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2018 AMEB (SA & NT) Awards Ceremony and Showcase Concert

Sunday 9th December 2pm - 4pm
Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide

Save the date for the 2018 AMEB Awards Ceremony and Showcase Concert!

The showcase will feature a selection of the most outstanding performances in AMEB exams throughout 2018, as well as conferral of Diploma Awards and Prizes.

Admission is free, although Booking is essential
Phone 8313 8088 or email for your tickets

Hard Copy Theory Papers

From 2018, the AMEB (SA&NT) office will no longer be stocking past theory papers for teachers and students to buy for practice purposes. Hard copy theory papers are still available to order through the Federal AMEB Shop.

Grade 7 Centenary Piano Prize

To celebrate the AMEB's Federal Centenary in 2018, Mrs Anne Hutchesson has generously offered a prize of $350 for the most outstanding Chopin piece played during a grade 7 exam.

Online Theory System Upgrade

The AMEB is launching a new Online Theory Exam System from the 15th of January 2018. It will incorporate new features, as recommended by teachers and students, and introduce a new and intuitive user experience.

For more information and FAQs on the transition, please read this notice to teachers from Federal AMEB CEO, Bernard Depasquale.

Online Theory exams can be found at

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.


2018 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.

2018 Hard Copy Theory Exam Dates

Please note the dates for 2018 hard copy exams are

August 21-22 ONLY.

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


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

Please note that Stradella Accordion exams will still be offered. (Syllabus only available by digital download)

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 and 2 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 1300 725 709

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