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Exam Information

Have you seen our new online enrolment platform yet? SCORE is here to assist you with your exam booking and information.

In SCORE, the account holder (teacher, parent or adult learner) is able to enrol candidates, access exam information, and view results.

Please note that SCORE has been built in-house and we are continuing to add further features and refine those already on offer. We encourage you to spend some time exploring the site and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have. And your suggestions for new features are very welcome! You can even submit them through the help function, as well as ask for assistance and let us know if something isn't working.

To register, enrol and pay online:

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PANDEMIC UPDATE

Recorded Exams are available to anyone who is unable to attend an exam centre in person. We also recognise that there are a host of reasons why people may need to isolate throughout the pandemic so Recorded Exams continue to be offered as alternative "venue" throughout 2021.

In the event of COVID restrictions increasing, all practical exams will convert to Recorded Exams.

The safety and wellbeing of our candidates, community and staff is our number one priority. We will ensure you are advised of any changes as early as possible and we will continue to offer flexibility wherever practicable. Exam day attendees will continue to be minimised, and those who attend will be required to adhere to our Pandemic Processes. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support of these precautions and requirements.

Exam Sessions and Enrolment Dates

THROUGHOUT 2021, FACE-TO-FACE EXAMS HAVE BEEN PLANNED, SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS.
RECORDED EXAMS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN ALTERNATIVE IN ALL SESSIONS.

Practical Exams

We have revised our exam sessions for 2021 to offer more dates across the state and we're looking forward to returning to all locations in person! Practical Exams include traditional instruments, contemporary, and Speech and Drama. Please download our Exam Timetable for sessions and closing dates for entries. You can also read more about those changes in our News Announcement.

If you have any special needs, please let us know how we can best support you when you register. Similarly, if you already know of any religious or compulsory school event that clashes with any dates within a session, you can let us know. We’ll do our best to accommodate but please note that this is always subject to the availability of examiners and venues.

If you are interested in undertaking a Diploma during session 1 or 4, please contact the AMEB office so that we may assist you with enrolling.

Download the 2021 Exam Timetable (PDF 557.6 KB)

Theory Exams

You can undertake a music (classical) theory or Speech and Performance Theory exam at any time through our online theory platform. Rockschool Theory exams can also be done all year round. Purchase an online exam and you also get access to practice and learning tools for up to one year (or until you take your exam).

Paper-based (hand-written) theory exams are available on request to groups of five or more candidates. Syllabuses available include Theory of Music and Speech and Performance. Please note that these exams require a suitable venue (eg school or studio) and appropriate supervision of strictly controlled conditions to maintain the integrity of the assessments.

Find out about Paper-Based Theory Exams

Exam Fees

As part of our ongoing support throughout the pandemic, we have put a freeze on exam fees into 2021*. We'll also continue to provide some flexibility around refunds due to COVID, however the blanket waiver of fees is now concluded. Our Policies page has all the information regarding exam cancellations and late fees.

Prices listed relate to the current year. Exam fees are based on the duration of the exam and contribute to related expenses, such as Examiner and Supervisor remuneration, venue hire, instrument tuning and hire, and related administration.

All practical music syllabuses now offer both Comprehensive and Repertoire style exams. Please see the relevant Manual of Syllabuses for relevant details. Recorded Exams are the same price as face-to-face exams and are available in both Comprehensive and Repertoire in almost all syllabuses.

Where old and new syllabuses are running concurrently, exam prices refer to both syllabuses. It is essential that exam material be prepared from only one, valid syllabus edition.

*Rockschool is excepted but relates to the increase that the UK qualifications body has implemented - we are continuing to subsidise the Tasmanian expense increases in 2021.

If you are unsure which exam you are preparing for, please visit our Subjects and Syllabuses section for descriptions and comparisons of syllabuses available for each specialty instrument or area.

Music exams encompass all Comprehensive (including both Solo and Collaborative), Repertoire, and for Leisure syllabuses for classical instruments, Singing and Musical Theatre.

Rockschool exams are available for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, ukulele, Popular Music Theory and Music Production. Rockschool Diplomas offer pathways in Performance, Creative Enterprise, and Teaching.

