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2019 Enrolment Information

2019 Examination dates and closing dates



AMEB (NSW) Policies


2019 Fees and subject codes

Theory & Teaching
Speech & Drama

Syllabus news

Level 3 exams

New guidelines regarding General Knowledge and Repeats for Level 3 (Associate and Licentiate) diploma exams have been included in every applicable syllabus. Please refer to Level 3 and Associate and Licentiate descriptions in each instrument or voice syllabus for further details.


The use of the fagottino is now allowed in Level 1 (Grade 1 to Grade 4) within the standard Bassoon syllabus in order to cater for younger users of this syllabus.

Musical Theatre

Over 40 recent works have been added to the Musical Theatre Manual lists (across Grades 2 to Associate) for 2019 in order to keep pace with the latest repertoire in this syllabus area.


A revised version of the Accordion syllabus will be available via digital download for examination in all states from 2019. This revised syllabus sees a thorough refreshment of the Manual lists. The revised Accordion syllabus will be examined concurrently with the version of the Accordion syllabus that last appeared in the 2018 digital download for two years after the release of the revised syllabus. From the start of 2021 the previous Accordion syllabus will no longer be available for examination.

Theory of Music and Musicianship

AMEB would like to give notice that new Theory of Music Set Works for Grades 5, 6 and Licentiate Diploma in Musicology and new Musicianship Set Works for Grades 5 and 6 will be introduced from early 2020. The current Set Works cannot be used once the new works have been introduced. More information on the exact dates of the changeover will be provided during 2019.


A new Harp syllabus (including publications for the first time) is currently in development.


The brass syllabuses will also continue to be reviewed in 2019.

Notice of withdrawal from examination

From 1 January 2021 the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination:

These syllabuses will not be directly replaced, so 2020 is the final year that candidates may sit for an AMEB practical examination in CPM (Contemporary Popular Music). AMEB has partnered with Rockschool to offer AMEB Rockschool exams and encourages candidates who wish to be examined in popular music styles to enrol in Rockschool exams.

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