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Old 27th Jul 2018, 00:47
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Australia
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Originally Posted by Stolfo View Post
Hey all,
Recently passed my ADFA assessment day and was recommended to attend the ASP. I was wondering how long the wait period between assessment day and ASP usually takes? Contacting my case manager is difficult as numerous calls and emails have gone through with no response.

On a good note, I received a call today from DFR asking whether I want to attend the ADFA open day (where all flights/travel are covered).

Any information regarding the time period between assessment day and ASP is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Julian
Currently looking at between 6-8 months before receiving an invitation to ASP.. At least that's what I have heard.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 23:48
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Originally Posted by Pillymonkey View Post
Currently looking at between 6-8 months before receiving an invitation to ASP.. At least that's what I have heard.
Cheers for the reply, do you know if it is the same waiting period for ADFA candidates going for 2019 selection? I know DEO has a long waiting gap but wasnít sure whether it is the same for ADFA?
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 09:04
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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ASP

I'm attending my Asp in less then a week, very nervous haha. From what I've read so far some people say you must wear smart casual down however in the instructions it said pt attire to assist fitting of flight suit.
I've also read there is a 6 month wait on ASP that is in my case incorrect about a month after my assessment day i got the invite maybe less then that.

Also my case manager is 'not very helpful', i was wondering if anyone else sends emails and calls and gets no responses?
Anyone that has passed one this year able to give me a little help on what to expect, i've been lurking these forums for a little while.
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 05:51
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Originally Posted by TheGoose View Post
I'm attending my Asp in less then a week, very nervous haha. From what I've read so far some people say you must wear smart casual down however in the instructions it said pt attire to assist fitting of flight suit.
I've also read there is a 6 month wait on ASP that is in my case incorrect about a month after my assessment day i got the invite maybe less then that.

Also my case manager is 'not very helpful', i was wondering if anyone else sends emails and calls and gets no responses?
Anyone that has passed one this year able to give me a little help on what to expect, i've been lurking these forums for a little while.

Hey goose tried to send you a PM with some of the details about next week, says you mailbox is too full or something
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Old 4th Aug 2018, 12:44
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Hey Goose, I don't know if Glenny ended up sending you a PM but I'll say my bit regardless. You'll want to rock up to ASP in smart casual, i.e. collared shirt and chinos/suit trousers but for the 2 days you're actually on base you'll be wearing PT gear underneath a flight suit. The smart casual is only for arriving/departing.

As for the testing itself, there's some great links posted earlier which goes into it in more detail than I could possibly hope to, but something I haven't seen mentioned so far but I feel ought to be - get a really good nights sleep and eat well in the lead up. In my opinion that'll make more of a difference than studying every detail of the testing will.

Otherwise, just do your best and you'll be fine. Good luck.
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Old 5th Aug 2018, 02:45
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Definitely have a look at the CBAT blog, and try the app too. However, this will simply give you a bit of an idea as to what to expect. To put things in perspective, I went through the CBAT blog and familiarised myself with some of the screenshots of the test and read the descriptions. I didn't have the app, but had a play around for about 30 minutes on someone else's tablet (who had it) at the ASP. The app is good for again, just familiarising yourself with the tests (of which they are a relatively good mimic of).

I second what The Ayatollah said though; get a good night's sleep, don't stress out too much. Try to relax, make some new friends and enjoy your time down there. Being relaxed, comfortable and fresh when in the tests will do you a world of good. I ended up getting a high rec, however I think that the most important thing (for me anyways) was to just try to be in a good zone when you do the tests. Even finding a quiet space in your room, or somewhere else, where you can just chill out and get your thoughts together before entering the test room (you'll note the prayer room right next to the testing room - I was in there!). And also, very importantly, take advantage of the rest breaks in the test to stroll around, get some fresh air, and "re-zone" yourself.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 08:49
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Originally Posted by EttaJames29 View Post
Thank you. I finally got the call last Friday 😊
Will be seeing you down there as well
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 10:22
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Originally Posted by tayra View Post
Will be seeing you down there as well
Congrats! See you there 😊
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 10:41
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I am new to this forum but have been reading the messages!
I have just been offered a spot at ASP on the 2nd of October for 2019 intake into ADFA.
Has anyone else been offered this time as well?

Cheers
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 11:30
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Originally Posted by hannah767 View Post
I am new to this forum but have been reading the messages!
I have just been offered a spot at ASP on the 2nd of October for 2019 intake into ADFA.
Has anyone else been offered this time as well?

