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Teacher Support

Quality teachers are essential for a vibrant and thriving arts education community. AMEB exists to support quality music education and educators are our favourite kind of wisdom-imparters.

AMEB provides regular updates and workshops on syllabus changes and new products designed to support your teaching practices. Our social media channels share lots of great research, opportunities, and articles that are hand-selected to support your in your work.

And don't forget the Syllabus itself - a fantastic resource for finding repertoire to suit your students' interests and ability.

Connect with us and read on to find out more about what's on offer to teachers.

To support teachers and students, AMEB offers workshops and master classes. We aim to provide professional development opportunities for a variety of ages and career stages, as well as updates of AMEB syllabuses and insights into the exam process. These are often presented in collaboration with music associations and music retailers. If you have an idea for a workshop, please let us know! And don’t forget to sign up to our ENews to ensure you hear about all the upcoming opportunities to get involved.

Browse our YouTube channel. There are great tips for teaching, introductions to new syllabuses and general information that has been developed just for you.

We'll also stream as many events as possible through our Facebook page. Like us there so we can let you know when they're coming.

AMEB produces a wide range of publications including grade books, theory analysis guides and past theory papers - all of which are available to teachers. Our AMEB Shop online features the full range of these great learning and supportive resources.

Teachers who are new to AMEB can purchase a teacher's pack which will set you up for years to come. And it's much cheaper than buying everything individually!

More information is provided below regarding teacher accreditation but the online shop also has syllabuses and past theory papers for practice.

Teacher handbooks provide further analysis of pieces, performance notes and so on. With approximately 200 titles currently available, you’re sure to find the right aide for your student.

Wanting something to help motivate or support your students?

Our AMEB Shop has practice diaries and other great learning resources.

Rockschool also offers some great Exam Packs to help prepare for both face-to-face and video exams in both syllabus styles. These have fun facts, Examiner top tips, help for dealing with nerves, practice goals and more. And they're FREE!

To help you with navigating AMEB, and support you through your teaching journey, we've put together this handy Teachers' Handbook, specifically for Tassie teachers. If you'd like to see something added to to the Handbook, please let us know!

Download the AMEB Teachers' Handbook (PDF 556.9 KB)

Schools and teaching studios are the life-blood of quality music education and we’re here to support exactly that. We offer Institution Licences for our Manual of Syllabuses through the AMEB Shop online, which makes the downloadable document available to multiple users within the school. Registered schools can also set up an account so that they receive invoicing for exam enrolments, rather than having to organise credit card payments for each candidate.

With a large cohort of students, you may even be able to host a special exam day at your own studio. Please note that certain venue requirements must be met, and all arrangements are subject to date and examiner availability so please contact the AMEB Tasmania office to find out more.

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Start by getting social! AMEB's Facebook page has some great tips and resources so give that a like to get started. There's also a group for AMEB Rockschool Teachers. The content on the Federal website will also be revamped soon with more videos and helpful hints to come.

Keen to help more students with their exam journey? Ask us about putting an AMEB or AMEB Rockschool logo on your website to let people know that you offer exam tuition.

There are lots of ways to spread the word about your studio. AMEB partners with the Music Teachers' Associations both within Tasmania and nationally. Consider registering with TMTA to connect with new students, network, and stay up to do date with local professional development opportunities. String teachers have their own network, too. AMEB also partner with the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) both nationally and within Tasmania.

We're here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact the Tasmanian State Office with any questions about exams. New to AMEB or want to further your understanding of our syllabuses? We'd like to offer all teachers a one-on-one with the State Manager to chat about whatever you need to help you in your AMEB teaching journey.

A quality arts education starts with quality arts educators and we love our talented Tassie teachers!

If you are looking for a teacher to help you with your next exam (or are just keen to take up a new hobby), these are the locals who have registered with us as teachers of AMEB Syllabuses.

AMEB is unable to offer endorsements of individuals or studios. No single teacher is perfect for every personality and stage of development, and the fit between learner and educator is unique in every case. You may also find our supporters to be helpful resources - the Tasmanian Music Teachers' Association and the Australian Strings Association also publish lists of teachers across Tasmania.

Teachers please note - there is no fee involved but we offer no associated membership perks, other than the potential of reaching more prospective students! It will be your responsibility to keep your details up to date. To minimise our admin commitment, we will simply remove information if we are made aware of it being incorrect.

We hope you find your perfect fit!

Teacher Accreditation

Want to brush up on the latest pedagogies? Keen to add extra weight to your profile through accreditation? These syllabuses have been developed to offer pathways for teachers both into and around tertiary studies. Teaching degrees are predominantly very general and rarely include more than a minimal arts component. Delve deeper into teaching methods and develop your practice with these specialised and industry-relevant programs, designed to further your understanding of teaching methods with a focus on your own specialisation.



