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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 15th Feb 2011, 22:03
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Andiator, sounds like you were on a pretty similar time line to me, I went through assessment on the 9th. I agree, April can't come quick enough now!
It'd be good if we could find a few of us who got through a meet at at some time...

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Old 17th Feb 2011, 10:20
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I've accepted a place on Course 50 - April 18th as well. I first applied in 2007, go knocked back almost a year later after the interview stage as it was then. Reapplied again April 2010 and managed to get all the way through.

Real stuff happens now - well in 2 months time anyway. Looking forward to it.

I've lived in Melbourne my whole life and have been offered a place in Melbourne Enroute at the end of it. Good luck to those relocating from the training.
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 11:17
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Congratulations mate I'll see you down there in a few weeks They have specified that I'll be returning to Brisbane to work, which I am very happy with
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 11:45
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Hey all, I found this site using google and it's been incredibly informative. So, firstly, thank you everyone!

I still, however, have a few questions.

How long before the psychometric testing do you receive an email inviting you? I did the online testing in October and passed. My most recent email was early January which basically said "thanks for being patient, not long now.". If the next center is in March, I should be getting an email soon?

Also, when do I start looking for a trip to a tower. Before the psych test or between it and the interview? Or do they hold them on the same day these days? (I think I read that somewhere.) How receptive are they to letting prospective employees have a look around? How much time would they give me? And what sort of things should I be looking at/Questions to ask while I'm there?

Sorry, that's heaps of questions. Any info would be awesome. Thanks heaps.
-Niblib.
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 11:52
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Congrats LeviTateit can be a long wait at times but it's finally paid off...
Good to see another one of us here... I'm in the process of house hunting now for some where closer to the airport. In the south east currently and I don't really want to have to drive an hour and a half each way...

We'll all have to catch up at some point soon, hopefully we'll be able to get in contact with all the others in our course before it starts.

All the best
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Old 18th Feb 2011, 06:02
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Hey LeviTate,
Kudos to you for persistance! Looking forward to meeting you and everyone in April! Congratulations!

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Old 18th Feb 2011, 06:10
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Hi Niblib,
I had my online testing in September. I then didn't hear anything till January. I got a phone call, had an interview on the spot and was invited to an Assessment centre a week later so I was given one weeks notice. I've heard of vastly differring timeline scenarios for diferent people. It seems hard to gauge when you might be contacted based on other people's situations. My advice, just hope and pray and then forget about it.

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Old 18th Feb 2011, 09:39
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Unhappy

Thanks Andiator. So still a bit of a wait till the next stage
I did my testing in september too. Guess you scored higher than me unless it's alphabetized. For the sake of the Z's I'd hope not since I'm B.
Anyway, thanks again. Look forward to working with you one day. (that's a bit hopeful considering how early on in the application I am. Still, fingers crossed)
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Old 18th Feb 2011, 12:10
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I am greatly concerned that Boonie is involved with selections. Normally with anything Airservices you have to think of whatever the right thing to do is and expect them to do the opposite. It seems that this time they forgot. Good to see. The place might actually have half a chance at being 'a great place to work' if this keeps up........

Hmmmm, will wait and see on that one :lol: :lol:
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Old 18th Feb 2011, 12:27
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My timeline has been very long too, applied in November 2009, and finally offered a place in a course in January 2011. Just glad to be finally on my way!
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Old 19th Feb 2011, 03:23
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Question

Hi,

Does anyone know how can one get to visit a Centre or Tower, as YAASB suggested? So far I assumed they aren't open to the general public. So can you please share what's the procedure or who should I contact for a visit
(Canberra / Sydney / Melbourne area)?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th Feb 2011, 13:06
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Hi guys, I applied in 1957 and i'm still waiting for phone interview. Even though i'm now 87 years old i feel as fit as........oh oh oh fuuuuccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 02:15
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Haha. It's a bit that way isn't it?
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 03:02
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Also, when do I start looking for a trip to a tower. Before the psych test or between it and the interview? Or do they hold them on the same day these days? (I think I read that somewhere.)
The Assessment covers interviews and associated testing all on one day.

How receptive are they to letting prospective employees have a look around? How much time would they give me? And what sort of things should I be looking at/Questions to ask while I'm there?
If you are interested in becoming a controller, then a visit to a Centre or Tower is pretty important. Actually seeing what goes on, and taking in the surroundings may give you a better understanding of the job.
We are always happy to show prospective controllers around, and give them the grand tour.

I will get the correct contact details for you and post them here. In the mean time you can call the main switchboard in Canberra,1300 301 120, and they will be able to direct you, or you can email me, and I will organise.

Timing is up to you, but I would allow a couple hours if you want to see the both the centre and tower.

While I am on the subject of Centre and Tower, remember that 80+% of controllers work in Centres, and that the chances of landing a plum job in Gold Coast Tower are extremely remote!

Make sure you look at the enroute sectors, and try to talk to a a couple of controllers to see how they enjoy the job, Also newly rated controllers are good to talk to, as they can give you some insight into the Learning Academy.


With regard to the timeline of application process, it does take some time. Please be patient, there are a lot of applications at the moment and the Recruitment Team is working through them as fast as they can.

Topzalp, Thanks for the compliment, I think........
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 03:11
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Are tower places on offer for these courses or any future ones?
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 07:18
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Share House

It looks like I'll be getting the lease at a place at Taylors Hill, which is about 20Kms from the airport, relatively new place, 2 story, 3 bedrooms. We are signing the lease on friday if anyone is interested in sharing. Rent will be around $120 plus bills each. If anyones interested let me know...

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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 10:55
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I'm interested :P But you already knew that
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 11:44
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Thanks Yaasb. I'll give them a soon and see if they can't organize a tour of Tullermarine for me. Thanks heaps.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 07:08
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...existing applicant login
...view application

something's DEFINITELY brewing~!!!
it's all neat and tidy now...what's going on?!?!?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:50
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Any news on the inaugural Brisbane course?
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