Testimonials

Don’t take our word on how effective our training packages are, see what a selection of our previous clients have to say (the headings list what training the clients undertook and below the testimonial is the position they tested for):

 

Additional Testing Day and OSB Preparation Course

“The selection process for a future officer and potential pilot can be extremely lengthy and demanding. I did not achieve the required pass mark on my first YOU Session back at the end of year 11 and was left in a state of uncertainty and doubt. I stumbled across ADF mentors closing in on my additional testing, and purchased ‘The Book’. I immediately realised the depth of knowledge and experience in the book and purchased the ‘Additional Testing Day Preparation Course’. I had exactly one week before my pilot specific additional testing to complete the internet based course. By the third day of practice, I was only half way through the detailed course and already felt extremely confident in my mental math abilities. On the day of testing, I was able to complete each test in under the time allowed and had time to re check my answers, which in the case is usually extremely rare.

Reading through ‘The Book’ for pilots and completing a number of phone calls with Nick, helped me ease through the assessment day with confidence in my knowledge. Each question presented by the officer on the day was unbelievably similar to the practice questions in the back of ‘The Book’.

I also took the time to complete the ‘OSB training course’. The one day course was absolutely necessary in making sure I was 100% prepared for the 2 strenuous weeks at flight screening and OSB. The course allowed me to see visible change in my interview body language, effective question answering ability, controlled verbal pace and extremely beneficial tips on how to steer away from “red flag questions”. Nick also spent hours mentoring me on how to stand out,  and become an effective leader in the group activities conducted on the first day of Officer Selection Board. During my actual group activities at the OSB, I found it extremely easy to employ the strategies and procedures that Nick had taught me, to stand out, and to magnify my officer potential.

I was recommended by the Officer Selection Board for a direct entry pilot. I was told I was quite high in the selection pool and to sit tight for an offer. After a month of waiting I recieved an offer and am leaving for Initial Officers Course in 4 weeks. I cannot thank Nick enough for his extremely detailed, structured and user friendly courses. Without completing each ADF Mentors course for the relevant selection stage, I would have been going in blind and can see now that I most likely would not of been offered a position.

If you want a serious chance at obtaining your dream career in the Defence Force, I highly recommend any of the ADF mentors training courses”

Timothy – RAAF Direct Entry Pilot (Age: 18)

 

You Session Preparation Course

“Nick,

Just letting you know about my You Session this morning.

Did either “excellent” or “very excellent” on the GAT & MAT – I can’t recall his exact phrase. Time-wise, I managed to answer all questions but the very last one in the GAT.

He ticked all the boxes and said I’d be contacted by my case manager within 5 days and assessment could be as soon as 2 weeks.

Many thanks for your guidance in getting me past the first hurdle.”

Michael – RAAF Intelligence Officer

 

You Session Preparation Course

“I approached ADF Mentors with the aim of passing the Officer aptitude and maths test, but in the words of the army careers counsellor I ‘smashed’ it. My high results opened up every role to me and has now given me the confidence to push myself even further to realise my dream job. Thanks ADF Mentors”

Kevin – Navy Aeronautical Engineer

 

You Session and Additional Testing Day Preparation Course

“The training helped indefinitely to prepare me for my aircrew testing. All of the practice tests, as well as the presentation were reflective of the actual testing done by DFR. I went for my Assessment Day the day after my testing and at every stage along the way I had the Nurses, Psychologists, Doctors and even my interviewer commenting on the results that I achieved. Not only did I get the correct answers, but I was completing some tests with 5 to 8 minutes left. The practice testing was very helpful and I found myself running over the simulation tests the night before and the morning before I went in order to boost my memory. By the time I got to the official tests it was like a breeze.

The training presentation and aptitude tests were spot on, easy to understand and was directly focused on what you would use on the day. The explanations on the mathematical side were also very clear and concise. I guess I’ve said enough already, if you do training with ADFmentors it’s the best chance you will have at getting through.”

Evan – RAAF Direct Entry Pilot (Age: 26)

 

OSB Preparation Package

I am a Nursing student and I decided to apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship program through RAAF. I spent countless hours trying to find information that might help my assessment day and of course my OSB but didn’t find anything of value. I came across ADFmentors and decided to invest in The Officers Book to see what it was all about. After reading only a few pages I was really impressed with the wealth of knowledge that The Book contained and knew that I wanted to jump on to the OSB preparation course.