Teacher of Music Syllabuses

AMEB offers graded examinations in teaching music including one certificate exam, Certificate Teacher of Music Australia (CTMusA), and two diploma exams: Associate Teacher of Music Australia (ATMusA) and Licentiate Teacher of Music Australia (LTMusA). These exams cover current pedagogy practice and combine practical and written sections to allow teachers to extend their knowledge and professional expertise.

Prerequisites

We recommend before entering for the Certificate exam that all candidates are are at least 18 years of age, and vocalists are over 20. In addition, we recommend that candidates have achieved a pass in Grade 6 practical of their specialty (eg instrument), and a pass in Grade 4 in a relevant music theory syllabus. For more information on prerequisites, see the Manual of Syllabuses.

Certificate Teacher of Music Australia (CTMusA)

Certificate exams are designed as an introduction to the Associate diploma and have a practical approach that appeals to experienced teachers who wish to undertake their first formal study in current pedagogy or those who simply have a desire to extend their knowledge and professional expertise. Please note that the CTMusA is not a Diploma but rather a fantastic introduction to those qualifications. For more information, see the Certificate Teacher syllabus in the Manual of Syllabuses or the Teaching Digital Syllabuses.

Associate Teacher of Music Australia (ATMusA)

The Associate Diploma is regarded as having a status equivalent to the Associate Diploma in practical and theoretical music subjects. Associate candidates receive the diploma after successfully completing three sections: a written exam, the completion of a teaching folio and a practical exam. For more information, see the Associate Diploma syllabus in the Manual of Syllabuses or the Teaching Digital Syllabuses.

Licentiate Teacher of Music Australia (LTMusA)

The Licentiate Diploma builds on the knowledge gained by teachers who have achieved the ATMusA and focuses on the quality of teaching and the broad understanding that is required for the teaching of Level 2 syllabuses. Licentiate candidates receive the diploma after successfully completing three sections: a written exam, the completion of a teaching folio and a practical exam. For more information, see the Licentiate Diploma syllabus in the Manual of Syllabuses or the Teaching Digital Syllabuses.

Rockschool Teacher of Music Syllabuses

Rockschool Professional Diplomas equip Creative Industries Professionals with recognition for their practice, whether that’s performance, teaching or creative enterprise. Two levels of award support these qualifications which sit along-side undergraduate degree level of study benchmarked against the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK. Study is online and self-guided to offer maximum flexibility.

There are three focus areas you can choose including performance, teaching, and creative enterprise - each focus on establishing the practical and academic skills you need to establish your career.

All Rockschool Diplomas involve elected units of study completed by the candidate in their own time and submitted online, rather than a single exam.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for these Diplomas, however candidates are require to be over 18 due to some of the legal requirements of the course, such as holding public liability insurance. Additionally, there is an expectation of technical knowledge and understanding covered in previous qualifications. All Diplomas must be completed within 12 months.

RSL Level 4 Professional Diploma (DipRSL)

Level 4 mirrors the Associate Diploma, and is regarded as having a status equivalent to first year tertiary studies. Optional units include topics such as collaborative production, artist analysis, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more.

RSL Level 6 Professional Diploma (LRSM)

Level 6 mirrors the Licentiate Diploma, and is regarded as having a status equivalent to third year tertiary studies. This Diploma is particularly relevant to those who are seeking a recognised and reputable qualification specialising in instrumental teaching, or developing their knowledge of all facets of that industry. Optional units include topics such as brand and business development, safe teaching, self care and more.

Teacher of Speech & Performance Syllabuses

Diploma Exams are offered to both Performers and Teachers, the latter being to support the development of teachers in the Speech and Drama specialties. Assessments include detailed lesson plans, phonetic transcription, conversation of teaching techniques and so on.

Prerequisites

We recommend checking the prerequisites as listed in the Manual of Syllabuses. The preceding exam is a prerequisite for each Diploma, as well as relevant theory Grades. Some require a certain result to have been achieved and credit may be given for study elsewhere.

Associate Diploma of Speech & Performance - Teacher (ASPA)

The Associate Diploma is regarded as having a status equivalent to the Associate Diploma in practical and theoretical subjects. Associate candidates receive the diploma after successfully completing two sections: a practical exam, and a theoretical written exam. The practical assessment includes reading and memorisation, and a presentation and discussion of teaching plans and strategies.

Licentiate Diploma of Speech & Performance - Teacher (LSPA)

The Licentiate Diploma builds on the knowledge gained by teachers who have achieved the ASPA and focuses on the quality of teaching and the broad understanding that is required for the teaching of Level 2 syllabuses, or secondary school or adult levels of learning. Licentiate candidates receive the diploma after successfully completing three sections: a practical exam, a theory exam, and a dissertation.

Past exam papers

Past theory exam papers are available as a digital downloads from the Federal website. These are a great resource for Teacher exam candidates (and also include lower theory grades for your students) to practice ahead of the official exam.

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Exams

Teacher exams are held each year in many locations across Australia. Each candidate who completes an AMEB exam receives a personal written report from their examiner, and successful candidates will also receive an official certificate recognising their achievement.

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