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Aptitude Testing

Gain insights into your innate strengths to help you make informed career and educational planning decisions

Our Aptitude Testing (Assessment) Services provide a valuable tool for you and employers as they measure and report on your innate capabilities and identify where you sit in the Bell Curve of the general population and others who have completed the individual aptitude instrument.

Aptitude Instruments (Tests) have the potential to provide you with baseline information and food for thought in relation to occupation(s) that require a particular set of capabilities.

For employers, aptitude testing may provide insight into recruitment and selection, succession planning, learning and development considerations.

What Aptitude Tests Does Blu Ripples Administer?

Blu Ripples offers a range of online Aptitude Tests in alignment with our Human Resources and Type Development (Personality Accreditations) qualifications, our supplier affiliation and ethical guidelines.

Specifically, we can administer and report on the following online instrumentation: – 

  • Applied Reading (Basic Literacy, General/Clerical and Technical/Trades)
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Employment Entry Mathematics
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

Should you be interested in additional aptitude tests not listed above, please contact us directly to discuss your needs, and we will liaise with our supplier to determine if we can provide you with these instruments under our qualifications and clearances.

What Aptitude Instruments Should I Undertake?

To help you determine which aptitude test(s) may be the right one for you at this point and to also highlight the specific aptitude requirements of particular occupations, we have listed definitions and a few examples of jobs that require the particular aptitude below:-

Applied Reading

Definition: – Applied Reading measures literacy and comprehension (ACER Education).

Examples of Jobs that require Applied Reading

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Gardener
  • General Clerical
  • Office Workers
  • Plumber
  • Technical Officer
  • Technicians
  • Tradesperson

Abstract Reasoning

Definition: – Abstract Reasoning instruments measure the ability to think clearly, analyse information, solve problems and make rational decisions (ACER Education).

Examples of Jobs that require Abstract Reasoning

  • Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Editors
  • Engineers
  • Fitter
  • GPs
  • Graphic Artists
  • Mathematicians
  • Mechanics
  • Nurses
  • Police Officer
  • School Teacher
  • Scientists
  • Surgeon
  • Surveyor
  • Technical Workers 

Employment Entry Mathematics

Definition: – Employment Entry Mathematics instrument measures numerical and mathematical skills and basic mathematical problem solving through numerical problems (ACER Education).

Examples of Jobs that require Employment Entry Mathematics

  • Accounts Officers
  • Animators
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Games Designer
  • Inventory Strategist
  • Jet Fighter Pilot
  • Jeweller
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mechanic
  • Nurses
  • Photographer
  • Plumber
  • Robotic Engineer
  • Sports Announcer
  • Surveyor
  • Tool and Dye Maker

Mechanical Reasoning

Definition: – Mechanical Reasoning measures the basic principles of physics and mechanics, movement of objects through space, and understanding the cause and effect of the relationship between mechanical components (ACER Education).

Examples of Jobs that require Mechanical Reasoning

  • Automotive and Aircraft Mechanics
  • Defence Force
  • Emergency Services
  • Engineers,
  • Equipment Operators
  • Industrial-Technical Sales Representatives
  • Installation, Maintenance and Repairpersons
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Skilled Trades
  • Transportation Trade


Numerical and Verbal Reasoning

Definition: – Depending on the instrument selected, it will “measure moderate to high levels of reasoning ability”  (ACER Education).

Examples of Jobs that require Numerical and Verbal Reasoning:-

  • Account Clerks
  • Computer Programmers
  • Graduate Placements
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Journalists
  • Legal Clerks
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Sales
  • Technical
  • Trades

Other Aptitude Tests

Are you interested in undertaking one or more Aptitude Tests that are not listed above?

Please get in touch with Blu Ripples directly to discuss your needs and our capacity to purchase and administer per our qualifications and accreditations.

Benefits Of Understanding Your Aptitude 

Multiple benefits exist for both individuals and employers, including but not limited to the following:-


Baselines can be established, and conversations can be had regarding your: – 

  • Outcomes 
  • Occupational interests and requirements 
  • Career and educational considerations and decision-making 


By considering your current and prospective employees’ aptitudes, conversations can be had around: – 

  • Growth (Promotion) Opportunities
  • Learning and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Skills Matrix
  • Succession Planning 
Aptitude Testing Time-Frames and Ethical Considerations 

The time frame for each instrument (test) varies; as a general rule of thumb, you will find the average time frame for each online aptitude instrument to be 15 – 30 min per instrument.

As outlined in our Psychometric Testing Services page, see  Ethical Considerations – Administration of Psychometric Instruments, there are considerations and codes of conduct that must be adhered to before proceeding.

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