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Old 11th May 2023, 22:52
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Originally Posted by benniel
It has been 8 weeks + for my ASIC. Donít think we will receive the physical card ? I was offered GS last Oct and my AD was in March (didnít take it as I just started a new contract and been asked to reapply this year). So this year is much faster. I am so anxious as everyone, the call will come. Life goes on, just be ready to accept the GS they offer.
Yes, you do get your ASIC card sent to you after you're offered a ground school. It comes via registered post. I got mine exactly 2 weeks after I got offered a ground school. Congratulations on being offered a ground school yesterday too BTW.
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Old 12th May 2023, 03:06
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Yay congrats! Happy for you! Question, did the TA call from a private number or a random number?

Originally Posted by benniel
Good news came today!

Sydney base, AD 16 Feb, medical 6 Apr, and 8 weeks GS 20 Jun with some training in Abu Dhabi.

The call will come! Just try not to worry too much.
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Old 12th May 2023, 03:14
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It is a mobile number.
Originally Posted by Kayd23
Yay congrats! Happy for you! Question, did the TA call from a private number or a random number?
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Old 13th May 2023, 22:42
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Heard what?
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Heard the same for MEL too!
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Old 14th May 2023, 09:15
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RSA

Can anyone QLD based advise me if their RSA certificate needed to be a NSW RSA, or is a QLD RSA accepted by TA?
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Old 14th May 2023, 11:55
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Originally Posted by Sky1157
Can anyone QLD based advise me if their RSA certificate needed to be a NSW RSA, or is a QLD RSA accepted by TA?
Hey there, I think your inbox is full, i tried to reply to your dm but couldn't The Qld RSA is accepted by TA for Sydney base
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Old 15th May 2023, 00:58
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RSA

Originally Posted by debbieitaly
Hey there, I think your inbox is full, i tried to reply to your dm but couldn't The Qld RSA is accepted by TA for Sydney base
Thank you debbieitaly ☺️
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Old 15th May 2023, 02:06
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Hi Kylie! Have you completed your medical yet? Could I ask you some questions about it?

Originally Posted by Kylie walker
Hi Kel,
the chat questions, I found them easy and enjoyable as I researched the answers really well.
what made u leave? A better job offer? Was it for another airline?
so have u attended the AD this year?
or just completed your questionnaire? I think they take a wk to reply, or maybe less time, not long. Itís the waiting after the AD that stressed me the most, but now Iím super worried abt the fitness test. Ive been jogging daily but my upper body strength is terrible, I need another month of training to be REALLY fit.

I did a similar thing when I was young; I sold my car and relocated to HK, naively thinking I could get a job there, but as it happened the language barrier was too challenging, so I came home broke and feeling totally lost.

25 years later.. when I first applied for Qantas cabin crew, I just applied online and told the recruiter i wasnít comfortable being filmed for cultural reasons which they accepted and I was sent the questionnaire link.
when I answered all the questions the second time I applied, i felt way more confident and answers were more polished as Iíd researched how to promote a safety culture, and I also had more clearer idea of how to answer the questions. The first time I didnít research anything and thatís probably why my answers were incorrect.

Now I understand the importance of safety, how to answer questions in star format, and shows I understand the question, I think this is why I was successful the 2nd time round and invited to an AD. I still canít believe Iím possibly going to ground school late May. It depends on my medical results and if I get my asic back on time, but my recruiter said I can push back the GS date until July 2023. In 2003
I had 2 dependants I was in my mid 20ís and although I always wanted to apply, I knew my partner would not support me or the children.

Iím just glad I havenít aged too badly and feel fit enough to still do my job well for several years. I plan to practice my Chinese language skills until Iím more fluent (12 months) then I can apply for international cabin crew positions. I know Iím getting ahead of myself, but thatís the plan! 😂

Iíd be pretty stoked if I was working Regional or domestic routes as this has been my dream career since forever.
Can u imagine working on an A380 Dreamliner! Whoa.. and better pay.

what position did u apply for Kel? Where are you with your application?
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Old 16th May 2023, 02:33
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Medical questions
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Old 16th May 2023, 03:08
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Medicals

Hi Kel,
I attended my Bodycare assessment which was completed in about 1.5 hrs.
My physio assessor person was really cool, he took my blood pressure,
asked me to step onto the 3 min step test, while monitoring my heart rate. Very easy. I think this is all listed on the email so I canít get in trouble for disclosing contents of the Qantas recruitment tests. Itís how companies measure an applicants overall fitness with a pre employment test.
I was then asked to move a bar (with no weights) the bar weighs 20kg lifted from shoulder to above head, i wobbled and struggled to do this, but I still did it!