Nick took the time to go through a mock one hour interview before my assessment day and although it was very confronting, it also put me one step ahead of most of the candidates that didn’t take the time to prepare. Upon going in to my assessment day it was obvious that a lot of the candidates hadn’t taken the time to thoroughly research their roles and it showed. I can honestly say that if I had not come across ‘The Book’ then I would have been unsure about my performance on the day but because of the knowledge it gave me, I was confident, calm and ready!

I attended a two day OSB course with Nick and at first I was very nervous.  Nick encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone with speeches, group scenarios, essays and mock interviews. I didn’t realise at the time but practising helped my nerves on the day and I was confident when I went in to my OSB that I had the knowledge and skills I needed and I was calm.

At the end of my OSB I was given a strong recommendation and I know that without Nick’s guidance and knowledge the day might have gone a little different. Thank you for all your help.”

Sarah – ARMY Nursing Undergraduate scholarship

 

You Session Preparation Course

“I completed the YOU session course and it was really helpful in preparing me for the tests. The questions on the YOU session test were very similar to the ones that ADFmentors had and the techniques they taught me for all of the qeustions were definitely the fastest and most accurate way to calculate the answers.

I smashed all 75 questions on the GAT with 7 minutes to spare and unlocked all the jobs up to pilot on my job sheet. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to do well on the YOU session.”

Lachlan – RAAF Pilot (Age: 19)

 

You Session Preparation Course

“Hi Guys,

I just wanted to thank you so much for your training package and all the assistance and advice you’ve provided to me leading up to my YOU session today. Today I received results that enable me to continue in my pursuit of becoming a Physiotherapy Officer, and I can’t thank you enough!”

Amanda – ARMY Physiotherapy Officer (Age: 25)

 

You Session, Additional Testing Day and OSB Preparation Course

“Hi Guys,

Great news, I have been recommended for direct entry pilot. I was told that my position in the pool is quite high, so I am absolutely stoked.

I cannot thank you enough for the time you spent mentoring me, your presentations, the book and your OSB course were pivotal in my success at flight screening. I walked into the group activities and interview with confidence and performed really well. Absolutely stoked that the board could see I was suitable for a direct entry position.”

Alex – RAAF Dircet Entry Pilot (Age: 19)

 

Additional Testing Day Preparation Course

The additional testing day preparation course from ADF mentors was incredibly helpful. All of the questions and supporting material was spot on with what DFR test hopeful pilots on. It certainly eased the nerves before going in and gave me a really great understanding of what was expected of me in order to make it through to the next phase. I would highly recommend it to any one about to go into their additional testing phase!

Richard – RAAF Fast Jet Pilot (Age: 27)

 

You Session Preparation Course

“Hi Nick,

I am writing to express my appreciation to your training, I just passed the aptitude test with extremely high marks and got the officer role I want.

It would not be successful without your guidance .

Thanks again!”

Lillian – Army GSO Officer (age: 32)

 

You Session Preparation Course

“Hi Guys,

I had my Additional testing today and want to say thank you for your help during this part of my ADF testing process. ADF Mentors provides by far the best, most comprehensive and effective ADF aptitude practices I have ever come across online. The fact that you are always willing to answer any questions at any time is incredible and the customer service that we have experienced from you has been second to none. I will definitely be recommending  your service  to my friends who want to be successful through their recruiting process!

I was eligible for both Maritime Warfare Officer in the Navy and GSO in the Army.  I spent the whole day researching and exploring the other branches and have changed my preference to GSO. I definitely feel that this is the job for me as it has everything I look for in a prospective career. Thanks again for all your support, couldnt of done it without you!”

Emma – Navy Maritime Warefare Officer (Age: 26)

 

You Session Preparation Course

“Hi Nick,

Just thought I would let you know that I completed my YOU session yesterday.

The package you have structured is exactly what was needed. It gave me the confidence within myself, and the preparation l needed.

I completed all the questions within the time frame with ease.

The careers counsellor stated that l had scored excellently on my tests, and due to my  results, Appearance, Confidence etc, that l was precisely what the ADF was looking for.