Performance Arts Awards also include Musical Theatre - please scroll down to the PAA section for those details.

Please see the Ensemble Exam menu below for fees relating to group exams in traditional instruments, Rockschool Band, and Drama & Communication syllabuses. Please note, Piano Collaborative is considered an individual exam, due to there being only one candidate assessed in the exam - please see Comprehensive prices as listed below.

FMusA exams are available on an invitation basis. The first stage of the process includes an application and video pre-assessment to AMEB Federal Office. Please contact the Federal Office directly to apply.

GradeMusicRockschool
P Plate Piano $55.00 (piano only) N/A
Premiere N/A $97.00 (Let's Rock)
Preliminary $88.00 $117.00 (Debut)
Grade 1 $95.00 $153.00
Grade 2 $101.00 $158.00
Grade 3 $110.00 $168.00
Grade 4 $119.00 $183.00
Grade 5 $127.00 $194.00
Grade 6 $144.00 $209.00
Grade 7 $170.00 $219.00
Grade 8 $196.00 $229.00
Certificate $215.00 N/A
Associate $346.00 $564.00 (Professional Diploma - Level 4)
Licentiate $446.00 $859.00 (Professional Diploma - Level 6)
Fellowship Please contact the office N/A

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If you are unsure which exam you are preparing for, please read our Subjects and Syllabuses information.

Drama & Communication Exams can be undertaken by individuals, duos or groups. Exam fees below relate to the exam duration, regardless the of number of candidates.

*In the case of Speech and Drama exams in sections, the fee payable relates to the section(s) to be undertaken in the current calendar year. For fees relating to requisite Theory parts, please refer to below Theory Exams section.

Grade Speech & Performance Voice & Communication Drama & Communication
Preliminary $89.00 $89.00 $185 per group (Introductory)
Grade 1 $97.00 $97.00 $185 per group
Grade 2 $99.00 $99.00 $185 per group
Grade 3 $110.00 $110.00 $215 per group
Grade 4 $118.00 $118.00 $230 per group
Grade 5 $121.00 $121.00 $230 per group
Grade 6 $137.00 $137.00 $255 per group
Grade 7 $153.00 $153.00 N/A
Grade 8 $170.00 $170.00 N/A
Certificate $215.00 $215.00 N/A
Associate $311.00* (Section I) $311.00* (Section I) N/A
Licentiate $405.00* (Section I) N/A N/A

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If you would like more information about ensemble exams, please refer to the relevant syllabus or contact the AMEB office. Our Subjects and Syllabuses section may also provide some details you're looking for.

Rockschool Band exams are offered at Grades 3, 5 and 8 only.

Drama & Communication exams can be undertaken by individuals, duos or groups. Exam fees below relate to the exam duration, regardless of number of candidates.

Performance Arts Awards are listed separately below.

Please note, Piano Collaborative is considered an individual exam (not group), due to there being only one candidate assessed in the exam - please see the Practical Music Exam section above.

Grade Ensemble Performance Rockschool Band Drama & Communication
Introductory N/A N/A $185 per group
Grade 1 $116.00 per ensemble N/A $185 per group
Grade 2 $126.00 per ensemble N/A $185 per group
Grade 3 $131.00 per ensemble $82.00 per candidate $215 per group
Grade 4 $138.00 per ensemble N/A $230 per group
Grade 5 $151.00 per ensemble $87.00 per candidate $230 per group
Grade 6 $167.00 per ensemble N/A $255 per group
Grade 7 $194.00 per ensemble N/A N/A
Grade 8 $233.00 per ensemble $97.00 per candidate N/A
Associate $384.00 per ensemble N/A N/A
Licentiate $490.00 per ensemble N/A N/A

Piano Collaborative syllabus prices are the same as Piano Comprehensive (Solo). Please note that only the pianist is assessed in this style of exam - assessment does not include the collaborative artist.

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Performance Arts Awards (or PAA) exams are available for groups across three syllabuses - Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Street Dance.

Exam fees listed are per candidate.

