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Mac7643193 10th Sep 2010 04:50

study material
Does anybody have an old copy of the maerial you use prior to starting training that they would be willing to pas on or copy. It goes so far as to saying I want to be prepared for what I am getting into without to many surprises.

rr007 12th Sep 2010 00:19

The pre-course study material will not assist you in any way for the recruitment testing, but it's basically the BAK line of books from the Aviation Theory Centre, more towards pilot training then air-traffic control.

As for the time frame of course training, it can be anywhere from 12 months up to 18 months (and in some cases more) all depending on the number instructors available and sim place. All initial training is conducted at the Melbourne College, with final field training taking place at your "final" location.

Good luck with your testing

Warren... 13th Sep 2010 09:25

Just got my pre-course info today :) :) :)

Very glad the pre-study is guided otherwise just the met module (298 pages) would be daunting enough to try and find the 'gems' best reviewed.

Geting closer ... getting closer ... Nov 1 only seven weeks away today!

Skiddy au 14th Sep 2010 09:58

I am wading through the pre material myself, at least a lot of it is reasonably interesting

ricciuto2 21st Sep 2010 23:52

Hello everyone http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...lies/smile.gif

Myself and roommate are currently looking for a third person to share our place/rent with. We live in Taylors Hill and are on course 37 at the academy.

If you're single, on the November course and want an easy move interstate, (avoiding buying appliances or anything really), please email me!

[email protected]

First in best dressed! Living with 2 people already on course would also significantly benefit your chances of passing.

Simon http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...ies/thumbs.gif

NMorgan 22nd Sep 2010 07:11

Gday Captn Caveman

Thats correct from what I know too. First 8-10 weeks are spent together. I am currently moving in with someone on Enroute course 35 however that is due to finish in April (there abouts) and it would be good living with a person/people that are at the same stage as myself when the more difficult testing comes around.

When are you getting into Melbourne and are you taking the offer up of the week at the Quest Hotel?? Im moving down from Canberra on the 27th Oct.

See you down there.


cptn caveman 24th Sep 2010 09:35

Hi NMorgan

I'm moving down from Sydney on the 5th October. Giving myself heaps of time cos we've got a 19 month old daughter to settle in as well. We've got the 7 days in the quest and then relying on friends until we can find a place.

Warren... 25th Sep 2010 07:22

Flying down on the 17th Oct initially doing it solo then the rest of the family (wife and two small dogs) coming down end of March - hopefully find the place for us in that week but if not then will arrange something else and look to expand later on...

ATC_applicant_2010 28th Sep 2010 04:05

Heya Barefoota,

Yeah I really have no idea how I went with the SHL testing. I was hoping for some results by the end of it like the practice ones gave you, but at the same time I can see why they don't tell you your results.

SUCH a painful wait, sitting here wondering about what sorts of questions they may ask over the phone interview (if they call at all).

Would anyone know WHO calls? Is it that Gemma Kayser lady who posted us the emails?

I called her a few times to clarify a few questions I had, but she never picked it up, always on answering machine.

Would anyone know how many participants they will be recruiting this year, the time frames of the classes like when the first class commences next year, and whether it's ALL over if we don't receive a call by Friday?

Another question I had was: the NEW info pack emailed to us, I can't see any info about panel interviews whereas the original PDF file on the ASA website does. Does that mean their new way of recruiting no longer requires panel interviews?

Against the odds 28th Sep 2010 12:14

Online test
I for one found the recognition test REALLY tough. just not enough time, and really no indication in the prep material as to what we'd be up against. The other stuff not so bad. Be nice to get a bit of feedback on how we went, but I guess it will be either a phone call or a don't call us email.......
How did others find the tests?

ATC_applicant_2010 28th Sep 2010 13:24

Anyone received any phone calls today???

str8shooter 29th Sep 2010 06:52

SHL testing
I found them pretty hard going speed wise. I didn't finish all the numerical reasoning questions, the "checking" ones were really quick (although I don't think I went too bad there?), and I made some rushed mistakes with the "calc" tests. So..., all up, I'm not holding my breath for that "phone interview" call..... :confused:

stupidthursday 29th Sep 2010 09:13

Hi all. I'm glad I found this forum. I'm going to the ATC Test Day on the 13th October in Tullamarine. Anyone else going?

lamancha73 29th Sep 2010 10:25

I've booked myself for the 12th. Very different from last time around, so I'm looking forward to what's going to happen at the assessments.

ATC_applicant_2010 29th Sep 2010 19:01

lamancha73 and stupidthursday~ congrats~

just outta curiosity, would you be willing to give away the first letters of your names/surnames? haha, just wondering if they are calling in alphabetical order or something :ugh:

I haven't received my phone call yet and wondering if it'll ever come :confused:

Any tips for the phone interviews?????

stupidthursday 29th Sep 2010 20:20

ATC Applicant 2010, I think the order would be from the date when you took the test. That's just me thinking. But if it helps, my first name starts with A.

I've read in their email that they are not calling everyone that passed for a phone interview. So check your email guys because they might try reaching you through there.

Good luck!

lamancha73 29th Sep 2010 21:01

Thanks ATC_Applicant.
I don't think they're doing it alphabetically. I completed the SHL tests on thursday night, so maybe they're processing it in order of when completed?
Also the phone call is booked in advance, so no need to worry about them calling you out of the blue.

stupidthursday 29th Sep 2010 21:28

Hi lamancha73! Congratulations. Just wondering, what do you mean by "last time"? Have you applied before? I did in 09 but I wasn't successful. Maybe things with the recruitment did change. I found the recent online test very different from the one in 09. The recent one is more on the atc side specially the checking test.

I hope we get through this time! :ok:

stupidthursday 29th Sep 2010 21:33

ATC Applicant 2010,

Thanks. If it helps, I took the online test last 22nd wednesday so it could be in that order. Not all successful applicants will be phoned immediately, remember that.

j_850 30th Sep 2010 01:11

I'm booked in for ATC testing in Brisbane Oct 22.
I got a call the next day (23rd or so), but that may have been because I sent them an email asking to know results ASAP - I have some committments early November.
I thought the tests were pretty hard! Especially the recognition one (matching the random sequence of letters and numbers to the options provided).

I'm glad I found this thread, it has really helped in finding out more about the job and application process. Best of luck everyone!:ok:

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