Thanks again Nick”

Paul – Navy Maritime Warefare Officer

 

OSB Preparation Package

I knew if I wanted to achieve my dream of becoming an Officer in the Australian Army, I needed to be ahead of all the other candidates applying for the Royal Military College. ADF mentors provided me with the skills and knowledge to do exactly that. I highly recommend the OSB preparation course as it provided me with valuable resources such as “The Book” and feedback and training on how to not only improve my interview and public speaking skills, but stand out at my Officer Selection Board. Before I started I couldn’t do an impromptu oral presentation to save my life, but with the encouragement, training and feedback from Nick I was able to not only confidently do an impromptu oral presentation, but get a high recommendation at my Officer Selection Board.
If a career in the Australian Defence Force is your dream, then I highly recommend ADF mentors to help you make this dream a reality!

Thank you ADFmentors!

Rebecca – ARMY GSO Officer

 

OSB Preparation Package

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent days/weeks trawling through websites trying to find anything that will give you an edge to becoming an officer in the ADF. Let me save you the thousands of dollars and time I wasted attending other courses and programs that claim to prepare you for the OSB. ADF Mentors is the most comprehensive, specialised and accurate course there is. I was a bit hesitant at first (as you may well be), however, after the first phone call with Nick and my subsequent purchase of ‘The Book’, most of my fears were allayed.

I sat in my Assessment Day interview worrying about whether or not the content in ‘The Book’ was accurate enough and if I would be recommended. It took about 2 minutes of questioning before I realised that I knew leaps and bounds more than any other applicant and I watched as the Navy interviewer grinned, closed the clipboard, put his pen down and said “we both know you know this position like the back of your hand and that I’m going to recommend you.”, we then spent the following 15 minutes just talking about our dogs, jobs, etc.

I was blown away at how easy the interview was once I had read, learnt and practiced what was in ‘The Book’. At this point, I instantly booked in for the OSB Preparation course. At every stage throughout the process, Nick would consistently call to give advice, provide feedback and find out how things went. The course was worth every dollar and out of the 6 candidates on the day, I was the only one who received no feedback for improvement from the board president and when I was asked “how do you think you went?”, I confidently answered “I’ve done a lot of study and preparation for this, so I’m confident I did well”, to which he responded “well you’re absolutely right”. I was then recommended and received a letter of offer 1 month later.

If you still have doubts about this course, feel free to ask Nick to get you in touch with me and I’m more than happy to provide a verbal reference.

I cannot thank Nick and ADF Mentors enough for their assistance. Having under performed at school to the point where my scores did not meet the cut off to even apply for the ADF, I’m now off to Officers’ Training School for my dream career as an Air Combat Officer because of ADF Mentors.

Scott – RAAF Air Combat Officer (Age: 27)

 

You Session and Additional Testing Day Preparation Packages. Also completed 30 minute interview call

“Having looked at the success rate to becoming a military pilot being something in the vicinity of two percent, I thought that I wouldn’t have stood a chance in an application to join the ADF, especially seeing as it was getting late in the year and I thought the likelihood of getting in was slim. However, I thought it was best to give it a go and see what happens, and I needed all the help that I could get to be able to pass the selection process. Thankfully, I came across exactly what I needed, to give me a shortcut to what I NEEDED to know, and nothing more. To begin with, I tried the ADFMentors online aptitude tests which gave me a good idea of what to expect for the YOU test and Specialist testing, and continued to practice similar questions. Take note guys, the types of questions that were asked there are EXACTLY what appear in the real thing! I highly recommend going for the Aptitude Preparation Packages as the failure rates are very high and you want to pass them with exceptional marks to be deemed competetive, they’ll prepare you to the level you need to be to get through with flying colours.

Additionally, “The Book” has to be one of the most comprehensive summations of everything that you need to know to become an ADF Pilot – it not only gives you information about the ADF itself, but other tips such as considering your personal motivations, and what sort of responses would raise a red flag in an interview. A lot of time can be wasted trying to search for what is quite honestly useless information, and if you’re applying late like me you want to waste as little time as possible as you are probably going to whiz through the selection process rather than if you were applying earlier like most people tend to. (It’d still be just as helpful if you were applying earlier, though!) It was an invaluable tool for getting a recommendation in both Assessment Day and the OSB. It’s no coincidence that the two people on our Flight Screening course who purchased “The Book” just happened to get a recommendation – it’s not a coincidence!

