A repertoire-only examination will be available from 2019. The traditional exam familiar to most teachers and candidates will become known as the Comprehensive exam and candidates will be able to enrol in either the Comprehensive or the Repertoire exam for their chosen syllabus.
The Comprehensive Exam
The traditional Comprehensive syllabus provides a framework for the progressive development of a wide range of musical and technical skills, over a series of grades and diplomas from beginner to expert level. Technical, aural and sight-reading skills are acquired in a sequential way; and students gain a theoretical understanding of the works being studied and their historical context. Repertoire is carefully selected by experts to suit the needs of students at their particular stage of development; and to promote growth in musical understanding and artistry in performance.
The Repertoire Exam
The Repertoire exam might suit students whose program for developing technical, aural or sight-reading skills does not align with the requirements of a particular Grade in the AMEB Comprehensive syllabus. Candidates can present for an AMEB assessment with only repertoire performance requirements, using works selected from the AMEB Lists for the Grade along with an Own Choice option. There are no Technical Work, Aural Test, Sight-reading or General Knowledge requirements for a Repertoire exam.
In 2021, students have the option of recording their Repertoire exam performance and submitting a video for assessment at any time between 1 February and 30 November (enrolments close 15 October).
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.
The requirements of a video Repertoire exam are the same as the requirements for a face-to-face Repertoire exam, as published in the current year’s syllabus.
Read more about recording a video exam performance, video exam enrolment and video submission.
Associate and Licentiate practical examinations
New guidelines regarding General Knowledge and Repeats for Level 3 (Associate and Licentiate) diploma exams apply from 2019. Refer to General Requirements and Level 3, Associate and Licentiate descriptions in the syllabus for further details. <Read important information for Associate and Licentiate candidates>
It is essential that teachers and candidates consult the current year’s syllabus for details of AMEB examination requirements and note the applicable regulations, which are amended from time to time. The 2021 Manual of Syllabuses (Music Syllabuses) is available for purchase in the traditional hard copy format or as a digital file (PDF); and digital syllabuses are available for individual instruments and instrument families. <Read more about purchasing syllabuses>
Performance Evaluation (in-person and by video)
For students whose learning program does not suit an AMEB Comprehensive or Repertoire examination, AMEB Victoria offers a Performance Evaluation Program. The content of the Evaluation is customised to the needs of the student at the time. In-person Performance Evaluations are available in durations of 10, 20 and 30 minutes and are usually scheduled alongside AMEB Comprehensive and Repertoire examinations.
Students now have the option of recording their performance and submitting a video for evaluation at any time between 1 February and 30 November. Enrollers select Series 60 – Video Exams and enter the candidate for a 10-minute, 20-minute or 30-minute Performance Evaluation (Video), as required. <Read more about Performance Evaluation>
A teacher may register for a 30-minute personal consultation with an AMEB Examiner. <Find out more about Teacher Consultation>
AMEB produces a range of publications to support teaching and learning in most instruments (as listed below). Supplementary materials are available to support the development of aural skills, theoretical knowledge, etc. <Click to read more about general publications>
Enrolling for face-to-face examinations, evaluations and consultations
Examinations, evaluations and teacher consultations for Singing, Singing for Leisure and Musical Theatre are offered in five Metropolitan Practical Sessions and two Regional Practical Sessions.
