Exam Session & Enrolment Dates 2018

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In 2018, AMEB Victoria’s online service centre AMEB Connect should be used for enrolments for all examinations, including Online Theory exams.

Click here for more information on AMEB Connect.


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).


Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Session and Enrolment 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 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


Country Victoria

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


Written Exams

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.


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


Please refer to the AMEB Victoria website for information about Diploma Exams for Theory, Musicianship and Teacher syllabuses (including CTMusA).