Complementing this was the over the phone tutoring sessions that came with completing the online aptitude testing as well as purchasing “The Book”. Nicholas was incredibly helpful in trying to schedule calls, especially as I was given limited notice regarding Flight Screening, and he managed to take the time out of his busy schedule to give me a 30 minute prep talk regarding the OSB and even the flying itself. I’ve never really experienced that sort of ‘customer service’, indeed I hesitate to call it as such because it was so much more – and it allowed me to realise where my true weaknesses were. It might not sound like a lot of time (believe me, it’s enough to get you sweating when you stumble on question) but it’s definitely a great way of trying to nail down any sort of shortcomings that you probably don’t even realise exist.

I highly recommend you complete the ADFmentors training packages as I am on my way to becoming a Pilot, my dream career and I couldn’t of done it without them.”

Robert – RAAF Fast Jet Pilot

 

You Session Preparation Package and Interview Training

“In my experience the best way to prepare for the aptitude tests and interviews that you’ll face as an applicant to the ADF is by completing the ADFMentor’s preparation material.

Most of the questions in the aptitude tests will be different to what you’ve experienced at school (and beyond) and they become additionally challenging when the tight time requirements are applied. Through the type of practice that the ADFMentors program provides, you get used to tackling those problems under the confined time constraints. Knowing which questions you’re good at, and which ones you should skip; being used to the feeling of the clock counting down; and knowing a number of important techniques makes all the difference in the world to your result.

When it comes to the interviews the ADFMentors approach is extremely useful. The difference between them and others is that they take the time to get to know you. So when you’re practicing answering questions they are your answers, not some generic coached response. The practice interviews that I had with Nick meant that on the day I was able to be more confident in my responses, knowing that I had practiced the answers that I wanted to give, and knew what I wanted to say.

Finally, in all my dealings with him Nick went far beyond what was required. He spent a lot longer with me than he had to, and he was incredibly flexible. All in all, I’d highly recommend ADFMentors for all ADF applicants.”

Travis – Intelligence Officer

 

You Session Preparation Package

“ADF Mentors has been a very informative program which has given me the required guidance, skills and tutoring needed to ensure a successful outcome in my YOU Session. The program not only provided me with the right information to study, but I was personally encouraged by Nick every step of the way. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my YOU Session which included being able to do my preferred degree and job and I thank ADF Mentors for their contribution to my success.”

Jacob – Army Intelligence Officer

 

You Session Preparation Package and Skype Interview Training

“When I first sent through my Defence application several months ago now, speaking from hindsight, I was not ready for what was going to come my way! Having done quite poorly at Maths at school and knowing there was going to be a Maths Aptitude Test as part of the Aptitude Testing, I started to seek help and randomly found ADF Mentors on the Internet. I then spoke with Nick, who worked through the whole Aptitude Testing process with me and guided me personally on how to succeed at the General Aptitude Test, and more importantly at the Maths Aptitude Test. Honestly, without it, you could have excellent study processes in place and be as industrious and motivated as you want, but without funneling that energy towards the right direction, it’s almost a futile exercise. I’ve just been Highly Recommended at my OSB for RMC and ADF Mentors were the guys who put me on the right track. It’s a MUST for those who want to succeed at becoming an Officer in the Australian Defence Force.”

Timothy – Army GSO

 

Skype Interview Training

“ADF Mentors was amazing with helping me get through the Army OSB. I had previously never been in an interview and ADF Mentors was not only able to help me become fully prepared for my interview but also for all the other activities for the OSB. I received the highest recommendation possible and am now waiting to receive my start date to commence training. I recommend anyone who is serious about becoming an Officer to complete the ADF Mentors training, you won’t regret it.”

Catherine – ARMY Intelligence Officer

 

You Session Preparation Package and OSB Preparation Package

“When first applying for the Australian Defence Force I had little knowledge regarding the recruitment process and what was expected of me. Luckily I came across ADF Mentors because if I didn’t I would have failed my YOU Session and would not be where I am today. It is so important to make a long-lasting positive impression when interacting with ADF members and this training prepares you for all stages of the recruitment process – from the YOU session all the way through to Officer Selection Board if you are intending to enter as a commissioned officer.

