Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)

Western Australia State Office

COVID-19

With the safety of our candidates and staff uppermost in our minds, and given that measures being taken by our Government to contain the COVID-19 virus are still in place, AMEB (WA) regrets that it is unable to conduct face-to-face examinations at this time.

For candidates who are currently enrolled for examination in June 2020, the following options apply:

  1. Transfer to a later session in the year for their instrument;
  2. Withdraw from the examination completely (fees will be refunded in full);
  3. Remain enrolled in a Repertoire examination, noting that it will now be a recorded Repertoire examination;
  4. Transfer from a Comprehensive or OLD Syllabus exam to a recorded Repertoire examination;
  5. Transfer from a For Leisure examination to a recorded For Leisure (Repertoire) - 2020 examination.

For those selecting Option 4, the requirements relating to Repertoire examinations will apply as follows:

Level 1

Preliminary Grade

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

  • All candidates are required to present 4 pieces (3 List and 1 Own Choice).  Please see information about Own Choice selections under Repertoire examinations for your specific instrument/voice in the current syllabus.

  • In addition to their 3 list pieces, Preliminary Grade and Grade 1 candidates will also be required to present 1 Own Choice piece for the Repertoire examination.

Level 2

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

  • All candidates are required to present 5 pieces (3 List and 2 Own Choice. Please see information about Own Choice selections under Repertoire examinations for your specific instrument/voice in the current syllabus.

  • In addition to their 3 list pieces, Grade 8 candidates will also be required to present 2 Own Choice pieces for the Repertoire examination.

For Leisure (Repertoire) Examinations

For those selecting Option 5, please refer to the following documentation:

Certificate of Performance and Diploma Examinations

At the present time, candidates are asked to select only Option 1 or Option 2.

Contemporary Popular Music (CPM)

Please contact the WA State Office to discuss your options.

Submission Date

Monday 1 June 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020

Current Enrolments from July 2020 onwards

Candidates need do nothing at this stage.  We will contact you nearer the time as appropriate.

Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of Video Recordings

Please refer to the following documentation:

Recorded Accompaniments

In 2020, because of the extreme circumstances we are in, the Federal Board of the AMEB has allowed the use of recordings up to Grade 8 in all syllabuses where they are required.  Please refer to the following documentation.

WA State Office

If you need to contact us, please note that the Claremont Office remains closed, with all staff working off-site.  Please do not leave telephone messages, but contact us via email on amebwa@uwa.edu.au

I do encourage our candidates to take this opportunity to continue to practise and enjoy their musical, speech and drama pursuits in preparation for their future exams.

Please continue to stay safe and we will welcome you back to our Claremont office as soon as restrictions are lifted!

Anne Winterton

State Manager
AMEB (WA)

Updated 1 May 2020

Australia's leading provider of exams for music, speech and drama

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) is the most prestigious and well-recognised examination system in Australia. With a tradition of excellence stretching back over a century, it provides graded assessments for music, speech and drama students in both practical and theoretical examinations.  

The overall direction of AMEB activities is the responsibility of a Federal Board consisting of representatives of educational institutions that are signatories to the AMEB constitution.

AMEB (WA) is affiliated to The University of Western Australia through its Conservatorium of Music and receives financial support from the Western Australian Government through the Department of Education.

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What we offer

Exams

Timetable

AMEB (WA) examines from the beginning of April through to the end of November each year in the Perth metropolitan area. Whereas Pianoforte and Piano for Leisure are examined every week, instruments, speech, voice, diploma and Rockschool examinations are assigned to specific weeks within the timetable.

Examinations are normally offered in Albany, Esperance, Bunbury, Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton, subject to sufficient enrolments, during specific weeks as indicated.

Download the 2020 examination timetable

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Enrolment

For both theory and practical examinations, enrol online at AMEB Score – WA.

If you would prefer to complete a paper enrolment form, please contact the WA State Office first. You will need to download the examination timetable and subject code booklet.

