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Stay up to date with the latest details about news and events from the AMEB.

2017 AMEB Awards Ceremony and Showcase

Sunday 3rd December 2pm - 4pm
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Teachers of the AMEB system are warmly invited to attend with students and parents to celebrate the many student successes of 2017.

Bookings essential. Phone 8313 8088 or email to book your free tickets.

Flyer with more details can be found here.

2018 AMEB Information Day

Tuesday 23rd January 9am - 4:30pm
The University of Adelaide

Registrations will open October 20th for the 2018 AMEB Information Day.

Workshops include Piano for Leisure Series 4 Launch, Introduction and demonstration of the new on-line theory exam system, and more!

Click here for more details. Registration forms will be available from October 20th.

ANATS SA & NT Professional Development Day

Sunday 29th October 10am - 4pm
North Adelaide Community Centre

The Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing invites you to attend their Professional Development Day.

Jonathan Bligh and Pat Wilson will present interactive group workshops on Working with Boys and The Singer's Toy Box.

See flyer for more details and registration.

Congratulations to the 2016 7th Grade Scholarship Winners!

The AMEB is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2016 7th Grade Scholarships are

Classical Syllabus:

Abigail Pearson

For Leisure Syllabus:

Ben Cook

Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Music Teaching is designed to upgrade the knowledge, skills and understanding of in-service instrumental music teachers to be eligible to apply for Special Authority for an Unregistered Person to Teach from the Teachers' Registration Board of SA.

Click here for more information or contact the Elder Conservatorium of Music for more information on 8313 5995.

Rockschool Logo 1

The AMEB is now delivering Rockschool exams and syllabuses in Australia.

Rockschool is a vibrant, contemporary music program of exams and globally recognised qualifications for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, band-based keyboards and bands. Rockschool specialises in music of the most popular genres in a range of rock, pop, metal and funk styles.

The program offers comprehensive syllabuses and a range of exam support materials including grade books, companion guides, technical handbooks and backing recordings. These are regularly updated by musicians across the academic, music industry and live performance sectors to ensure the music remains current and authentic.

Click here to find out more

Recorded Accompaniments

The AMEB's recently released Recorded Accompaniments for use in study and examinations. The piano accompaniments have proved popular as a practice tool in particular, and also for use in early grade AMEB examinations. They feature performances of the accompaniment part for pieces in the corresponding AMEB grade books and we hope that they prove to be a valuable resource for students and teachers around the country.

Recorded accompaniments are available in hardcopy CDs from AMEB's Online Shop or as individual or album downloads from major digital music outlets like iTunesGoogle Play & Spotify.

AMEB's practice app MyTempo corresponds to the release of the Recorded Accompaniments, allowing users to speed up, slow down and loop any Recorded Accompaniment, backing track or recording through their smartphone or tablet at any speed they choose.

Visit the Recorded Accompaniments page for more information.


MyTempo - the Practice App!

The AMEB's MyTempo App allows students to speed up, slow down and loop any recording through their smartphone or tablet. MyTempo corresponds to the release of AMEB’s recorded accompaniments, allowing users to practise with the recorded accompaniment at any speed they choose. MyTempo is available for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple Store or from Google Play.

See how it works at the official MyTempo Webpage.


2017 Syllabuses

Available from the AMEB office, major retail outlets and the AMEB's Online Shop. Your orders will be delivered to your door.

All syllabuses are now available as digital downloads.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-5pm

The closure facilitates administrative processing.

If you cannot reach staff members when calling during opening hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as staff members have addressed the previous customer's queries.

2017 Hard Copy Theory Exam Dates

Please note the dates for 2017 hard copy exams are

August 22-23 ONLY.

There will be no May or October Hard Copy Session for Theory

Piano, Series 17

In 2015 the AMEB launched Piano Series 17; a full suite of piano grade books and recording & handbooks.

Series 17 Publications and packs will be available from;

The 2015 Piano Syllabus will be published in the 2015 Manual of Syllabuses and will also be available as a digital download from the Federal AMEB website. Beyond this, there will be no alteration to the Manual list in the current syllabus and no grade book series will be withdrawn as a result of Series 17 being added. There will be no alteration to the technical work in the current syllabus which is set out in the Piano Technical Work Book (2008).


Withdrawal from examination

From 2018, the following syllabuses will no longer be available for examination:

  • Fellowship in Music (FMusA)
  • Fellowship in Speech and Drama (FSDA)
  • Electronic Organ
  • Free Bass Accordion (Syllabus only available by digital download)

Please note that Stradella Accordion exams will still be offered.

On-Line Theory Examinations

The AMEB is continuing to expand its offering of online examinations in theory syllabi. On-line exams can be taken at any time with unlimited practice exams. Candidates receive results instantly for lower-grade exams, and within 3-4 business days for higher-grade exams. Successful candidate will receive their certificates in the mail after completing their exam.

On-line theory examinations now run in the following grades:

  • Theory of Music - Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • Grades 1,2 and 3 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
    • Grades 3-6 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.
  • Musicianship - Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • Grades 1 and 2 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
    • Grade 3-6 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.
  • Music Craft (Aural and Written) - Prelim, Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Grades Preliminary, 1 and 2 will be automatically marked with results available immediately.
    • Grade 3 and 4 will be manually marked with results available within 3-4 business days.

On-line examinations can be accessed from

Please call for further information.

  • State Office (08) 8313 8088
  • Federal Office (03) 8660 5800

On-line Theory Courses

Interactive online courses in Theory of Music are now available for teachers struggling to fit theory training into practical lesson time. The on-line courses allow students to learn at their own pace, either independently or by supporting what is learned in the classroom or private music studio. Once a student has successfully completed a course, they will be ready to do an AMEB exam in Theory of Music.

Online Courses for Theory of Music are now available for grades 1 & 2 and are accessible at


1st floor, Hartley Building, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
c/- University of Adelaide SA 5005 AUSTRALIA


T: +61 8 8313 8088
F: +61 8 8313 8089