Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2020

AMEB Victoria has responded to physical distancing restrictions by offering Music Repertoire exams by video in 2020. Face-to-face Music Practical exams will be offered when it is safe to do so.

Enrol for Victorian Practical Examinations, Performance Evaluations and Online Written Examinations, and purchase syllabuses and publications, at AMEB Victoria’s online service centre AMEB Connect.

Music Repertoire grade examinations available by video from 14 April till 30 November.

To enrol for a Video Repertoire examination on AMEB Connect: 1) select Series 60 Video Examinations; 2) Select the Syllabus and Grade. Each Video Repertoire exam subject code is prefixed by the letter ‘V’ to indicate an examination via video submission.

Rockschool examinations also available by video submission from 27 April till 30 November.

Note: 30 November is the final date for video submission (to enable reports and results to be available by the end of the year).

Face-to-face Music Practical exams on application

Once face-to-face examinations can resume, AMEB Victoria will offer Practical examinations on weekday evenings – for schools and private studios able to host exams – and at the AMEB studios in Hawthorn.

The steps for applying to host exams are as follows:
1. Enquire via email to ameb-vic@unimelb.edu.au (note that a minimum examining time of 3 hours or more in a particular instrument is required).
2. Complete a venue questionnaire, providing details of the proposed examination room and instruments (e.g. piano).
3. Once the venue is accepted, the school will receive an application form, on which candidates’ enrolment details can be provided, together with preferred exam dates and times (or dates to be avoided). It will be possible to request evening or weekend dates.
4. If the proposal is accepted, we will contact the school to discuss possible exam dates before enrolling the candidates on AMEB Connect and timetabling examinations.

The following face-to-face Music Practical exam sessions are available on application to a school or private studio with examining time of three hours or more in a particular subject, circumstances permitting and subject to the availability of examiners. Please enquire by email and we will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

3rd Metropolitan

1st Special Subjects

1st Rockschool   

1st Regional   

(9 June – 24 June)

(20 July – 2 August)

(20 July – 2 August)

(20 July – 9 August)

applications close 15 May

applications close 22 May

applications close 22 May

applications close 29 May

1st Licentiate Practical Session
Enrolments for the 1st Licentiate Session (25 June – 27 June) have been re-opened and we will contact enrollers to discuss timetabling possibilities before scheduling an exam (enrolments close 15 May).

Additional Metropolitan July Exam Session
For candidates who might be waiting for face-to-face Practical exams to resume, we will offer an additional session: Series 6 – “July Metropolitan Session”. Exams will be offered at the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn from 20 July till 7 August, and at schools and private studios where the hosting requirements can be met. Naturally, the physical distancing rules at the time will apply. Enrolments will open on 5 May and close on 29 May.

The following face-to-face Practical exam sessions are closed to enrolment on AMEB Connect at present; decisions about availability will be made at the appropriate time.

Metropolitan Melbourne

All Music and Speech practical subjects except Licentiate Diplomas and special subjects (see below).

SessionExam datesClosing date
4th Metropolitan Practical10 August - 5 September19 June
5th Metropolitan Practical5 October - 15 November24 July

Regional Victoria

Special subjects (see below) available in Regional Victoria by special arrangement. Examinations for Associate and Licentiate diplomas are not available in Regional Sessions.

SessionExam datesClosing date
2nd Regional Piano9 November - 5 December14 August
2nd Regional Instrumental9 November - 5 December14 August

In the 2nd Regional Instrumental session: Instrumental, Singing and Speech examinations are available in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Shepparton, Warragul and Wodonga only.

Special Subjects & Rockschool exams (Melbourne Only)

Accordion, CPM, Harp, Organ, Percussion, Recorder and Rockschool available in the following Special sessions only (alternative dates and locations might be possible where there is examining time of 3 hours or more in a particular subject).

SessionExam datesClosing date
2nd Special Subjects/Rockschool16 November - 6 December28 August

Licentiate Diplomas (Melbourne Only)

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Licentiate Practical25 June - 27 June15 May
2nd Licentiate Practical17 September - 24 September12 June

Written Examinations

Grade examinations in Theory of Music, Musicianship and Music Craft (except Grades 5 & 6) are available online.

Speech and Performance Theory Grade 7 now available online.

Traditional paper-based exams for all Theory of Music grades and diplomas available on application. A school or private studio with a minimum of ten candidates may apply to host paper-based Theory of Music examinations at any convenient time from March through to November, circumstances permitting.