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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:04
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Originally Posted by 5piece View Post
Hi All,

For those wanting to get a gauge of the rate of distribution of offers, I completed my assessment day in early July and received an email today with an offer to attend ASP in the second half of March. If offers are being sent out based on the date of completion of assessment day, then it seems they are making good progress considering Hansfalkenhagen receiving an offer a couple of days ago and having attended assessment day about a month earlier than myself.
I haven't received an offer and I completed my assessment day last April so perhaps that's not the basis for it. Guess I'll have to start nagging DFR again.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:42
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Actually, Tayra, get on to DFR asap.

By the sounds of it you will need to sit your assessment day again soon due to the 12 month expiry. It may be worthwhile sussing out if you're getting an offer for March. If not, I would request to resit your assessment day asap to be in good stead for the rest of the year. You will need to get the Aviation Class 1 Medical again very soon too.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:46
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I did hear straight from my EC that assessment day date was what they planned to use as of some time late last year. Most of those ACO/JBAC candidates have valid OSB recommendations so it makes sense for them to be at the front of the line. OSBs are probably a little more taxing to run than assessment days.

However, I'm a bit wary that I may have slipped through the cracks again which incidentally also happened with my dossier for flight screening. Just out of curiosity did you guys receive offers from your EC, the ACMC or just some generic DFR contact?
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 09:17
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Originally Posted by tayra View Post
Just out of curiosity did you guys receive offers from your EC, the ACMC or just some generic DFR contact?
You're in luck, the offers are coming straight from DFR Brisbane.

I am from Melbourne and have not heard anything from my EC.

Tayra, check your message box.

Last edited by hansfalkenhagen; 21st Feb 2018 at 09:17. Reason: added info
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:36
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Tayra I heard the same thing from my EC last year that order of assessment day date was how they were planning to do it.

I'm applying as a DEO pilot and got an ASP offer for early March, so it's apparently not only ACO/JBAC they're trying to move through - although I agree the OSBs likely play into it.

For background, I completed my assessment day over two days (due to weather) in late March and early April, and my ASP offer came from a generic DFR contact in Canberra. I haven't actually had any contact with Brisbane DFR in a month or so now.

If you completed your assessment day last April and haven't been offered an ASP slot I'd definitely chase it up with your EC.

Last edited by The Ayatollah; 21st Feb 2018 at 11:23.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 12:28
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Originally Posted by The Ayatollah View Post
Tayra I heard the same thing from my EC last year that order of assessment day date was how they were planning to do it.

I'm applying as a DEO pilot and got an ASP offer for early March, so it's apparently not only ACO/JBAC they're trying to move through - although I agree the OSBs likely play into it.

For background, I completed my assessment day over two days (due to weather) in late March and early April, and my ASP offer came from a generic DFR contact in Canberra. I haven't actually had any contact with Brisbane DFR in a month or so now.

If you completed your assessment day last April and haven't been offered an ASP slot I'd definitely chase it up with your EC.
Can I reconfirm what an EC is? Is it enlistment coordinator, or the person whom you're appointed to after you finish your assessment day? Also I apologise for my attitude previously, I was told that if I didn't receive an invitation by Jan 2018 that it was all over so I was a little frustrated and upset but reading the struggle some of you guys have gone through, after years of no responses and getting calls makes me hopeful. I completed my assessment day around April, guess I'll have to rebook.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 03:57
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Hey guys, I recently received an offer to attend an ASP course ( 1812D - 21/03 to 24/03). Basically in the same boat as everyone attending the ASP (lack of info, basically not knowing what to expect) for the first time.

Also if anyone on the forum is attending the same ASP, message me, would be awesome to know some people before heading in.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 08:33
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Thank you everyone for the advice. With the power of email and professional prose I now find myself on a course at the end of March.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 10:25
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If anyone hears any info in regards to the number of candidates per course, current size of people waiting to go on the ASP, etc... post here.

It would be good for us to have an idea of the ratio of candidates to positions vacant.

Here's to hoping there isn't 1 job to every 20 candidates going through ASP.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 22:10
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Originally Posted by tayra View Post
Thank you everyone for the advice. With the power of email and professional prose I now find myself on a course at the end of March.
Hey tayra, how long ago did you contact them? I tried sending an email to the address listed on defence jobs a week ago and no reply as of yet.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 22:14
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About a week ago. Through DFR though not the ACMC email listed on the jobs site.

edit: Also from reading around on facebook etc. it seems that those who attended a FSP last year are waiting longer compared to those who didn't get a shot. Could just be chance though.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 02:37
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Thumbs up Hello, Thankyou & Goodluck

HI guys and girls, I just wanted to say thankyou for such a knowledgeable thread from everyones inputs, I thought ild get involved by signing in and posting my first reply.

I started my application process the second time round in 2016 and after some hurdles to jump through, go for an assessment day next friday.

Looking forward to any generous info sharing around ASP specifics for those undergoing this in March & Good luck all!
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 09:12
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Hi everyone, same story here for me, recently received an offer to attend an ASP course (1812B - 19/03 to 22/03). If anyone is attending the same course, send me a message!

Ps. Has anyone been through the first ASP yet?
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 08:16
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Originally Posted by Thunder2 View Post

Ps. Has anyone been through the first ASP yet?
"Has anyone been through the ASP yet?".
The questions we should all be asking ourselves is how much do the beers at the bar available to us cost?!
I am on the ASP starting tomorrow, someone let me know in advance!
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 09:30
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Originally Posted by hansfalkenhagen View Post
"Has anyone been through the ASP yet?".
The questions we should all be asking ourselves is how much do the beers at the bar available to us cost?!
I am on the ASP starting tomorrow, someone let me know in advance!
Better get a good sleep then or is it just the base tour tomorrow?
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 18:31
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I am on the ASP starting tomorrow, someone let me know in advance!
All the best at the ASP hansfalkenhagen!

For all all those that have received offers to attend an ASP course, have you received your “information package” yet?
The reason I ask is because it’s been almost three weeks since I confirmed the date and I am yet still receive my itinerary.

thanks in advance guys.
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 23:22
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Been quoted as one week before your course is when you'll receive your joining instructions.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 07:14
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Just received a call from a mobile number and it was about if I can make a last minute jump on the course starting next Wednesday (14/03/18) as someone has dropped out. I'll be speaking to my boss tomorrow if I can afford half the week off last minute.

Just to let everyone know, I did my assessment session August 2017.

Edit: So I am on the course next week, the lady mentioned that this was a good thing for me as there is an intake coming up for April/June. I believe this is for RAN and RAAF but just speculating.
Now to hit the books and study hard.

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Old 10th Mar 2018, 01:19
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So alcohol was banned for ASP candidates because "we don't want to make it look like we are encouraging alcoholism is the Defence Force"...
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 01:27
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Assuming you're embargoed from talking about anything other than the alcohol situation, were you attempting to celebrate or drown sorrows?
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