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2019 Enrolment Information

Dates – Practical Examinations
Dates – Written Examinations
Fees and Subject Codes
Syllabus News

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Job vacancies at AMEB (NSW)


The AMEB (NSW) is calling for expressions of interest from qualified teachers and practitioners of piano.

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

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

Applicants must obtain an information package from: 

Phone:  9367 8456

Applications close:  24 June 2019

Watch this space!

A brand new and exciting AMEB (NSW) website will be launched very soon, with all the information you need to know at every step of the examination process right at your fingertips. Keep checking back…

Where can I find the 2019 Enrolment Handbook?

The 2018 Enrolment Handbook was the last printed handbook from AMEB (NSW). There will be no 2019 Enrolment Handbook. Instead, all the information contained in the handbook will be easily available on the new website including dates, fees, policies and what’s new.

Until the new website is available, the 2019 enrolment information can be accessed here.

2019 Examination dates and closing dates

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).

New exam option available in 2019

Following a successful trial in 2017 and 2018, a repertoire-only exam format is now available for most* subjects and instruments from the earliest grade level through to Grade 8. Candidates can do an AMEB exam that simply provides them with feedback and a grading for the pieces they have been working on, without having to prepare and present technical work, aural tests, sight reading or general knowledge.
Read more.

*The ‘Repertoire’ exam format is not offered in the CPM, Rockschool or For Leisure syllabuses

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.



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.

Enrolments must be submitted via AMEB Connect NSW by 4 March 2019 for examinations between 27 April and 15 June 2019, or submitted by 26 August 2019 for examinations between 19 October and 7 December 2019. Read more about how to enrol.

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


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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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