Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2020

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.

Enrolments for Online Written exams available from 1 January 2020. Enrolments for Practical examinations open on 1 February 2020. Note that enrolments close at midnight on the dates listed below.

Details of examination availability and examination centres may be found here. The following session dates apply to general centres, as published. A school or private studio with examining time of 3 hours or more in a particular instrument may apply to be an examination centre and also may request to host practical examinations outside the published session dates.

Metropolitan Melbourne

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

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Metropolitan Practical28 April - 17 May28 February
2nd Metropolitan Practical18 May - 5 June20 March
3rd Metropolitan Practical9 June - 24 June17 April
4th Metropolitan Practical10 August - 5 September12 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
1st Regional Practical20 July - 8 August22 May
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
1st Special Subjects/Rockschool20 July - 2 August22 May
2nd Special Subjects/Rockschool16 November - 6 December28 August

Licentiate Diplomas (Melbourne Only)

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Licentiate Practical25 June - 27 June17 April
2nd Licentiate Practical17 September - 24 September12 July

Written Examinations

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

For information about Diploma exams for Theory of Music, Musicianship and Teaching syllabuses (including CTMusA), and Speech & Drama Written examinations please contact us.

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