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AMEB (NSW) offers exams from April to December each year. We divide the examination year into different sessions according to location and subject and different periods according to the enroller's residential postcode.
It is possible to transfer candidates to different exam sessions, periods or dates within the same year. It is not possible under any circumstances to transfer exams to the following year.
Transfers from one session to another
Before enrolment closing date
If the request is made prior to the original exam session closing date, it is possible to transfer enrolments from one session to another without incurring a fee. This request needs to be made in writing by email.
Before exam notices are sent
If the request is made after the original exam session closing date, but before the exam notices are sent, it is still possible to transfer enrolments from one session to another. A fee of $55 per candidate per exam will apply, with a maximum of $330 per enrolment submission with 6 or more candidates.
You can see if your exam notices have been sent in AMEB Connect.
Please complete and submit the Transfer Request form.
After exam date is notified
Once an exam date has been scheduled and notified, it is generally not possible to transfer the exam date to another session. Special consideration will be given in certain circumstances which are listed in the "Changes to Scheduled Date" section below.
Transfers between postcode periods
The metro exam sessions in the second half of the year are divided into periods based on the enroller's residential postcode. Each enroller has a default postcode period. This is necessary to accommodate the large number of exams requested during this time. This applies to:
- Metro Music - Second Session and
- Metro Speech & Drama - Second Session.
Enrollers must submit a transfer request on or before the Period 1 closing date. This is regardless of the original default period. AMEB will not consider transfer requests submitted after this date.
Enrollers may select an alternative exam period when enrolling the candidate using AMEB Connect. A fee of:
- $55 per candidate per exam
- with a maximum of $330 per enrolment submission with 6 or more candidates
This feature is not available after the closing date for Period 1. No transfer requests submitted after this date will be considered.
See Postcode Policy for more information.
Changes to scheduled exam dates
Once the "Notice of Examination" is available in AMEB Connect the exam time and date is final. Enrollers receive an email notification that the exam has been scheduled.
Once an exam is scheduled, candidates may only transfer to another exam date under the following transfer criteria:
- substantiated medical grounds
- day of religious observance
- compulsory school exams or excursions
- verified work-related grounds
- relevant generally recognised days of cultural significance.
AMEB (NSW) may offer the candidate an alternative date if:
- one of these reasons for transfer is applicable and
- venues and examiners are available.
AMEB (NSW) will not consider any other grounds for change of date. We can not guarantee a transfer to a new date and may offer transfer dates with minimal notice.
If AMEB (NSW) is unable to change a date for a regional exam while examiners are still touring that area, transferring candidates will need to travel to Sydney.
To request a transfer to a new exam date, the enroller must submit the:
- Transfer Request form
- transfer fee and
- documentation supporting the request
no later than 5 business days after the scheduled exam date.
Scheduled exams transfer fees are:
- Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4): $55 per candidate per exam
- Level 2 (Grade 5 to Certificate of Performance, all CPM): $66 per candidate per exam
- Level 3 (Associate only): $140 per candidate per exam
- Level 3 (Licentiate only): $210 per candidate per exam.
It is not possible to transfer exams to the following year under any circumstances.
Medical transfers must include a medical certificate from a registered doctor stating:
- the candidate is not fit to attend their exam on the scheduled date
- an anticipated date when the candidate will be fit to sit their exam.
AMEB (NSW) reserves the right to contact doctors to clarify medical certificate information.
All other transfers must include an official letter from the:
- workplace or
- relevant organisation
explaining the reason why the candidate is unable to attend the examination.