With more than 7,000 applications annually for around 120 positions, FRNSW does not have the capacity to individually review resumes and past work experience to determine suitability to progress forward. Psychometric testing has been identified as a way to do this efficiently and determine likely fit to the organisation.
The psychometric tests used have been selected to align predictive future performance, beliefs and values of candidates to the role requirements and organisational values. Your responses are reviewed by an external psychometric testing provider (Revelian) to generate a suitability score. This score is then used to rank male and female candidates (in separate streams) to determine who is selected to progress to the next step.
Step 1 – Submit your application online
Once the campaign opens complete the online application process available on this website (this includes uploading a copy of your driver licence as a PDF, Word or JPEG file). You are also strongly advised to read the recruitment FAQs in conjunction with this information pack.
After online applications close all candidates will be invited to move to Step 2 – 1st online assessment.
Note: FRNSW communicates to all candidates via the email address you provide in your application - please ensure that you monitor your inbox regularly.
Step 2 – 1st online assessment
Candidates will receive an email invitation to complete this step after the application period has closed. This step must be completed within four days. The online assessment is made up of two assessments which take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
Cognitive ability: This test examines your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, and your ability to acquire, retain, organise and apply information. This test has a 20 minute time limit. You can access an example cognitive ability test at http://www.revelian.com/example-questions-cognitive-ability/.
Work safety assessment: This assessment will ask you to indicate your attitudes and opinions toward a variety of safety-related statements and situations. This assessment is not timed but should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
An equal number of male and female candidates with the highest suitability score will be invited to move forward to Step 3 – 2nd round of online assessment.
For example, if FRNSW requires 1,000 candidates to move forward – 500 of the highest scoring men and 500 of the highest scoring women will be selected.
Set yourself up to succeed – follow the links below for tips to help you get the most out of psychometric tests.
Step 3 – 2nd online assessment
This step is completed after the 1st round assessments have been completed. This online assessment is made up of two assessments which take approximately one hour to complete.
- Emotional intelligence: This test measures the capacity to perceive, understand and manage emotions in yourself and when dealing with others. The test consists of multiple choice questions and, although not timed, takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.
- Work reliability scale: This test will ask you to indicate your attitudes and opinions toward a variety of work-related statements and situations related to employee honesty and reliability. The test, although not timed, takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Your responses to the 2nd round assessments are again reviewed by an external psychometric testing provider. The responses from all four assessments (first and second rounds) are then used to generate an overall suitability score. This score is used to rank male and female candidates to determine who is selected to progress to the next step.
An equal number of male and female candidates with the highest suitability score will be invited to move forward to the first stage of recruitment – the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT).For example, if FRNSW requires 600 candidates to move forward – 300 of the highest scoring men and 300 of the highest scoring women will be selected.