Step 1. Application Process
Complete the online application. Please ensure that you apply with the exact name on your Driver’s licence. If your name has recently changed, please ensure you have the relevant supporting documents.
You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application.
Once your application has been submitted you will receive an invitation to complete a series of online psychometric assessments (Cognitive Ability, Emotional Intelligence, Work Safety, and Work Reliability Assessments). These assessments are aligned to core skills and attributes required in the role of a firefighter.
Following completion of the online assessments, you will receive a separate email inviting you to complete a short video interview.
We recommend completing the assessments early rather than on the last day, to ensure you leave yourself enough time. We will not extend the assessment timeline.
Cognitive ability assessment
This assessment examines your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, and your ability to acquire, retain, organise and apply information. This assessment has a time limit.
Work safety assessment
This assessment contains a variety of statements about beliefs and attitudes regarding safety requiring a response along a 5 point scale. This assessment is not timed but should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Work reliability scale
This assessment considers beliefs and attitudes regarding honesty and integrity. The assessment is not timed but should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
This assessment will require you to complete two engaging, interactive assessments that ask you to correctly identify emotions based on facial expressions, and to understand the emotions people feel in different situations. This assessment is has two “mini-games” that are timed and will require approximately 20 minutes in total to complete.
Feedback will be provided to you once the assessment period has closed and after we have reviewed the results.
A number of the highest scoring candidates will then be invited to the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT).
Important Information relating to Testing
The online assessments must be completed on a computer with an internet connection and a mouse. Internet Explorer is not supported, please ensure you have access to another browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox).