Music Teaching

Certificate Teacher of Music
Associate Teacher of Music
Licentiate Teacher of Music


The AMEB recognises that a successful teacher requires a range of skills, knowledge and understanding of music, child development and teaching strategies.

Examinations offered

Two diploma examinations in music teaching are offered: the Associate Teacher of Music Australia (ATMusA) and the Licentiate Teacher of Music Australia (LTMusA); together with the introductory Certificate Teacher of Music Australia (CTMusA) examination.

Each examination comprises three sections:

  • Section I. a written examination
  • Section II. a resource folio
  • Section III. (a) a practical examination and (b) an evaluation of the candidate’s teaching

Candidates are allowed up to six years within which to complete all Sections of the examination for a teacher certificate or diploma.

Examination Requirements

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 2019 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 >

Enrolling for examinations

Teacher Diploma practical 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.

Teacher Diploma written exams are available on application. Candidates will be responsible for arranging the venue and suitable supervision. However, it is possible to apply to sit Written Diploma exams on 21 August 2019 at Box Hill, Moonee Ponds, Ballarat, Bendigo or Geelong.

2019 examination session and enrolment dates >

Certificate Teacher Subject Numbers and Fees 2019  
***Written Paper – Section I$150.00
***Folio – Section II$150.00
***Practical – Section IIIa$275.00
***Practical – Section IIIb$275.00
Associate Teacher Subject Numbers and Fees 2019  
***Written Paper – Section I$184.00
***Folio – Section II$184.00
***Practical – Section IIIa$350.00
***Practical – Section IIIb$350.00
Licentiate Teacher Subject Numbers and Fees 2019  
***Written Paper - Section I$184.00
***Folio - Section II$184.00
***Practical - Section IIIa$433.00
***Practical - Section IIIb$433.00

*** Contact AMEB Victoria to obtain a subject number before enrolling.
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.

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