Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2023

Practical examinations

AMEB Connect is open to enrolments for video Repertoire examinations from 1 April until 15 September 2023.

Enrolments for face-to-face Practical examinations will open one month prior to the closing date for entries in the Session.

Video examinations

Music Repertoire grades, P Plate Piano and selected Rockschool examinations available by pre-recorded video submission.

The video exam performance must be recorded no earlier than three (3) weeks prior to enrolment and submitted no later than 30 November.

SessionSubmission datesEntries close
AMEB Video Examinations1 April – 30 November15 September
Rockschool Video Examinations1 April – 30 November15 September

Face-to-face Practical examinations

Face-to-face examinations will proceed under COVID-safe protocols in accordance with Public Health Directions. As there continues to be a possibility that face-to-face examinations will be restricted by public health measures, it is suggested that candidates prepare for a Repertoire exam, if suitable, so that they can transfer to a recorded video exam if face-to-face examinations cannot proceed safely.

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 are offered in each of the sessions below.

SessionExam datesEntries close
1st Metropolitan Practical1 May – 28 May24 February
2nd Metropolitan Practical29 May – 21 June24 March
As Term 2 is shorter than usual, the 3rd Metropolitan Practical session is not offered in 2023.
4th Metropolitan Practical7 August – 2 September9 June
5th Metropolitan Practical2 October – 12 November21 July

Regional Victoria

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

SessionExam datesEntries close
1st Regional Practical24 July – 5 August19 May
2nd Regional Practical13 November – 8 December11 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 are 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 datesEntries close
1st Special Subjects/Rockschool17 July – 30 July19 May
2nd Special Subjects/Rockschool13 November – 10 December25 August

Licentiate Diplomas (Melbourne Only)

SessionExam datesEntries close
1st Licentiate Practical22 June – 24 June28 April
2nd Licentiate Practical13 September – 21 September23 June

Written Examinations

Grade examinations in Theory of Music, Musicianship, Music Craft (Preliminary to Grade 4) and Speech & Performance Theory (all grades) are available until 29 December.

Paper-based exams for Theory of Music are available on application. A school or studio with ten or more candidates may apply to host Theory of Music examinations from March through to November (a maximum of two dates per year).

Contact us for further information about paper-based examinations in Music Craft Grades 5 and 6.

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