GradeMusical TheatreJazz DanceStreet Dance
Premiere$85$85$85
Debut$90$90$90
Grade 1$95$95$95
Grade 2$100$100$100
Grade 3$110$110$110
Grade 4$115$115$115
Grade 5$120$120$120
Grade 6$130$130$130
Grade 7$140$140$140
Grade 8$150$150$150

Music Production Exams are available online and year-round.

Please note that all Rockschool Music Production Exams are delivered by AMEB Federal Office - please contact them directly to arrange your exam, or find out more.

Grade Music Production
Grade 1 $100.00
Grade 2 $115.00
Grade 3 $125.00
Grade 4 $135.00
Grade 5 $150.00
Grade 6 $160.00
Grade 7 $175.00
Grade 8 $190.00

Exams are undertaken online, all year round.

For exam enrolments and further details, please contact the AMEB Federal Office and read more in our dedicated Rockschool website.

Head to the Federal AMEB Rockschool Website

Traditional (classical) music theory is presented across three syllabus options - Theory of Music, Musicianship, and Music Craft. Online Courses are also available for Theory of Music and more information is provided in our Subjects and Syllabuses page.

Contemporary music theory is assessed through the Rockschool Popular Music Theory syllabus.

Speech & Performance Theory includes standalone assessments, and the written component to Diploma grades.

*In the case of Speech & Performance Diploma exams, the fee payable relates to the section(s) to be undertaken in the current calendar year. For fees relating to requisite Practical sections, please refer to Speech & Drama Exam Fees above.

Please check the relevant syllabus for any practical exam theory corequisites.

All prices relate to both online and paper-based exams. Please note that paper-based exams are now only offered on request for groups of minimum size. Please refer to the information provided under Subjects and Syllabuses or contact the AMEB Tasmania office to request group, paper-based theory exams.

Fees listed are per candidate.

Grade Theory of MusicMusicianship Music Craft Rockschool Popular Music Speech & Performance
Preliminary N/A N/A $80.00 $90.00 (Debut) N/A
Grade 1 $79.00 $80.00 $83.00 $95.00 $78.00
Grade 2 $83.00 $83.00 $87.00 $100.00 $82.00
Grade 3 $86.00 $87.00 $97.00 $105.00 $86.00
Grade 4 $91.00 $97.00 $102.00 $110.00 $90.00
Grade 5 $96.00 $102.00 $108.00 $115.00 $92.00
Grade 6 $100.00 $104.00 $115.00 $120.00 $99.00
Grade 7 N/A N/A N/A $125.00 $110.00
Grade 8 N/A N/A N/A $130.00 N/A
Associate $150.00 $152.00 N/A N/A $152.00* (Section II)
Licentiate $184.00 $186.00 N/A N/A $186.00* (Section II)

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Where exams are undertaken in stages, the exam fee payable relates to the section(s) to be undertaken in the current calendar year. Rockschool Professional Diplomas (Teaching) fees include all subjects for the overall accreditation.

*Please note, while the Certificate of Music Teaching is the introductory pathway for teaching accreditation, it is not a Diploma qualification.

Teaching Grades Music
Practical
Music
Written
Rockschool Speech & Performance
Practical
Speech & Performance
Written
Certificate* $275.00 $152.00 (Section I) N/A N/A N/A
Associate Diploma $349.00 $186.00 (Section I) $555.00 (L4) $311.00* (Section I) $152.00* (Section II)
Licentiate Diploma $415.00 $186.00 (Section I) $845.00 (L6) $405.00* (Section I)
$186.00* (Section III)        
$186.00* (Section II)

To find out more about what is involved in Teaching exams, please refer to Subjects and Syllabuses or our Teacher Resources. For exam details and enrolments, please contact the AMEB Tasmania office.

For Rockschool Professional Diploma exams, please contact the AMEB Federal Office.

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SCORE Fun Facts

All exams are managed through our bespoke online system known as SCORE.

If you have previously registered as an Account Holder for Online Theory, use the same login details for any new exam enrolments.

