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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #75 on: August 05, 2018, 09:37:56 PM »
Well that makes me feel a little better then!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2018, 10:57:31 AM »
Good morning all, has anyone received anything today?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »
Still nothing for me

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2018, 11:17:36 AM »
I received mine on Friday and it's exactly 2 weeks notice for my assessment, maybe that's what they're aiming for.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2018, 01:25:11 PM »
Hey Guys,

Recieved an invitation last week to attend the personality profiling and abilities assessment test. What are you guys using for preparation? I have been using the the Institute of Psychometric Coaching. Its good, but thinking a variety of different test styles might help..

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #80 on: August 06, 2018, 02:24:20 PM »
I received mine about an hour ago. Same for me, exactly 2 weeks for the test date.
Bootcamp:
I have been using Fire Recruitment Australia as well as a few other online test's that I can find.
A friend of mine in the SAMFS has lent me some books that he used a few years back as well. They may be outdated, but still good practice.
I'm thinking the same, a few different test styles may help.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
Is anyone still waiting on their test date/time? I've triple checked my details and everything is correct, however I'm still waiting for my invitation. I'm considering calling and asking, any thoughts?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #82 on: August 07, 2018, 09:19:44 AM »
Everyone seems to be getting their invite exactly 2 weeks before the assessment. I know in previous years the tests have been run over 1-2 weeks, so assuming they are maintain 2 weeks notice prior to the assessment I wouldn't panic, so long as you received the email for payment and you paid it within the 5 days you can be sure they have your correct details and an email wont be too far off.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #83 on: August 07, 2018, 10:13:05 AM »
I also received the email yesterday and it was exactly two weeks away as well, so wouldnít stress just yet

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #84 on: August 07, 2018, 10:46:11 AM »
Thanks guys, all the best with your testing!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2018, 09:05:22 AM »
Not sure if this will help anyone, but I was passing this info on to another applicant so thought Id share it here just in case it does help someone out.
These are the rough dates for the Recruit process that they gave at the seminar:

These are the dates I have written down from the seminar:
- Monday 13th August Testing 4-6 weeks
- 17th September PAT 1 Testing
- Monday 8th October Interviews
- Monday 29th October PAT 2 Testing
- Monday 29th October Medical
- Friday 2nd November Employment Checks
- 21st January First Recruit Course Starts

These are all approx dates they gave. May change depending on varied factors. But thatís what they will be working towards.

Hope this may help some people with time frame etc.
as before, good luck to everyone on the recruit process.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #86 on: August 08, 2018, 06:54:19 PM »
Hi Guys; first post for me; I also have my date for the written test. I have heard on the grapevine that I should wear long sleeve shirts at every stage of the process due to me having a sleeve tattoo. Has anyone else heard anything like this?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #87 on: August 08, 2018, 08:12:24 PM »
Hi Guys; first post for me; I also have my date for the written test. I have heard on the grapevine that I should wear long sleeve shirts at every stage of the process due to me having a sleeve tattoo. Has anyone else heard anything like this?

Bad move. They will observe this and ask you for photos of tattoos. A sleeve is fine as long as it isnt offensive. Read the personal presentation part on website

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2018, 08:36:03 PM »
Thanks canine, Iím just concerned that if it comes down to chosing me or someone without tattoos they will go with them. Although I have seen a few firies with tats.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #89 on: August 09, 2018, 07:47:18 AM »
Hey TLC92,
There is no point hiding them at the numeracy and personality abilities testing phase as I don't think they are looking that hard at each person as they will be seeing approx 200 people per day.
In my opinion it is probably best to be upfront and honest right from the get go.
If you have visible tattoos they will ask for photo's of them anyway at some stage of the process.
As Canine said, it all depends if they are seen to be offensive or not.
Good luck.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2018, 04:45:16 PM »
Double barrelled question here:
1) Anyone know the process to swap with someone the test dates?
2) Anyone got a date for the end of the month that would prefer to go Friday 24th?

Iíll be somewhere along the Savannah Way in a caravan,and wonít get to Darwin until a bit later in the month

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #91 on: August 09, 2018, 09:05:17 PM »
Yeah good call ssickers; surely they would have to abide by anti discrimination legislation as well

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2018, 09:24:55 AM »
Does anyone know what is considered a pass mark or whether there is a minimum score you have to get for the first lot of tests?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #93 on: August 10, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
It would be based on percentile, so how you score compared to the rest of the candidates. If it was a pass mark then they wouldn't be thinning out the herd enough... Question for the people who have previously applied, was there a spelling test done using an audio recording?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #94 on: August 10, 2018, 10:43:48 AM »
@Optimistic No spelling test done via audio. Its been a while but a vaguely remember there may have been some spelling based questions such as x word is spelled incorrectly write out the correct spelling.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #95 on: August 10, 2018, 11:20:03 AM »
Gpats, that's good to know. I went through a similar recruitment before and nearly failed on the audio spelling. I hope your right or im stuffed haha.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #96 on: August 10, 2018, 04:01:50 PM »
Hey guys first time caller long time listener.
Can u complete ur cognitive test online for samfs like other services if ur an interstate application?
I just received my email
But absolutely no chance getting there

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2018, 04:46:44 PM »
@2beus unfortunately no. You must attend the Angle Park training centre for the testing. I'm pretty sure it says that on the website and it was definitely mentioned during the information sessions. A few people have mentioned being able to  swap their assessment times so it might be worth putting out an email to them to see what your options are.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #98 on: August 10, 2018, 04:52:18 PM »
It would be based on percentile, so how you score compared to the rest of the candidates. If it was a pass mark then they wouldn't be thinning out the herd enough... Question for the people who have previously applied, was there a spelling test done using an audio recording?

I believe it is a pass mark and the "thinning" is done by way of the personality profiling. The aptitude side is year 10 level in my opinion.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #99 on: August 10, 2018, 06:57:44 PM »
Cheers for that gpats.. does anyone know what type of testing there gonna throw at us? Have done a few before and all seem different ie some with or without mechanical and spatical elements to it.

 

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