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CTMusA (Certificate Teacher of Music Australia)

This Certificate level syllabus is an introduction to the ATMusA diploma. Adult teachers considering this exam should already be teaching students in the earliest grades of the AMEB syllabus for their instrument.

The exam consists of three sections:

  1.     Section I is a two hour written exam that covers child development, pedagogy and repertoire programming.
  2.     Section II requires the teacher to compile a resource file that includes lecture notes, articles and analyses, a beginner student’s program plan and a personal philosophy of music education
  3.     Section III is a practical exam with two parts. The first part involves repertoire performance and a discussion about the submitted resource file. The second part requires the teacher to demonstrate their teaching ability in a live teaching situation or a video submission of a lesson.

Teachers should consult the AMEB Manual of Syllabuses for more detail, and for the recommended pre-entry requirements before enrolling.

ATMusA (Associate Teacher of Music Australia)

This syllabus is suitable for studio music teachers who wish to gain a diploma level teaching qualification. Teachers with experience in teaching students in all grades of Level 1 AMEB exams (up to Grade 4) for their instrument would be suitable to enrol for this diploma exam.

The exam consists of three sections:

  1.     Section I is a three hour written exam that covers child development, application of values, developmental programs and instrument-specific knowledge.
  2.     Section II requires the teacher to present a folio of 80-90 face pages. This should be a practical teaching resource for beginning students, presented with all sources cited.
  3.     Section III is a practical exam with two parts. The first part requires the teacher to demonstrate the repertoire and skills required from their students and a discussion about the submitted folio. The second part requires the teacher to demonstrate their teaching ability in a live teaching situation or a video submission of a lesson.

Teachers should consult the AMEB Manual of Syllabuses for more detail, and for the recommended pre-entry requirements before enrolling.

LTMusA (Licentiate Teacher of Music Australia)

This syllabus is only suitable for studio music teachers who have already obtained the ATMusA as this is a prerequisite for entry. Teachers with experience in successfully teaching students at all AMEB grade levels would be suitable to enrol for this diploma exam.

The format of the three sections of the exam is similar to that of the ATMusA, with each section extended to require greater detail and knowledge of the syllabus for the full range of grades offered for that instrument.

ASPA, Teacher (Associate Speech and Performance Australia)

This diploma syllabus is suitable for Speech and Drama students who have successfully completed grade exams and wish to obtain a teaching qualification.

Prerequisites for entry:

  •     A minimum of a B or credit grading in the CSPA or CDPA
  •     A pass or better in Grade 7 Speech and Performance Theory

The exam consists of two sections:

  1. Section I: An individual practical exam including a linked memorised program of works, a contrasting linked program of works that is read, a discussion, an impromptu reading and a prepared lesson plan
  2. Section II: A three hour written examination. A wide range of issues relevant for successful speech teaching are covered. These include phonetics, pronunciation, dynamics, rhythmic flow, projection, voice care, and lesson planning.

LSPA, Teacher (Licentiate Speech and Performance Australia)

This syllabus is only suitable for Speech and Drama teachers who have already obtained the ASPA as this is a prerequisite for entry.

The exam consists of three sections:

  1. Section I: An individual practical exam including a linked memorised program of works published in the past 100 years, a linked program of works selected from verse dramas, a discussion, an impromptu reading and a presentation on an aspect of teaching at a secondary school or adult level.
  2. Section II: A written examination covering a range of teaching issues. These include current trends in pronunciation and colloquial speech, structuring programs for secondary, adult and tertiary students, program planning and criteria for oral assessment.
  3. Section III: A dissertation of 5000 words on an aspect of language education. Before the teacher commences their dissertation, the topic has to be submitted and approved by AMEB. Then the teacher may commence the enrolment for his exam. Please see the attached information regarding Dissertation procedures.