Australian Music Examinations Board WA

Online Written Exams

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Australian Music Examinations Board online examinations

Important Information: AMEB Online Written Examination Centre

AMEB has launched a new Online Examination Centre on Monday, 29 January 2018.

The new platform will utilise an updated notation system, be fully optimised for mobile devices and will be HTML5 compatible.  The new Online Examination Centre will also incorporate new features, as recommended by users, and will introduce a new and intuitive user experience.

This means there will be a 14-day transition period from 14 January 2018 to Monday 29 January 2018 when AMEB's written Online Examination Centre will be unavailable.  This time is essential to ensure that out national IT networks are updated and all systems are properly tested ahead of the launch.  AMEB is focused on ensuring that candidates and teachers experience minimal disruption or inconvenience during the transition to the new and improved written Online Examinations Centre.  In order to achieve this, AMEB makes the following recommendations:

  • Customers who have already purchased written online examinations are encouraged to complete their exams before 14 January 2017.  This will avoid candidates having to transition their current enrolments to the new system.
  • New purchases between now and 31 December 2017 are welcome, however if the candidate does not intend to sit the written examination before 14 January 2018, it is recommended that the exam is purchased after 29 January 2018 when the new system is launched.
  • Wherever possible, customers should wait until 29 January 2018 to make new exam purchases.

*Please note that existing exam users will be issued with a new examination key once the system is up and running.

Throughout the transition, AMEB's Customer Support Team will continue to be available to solve technical issues as they arise.  Updates and information will also be made available via the AMEB website.  AMEB emphasises that no customers will be disadvantaged by this upgrade and all valid exam keys will be supported until their expiry.

Please refer to the Online Theory Q&A document below for more information.

Online Theory Q&A [PDF, 225.4 KB]
Updated 15 Jan 2018

AMEB Online Written Exams

Since June 2010, candidates have been able to complete written exams in Theory of Music, Musicianship and Music Craft over the internet.

The Australian Music Examinations Board has been inspiring excellence through the generations and is now moving with the times to deliver exams online.

AMEB Online Written Exams are flexible and convenient. Candidates are able to complete their written exams at any time or place where there is a computer and internet connection. Private teachers can ask their students to complete the exam at home or in the music studio. Students studying in a class can complete the exam individually in their own time or at the same time as the rest of their class.

AMEB online exams come with tutorials and practice questions. Candidates can do as many tutorials and practice questions as necessary before moving on to the real thing.

Results for lower-grade online exams (Preliminary to Grade 2 all syllabuses and Grade 3 theory of music) are available immediately. Candidates can review their results against the correct answers to see where they went wrong.

For Grade 3 Musicianship and Music Craft and Grade 4 and upwards in all syllabuses, exams will require some manual marking and thus the results will not be immediately available.

The manual marking system will be new to many users. Information to help users adjust to the manual marking system has been added throughout the process, including where a practice exam is started, when a practice exam is completed and when an exam is started and completed. For manually marked exams:

  • Practice exams can be saved and reviewed with a teacher or parent at any time.
  • Exams will be marked within three to four business days.
  • Users will be notified via email once their exam has been marked.
  • While waiting for their exams to be marked, users can review the answers they submitted.

As with all other AMEB exams, certificates will be mailed out soon after the completion of exams. Certificates for online exams will be identical to those for written exams completed on paper.

Online exams are now available up to Grade 5 for Theory of music and Grade 4 for Music Craft and Musicianship. Higher grade examinations will be released progressively, as will exams in Speech and Performance Theory.

Music Craft Preliminary Grade to Grade 4 exams are only offered as online exams from 2013 onwards. These grades are no longer available as traditional-delivery exams.

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Online Written Exam Registration Process

To register for an online written exam in Western Australia, please click on the following link

You will have to setup an AMEB SCORE account first before you will be able to register and pay for your online exam. 

There is also a link for Frequently Asked Questions on the Federal Office website header. This answers your questions about the new process and explains the new terminology. For technical issues, use the 'Contact Us' tag at the top of the front page.

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Online Theory Courses

Grade 1 and Grade 2 theory of music courses are now available. For information on this exciting new initiative visit the AMEB Federal office or go directly to the new AMEB Theory course site.

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Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 12:01 PM