Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2017

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Please refer to the relevant sections of the current Victorian Enrolment Handbook or this website for details of examination availability and examination centres. 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 subject may apply to be an examination centre and also may request to host Practical examinations outside the published session dates.


Session Exam dates Closing date

Melbourne Metropolitan Practical exams

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


1st Metropolitan 26 April – 13 May 1 March
2nd Metropolitan 15 May – 4 June 15 March
3rd Metropolitan 13 June – 1 July 26 April
4th Metropolitan 14 August – 10 September 7 June
5th Metropolitan 9 October – 19 November 26 July*

*Click here for more information about AMEB Connect closing dates.


Country Victoria Practical

Special subjects available in Country Victoria by special arrangement. Examinations for Associate and Licentiate diplomas are not available in Country sessions. In the 2nd Country session: Instrumental, Musical Theatre, Singing and Speech examinations are available in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Shepparton, Warragul and Wodonga only, except by special arrangement. Piano examinations are available at all centres in both sessions.


1st Country 24 July – 12 August 10 May
2nd Country 13 November – 9 December 23 August*

*Click here for more information about AMEB Connect closing dates.

Special Subject Exams (Melbourne Only)

Accordion, CPM, Electronic Organ, Ensemble, Harp, Organ, Recorder and Percussion 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).


1st Special 24 July – 30 July 10 May
2nd Special 20 November – 3 December 30 August*

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Licentiate Diploma Exams (Melbourne Only)

1st Licentiate 29 June – 1 July 10 May
2nd Licentiate 18 September – 28 September 28 June


Written Exams

 Grade examinations in Theory of Music and Musicianship are available online: www.amebexams.edu.au  Music Craft Preliminary to Grade 4 exams are available online only. Traditional, paper-based exams for all subjects (except Music Craft Preliminary to Grade 4) are available in the Written exam session. Due to the popularity of online exams, there will be no Written session in May.


Date Subjects Closing date
22 August Musicianship (Aural)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6 (Aural)
24 May
23 August Theory of Music (Written)
Musicianship (Written)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6 (Written)
Speech & Performance Theory
24 May



Entries must be received by the published closing date, so that the processing of enrolments, scheduling of examinations and dispatch of notices can proceed in a timely manner. Late entries will only be accepted if accompanied by payment of the applicable late entry fee. For more information refer to: Late entries in the Supplementary Enrolment Information section of this website. If your candidate cannot attend a scheduled practical exam and dates to avoid have not been written on the enrolment form, re-scheduling fees will apply if you request a different exam date. Please note that, once a session has been finalised, substitute examination times may not be available. For more information, refer to: Re-scheduling of examinations in the Supplementary Enrolment Information section of this website.