Things to note
Check if there are dates a student cannot sit an exam
Before you enrol a student in an exam check whether there are any dates the student cannot sit their exam and note these down. Use our Important dates checklist to help avoid any issues or penalty fees after enrolment.
Use our Pre-enrolment checklist BEFORE you enrol
Use our pre-enrolment checklist to ensure you have all the information you need to enrol a student in an exam.
Submit your exam enrolments online in AMEB Connect
When you are ready to enrol a student in an AMEB (NSW) exam, login to AMEB Connect.
If you haven't enrolled a student before, or just want a refresher, follow are step by step guide to enrolling a student in an exam
AMEB exams may be scheduled during school holidays and long weekends
AMEB exams may be scheduled during school holidays and on long weekends that fall within the exam period.
Check if a student will be away during these times and note any dates they cannot do their exams when completing their enrolment.
Avoid a late fee of $60 per candidate per exam
A late fee of $60 per candidate, per exam will be charged for enrolments received after the closing date.
Postcode periods are based on the enrolling person's residential address
Closing dates and exam dates based on postcode periods use the postcode of the enrolling person's residential address
You cannot transfer a student's exam from one year to the next
It is not possible under any circumstances to transfer a students exam from one year to the next
Online exams offer flexibility for students
AMEB online written exams give students the flexibility to complete examinations anywhere and at a time that suits them best.
Students can also undertake online tutorials and practice exams prior to commencing their timed online exam.
Exams in Wollongong
Exams in Wollongong are only available for enrollers who live south of Waterfall
Don't forget to bring your own stool
For double bass examinations, candidates are requested to bring their own stool.
AMEB does not hold exams on Sundays
AMEB (NSW) holds exams on weekdays and Saturdays, but not on Sundays.
Changes for paper-based written exams from 2020
From 2020, AMEB will be making changes to the way it offers paper-based exams. There will no longer be an August written session. In its place, exams will be made available on an 'on application' basis for all grades of Theory of Music exams.
"On application" Theory of Music exams will be available:
- for grades 1 to 6
- for groups of a minimum size of 10 across all grades, e.g. enrolled by schools, teachers or studios, under strictly controlled conditions
- at an approved venue provided by the enroller, on a date that is convenient to the group between February and October.
Musicianship and Music Craft exams will only be available online.