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The AMEB, through its strong network of advisors, examiners and professional associations is committed to supporting teachers and students in their work towards AMEB qualifications.

The AMEB offers a system of graded music and speech syllabi and examinations from beginning levels to diplomas in almost 40 subjects.

Each syllabus provides a valuable framework for studies throughout school years and beyond.

In many cases, progression through the AMEB system leads to university entrance and the establishment of professional careers in teaching and performing.

The AMEB began in 1887 when the the University of Adelaide commenced a system of music examining that ultimately became the federated body known today as the Australian Music Examinations Board, (AMEB).

The Federal Office is based in Melbourne and signatories to the constitution are the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Western Australia and the Ministers of Education in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania. These, and other education institutions, use AMEB standards as a benchmark for student selection into their courses.

The State office can be contacted on (08) 8313 8088.

  • Subjects


    Piano, Piano for Leisure, Accordion, Organ, Violin, Viola, Double Bass, Cello, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Recorder, Bassoon, Saxophone, Saxophone for Leisure, Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, Band, Horn, Euphonium, Percussion, Harp, Classical Guitar, Singing, Singing for Leisure, Instrumental Ensemble, Theory, Musicianship and Music Craft and P Plate Piano for beginning pianists.


    Guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele.

    Contemporary Popular Music (Ceasing 31 December 2021)

    Keyboard, guitar, bass, vocal, drum kit.

    Speech and Drama

    Speech and Performance Theory, Voice and Communication, Drama and Communication and Speech and Performance.

    Induction programs

    Keyboard, Flute and Violin.

    Teaching and Performing Certificates and Diplomas

  • Vision

    The AMEB (SA & NT) will remain committed to maintaining AMEB national standards while validating the work of teachers and students.

    This AMEB will continue to play a significant role in the broad arts and education communities, and continue to collegially develop stakeholder support.

  • Mission

    To be recognised as the undisputed leader in the provision of examinations in music and speech.

    To be respected for the standard, diversity and attractiveness of its syllabuses and the professionalism, reliability and consistency of its assessment processes.

Office Hours: 
Mon, Wed & Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tues & Thurs: 9am - 1pm


Level 1 Hartley South, Kintore Avenue
University of Adelaide SA 5005

T: +61 8 8313 8088


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