Then he asked me to lift a milk crate filled with various weights, to check my upper strength and posture with bent knees, back straight.
plank for 1 minute, side plank for 1 min, on each side.
Then the sight test, which I failed without my glasses, and passed wearing my glasses. The print was like reading the ingredients on a packet of herbs or something, microscopic!
I asked what was the point of reading print that is not a normal size print?
and he said thatís just how they test eyesight. He said I have minor issue me with sight. Apparently I need bi-focal lenses. Although I can read text perfectly! I was planning to get contact lenses for work anyway. So if you havenít re tested your sight in 12 months, get yr eyes checked beforehand, so you donít fail anything.

Iím so worried about this as I donít think he completed all the tests.

Kel, feel free to disregard any advice u already know, I just want to make sure you donít drink too much water before your drug/alcohol urine test, as it can cause a false reading and youíll have to redo the test. Just drink a normal amount of water before you do attend the pathology clinic, and do the
urine test BEFORE the Bodycare test. I just attended a Medical One clinic as its free and is conveniently located near the Bodycare clinic.

I hope this relieves some of the pre test anxiety. Good luck!!

PS. I still havenít received my ASIC card. I canít attend GS without one!


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Old 16th May 2023, 03:56
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Earliest Ground school set for May 31st

Originally Posted by Dreamergirl
Hey everyone!! Just thought Iíd chip in let you all know that Qantas is definitely moving swiftly with the recruitment and mentioned on my assessment day (Wed 09/03) that they are holding assessment days for 4 weeks!! Explains the readvertising for sure! They expressed how excited they were to get everything up and going again but also mentioned the earliest training school will not be until August 2022 if that helps anyone ! Best of luck
Hi FO wannabes,

I attended the AD in March 22nd and our recruiters said the earliest GS is held in late May 31st 2023.
I donít know if she was just referring to our particular group, or generally speaking, but this is what we were advised. Also, there will be a GS in July 2023, I really hope there are no repercussions for disclosing Qantas recruitment info, so this is rather just my opinion of when the next GS is set to start. 😉😉 Itís good to know there is other GS dates for this year, for those who missed the May GS, due to delays in submitting forms/receiving asic cards. Best of luck everyone!
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Old 16th May 2023, 06:02
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Thanks Kylie!
I applied 9ish weeks ago and keep getting update emails that I am active waiting for an AD. My friend applied much later than I and got invited to May assessment. I hope they have some more assessment days soon.

Originally Posted by Kylie walker
Hi FO wannabes,

I attended the AD in March 22nd and our recruiters said the earliest GS is held in late May 31st 2023.
I donít know if she was just referring to our particular group, or generally speaking, but this is what we were advised. Also, there will be a GS in July 2023, I really hope there are no repercussions for disclosing Qantas recruitment info, so this is rather just my opinion of when the next GS is set to start. 😉😉 Itís good to know there is other GS dates for this year, for those who missed the May GS, due to delays in submitting forms/receiving asic cards. Best of luck everyone!
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Old 16th May 2023, 15:17
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Next Ground School..

Congratulations! Did you guys have the interview on the same day, and has your friend received an email requesting your references? If so, this is good as it means you are through to the next phase of the recruitment process. make sure your referees answer their emails, bcos i read one girl failed the reference check and this can prevent you moving onto the next stage. you can check the progress of your references anyway. I was worried about this as one of my referees doesnít check his emails.

It can take several weeks to process through the stages, and then everything moves quite quickly. it seems like different applicants have different experiences.

If you receive the email asking for your swimming/RSA/first aid/CPR certs, this step is after the request for referees.
If itís been a few weeks, i would definitely send them a short friendly email, just to touch base.

if you were assessed in May, youíll be in the July GS. Are you international or Qantaslink? Do u have a passport photo ready for your ID application?. I know it can be difficult to stay positive, when you donít know whatís happening, and donít hear from them, but if you passed your interview youíre all good. just try to be patient.
Good luck!

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Old 16th May 2023, 17:14
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Fitness test..

Originally Posted by 7A7
Hello everyone,

​​​​​​Just hang in there and be extremly patience.
Qantas had just announced their half yearly financial results and naturally it wasn't a good one.

3Q22 (January, February, March) their international flying is at 22% pre covid level

4Q22 (April, May, June) they're predicting it to be at 44%

On top of that they are experiencing a surplus of crew in long haul, until flying is at a good percentage they are in no hurry to recruit.
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Worst thing is to hire people and not giving them work because there's not enough to go around.

From application to ground school it could take a good six months, or even longer.

Application to assessment = usually around 2-4 weeks, otherwise 2 - 10 plus weeks (most likely in this instance)
Medicals = 3 - 4 weeks
ASIC clearance = 6 to 8 plus weeks
​​Certificates (if you haven't got one already) eg, swimming, 1st aids, rsa = 1 to 3 days depending on what you're studying.

In mean time just continue what you're doing and build on those 'exceptional' customer skills.
It will come, slowly but surely it will.

Best of luck to all 👍🤞😄
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Hi,
I like your post, it is accurate, re: time frames. It takes quite a long time to progress through all the stages. Iím now waiting on my asic card, for domestic cabin crew but I remember reading your post and feeling less anxious about what to expect.