Diploma examinations are held at the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn: Associate examinations are available in each of the five Metropolitan Practical Sessions; Licentiate examinations are offered in late-June and late-September. <Click here for enrolment dates>
|Consultation and Performance Evaluation Subject Numbers and Fees 2021|
|2006||Voice Teacher Consultation||$||66.00|
|11110||Voice Performance Evaluation 10min||$||40.00|
|11120||Voice Performance Evaluation 20min||$||80.00|
|11130||Voice Performance Evaluation 30min||$||120.00|
|11145||Voice Perf. Evaluation (Video) 20min||$||80.00|
|11150||Voice Perf. Evaluation (Video) 30min||$||120.00|
Singing Series 2 Grade Books, High and Low/Medium (Preliminary — Fourth Grade)
Singing Technical Work Level 2 (2010)
Singing Sight-Reading (2010)
|Singing Subject Numbers and Fees 2021|
|2011||Comprehensive Grade 1||$||93.00|
|2012||Comprehensive Grade 2||$||99.00|
|2013||Comprehensive Grade 3||$||110.00|
|2014||Comprehensive Grade 4||$||117.00|
|2015||Comprehensive Grade 5||$||124.00|
|2016||Comprehensive Grade 6||$||141.00|
|2017||Comprehensive Grade 7||$||167.00|
|2018||Comprehensive Grade 8||$||192.00|
|6211||Repertoire Grade 1||$||93.00|
|6212||Repertoire Grade 2||$||99.00|
|6213||Repertoire Grade 3||$||110.00|
|6214||Repertoire Grade 4||$||117.00|
|6215||Repertoire Grade 5||$||124.00|
|6216||Repertoire Grade 6||$||141.00|
|6217||Repertoire Grade 7||$||167.00|
|6218||Repertoire Grade 8||$||192.00|
|2019||Certificate of Performance||$||215.00|
|2020||Associate in Music||$||339.00|
|2021||Licentiate in Music||$||437.00|
Singing for Leisure
Comprehensive and Repertoire exam options
A Singing for Leisure Repertoire exam option was trialled in 2020 and will again be offered in 2021. The traditional Singing for Leisure grade examination (including Technical Work and Section III requirements) is now known as the Comprehensive exam. Details of examination requirements may be found in the 2021 Manual of Syllabuses (Music Syllabuses).
To enter for a Singing for Leisure grade exam select either Singing for Leisure Comprehensive Grade X or Singing for Leisure Repertoire Grade X.
Singing for Leisure Series 1 Grade Books, High and Low (Preliminary – Grade 4)
Singing Technical Work Book (1998 revised)
Singing Sight-Reading (2010)
|Singing for Leisure Subject Numbers and Fees 2021|
|1841||Comprehensive Grade 1||$||93.00|
|1842||Comprehensive Grade 2||$||99.00|
|1843||Comprehensive Grade 3||$||110.00|
|1844||Comprehensive Grade 4||$||117.00|
|1845||Comprehensive Grade 5||$||124.00|
|1846||Comprehensive Grade 6||$||141.00|
|1847||Comprehensive Grade 7||$||167.00|
|1848||Comprehensive Grade 8||$||192.00|
|1849||Certificate of Performance||$||215.00|
|6271||Repertoire Grade 1||$||93.00|
|6272||Repertoire Grade 2||$||99.00|
|6273||Repertoire Grade 3||$||110.00|
|6274||Repertoire Grade 4||$||117.00|
|6275||Repertoire Grade 5||$||124.00|
|6276||Repertoire Grade 6||$||141.00|
|6277||Repertoire Grade 7||$||167.00|
|6278||Repertoire Grade 8||$||192.00|
Over 40 recent works have been added to the Musical Theatre Manual lists (across Grades 2 to Associate).
Musical Theatre Series 1 Grade Books (Preliminary – Grade 2) (2015)
Musical Theatre Series 1 Grade Books, Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Editions (Grades 3 and 4) (2015)
Musical Theatre Technical Work (2015)
Musical Theatre Sight-reading (2015)
Musical Theatre Series 1 Recorded Accompaniments (Preliminary – Grade 3) (2015)
|Musical Theatre Subject Numbers and Fees 2021|
|4201||Comprehensive Grade 1||$||93.00|
|4202||Comprehensive Grade 2||$||99.00|
|4203||Comprehensive Grade 3||$||110.00|
|4204||Comprehensive Grade 4||$||117.00|
|4205||Comprehensive Grade 5||$||124.00|
|4206||Comprehensive Grade 6||$||141.00|
|4207||Comprehensive Grade 7||$||167.00|
|4208||Comprehensive Grade 8||$||192.00|
|6221||Repertoire Grade 1||$||93.00|
|6222||Repertoire Grade 2||$||99.00|
|6223||Repertoire Grade 3||$||110.00|
|6224||Repertoire Grade 4||$||117.00|
|6225||Repertoire Grade 5||$||124.00|
|6226||Repertoire Grade 6||$||141.00|
|6227||Repertoire Grade 7||$||167.00|
|6228||Repertoire Grade 8||$||192.00|
|4209||Certificate of Performance||$||215.00|
|4210||Associate in Music||$||339.00|
|4211||Licentiate in Music||$||437.00|
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.