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Getting Started - Entering for an AMEB Exam

Online Exam Entries are now available through University of Adelaide's Online Shop. For help entering online, see our Step by Step Guide.

Entry forms for practical and theory examinations are available on this site.

Separate examination entry forms are available from the AMEB office for Diplomas, Speech, and Rockschool exams.

Diploma exams are scheduled at a central venue. Please complete all sections of the entry forms.

  • Entry Forms
  • Subject Codes

    Codes are listed on this web page and in the current Teachers' Handbook.

    Where there is a new and old syllabus running at the same time, indicate the year of the syllabus you are using and the subject code together with an indication of whether the examination new or old syllabus.

    The AMEB allows one year from the time of formal notification of withdrawal of a syllabus to complete preparation using an old syllabus.

  • Fees

    Current fees are published in the Teachers' Handbook and on this web site.

    Payment online:
    University of Adelaide Online Shop
    Email completed form to

    Payment by post (with entry form) to:
    AMEB C/- The University of Adelaide, SA 5005

    Payment in person to:
    The AMEB office, 1st Floor, Hartley Building, Kintore Avenue, The University of Adelaide.

    Please note that the University is currently phasing out cheques/money orders. Please pay using the online method, with credit card, or cash (in person only).

    Please check school camp dates, accompanist availability and candidates' holidays and other commitments that will impact on the time candidates can be examined.

    Examination times, once set cannot be changed without incurring a transfer fee.

    All enquiries to the AMEB office (08) 8313 8088

    Teacher ID numbers

    New teachers and candidates will have ID numbers issued on submission of their first entry form. Once an ID number is issued it will be required on subsequent entry forms. Please make a note of the ID number.

  • Examination Venues

    Examining centres are required to meet the standards published in the current Teachers' Handbook available from the AMEB office.

    If the nominated venue is other than the teacher's home or studio, teachers must make arrangements for its use, including the gaining of formal approval from the owner or administrator, before submitting an entry form. Teachers are required to contact the host teacher of their venue to ensure that dates and times nominated for exams are suitable and to offer support with supervision. The AMEB cannot contact venues regarding suitability of times.

    For an examiner to attend a venue a minimum examining time of 2 hours is required for all instruments, subjects and venues.

  • Theory Supervision

    A minimum number of three candidates is required for each morning or afternoon session in areas outside the Adelaide metropolitan area for a supervisor to be paid. Metropolitan candidates sit as directed by the AMEB unless prior arrangement for an alternative venue has been made.

  • Metropolitan Adelaide Sessions

    Private Sessions

    Metropolitan Adelaide sessions are deemed to be venues falling within the postcode range of 5000-5199. Examining venues with postcodes beyond that range are served with country or Northern Territory examining sessions.

    Public Sessions

    The March, July, and September Sessions are Public Sessions held at the Elder Conservatorium.

    Sundays will most likely not be used.

    Candidate Details

    1. Please include ID Number if candidate has previously undertaken AMEB exams in South Australia or the Northern Territory.
      New candidates will have a number allocated after entry.
    2. Date of Birth is essential for the candidate ID process and MUST be supplied.
  • Complaints

    Complaints about any aspect of an AMEB examination, up to and including the level of AMusA, must be communicated to the State Manager in writing within two weeks of receipt of the examination report.

    Written examination papers will be re-marked on receipt of a written request, together with the appropriate re-marking fee as published in the current AMEB (SA & NT) Teachers' Handbook.

    Complaints relating to federal examinations must be made in writing to the Federal Office.

    Complaints relating to Online Theory exams must be made to the Federal Body through the State Office.


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


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