Through SCORE, you can:

  • Enrol for an exam
  • Download and print your exam notification and repertoire sheet
  • Find out your result
  • Read your report
  • Check and change your details
  • Download your exam invoice
  • Request support
  • Request an exam withdrawal or refund (check out our policies so you know what you can expect).

And many new features are still in development so watch this space!

How to Enrol for an exam

Create an Account Profile
Start by setting up your account profile. Parents, teachers, candidates over 18, and schools can all be the account holder for an exam enrolment. Head to SCORE and click the "New to Score" button to register. Once you've completed that, you'll receive an email confirmation and a link to log in. Head back to SCORE and select the account type of "Account Holder" to log in and then you can start your exam enrolment!

Enrolling for an Exam
Once you're in SCORE, you'll see a menu option for "Buy Exams and Courses". You can enrol for both practical and online theory exams here.

Exam and Syllabus types
If you're unsure as to which exam you should be enrolling in, your teacher is always the best person to ask. If you don't know which exam type is which, please have a look at our Subjects and Syllabuses section for explanations and guidance.

Payment
We'll ask you for your credit card details at the final point of enrolment so please have those ready. An invoice will be automatically generated and can be downloaded from SCORE in case you need this for tax purposes, or to forward the fee to your students. Schools that would like to be invoiced, please read more about that in our Teacher Support section.

Exam Notification

When we've scheduled your exam (and we aim to do this about 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the exam day), we'll send you an email to let you know that your notification is available.

Log into SCORE and, from the menu, select "My Practical Exams". The blue "Actions" cog will now have the option to "View/Print Exam Notification Letter". Make sure you print this single-sided so that you can provide the first page to the Supervisor on the day. The second page is where you write your repertoire and will go into the exam with you.

Receiving Reports

Once the Examiner has finalised your report and we have tripled checked it in the office, we'll send you an email to let you know that it's available.

Log into SCORE and, from the menu, select "My Practical Exams". The blue "Actions" cog will now have the option to view your report. We'll still post out your certificate (assuming all requirements are met) so please ensure your postal details are up to date.

Other SCORE Fun Facts and FAQs

Special Needs Candidates
We have a section in the application where we'd appreciate any detail you can provide: how we can best support your needs; any medication you'll have with you and where we can find it if needs be; action plans if you have them; size of sight-reading music or visual aides, etc.

Why do changes need to be submitted for approval?
You may realise that you've put a typo in your date of birth, or want to add a middle name later. Any changes to your details will be sent to the state office so that we can check on anywhere else we need to update our records. Sometimes a little change will have a flow on effect for your exam so we make sure that's all fine too before we "approve" the change.

Online Theory
All of this is managed through SCORE as well. To view your enrolment details, you'll need to select from the menu "My Online Exams" or "My Class Exams". The dashboard will always show you how many enrolments of each type if you're unsure which to select.

Missing candidate details?
You can start an enrolment and come back later if you need to check on a few things or add more students. To find where you were up to, select "Cart" from the menu. You can also edit this information if you need and it all stays as a draft until you progress through to the payment stage of the checkout.

Do I need to enter additional parent/teacher details?
Yes please. We only ask for the details we need. Scheduling is a massive jigsaw puzzle and sometimes we need some more detail to ensure we get you the most convenient time. Many of these are questions that only a parent or a teacher can answer so it's important that we can contact whoever is most relevant.

Enrolling multiple candidates
You can enrol multiple students and pay them all in one transaction. We've tried to make this as easy as possible but, because of some of the logic behind the forms, there are a few limitations. For example, if your candidates include both Piano for Leisure and Comprehensive, you'll need to enter them separately. BUT, if you want to add more candidates, just save the enrolment and start a new one. Everything will sit in the Cart until you're ready to finalise them. This is also a great chance to double check all of your enrolments - make sure you have details correct, that you haven't duplicated any, or missed someone out.

Need more help?
First of all, there's an FAQ button, right down the bottom of the page in the footer. If you can't find your answer there, our support platform is also available - from the menu, select "Support". From here, you can get help for enrolments, payments, technical issues, detail changes and more.

If you're ever in doubt, please give us a call at the AMEB Tasmania office so that we can guide you through - we're here to help!

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