Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2021

Entries for each session must be submitted by the closing date shown below.

Teachers and private entrants are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with the examination requirements and regulations prescribed in the current AMEB syllabus and the administrative policies and procedures as notified on the AMEB Victoria website.

Face-to-face examinations will proceed under COVIDSafe protocols in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services directives. Health and Hygiene protocols may be found here.

Video examinations

Music Repertoire grade examinations available by video submission until 30 November. Enrolments close 15 October.

Selected Rockschool examinations available by video submission until 30 November. Enrolments close 15 October.

Face-to-face Practical examinations

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. The following session dates apply to general centres, as published.

Metropolitan Melbourne

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

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Metropolitan Practical27 April - 16 May26 February
2nd Metropolitan Practical17 May - 6 June26 March
3rd Metropolitan Practical7 June - 23 June23 April
4th Metropolitan Practical16 August - 16 September18 June
5th Metropolitan Practical25 October - 28 November (updated)15 August

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 Practical26 July - 7 August22 May
2nd Regional Piano15 November - 4 December (updated)27 August
2nd Regional Instrumental15 November - 4 December (updated)27 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, Harp, Organ, Percussion, Recorder and Rockschool available in the following Special Subject 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/Rockschool19 July - 1 August21 May
2nd Special Subjects/Rockschool15 November - 5 December10 September (extended)

Licentiate Diplomas (Melbourne Only)

SessionExam datesClosing date
1st Licentiate Practical24 June - 26 June23 April
2nd Licentiate Practical18 September - 26 September15 August (extended)

Written Examinations

Grade examinations in Theory of Music, Musicianship, Music Craft (Preliminary to Grade 4) and Speech & Performance Theory Grade 7 available online.

Paper-based exams for Theory of Music available on application. A school or studio with a minimum of ten candidates may apply to host Theory of Music examinations from March through to November.

Paper-based examinations in Speech & Performance Theory Grades 1 to 7 and Music Craft Grades 5 and 6 will be offered on Wednesday 18 August 2021. Contact us for further information about the application process.