Fees

Policies

When you enrol a candidate for examination, either online or in hard copy, you will be asked to sign a declaration.  The enroller needs to ensure that they understand both federal and state policies relating to the conduct of examinations, especially cancellations, withdrawals and transfers. 

General information

Coming Up

2019 AMEB Award Ceremonies

Arrangements for the 2019 AMEB Awards Ceremonies are yet to be finalised.  They are expected to be held in the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music at The University of Western Australia on Sunday 8 March 2020.

There will be three separate ceremonies, as outlined below.  The grades that will attend each ceremony will be advised in the new year.

Ceremony 1  Juniors 2:00pm   Grades 2 & 3  
Ceremony 2  Intermediate 3:15pm Grades 4, 5 & 6
Ceremony 3  Seniors 4:30pm Grades 7, 8, Certificates & Diplomas

Criteria for Eligibility to Attend

Whilst Preliminary, Introductory and Grade 1 Theory and Practical candidates as well as Grade 2 Theory candidates are ineligible to attend the Award Ceremony, they will receive in the mail a Certificate of Excellence together with a copy of the Awards Program with their names listed.  These will be mailed out after the Awards Ceremonies.

Music and Speech THEORY Examinations must have been successfully completed in 2019.

  • Grades 3 Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 100%)
  • Grades 4 & 5 Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 95% – 100%)
  • Grade 6 and above Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 95% – 100%)

Music and Speech PRACTICAL

For Grades 2-5, examinations must have been successfully completed in 2019.

For Grades 6 and above where there are theory co-requisites, the practical component may have been completed earlier.  To be eligible for attendance at the 2020 ceremony, both the practical and theory grades must have been recorded by 31st December 2019.

  • Grades 2 & 3 Grade A+
  • Grades 4 & 5 Grade A+
  • Grades 6 - Certificate of Performance Grade A+

Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship Diplomas - Candidates must have successfully completed both practical and theory components by 31 December 2019.

Coming Up

2019 AMEB Award Ceremonies

Arrangements for the 2019 AMEB Awards Ceremonies are yet to be finalised.  They are expected to be held in the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music at The University of Western Australia on Sunday 8 March 2020.

There will be three separate ceremonies, as outlined below.  The grades that will attend each ceremony will be advised in the new year.

Ceremony 1  Juniors 2:00pm   Grades 2 & 3  
Ceremony 2  Intermediate 3:15pm Grades 4, 5 & 6
Ceremony 3  Seniors 4:30pm Grades 7, 8, Certificates & Diplomas

Criteria for Eligibility to Attend

Whilst Preliminary, Introductory and Grade 1 Theory and Practical candidates as well as Grade 2 Theory candidates are ineligible to attend the Award Ceremony, they will receive in the mail a Certificate of Excellence together with a copy of the Awards Program with their names listed.  These will be mailed out after the Awards Ceremonies.

Music and Speech THEORY Examinations must have been successfully completed in 2019.

  • Grades 3 Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 100%)
  • Grades 4 & 5 Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 95% – 100%)
  • Grade 6 and above Grade A+ (Mark awarded must be 95% – 100%)

Music and Speech PRACTICAL

For Grades 2-5, examinations must have been successfully completed in 2019.

For Grades 6 and above where there are theory co-requisites, the practical component may have been completed earlier.  To be eligible for attendance at the 2020 ceremony, both the practical and theory grades must have been recorded by 31st December 2019.

  • Grades 2 & 3 Grade A+
  • Grades 4 & 5 Grade A+
  • Grades 6 - Certificate of Performance Grade A+

Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship Diplomas - Candidates must have successfully completed both practical and theory components by 31 December 2019.

Australian Music Examinations Board WA

The WA State Office is located on the Claremont campus of The University of Western Australia, on the corner of Princess and Goldsworthy Roads in Claremont. The office is at the eastern end of the stone heritage-listed building. Visitors are asked to park in Car Park 2 (paid parking) accessible from Goldsworthy Road and to please observe and comply with all signage.

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Office location

The University of Western Australia, Claremont Campus, Cnr Princess and Goldsworthy Roads, Claremont Perth WA | Open Monday to Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm

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Mailing address

M421, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009