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Old 24th Apr 2022, 09:06
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Tech questions are there to see if the knowledge matches the experience level. Plenty of licensed pilots who don’t know jack about their craft - we should be asking why - preferably at the interview, not after they’ve failed conversion course.
Good in theory but it never worked that way in practice. They were always obscure irrelevant trivia questions that had no real bearing on anything.

If interviewers actually had practical questions it would be relevant to ask them.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 12:26
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Just ticked ‘prefer not to say’ on the gender identity question. You get an automatic aptitude testing invite.
In that case I “identify” as the CEO
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 20:33
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody
Good in theory but it never worked that way in practice. They were always obscure irrelevant trivia questions that had no real bearing on anything.

If interviewers actually had practical questions it would be relevant to ask them.
Obviously depends on the company! My current employer used tech questions well - more practical and pragmatic than others I’d endured.

If the tech questions are based around the flying you have been doing I think they’re well worthwhile. Esoteric systems type questions - not so much.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 23:49
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Originally Posted by ScepticalOptomist
Obviously depends on the company! My current employer used tech questions well - more practical and pragmatic than others I’d endured.

If the tech questions are based around the flying you have been doing I think they’re well worthwhile. Esoteric systems type questions - not so much.
These “tech questions” once were things like “define critical Mach number” or “recite CAO 20.7.1B”. It was just pointless rote learning and regurgitating from a list of questions that wouldn’t have much practical value.

Far better to have scenario questions like “You’re the Captain, you are in this situation, then these things happen, what are you going to do”. This evaluates things not tested in ATPL theory like decision making processes, management and teamwork skills.

I guess if you’ve got hundreds of applicants and limited time to interview them, then getting them to recite rote learned answers to tech questions is a waste of time.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 23:59
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Originally Posted by dr dre
These “tech questions” once were things like “define critical Mach number” or “recite CAO 20.7.1B”. It was just pointless rote learning and regurgitating from a list of questions that wouldn’t have much practical value.

Far better to have scenario questions like “You’re the Captain, you are in this situation, then these things happen, what are you going to do”. This evaluates things not tested in ATPL theory like decision making processes, management and teamwork skills.

I guess if you’ve got hundreds of applicants and limited time to interview them, then getting them to recite rote learned answers to tech questions is a waste of time.
I can confirm from personal experience, that in the last round of interviews scenario based technical questions were asked in the manner you describe. Not all candidates got technical questions, as I believe it is as the discretion of the SME during the interview.

Internal memos suggest a stronger influence on technical questions this time round.
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Old 28th Apr 2022, 05:29
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If you interview and test better than everyone else, why should it matter to QLink where you want to go?
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Old 28th Apr 2022, 22:55
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My point was more, if you make the grade at both, why would it matter to your employer where you choose to go?
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 21:11
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Is it true Qantas are telling internal staff on hold that they won’t be given a start date unless they complete a first aid certificate?
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Old 1st May 2022, 09:25
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
Is it true Qantas are telling internal staff on hold that they won’t be given a start date unless they complete a first aid certificate?
Haven’t heard that one! Sounds more like a cabin crew requirement.
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Old 3rd May 2022, 03:50
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
Is it true Qantas are telling internal staff on hold that they won’t be given a start date unless they complete a first aid certificate?
Check out Part 121 MOS 12.10 for recently introduced first aid requirements for flight crew
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Old 3rd May 2022, 10:14
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Originally Posted by NOT PHASED
Check out Part 121 MOS 12.10 for recently introduced first aid requirements for flight crew
But Part 121 MOS 12.10 says:
12.10 Flight crew—first-aid training

(1) This section applies if:

(a) a flight crew member is assigned to duty on an aeroplane for a flight; and

(b) regulation 121.630 of CASR does not require a cabin crew member to be carried on the aeroplane for the flight; and

(c) a cabin crew member is not assigned to duty on the aeroplane for the flight.

How on earth would (b) and (c) be relevant to a Qantas flight??
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Old 3rd May 2022, 10:45
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight
But Part 121 MOS 12.10 says:
12.10 Flight crew—first-aid training

(1) This section applies if:

(a) a flight crew member is assigned to duty on an aeroplane for a flight; and

(b) regulation 121.630 of CASR does not require a cabin crew member to be carried on the aeroplane for the flight; and

(c) a cabin crew member is not assigned to duty on the aeroplane for the flight.

How on earth would (b) and (c) be relevant to a Qantas flight??
Ferry flight would be my guess
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Old 3rd May 2022, 12:19
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Why should an internal applicant be paying for this. Surely this can be organised and paid for by the company…
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Old 4th May 2022, 13:22
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How long after SHL assessment are guys getting a yes / no ?
Three weeks
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Old 4th May 2022, 23:44
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Originally Posted by josephfeatherweight
But Part 121 MOS 12.10 says:
12.10 Flight crew—first-aid training

(1) This section applies if:

(a) a flight crew member is assigned to duty on an aeroplane for a flight; and

(b) regulation 121.630 of CASR does not require a cabin crew member to be carried on the aeroplane for the flight; and

(c) a cabin crew member is not assigned to duty on the aeroplane for the flight.

How on earth would (b) and (c) be relevant to a Qantas flight??
There's plenty of freight flying going on at the moment that would trigger that requirement.
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Old 5th May 2022, 01:40
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There's plenty of freight flying going on at the moment that would trigger that requirement.
There is a certain irony to all of this.

If it is a ferry flight or freight, it is irrelevant to the practical considerations.

When 2 pilots are on board to operate a flight and INFLIGHT a medical emergency takes place that MAY require first aid……

HOW will one of the 2 pilots remain at the controls whilst the ONE pilot deals with administering first aid to the other ONE pilot having an event?

It is pretty clear that securing interference of controls whilst Landing ASAP (in control) is the only outcome that is possible without contravention of the regulations that appear to be regulating First Aid certification. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Old 5th May 2022, 07:39
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Originally Posted by dr dre
Ferry flight would be my guess
Every ferry / freight flight I’ve seen / done is heavy crewed.

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Old 5th May 2022, 08:05
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Originally Posted by t_cas
There is a certain irony to all of this.

If it is a ferry flight or freight, it is irrelevant to the practical considerations.

When 2 pilots are on board to operate a flight and INFLIGHT a medical emergency takes place that MAY require first aid……

HOW will one of the 2 pilots remain at the controls whilst the ONE pilot deals with administering first aid to the other ONE pilot having an event?

It is pretty clear that securing interference of controls whilst Landing ASAP (in control) is the only outcome that is possible without contravention of the regulations that appear to be regulating First Aid certification. 🤷🏻‍♂️
This is GOLD t_cas, pure GOLD!!;-)
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Old 11th May 2022, 01:14
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if your too cheap to pay $100 for a first aid certificate to be eligible for a job
Because that's all it is right? Just $100 for a first aid cert, there's no other 'little' one off costs right, just that one.
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Old 11th May 2022, 01:47
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enough arguing about CARs / if your too cheap to pay $100 for a first aid certificate to be eligible for a job you really want then please dont join an airline or you'll be the guy taking the toilet rolls of the plane

Moving on. Anyone heard much? are they doing it in stages after a group have done online aptitude inviting them for interviews or waiting until all applicants complete online testing?
What about the $1400 medical that had to be completed prior to be offered a spot on the hold file…

But wait, if your an internal applicant your already employed/paid/required to abide by Qantas and their policies… why should you be paying anything?? You chump are the reason the race to the bottom continues.

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