In regards to the YOU Session, the aptitude testing is quite difficult as there are time constraints and you are activating skills you do not regularly use. ADF Mentors YOU Session training package is excellent – it teaches and allows you to practice all of the skills that will be tested on the day. Furthermore, Nick (the head mentor) provides ongoing assistance and ensures you are ready before attending your session.

The OSB training package is just as beneficial and again replicates the skills and knowledge you need before attending your OSB. While it is one thing to partake in independent research, this package gets you to practice and refine skills you do not always use in everyday situations. Thus, come your actual OSB day; you are calm, composed and very prepared.

I am now at the end of the recruiting process and have received a strong recommendation. This is due to a lot of hard work, and the support of Nick and the ADF Mentors team. Without them, I would have wasted a lot of time researching areas I did not need to. Moreover, without their help I would have gone into each stage unaware of many key elements that would have led to my failure. Finally, without their help, I would have not been able to receive a high recommendation.

If you are serious about a career with the ADF, I would most certainly recommend ADF Mentors. Not only have they taught me a lot and prepared me for each stage of the recruitment process, they also managed to make it a fun experience. The ADF Mentors team are professional, have a lot of knowledge and are an essential part to successfully moving through the recruitment process.”

Natalie – ARMY Education Officer

 

You Session Preparation Package

“I had already decided on a career with the ADF and got my YOU session booked in. I knew that there was an aptitude test involved, but I had never done one before. So I scoured the internet long and hard to find a test that would be relevant. Nothing I found online seemed to really relate to the Defence Force Recruiting’s practice aptitude test – until I found ADFMentors.

After paying what is a very small fee for getting into your dream career, I was able to access the vast resources ADFMentors had to offer. Their Maths Book taught me all the basics that I had forgotten from high school and the multiple practice aptitude tests proved absolutely essential. Nick trains you to be the absolute best, most shining candidate at the YOU Session (and also subsequent Additional Testing Day). At first I thought his claims that he would make me a far superior candidate were possibly a bit of an exaggeration – however after actually attending both sessions I realised immediately he was completely correct!! Nick has been through this process before and knows the in’s and out’s of the whole thing. He speaks to you with confidence, which in turn, gives you your own confidence to handle the YOU session and subsequent interviews. He really believes in you and your abilities because he knows his training has equipped you with the skills you need to score very high on the tests.

Put simply, this is the absolute most essential component of preparation for joining the ADF.  Whether you’re looking to join as an Officer or through General Entry, ADFMentors is an absolute must. I am extremely lucky to have found them.”

James – RAAF Air Combat Officer

 

You Session Preparation Package

“After attending my You Session yesterday and receiving exceptional marks I now realise how beneficial the ADFmentors You Session Preparation Package  was. The ADFmentors Maths Book, You Session Presentation and simulation tests for both the General and Mathematical Aptitude Tests was the sole reason I received such a great mark and put me in another league compared to the other candidates. The tutoring session at the end of the package was very helpful and eliminated many of the detrimental things that I may have done on the day. I was fully prepared for the You Session and as such was able to get an exceptional outcome. Thank you for your Guidance.”

Aaron – ARMY Fitter Armament

 

Aptitude Preparation Packages and OSB Preparation Package

“Before I started my recruitment process to become a Defence Force Pilot I knew that I wanted to achieve the highest standard that I possibly could and give myself the best chance of receiving a high recommendation and subsequent job offer. So I enlisted the best help in the business. ADFmentors, have helped me through every stage of the recruitment process (the You Session, Additional Testing Day, Assessment Day and the Officer Selection Board) allowing me to have the upmost confidence in my abilities to perform in the aptitude testing and interviews. From my YOU session right up until Flight Screening, ADFmentors have been there to guide and train me through the specifics of each stage, with inside knowledge to help me shine and present myself as a high caliber candidate. I would like to personally thank Nick for all his help throughout the process, for all ways being available when I had a question or even just to talk me through some pre interview jitters. I have just received a recommendation from OSB and am now awaiting my letter of offer to start the training process to become a Fast Jet Pilot.”

