Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2018
In 2018 AMEB Victoria’s online service centre AMEB Connect should be used for enrolments for all examinations, including Online Theory exams. Enrolments for Online Theory exams will open on 1 January 2018.
Enrolments for Practical and on-paper Written examinations will open on 1 February 2018.
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Please refer to AMEB Victoria’s 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 instrument may apply to be an examination centre and also may request to host practical examinations outside the published session dates (please contact us for more information on registering as an examination centre).
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|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||23 April – 12 May||28 February|
|2nd Metropolitan||21 May – 8 June||21 March|
|3rd Metropolitan||12 June – 27 June||26 April|
|4th Metropolitan||13 August – 9 September||13 June|
|5th Metropolitan||8 October – 18 November||25 July|
Special subjects available in Country Victoria by special arrangement. Examinations for Associate and Licentiate diplomas are not available in Country sessions.
|1st Country Practical||23 July – 11 August||16 May|
|2nd Country Piano||12 November – 8 December||22 August|
In the 2nd Country Instrumental session: Instrumental, Singing and Speech examinations are available in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Shepparton, Warragul and Wodonga only.
|2nd Country Instrumental||12 November – 8 December||22 August|
Special Subject Exams (Melbourne Only)
Accordion, CPM, Ensemble, Harp, Organ, Percussion, Recorder and Rockschool 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 Subjects||23 July – 5 August||23 May|
|2nd Special Subjects||19 November – 8 December||29 August|
Licentiate Diploma Exams (Melbourne Only)
|1st Licentiate Practical||28 June – 30 June||23 May|
|2nd Licentiate Practical||17 September – 27 September||18 July|
Grade examinations in Theory of Music, Musicianship and Music Craft (except Grades 5 & 6) are available online. From 1 January 2018 Online Written exams enrol through AMEB Connect. Traditional, paper-based exams for all subjects (except Music Craft Preliminary to Grade 4) are available in the following Written exam session.
|21 August||Musicianship (Aural)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6 (Aural)
|22 August||Theory of Music (Written)
Music Craft Grades 5 & 6 (Written)
Speech & Performance Theory
Please refer to the AMEB Victoria website for information about Diploma Exams for Theory, Musicianship and Teacher syllabuses (including CTMusA).