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2009 teachers’ handbook
New South Wales

Your Teacher Details: Teacher Number AMEB Connect User Name AMEB Connect Password (hint) _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

Important Dates to Note
Please check for other commitments that your students and their families may have within your advertised examination period. After checking, please note any dates to avoid when filling in the “Special Request” box on your AMEB enrolment form. January 27 February 20 Term 1 commences for NSW Government schools Closing Date for First Metropolitan enrolments Closing Date for May Written enrolments March 20 April 10 Closing Date for Series 2 Country enrolments NSW Government school holidays commence Good Friday public holiday April 25 April 27 April 28 May 12–14 June 8 June 12 ANZAC Day (Saturday) ANZAC Day Public Holiday Term 2 commences for NSW Government schools NAPLAN tests for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 (Details: www.naplan.edu.au) Queen’s Birthday public holiday Closing Date for Metropolitan enrolments, Postcodes 2000–2109 Closing Date for August Written enrolments June 19 July 11 July 27 July 31 Closing Date for Series 4 Diploma enrolments NSW Government school holidays commence Term 3 commences for NSW Government schools Closing Date for Second Metro enrolments, Postcodes 2110–2999 Closing Date for Series 8 Country enrolments Closing Date for CPM and Percussion enrolments August 24 October 3 October 5 October 19 December 18 Last day for late entries for Second Metro exams NSW Government school holidays commence Labour Day public holiday (Monday) Term 4 commences for NSW Government schools Last day of school year for NSW Government schools

For any potential clashes, please submit a special request specifying the dates to be avoided. NB: School term dates and public holidays were correct at the time of printing.
For 2009 School Certificate and HSC exam dates, please check the NSW Board of Studies website
www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au

Advertising disclaimer: All advertisements in this handbook or enclosed flyers are paid advertising and do not constitute the views of, or endorsement by, AMEB (NSW).

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Contents
Additional Requirements 13
AMEB Connect 20
Candidates with Special Needs 17
Change of Teacher 26
Confirmation of Enrolment 14
Diploma Examinations 7, 17
Dress Code 17
Enrolment Forms 8–11
Examination Dates and Times 22–24
Examination Certificates – Practical 19
Examination Notice – Practical 15
Examination Notice – Written 28
Examination Reports – Practical 16
Examination Results and Certificates – Written 19, 29
Fees and Subject Codes
– Band Instruments 39
– Brass Instruments 38
– CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) 40
– Fellowship of Music Australia (FMusA) 40
– Keyboard Instruments 34–35 – Percussion 40
– Singing 40
– Speech and Drama 41–42 – Stringed Instruments 36
– Teaching Certificates and Diplomas – Music 35
– Wind Instruments 37
– Written Examinations – Music 33
– Written Examinations – Speech and Drama 41–42 FMusA and FSDA Program Approvals 11
LMusA Program Approvals 11
Late Enrolment Fees 8
News from State AMEB 5
Non-English Speaking Candidates 17
Online Information for Teachers and Examiners
(AMEB Connect) 20
Photocopies 17
Policies
– AMEB Shields 20
– Appeal Procedures 20
– Postcodes 15
– Privacy 20, 26
– Refunds 14
– Special needs/Special Provisions 17, 20
– Use of Private Studios 16, 20

Rescheduling your exam (see ‘Transfers’) 17, 20
Special Requests 9–11
Subject Codes (see ‘Fees’) 33–42
Syllabus and Publication News 30–32
Teacher Responsibilities 3
Trainee Examiners 17
Transfers – Practical examinations 25
Transfers – Written examinations 29
Useful Contacts 4
Venues – Practical 16
Written Examinations 28

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2009 teachers’ handbook

Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy
www.music.usyd.edu.au/community • email: con.openacademy@usyd.edu.au 2009 Regional MusicLink!
The Conservatorium Open Academy and the AMEB (NSW) sponsor music workshops throughout regional NSW called MusicLink! We will help to fund promotion, travel and administration costs for Conservatorium teachers to visit your area and present workshops or master classes that suit your needs.

Community Programs
Short courses designed to give adults the skills and knowledge to pursue their musical interests in a collaborative group learning environment. Courses include music theory, arranging and composing, improvisation, vocal performance, blues and jazz piano. Classes may be of interest to teachers who want to upgrade their skills or try something new.

