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Exam Information

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

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

Please note that SCORE is very new 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 platform, as well as ask for assistance and let us know if something isn't working.

To register, enrol and pay online:

visit SCORE at tas.ameb.edu.au

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already registered as an Account Holder for Online Theory in the past, you should use the same login details for any new enrolments.

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.

*EXAMINERS: Remember to scroll to the bottom of the page for your portal.

Exam Sessions and Enrolment Dates

THROUGHOUT 2020, WE ARE TRIALLING RECORDED EXAMS WHERE FACE-TO-FACE EXAMS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.

Find out about Recorded Exams

Check out our Helpful Hints for exam day and more

Practical Exams

We have revised our exam sessions for 2020 to offer more dates across more Tasmanian locations, and streamlined the sessions on offer. Practical Exams include traditional instruments, contemporary, and Speech and Drama. Please download our Exam Timetable for sessions and closing dates for entries.

Download the 2020 Exam Timetable (PDF 1.2 MB)

Theory Exams

You can undertake a Theory of Music or Rockschool Theory exam at any time through our online theory platform. Purchase an exam and you can access practice and learning tools for up to one year (or until you take your exam).

Written theory exams will no longer be offered as an annual session time. Instead, these exams will be available on request to groups of five or more candidates. This format will be offered for Theory of Music exams in Grades 1 to 6 and any other exams that are not available via as online exams. 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

Prices listed relate to the current year and contribute to the costs of exams such as the Examiner fees, venue hire, supervisor remuneration, and related administration.

All practical music syllabuses now offer a comprehensive exam and a repertoire exam. Please see the relevant Manual of Syllabuses for further details.

Exam fees are based on the duration of the exam and related expenses, such as Examiner and Supervisors fees, and venue and administration costs.

Where old and new syllabuses are running concurrently, practical prices refer to both syllabuses.

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, theory and Music Production. Rockschool Diplomas offer pathways in Performance, Creative Enterprise, and Teaching.

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 $95.00 (Let's Rock)
Preliminary $88.00 $115.00 (Debut)
Grade 1 $95.00 $150.00
Grade 2 $101.00 $155.00
Grade 3 $110.00 $165.00
Grade 4 $119.00 $180.00
Grade 5 $127.00 $190.00
Grade 6 $144.00 $205.00
Grade 7 $170.00 $215.00
Grade 8 $196.00 $225.00
Certificate $215.00 N/A
Associate $346.00 $440.00 (OLD Performance Diploma)
$555.00 (Professional Diploma NEW - Level 4)
Licentiate $446.00 $610.00 (OLD Performance Diploma)
$845.00 (Professional Diploma NEW - Level 6)
Fellowship Please contact the office N/A

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Please note that the Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) syllabus will be offered only until the end of 2020. Following that time, contemporary exams will be offered only under the Rockschool syllabus. If you’d like to find out more about Rockschool, please don’t hesitate to contact the State Manager for a chat.

Rockschool Grades have been provided as a guide to the equivalent standard.

CPM Advancing Steps exams are available to Bass, Drums, Guitar, and Vocals.

Grade CPM Keyboard CPM (non-keyboard) Equivalent Rockschool Grade
Premiere N/A N/A Premiere (Let's Rock)
Preliminary $88.00 N/A Debut
Grade 1 $95.00 N/A Grade 1
Grade 2 $101.00 N/A Grade 2
Grade 3 $110.00 N/A Grade 3
Grade 4 $119.00 N/A Grade 4
Grade 5
Advancing Step 1
$127.00
$152.00
Grade 5
Grade 6
Advancing Step 2
$144.00
$152.00
Grade 6
Grade 7
Advancing Step 3
$170.00
$152.00
Grade 7
Grade 8
Advancing Step 4
$196.00
$152.00
Grade 8
Certificate $215.00 N/A N/A
Associate N/A N/A DipRSL (Level 4)
Licentiate N/A N/A LRSL (Level 6)

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

Speech & Performance was formerly known as Drama & Performance.

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

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 $80.00 per candidate $215 per group
Grade 4 $138.00 per ensemble N/A $230 per group
Grade 5 $151.00 per ensemble $85.00 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 $95.00 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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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 $130.00
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.

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 $152.00 $152.00 N/A N/A $152.00* (Section II)
Licentiate $186.00 $186.00 N/A N/A $186.00* (Section II)

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All fees listed are per section. The exam fee payable relates to the section(s) to be undertaken in the current calendar year.

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

*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.

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 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.

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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