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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 8th Jun 2019, 05:52
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard View Post
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 View Post
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 View Post
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 9th Jun 2019, 23:15
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Originally Posted by juzzi View Post
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!
I don't know how it's usually done, but I'm assuming you want to know for this application opening as you just sent in your application.

It tells you in the job posting:

Please note: Applicants who are determined suitable will be invited to participate in an online ability test which will run from 13 June to 16 June 2019.
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Old 10th Jun 2019, 07:38
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Originally Posted by Maggie Island View Post


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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Old 10th Jun 2019, 21:59
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard View Post
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.
Congrats and yeah, super lucky! Did you already get your overseas qualification assessment done for your education requirements? Or are you meeting the requirement with a pilot's licence?
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 12:29
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Originally Posted by skyb1ue View Post
Congrats and yeah, super lucky! Did you already get your overseas qualification assessment done for your education requirements? Or are you meeting the requirement with a pilot's licence?
No I completed and advanced diploma in electrical engineering just last year, at the ripe young age of 35. I do have an expired licence though, I used to fly weight shift microlights. But I see on the application they only allow you to select one of the requirements, so I chose my diploma.

How about you?
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 12:45
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Hello everyone, greetings, new member here

I was quite set on my decision to aim for a position within the ATC but after reading this forum and others, it seems to be apparent to me that the skills required are heavily dependant on original talent rather a progressive workable knowledge capability. I do not know how my skills in this department rank in comparison to the standards but I would like to know how dependent the positions in the course and the professions are on these un-acquirable skills, it worries me to think about it after entertaining the thought for such a long time. P.S. I am still in school so it's not like I've locked myself into any expectations but the dream seems to have lost its glamour after reading these past few months/years of comments on the course and application process. (specifically in relation to communication (or lack thereof) from admin and the uncertainty associated with the program *457* ) If answers could be give to the above that would be much appreciated.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 04:47
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Hi everyone, new here. I just had some questions about the online testing in 2019? From reading the thread I've gathered the process has changed a bit over the years.

In the email I received I was told to expect various topics, including 'spatial' and 'checking'. Can anyone confirm what exactly these involve?
Having a guess I would say that the spatial is some sort of ATC simulator (we are told it opens another browser)?
Checking; I have no idea.

TIA
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 07:34
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No contact yet

Hi all,

Applications closed day before yesterday already, and I have not received any correspondence regarding where/when to do online tests. My application status still says "Application Received".

Anyone received feedback yet? Should I be worried?
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 10:15
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Originally Posted by relsserdnai View Post
Hi everyone, new here. I just had some questions about the online testing in 2019? From reading the thread I've gathered the process has changed a bit over the years.

In the email I received I was told to expect various topics, including 'spatial' and 'checking'. Can anyone confirm what exactly these involve?
Having a guess I would say that the spatial is some sort of ATC simulator (we are told it opens another browser)?
Checking; I have no idea.

TIA
Through some research I've worked out what it will be, please disregard.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 11:33
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard View Post
Hi all,

Applications closed day before yesterday already, and I have not received any correspondence regarding where/when to do online tests. My application status still says "Application Received".

Anyone received feedback yet? Should I be worried?
I haven't heard anything either. Starting to think they didn't like my resume.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 15:34
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard View Post
Hi all,

Applications closed day before yesterday already, and I have not received any correspondence regarding where/when to do online tests. My application status still says "Application Received".

Anyone received feedback yet? Should I be worried?
Hey Gavin,
It should be sent via the email you've provided on your application, not on the application itself. Recently got the email on the 13th this Month, hopefully you'll find it there.

Juzzi
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 17:33
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Hey guys,

Nope I checked properly in my email folders,junk mail, everything. I got nothing.

I thought everyone would be given a shot at the online testing at least?

What worries me now is by Monday when someone is manning man phone, then online testing is over and we've missed the bus!
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 15:11
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Ellofiend, controlling isn't just about learning a set of rules and facts. It's about being able to pull them all together as a coherent whole and applying them. So yes, it's very dependent on your pre-existing abilities and attributes. All you can do is give it your best shot and hope you demonstrate the attributes they're after that indicate you have an aptitude for controlling. The training is about moulding your raw skills into a suitable form. Yes, you have to also learn a lot of rules and facts along the way but ultimately you need to be able to demonstrate you can separate aircraft. That continues throughout your career.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 20:55
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Originally Posted by Gavin Kukard View Post
Hey guys,

Nope I checked properly in my email folders,junk mail, everything. I got nothing.

I thought everyone would be given a shot at the online testing at least?

What worries me now is by Monday when someone is manning man phone, then online testing is over and we've missed the bus!
If you've sent your application, they should've sent an e-mail regarding if you have successfully or have not gone through to the next stage. If you didnt receive an e-mail from airservices, I guess you got to prepare for the worst i'm afraid.

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Old 16th Jun 2019, 08:24
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Hey guys, long time follower, first time poster here. I just finished the online assessment today and did not find it to be the easiest thing. Missed a couple questions in arithmetics and checking tests before the timer ran out. How did everyone else go? When can we expect to hear back regarding the results and did anyone get the OPQ straightaway?
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