Qantas, QLink, Jetstar Selection and Aptitude Test Training2024-01-31T05:24:35+00:00


Qantas/ QLink/ Jetstar Pilot Selection

Training for Mathematics and Psychometric Tests

By Dr Steven Holding


Major airlines including Jetstar, Qantas and subsidiaries use mathematics/ numerical skills tests (SHL or similar) as part of the pilot selection procedure. Most students find this is their weakest area in the test.

In each section you will be shown simple, easy to follow methods to find solutions. Starting from the basics we will gradually proceed to more complex questions.

The course material also includes Pattern Sequences, English Comprehension and Personality/ Motivation Tests. The curriculum includes all Talent Q test topics.

This course is designed to help you to improve your speed, accuracy and confidence. The course can be done by correspondence if required. The initial lecture course duration is two days. The remainder of the course is done by correspondence. Students should phone me if they wish to discuss their study plan.

The course notes may be pre-purchased prior to the lectures. This option may be preferable if you have limited study time or are unable to attend the lectures.  Also looking at the mathematics component beforehand will let you know what areas you are weaker on. Therefore you can get a bit more out of the 2 days in class.


You will be provided with after course study material and individual assistance if necessary. The average student will need 4 to 8 weeks home study to prepare properly. Note that the mathematics preparation may take longer depending on your previous experience and high school results. The lecture course can be repeated if required (free of charge).


  • Compound Interest
  • Short Cutting Calculations using Fractions, Percentages and Ratios.
  • English Comprehension
  • Personality/ Motivation Test
  • Instrument Reading and Skills Test
  • Pattern sequences


Short cuts for Mental Numeracy tests, percentages ratios and fractions, NO CALCULATOR, pencil and paper only. Mental Mathematics for Pilots: Basic Trigonometry, 1 in 60 rule, Navigation, Drift Angle, Rate of Climb, Angle of Climb. (Note: if you are interested in Emirates, Cathay or ADF, I am conducting a specialised course for those entry tests) 



Brisbane venue is Saint Johns College, College Rd, Saint Lucia

(on UQ campus)


Courses are given approximately once every 4 to 5 weeks in Brisbane,

except during the Christmas break period.

(You may start the course via correspondence at any time)

Extra courses will be scheduled, depending on demand. Please let me know if you have any preferred times. Please contact me if you wish to arrange this. Course schedules will be posted on the college facebook page:

Please contact Dr Steven Holding, for course fees and schedule.

The lecture course may be repeated within a 12 month period. (free of charge).

For complete details contact:

Dr. Steven Holding

College of Aeronautical Science
PO BOX 407,
Ashgrove West,
Q, 4060
Mobile: 042 303 7474