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Airservices Australia Psychometric Testing

Old 26th Oct 2011, 07:26
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Castrol,
The document attached to the email you got describes it pretty well, probably better than I could. As far as preparation, maybe practice a bit of mental arithmetic, just simple stuff. Don't worry if you think you didn't do as well as you thought once you finish. You don't have to get every single one right. Some of the tests give you an opportunity to practice them first. If you've got till next Tuesday, then it's worth doing them over a few days and practicing them more than once. Get yourself into the zone, so to speak.

Keep in mind too, if you get through to the assessment day, you'll be doing some of the tests again. They like to make sure it was actually you that did the test and that you can do them under different circumstances.

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Old 26th Oct 2011, 07:30
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Tower placements

Hi all,

Was just wondering if there are any controllers who have completed the Tower course in the last couple of years and where they were posted to initially?

I'm happy to be posted anywhere as it will be a great experience but do you get to put preferences down as to where you might like to be posted?

When you do get posted to a tower, how do you go about putting in for transfers to other towers? Is it a selection process where positions are advertised and there are interviews or you just put your name down?

Which towers are the most sought after ones?
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 03:02
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If you weren't successful after the assessment day, would you get a phone call or just an email to notify?
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 03:35
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I believe it's just an email if you're unsuccessful.

I see from your previous post that you did your assessment the same week as me in Brisbane. I know one of the guys from the Tuesday has already received and email last week saying he'd missed out. Of the guys that were assessed on Wednesday, four of us haven't heard anything, but two of those four have had their referees contacted. I don't know if mine have been contacted. I got an email on Monday from Airservices to say I should hear something next week.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 05:49
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Thanks stevep64!

Yes I did my assessment in the same week as you in Brisbane.
I emailed Airservices last week and earlier this week to follow up, and finally received a very breif email yesterday saying that someone from Airservices will call me on Monday.. Don't know what to expect as I don't think any of my referees have been contacted. It could be either bad or good. I guess I'll have to wait til Monday to hear the verdict. Hope you hear the good news.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 07:37
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I'm really hoping they only ring you if you're successful. I had a missed call on my mobile from Jenni at Airservices while I was at work this afternoon. By the time I rang back, she'd finished for the day. I'm not sure I'll sleep too well tonight.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 10:55
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Good luck, man you are going to be awake half the night, sleep really badly and fell like shiite tomorrow. Hope it turns out well. From what I can remember, phone call is good, email is bad. So this should be all good.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 23:45
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Just got the news, I'm in

It didn't really hit me until I rang my wife to tell her and I couldn't keep the tremor out of my voice. Good luck to the other applicants.

It looks like at least half of us on my assessment day have been successful too.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 02:36
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I know someone who got the good news yesterday, their BN assessment centre day was late sept.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 03:45
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Congrats stevep64. Way to go. Good lick with it all.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 04:13
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Congratulations mate, I know what you mean, was very exciting to tell my wife and family I was finally in :P
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Got the phone call yesterday too, after exactly four weeks. Enroute course starting Jan 30.

Thrilled to be in and to finally have some certainty!

Good luck to everyone else applying, it requires a lot of patience. Seems to be moving faster than in the past though, about five months it took me.
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Old 4th Nov 2011, 23:48
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Does anyone know if many or any of the Sydney applicants were sucessful.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 10:16
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I attended an assessment centre in Sydney, though I'm from Melbourne. I'm not sure how others have fared.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 10:37
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I don't know about other assessments, but those that attended the same day as me got told yay or nay either the same day as each other, or the next.

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Hey anybody, I've had a quick look through this forum and I can't find any recent updates. Does anybody have any idea about how long it is taking to contact referees. Had my interview on October 24th, they said I should hear in about 4-5 weeks, but I'm wondering how long after the interview process they contact referees.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 05:47
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One of my referees was contacted about two weeks after my assessment day. They only contacted the one.
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I take it you guys being offered the January course will be staying in Melbourne after training. I was offered a place on an earlier en-route course, but the posting would have been to Melbourne.

On the topic of referees, I got in touch with one of my referees the morning I got the offer and he said, "oh yeah, I meant to tell you..." Apparently I wasn't the only one from my assessment day with that problem. So keep in touch with both your referees.
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Yeah, I've kept in touch with all my referees. They have had any contact yet. Getting nervous, that's all.
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En route 62 Melbourne

Hi everyone, I have been offered en route 62 in Melbourne. I am from Sydney and looking to go to Brisbane post course, so would be interested if anyone else if going to be doing the same course in a similar position who might be looking for somewhere cheap to live / share close to the airport. Kind regards and congratulations to all successful.
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