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Christmas closure

The AMEB (NSW) office will be closed during the festive season

Closed from: 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, and
Reopening from: 9.00 am on Thursday, 3 January 2019.

We wish all our customers a happy and safe festive season and New Year, and we look forward to seeing you at the AMEB again in 2019.

New 2019 Piano Syllabus and Piano Series 18 Workshop

AMEB (NSW) will be holding a teacher workshop on 16 and 17 February 2019 covering the 2019 Piano Syllabus and Piano Series 18 books and resources. Bookings are now open.

Information about the new syllabus and books is available here, and a diagram showing which books are able to be used for each syllabus is available here.

Series 18 books and resources are available at 20% discount if ordering with workshop registration. Books can now be pre-ordered from AMEB Connect and will be posted from Monday 19 November 2018.

2019 enrolments

Enrolments for AMEB (NSW) examinations will open on 21 January 2019.

All enrolments can be submitted online using AMEB Connect NSW. If you are an existing teacher or private enroller with AMEB (NSW), you will be able to access your student records from previous years to make the enrolling process much faster. If you are a new teacher or private enroller with AMEB (NSW), and you need to create an AMEB Connect NSW login – just click ‘Get Access’ and follow the prompts.

All enrolments can only be submitted by a teacher, parent, legal guardian or candidate (if over 18).


2019 Examination dates and closing dates

Recital Examinations

Continuing in 2018 for violin, flute, trumpet and drama and communication only, this trial recital examination format allows candidates the opportunity to enrol for an examination in which only a program of pieces is examined. For examinations at Level 1, candidates prepare three works for presentation and for level 2, four works are to be presented. Recital examination do not include technical work, aural tests, sight reading or general knowledge.

For greater detail about the trial recital examinations download the 2018 trial syllabus:

Buy your grade books online

AMEB (NSW) is delighted to announce the arrival of the online AMEB (NSW) Shop. AMEB publications are now available to purchase through AMEB Connect NSW at any time of the day or night. If you do not have an AMEB Connect NSW account, click on the orange “Get Access” button on the log in screen.

Publications available include:

AMEB Awards

AMEB (NSW) has a new set of awards to acknowledge outstanding teachers, music studios and schools and are presented annually at the Diploma Presentation Ceremony. More details are available.


Piano accompanists are required in examinations for a number of instruments. Details of these requirements can be found in the Manual of Syllabuses. To assist teachers and parents in contacting an accompanist, the NSW Accompanists Guild provides a directory on their website. Please note that the information contained in the directory has been compiled by the Accompanists Guild of NSW and AMEB (NSW) takes no responsibility for the contents.

Music studios for hire

AMEB (NSW) has a number of music studios available for hire during office hours.

Rockschool Australia

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AMEB is now in partnership with Rockschool

AMEB is now in partnership with Rockschool to deliver Rockschool exams and syllabuses in Australia.

Rockschool is a vibrant, contemporary music program of exams and qualifications for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, band-based keyboards and bands. Based in the UK, Rockschool specialises in music of the most popular genres in a range of rock, pop, metal and funk styles. Its qualifications are globally recognised with tens of thousands of exams conducted in the UK and 33 countries around the world.

Enrolment forms must be submitted by 5 March 2018 for examinations between 28 April and 16 June 2018, or submitted by 27 August 2018 for examinations between 20 October and 8 December 2018.

For further enquiries, please contact the AMEB Federal Office:
Telephone 1300 725 709


AMEB NSW newsletter

Credit card surcharge announcement

All NSW Government agencies are required to impose surcharges to recoup their merchant interchange fees.

AMEB (NSW) wish to notify all of their customers that effective from 1 January 2013, all transactions (including all 2013 enrolments) paid by credit card will incur a 0.4% surcharge.

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