for a year or so?
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 12:05
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Did anyone in the PPRuNe world apply for the latest round of ATC Trainee before it closed?
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 15:24
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Training is done in Melbourne for a bit over a year
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Vakarian
Just for clarification, there's no training done in Sydney is there? Meaning you'd have to relocate to Melbourne for a year or so?
Correct and they don't pay any relocation or assistance with rentals etc. In addition, very, very few trainees get assigned back to Sydney. The majority of trainees will be allocated Brisbane or Melbourne Centre. Good luck.
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Old 16th Jul 2021, 03:43
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Originally Posted by corza
Did anyone in the PPRuNe world apply for the latest round of ATC Trainee before it closed?
Yeah just completed the online tests couple days ago, yet to do the occupational qs, How about you?
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Old 16th Jul 2021, 11:16
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Originally Posted by corza
Did anyone in the PPRuNe world apply for the latest round of ATC Trainee before it closed?
Yup. Did you?
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Old 17th Jul 2021, 01:22
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Originally Posted by Doggiedogs
Yeah just completed the online tests couple days ago, yet to do the occupational qs, How about you?
I sure did, I've done the OPQ just waiting now. Keeping my expectations in check, but pretty excited for a new challenge!
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 07:22
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Just curious if any of the other guys doing online testing atm received any information for the 'Third Suite' of testing that was due to come out today (19/07/21)?
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 10:28
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Email today about the third stage of testing. Does anyone know if this is a recent addition to the procedure?
I haven't seen anything in this forum about something after the aptitude and OPQ tests and before a phone interview.

Will be interesting to see what it entails when they release the info in a few days.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 11:24
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Originally Posted by Johno3476
Just curious if any of the other guys doing online testing atm received any information for the 'Third Suite' of testing that was due to come out today (19/07/21)?
Yeah didnt get any info, just that they'd they'd get back soon. Hopefully doesn't mean that we're out.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 05:48
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Has anyone heard anything back yet?
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 12:59
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Nothing yet. Email last week said something mid this week. Hopefully something tomorrow or Friday. It seems from what I can read on this forum that the third stage of testing may be a new addition so they might be still sorting out some stuff.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 01:18
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Third stage of testing done, now the waiting game.

Any opinions from those that completed it? Personally I found the radar sim tests to be the most challenging, especially the ones with multitasking the maths equations.

Fingers crossed for good news.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 07:15
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Originally Posted by goody777
Third stage of testing done, now the waiting game.

Any opinions from those that completed it? Personally I found the radar sim tests to be the most challenging, especially the ones with multitasking the maths equations.

Fingers crossed for good news.

I canít say Iím all that confident with those tests! The multitasking maths/radar ones were a bit much, after a few rounds I started ignoring the maths questions because they were too distracting.

Good luck! Hopefully it wonít be a massive wait before we hear something.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 15:29
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Same here. I felt my chances were reasonably ok-ish until the radar screen with maths. Lets see how it plays out. Good luck everyone!
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 01:09
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Online Interview

Have only just stumbled across this thread. I applied for the most recent intake and was advised by email on Wednesday (August 18) that I had passed the tests and can now complete an Online Interview.
Just responses to pre-recorded audio, anyone else at this stage? I'm expecting they might not be inviting people to Melbourne this time round unless offered a position? I was invited to attend an interview in Melbourne in March last year but it was cancelled due to Covid, unsure how essential it would be to invite applicants to Vic to determine they're suited.
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Old 24th Aug 2021, 07:06
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Also received the video interview email, fingers crossed to hear some good news in a few days time. It seems they might be doing the entire recruitment process online now due to COVID, although I'd much prefer to attend an in-person interview compared to recording answers on a computer.
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