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Old 11th Feb 2018, 03:13
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Hey NickyG, I'm in the same boat as you. I was offered a position on an ASP in early/mid March as well, and the lack of info in the email was slightly frustrating. However, it did say that once your position and itinerary has been confirmed you'll be emailed an "ASP Package", so fingers crossed there'll be some info in that. I also have some friends at East Sale at the moment and if I find out anything helpful I'll be sure to pass it on.

Tayra - thanks for those links. There's also a pretty good pdf floating around google somewhere (unfortunately I don't have the link anymore) which details all the pilot aptitude testing in use by the different branches of the US armed forces. There's some decent techniques in there about approaching typical battery testing, and it's good to skim through at the very least. I'll chuck the link up if I find it.
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 04:23
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Originally Posted by NickyG View Post
ASP - I recently received an invitation to attend ASP (mid March)
Congrats!

When exactly did you receive this letter and when did you sit your assessment day and OSB?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 22:53
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They did say starting and March and they seem to be sticking to that. The fact that they are hiring a dedicated liaison between DFR and the ACMC doesn't mean it's all falling apart at the seams. Hopefully it means a greater flow of information through to the enlistment coordinators who have a hard time doing their job when they're in the dark. Also doesn't help with us impatient bastards calling up every other week.

For any ADFA applicants reading. I heard your initial ASPs will be run all through April (due to extra personal requirements for the <18s). DEO will then kick back in for May.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 02:28
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^^ Just being humorous.

But, I do think it's fair to say that it's probably best not to be in the first or second group to go through the ASP. There has been a lot of civilian hiring for the ASP over the last couple of months. I'd imagine it'd take a little while for them to get the ball rolling effectively.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 08:04
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Originally Posted by hansfalkenhagen View Post
Uh oh... I am now officially in the first week's ASP...
Congratulations! Now the waiting is over (for you), and it also seems that ASP is well and truly up and running. Hopefully a lot more of us can get some invites soon to sit it.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 08:20
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Originally Posted by 13Beast View Post
Congratulations! Now the waiting is over (for you), and it also seems that ASP is well and truly up and running. Hopefully a lot more of us can get some invites soon to sit it.
Thanks 13Beast.

For everyone reading, don't run out to the letter box everyday checking the mail for an invite to the ASP like I did. Mine came via email from the Brisbane office, despite the fact I am from Melbourne.

I completed my Assessment day in early June 2017 and ranked in the "middle of the pool", just to give others an idea of when they might receive an offer based off the date of their Assessment days and competitiveness. This is for DEO.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:00
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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.
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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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