Jeff – RAAF Fast Jet Pilot

 

OSB Preparation Course

“Before attending my Assessment Day, I downloaded the ADF Mentors ‘The Book –For Pilots’. I found it was the most comprehensive book available – specific to becoming a military aviator. I eventually booked an Officer Selection Board Preparation course as I wanted to provide myself with the best chance of receiving a high recommendation. The experience and training provided by Ray and the ADFMentors team was exceptional and gave me a huge advantage over the other candidates. Thanks to their guidance over the course, I received a High Recommendation from the Officer Selection Board and I’m now awaiting a Letter of Offer. If anyone is interesting in pursuing a career as a military aviator in the Australian Defence Force, I strongly recommend taking ‘The Book’ and these courses to give yourself the best chance possible of achieving your dream.”

Peter – RAAF Fast Jet Pilot

 

You Session Training

“From initially failing my first YOU session aptitude test and not getting the job offer I wanted, I was trying my hardest to find good resources to better prepare myself for the second YOU session.

During the process of trying to find useful resources I came across the ADF Mentors website where I took a short 5 minute practice aptitude test. I was so shocked at the similarity of the trial test to the actual YOU session aptitude test!

Shortly after, I received feedback from Nicholas (one of the ADF Mentors) where he offered a free 20 minute phone consultation (not to mention all the other consultations and guidance that I received for free through email). From the 20 minute phone consultation, Nick reviewed the questions I had got wrong from the trial aptitude test where he explained all the concepts in a very understandable way!

Another great thing about the course was that it could be done through Skype and phone-calls since I was located in Perth while the mentors were located in Melbourne. With that in mind, I decided to sign up for the YOU session aptitude course.

The course was very well structured and was explained in such great detail that was very easy to understand! To test the knowledge, plenty of practice questions were provided to reinforce the learning. After the course, I was able to solve difficult questions so easily and quickly and felt very confident for my upcoming YOU session. Nick also provided me with great interview training as well as other useful tips to make you stand out from other applicants!

When the day finally came around for my second YOU session, I found myself knowing most of the answers to the aptitude tests! I was then notified that I had done very well for the tests and was able to apply for the Officer position in the ADF!

Being very honest, I don’t think I would have done as well in my YOU session if I had not taken this course. I would definitely recommend this course to maximise your chance of being selected for further assessments in the ADF!

Thanks Nick! ”

Yun Jang – Nursing Officer

 

You Session Training

“The YOU session is not just a preview of life in the Armed Forces and what can they offer, it is the first time your future employer will meet you and the onus is yours to show them what you are offering them.

You may have heard of the “7 P’s of project planning” … Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents P*** Poor Performance … This is the mindset you need to adopt BEFORE attending a YOU session. There are lots of aspiring candidates applying for these roles, if you want to succeed you need to stand out from the crowd.

The professional program offered by ADFMentors will provide you with skills and insight on how to maximise your opportunities, delivered by people who have “been there” – not just academics. These people have achieved high recommendations to some of the most sought after positions the ADF can offer. Their experience will be invaluable to your success.

Do yourself a favour, make this first meeting with the ADF count, and take the ADFMentors program. It assisted me to consolidate skills and knowledge that I had not utilised for many years, and went along way to disproving that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.

Highly recommended! ”

Tony – Maritime Warfare Officer applicant, age 47

 

OSB Preparation Package

I don’t usually write testimonials, however I believe ADFMentors deserves mine. Nick my mentor, does exactly what he claims. If you are serious about preparing yourself in the best light to face flight screening, doing a one on one course with ADFMentors will do just that. After two days with Nick, my interview answering was crisp, confident and genuine. By replicating some of the uncomfortable situations expected at OSB, Nick provided a guided and safe way to build my confidence. Going in with the right attitude and willingness to learn will help a lot. When I finished the course, I felt I could take on OSB the very next day, but of course I didn’t have to, my preparation course had been scheduled to allow me more time to prepare. I didn’t want to scrape through Flight Screening, I wanted to leave no doubts.  After applying what I learned in the group activities and the OSB interview I received a high recommendation and moving on from this a letter of offer from the RAAF for a Pilot position. I now truly have a chance of achieving my dream of becoming a Fast Jet Pilot and an Officer,  I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants to achieve similar success in the ADF. ”

Simon – RAAF, Fast Jet Pilot applicant

 

Note: Some of the names have been changed to maintain the privacy of the applicants.