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Providing quality assessments in music, speech and drama throughout NSW and the ACT.

Recital Examinations

Commencing as a trial in 2017 for violin, flute, trumpet and drama and communication only, this new examination format allows candidates the opportunity to enrol for a shorter 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 these new examinations download the 2017 trial syllabus:

2017 enrolments

Enrolments for AMEB (NSW) examinations will open on 16 January 2017.

All enrolments can be submitted online using AMEB Connect. 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 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).

2017 Examination dates and closing dates


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 at any time of the day or night. If you do not have an AMEB Connect account, click on the orange “Get Access” button on the log in screen.

Publications available include:

  • Grade books
  • Recordings and handbooks
  • Technical workbooks
  • Aural tests and sight reading books
  • Manual of Syllabuses
  • Accompaniment CDs (for limited instruments and grades)
  • Practice Diaries

AMEB Awards

AMEB (NSW) has a new set of awards to acknowledge outstanding teachers, music studios and schools. These awards replace the Teaching Shields and will be presented at the 2016 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 NSW Accompanists Guild and AMEB (NSW) takes no responsibility for the contents.

Musical Theatre

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AMEB (NSW) is delighted to offer an exciting new syllabus commencing in 2016. The Musical Theatre syllabus has been created by industry experts from around Australia and showcases the best of international musical theatre repertoire as well as Australian compositions at every grade level.

The following videos provide more information about the syllabus.

George Torbay’s Musical Theatre Workshops from early 2016 are now accessible as convenient video chapters on the AMEB Musical Theatre YouTube channel.

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 24 February 2017 for examinations between 6 May 2017 and 3 June 2017, or submitted by 18 August 2017 for examinations between 21 October and 2 December 2017.


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.

Job vacancies at AMEB (NSW)

Examiner vacanicies

The AMEB (NSW) is calling for expressions of interest from qualified teachers and practitioners in the following categories: All Stringed instruments (including Harp and Classical Guitar), all Brass, Percussion, Organ, Accordion, Speech and Drama.

Applicants must have relevant professional qualifications, excellent interpersonal and report writing skills and be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the AMEB repertoire, syllabus requirements and regulations.

All new AMEB (NSW) examiners must have a current Working with Children Check.

Information packages available from:

AMEB (NSW)   Phone:  9367 8456
Applications close:  21 May 2017

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