I just wanted to add something to your post that is just as important and helped me pass my Ďmedicalí test.
I was focussed on Ďmedicalí thinking it was just blood pressure etc. when actually itís fitness and back strength which is tested.

I was a little overweight after Covid and started jogging every day since my AD and stepped up my fitness regime once I received my congratulations email. I just happened to do upper body weight training to lose weight and Iím glad I started when I did, as i wouldnít have passed my medical/physio test.
We have to lift a 20kg bar as part of the test, Iíd say this is bcos crew lift luggage into bins on a daily basis.
Also we need to be able to help passengers and push open doors quickly in an emergency.
I think those applying for international would need to be physically fit as the role is more demanding than regional & or domestic due to number of passengers.
You guys will probably be helping to lift carry on luggage, even though we are not supposed to. pushing heavy trolleys loaded with food would be heavy, we would need to assist elderly or those with disabilities lift their luggage into lockers.

I was surprised by how heavy a 20kg bar without any weights is. We have to lift this for Qantaslink medical, so I would say international will be heavier, due to yhe number of passengers on a jet, compared to a small turbo prop.
if you donít already attend gym regularly, I would start, or check if you can lift the weight easily.
I did Upper body workouts with 6kg hand weights for 10-20 mins a day, 5-6 days a week for a few months. doing upper body workouts and running really helps.

itís totally up to you, I just wanted to share what helped me pass my Ďmedicalí test.
Good luck everyone!

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Old 17th May 2023, 05:41
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Any updates for March AD? (eg. golden call, GS date...)
Anxiously waiting... 🤞🤞🤞
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Same

Originally Posted by Wooj
Any updates for March AD? (eg. golden call, GS date...)
Anxiously waiting... 🤞🤞🤞
No updates from me. Someone from 2nd of March AD was given a GS date. As our AD was a week after it's highly likely we will be with the next GS offers. Here's hoping 🤞🤞🤞
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Old 18th May 2023, 02:04
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Originally Posted by RobbieM
Has anyone from 14 Feb AD in Sydney been allocated GS yet? The wait is exhausting!!
Iíve been waiting since November 🙈
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Old 18th May 2023, 02:22
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Eye test

Originally Posted by FancyPantsOzzie
Hi all, just wondering for anyone thatís completed the medical, is the vision test is done on each eye individually? I have 20/20 vision with both eyes together, however I have an issue with one eye that isnít correctable with glasses or contacts so I would fail if they just tested that eye on its own so Iím hoping this wonít make me fail the medical. Thanks in advance
Hi,
I completed the medical test and yes, they ask you to cover one eye when reading the chart.
But please donít stress about the eye test, I had issues too and they still passed me. my medical came back fine. So if you have good eye site when reading the chart, and so long as u are not colour blind, you will pass.

My physio practitioner noted I have a minor concern with near eye sight. I could barely read the chart without my glasses, but he said this just means I am long AND short sighted & would benefit from bi focal lenses. I can read various print sizes, one would find in a book, but the print on that test is ridiculously small. I thought I had failed.

I just spoke to my recruiter today (sheís so kind) she said we are still waiting on my Auscheck (background check) to come back, as its been delayed, so I will miss the May 31st GS.
Im a little Disappointed but Iím still hopeful I can attend in July, as Iíve been offered 2 possible GS dates for this year.

If you are very worried, you could make an appt with your optometrist and have your eyes tested, that way if you need an adjustment to your lenses, you are already organised! A professional evaluation of your sight will ease your worries.

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Old 18th May 2023, 02:49
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Bodycare

Originally Posted by TravellingFoodie
Kuikymart All my checks have been done for Asic!
Last I heard was last Monday saying I have progressed to pre employment medicals, but I still havenít heard from Bodycare, so I think Iíll send the Qantas talent team an email today as I donít want to delay the process
Hi international ladies/guys,
so happy for you all, I would have loved to be in your position! Always wanted to be int. FO. I am a Qantaslink applicant and I just read your post re: Bodycare medical.

I am just wondering if you can apply for an appointment before getting the actual Bodycare request form? Seeing as the appointments are limited, this would be helpful. Then you could at least relax knowing you have an appointment date scheduled.

I have the opposite dilemma as my auscheck is taking ages to return, which has delayed my GS starting date, even though all my other tests have come back fine and been completed.

Does anyone know if one can book an Bodycare appt. without the Qantas referral letter? If I was an international hopeful, Iíd be asking this question for sure.
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Old 18th May 2023, 03:01
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ĎGolden callí or email confirmation?

Originally Posted by Wooj
Any updates for March AD? (eg. golden call, GS date...)
Anxiously waiting... 🤞🤞🤞
I just want to let everyone know, it is not always a golden call which one receives, but more a formal email with the offer of employment and GS starting date for training.

However, in saying this, always keep your phone nearby, in case your recruiters call and need additional information. keep an eye out for that special email!
And good luck!
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