Cheers
Unfortunately with an ASP on the 2nd of October I'm not so sure you'll meet the cutoff to be able to get to an OSB in time before the end of the year.Good luck though!
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 08:56
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I have been in contact with the DFR and they told me that East Sale had deliberately made a ASP for Year 12 ATAR students in October, so that people that get through are able to do OSB after ATAR Exams and before they get there ATAR score. Obviously this is just for ADFA candidates but yeah thats why I questioned on here
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 09:32
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Hey all,
Today I received an offer for the ASP from 30 September - 3 October. Wondering if anyone else will be going during this period, if so, let me know!
All the best
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Old 18th Aug 2018, 23:38
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Albury, NSW
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Hi everyone.

I've got my ASP coming up from the 3/9 to the 6/9. In my additional testing I actually failed to meet the standard for ACO, but met the requirement for pilot. Does anyone know if my results at the ASP will override the additional testing and make me eligible for ACO, or will I have to resit the additional testing again?

If anyone else is going during the same time, feel free to send me a PM.

Cheers
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 19:03
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Hi everyone.

I haven't been on here for a bit. Just giving you an update to see if anyone else is close to me and/or applying for the same role.

I passed my Assessment Day on 10/8/18 and I'm applying for RAAF ATC/JBAC

Just waiting for an invite to ASP now. I was told during my Defence interview it may take up to 6 months.

Anyway if anyone is in a similar boat to me, feel free to message.

Cheers
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 16:52
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: AAAvn
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Hi all, it has been a while. Great to see so many of you getting the call up for ASP and OSBs. While my experience with the old FSP may be a bit out of date, I do wish to share a few timeless pieces of advice:
  1. Make sure to browse the full forum and get an understanding of what others have asked. There is a load of great advice in this thread.
  2. Do not buy into the sentiment that there is a "too late" to get onto an ASP/OSB. When I completed flight screening in Nov/Dec, there was an ADFA screening course going through, meaning you can sit an OSB as late as Nov/Dec depending on how the quota looks. One of my coursemates got an offer and had his appointment day within two weeks. The ADF will continually be looking to fill last minute vacancies, both internally and externally.
  3. First impressions are everything. Being well dressed is a key skill in being a junior officer. I attended all interactions with DFR in a full suit and tie, including travel to and from my FSP and OSB. While you may see this as overkill, this is a simple thing that will instantly set you above the crowd. At the very least you should wear business casual.
  4. Following from the above: Case managers have a difficult job managing large portfolios of candidates and information flows. The trick with them is to be persistent and follow up a phone call with an email. This is great professional practice which will help you become effective junior officers. Keep in mind that these forums can be monitored, and as with any social media, don't say anything that will harm your application.
As always, feel free to reply with any information or PM with any specific personal questions.

Best,
flyingsoon
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 02:35
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Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Brisbane
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ADF Pilot Medical Day

Hey all,

After reading through this forum found that there is a few of you whom have completed the ADF pilot assesment sessions/days etc. Just wondering as i start my application process very soon, from those who have completed these sessions, what should i expect for the ADF medical test (more specificaly how tight are the height restrictions, i do know what the DFR website says but i have heard many differant stories), I am very tall going on 6'5 and have been told that ill be fine height wise, but have also been told that i wont. Just need some clarification from those who have completed this,

cheers
William
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 12:51
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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The height restrictions are exactly what they say they are. Plenty of information can be found about the specifics of the specialist medicals elsewhere on this forum but expect very in depth testing and examination.

Best,
fs
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 12:04
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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Hi Guys,

Awesome forum and has made me feel a lot more at ease but just a few questions.
I recently completed my Assessment day 22nd of August and about 2 weeks later got offered a place on the October 1st ASP, I have been informed that if the ASP goes to plan then I will do my OSB straight away while I'm there ( my ASP and OSB are both in Canberra), is there much of a difference between the ASP in Sale to Canberra.

I am incredibly nervous about potentially doing one after the other, maths is not my strongest attribute and wondering just how much of the process is weighted on maths? Is there anyone else in the same boat as me?

Thanks in Advance.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 02:05
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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Woodend
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G'day LaughAtTheWorld, i am in the same boat, i had my assessment day in late July and two months later was offered a position for the asp going from the 2nd-5th of October. check out the CBAT blog, all of the tests are gone through there.

to anyone who has completed the asp are there any question relationg to fule flow rates and how to calculate increases with these as speed increases? i have been told to prepare for these but from what ive read up about these type of questions arnt on the asp.

If someone could clear this up for me it would be greatly appriciated. cheers
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 11:23
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Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Perth
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Hi all, Iíve just completed a YOU session and have been allowed to progress to the additional screening for direct entry pilot. Is anyone able to give me a heads up as to what the testing involves and what to expect on the day? Any input will be gratefully appreciated!
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