Check our website for dates and details!

ameb.nsw. and examination codes and grades are correct. provision of fee schedules and session dates. co­ ordination of examinations. dates and venues.edu.nsw. Also supply for purchase the current Manual of Syllabuses and past written examination papers. candidate numbers (if known) and subject codes. results and certificates. and provision of examination materials Arrange written examinations – involving arrangement of venues and equipment.edu. AMEB Connect: www. The subject code must be checked for examinations where both an old and new syllabus are offered. examination notices. engagement of supervisors and written assessors. scheduling of examination times. AMEB (NSW) Provide information about enrolment requirements – including enrolment closing dates. then post or hand-deliver to AMEB (NSW) before the closing date for your examination series.amebnsw 3 ✓ Examination Responsibilities Checklist ■ The teacher (or. Ensure that every field of the enrolment form is completed. Cross-check that the examinations itemised on your enrolment form match the total of the ONE cheque. Photocopy your enrolment (both sides) for your records. including candidate date of birth. If Special Provisions are required for any student. Please also check full names and spelling to avoid errors on student certificates. Thoroughly check your Confirmation of Enrolment when it arrives. for private entries. and provision of examination materials Supply information concerning examinations – including the Teachers’ Handbook. ensuring candidate names are correctly listed. candidates and parents via Teachers’ Handbook and the AMEB (NSW) website: www.ameb. money order or credit card payment you have stapled to your form. Medical certificates or letters regarding illness will not be accepted by examiners at the examination. Complete the ‘Special Request’ box on your enrolment form if there are any other factors that may affect scheduling.au Contact AMEB (NSW) if your examination notices have not been received by the commencement of your nominated examination session. the person over 18 signing the enrolment form) should ensure that they have understood the following responsibilities before submitting enrolments for 2009: Teacher ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ✓ ■ ✓ ■ ✓ ■ ✓ ■ Inform students and parents/guardians of examination periods and conditions of enrolment as per 2009 Teachers’ Handbook. and examination fees to teachers. such as students who may be enrolled for more than one exam. or who have a teacher who is also an AMEB examiner. Keep track of the progress of your enrolments through your connection to our online teacher access system. engagement of examiners. . please submit medical documentation and details outlining the requirements with your enrolment. Double-check each student’s availability and note any dates to be avoided in the ‘Special Request’ box on the enrolment form before submitting your enrolment.au Arrange practical examinations – involving the determination of examination sessions. confirmation reports.

au Web: www.accompanistsguildofnsw.org.4 2009 teachers’ handbook Useful Contacts APRA/AMCOS Ph: Fax: Email: Web: (02) 9935 7900 (02) 9935 7999 print@apra.com. _____________________________________________ .au A non-profit professional association for teachers and associate/student members that conducts regular seminars and maintains a register of qualified teachers.au A non-profit organisation which provides a list of professional piano tuners and technicians.org. Many works are available for sale.com.apra-amcos.au A non-profit organisation that publishes an annual Directory of Accredited Private Music Teachers in NSW.org.com.musicnsw. A Practical Copyright Guide to the Use of Print Music in Australia (2006) is available free from their website or from the AMEB (NSW). seminars and festivals for music teachers and their students. Regional branches. _____________________________________________ Music Teachers’ Association of NSW PO Box 244 Oatley NSW 2223 Ph: (02) 9570 1436 Toll Free: 1800 021 436 Fax: (02) 9586 0493 Email: info@musicnsw.aptta.amcoz.au Web: www.com.au APRA/AMCOS offers an advisory service to the music community about music copyright and print music issues.au www. workshops and performance opportunities. The Arts Exchange 10 Hickson Road The Rocks NSW 2000 Ph: (02) 9247 4677 Toll Free: 1300 651 834 Fax: (02) 9241 2873 Email: info@amcoz. Their website includes biographies of approximately 500 Australian composers and a catalogue of scores and recordings held in the Centre’s library. The MTA organises workshops.au www.com.com. _____________________________________________ United Music Teachers of NSW Inc. Ph: Email: Web: (02) 9328 7628 umtcentral@yahoo.org.au www. _____________________________________________ Australasian Piano Tuners and Technicians Association Web: www. _____________________________________________ Speech and Drama Association of NSW Ph: Fax: Email: Web: (02) 4959 2598 or 9387 2026 or 9808 2025 (02) 9889 8922 or 4959 2598 info@speechanddrama. The contact details and areas of expertise for each Guild member are included in the register.org A non-profit organisation which supports studio teachers and their students. _____________________________________________ Australian Music Centre Level 4.au NSW Accompanists’ Guild Ph: Email: Web: (02) 9476 6851 or 9351 1224 nswaccompguild@optusnet.com. _____________________________________________ A non-profit organisation which produces and sells a register of professional accompanists in and around Sydney. awards.au www.au The Australian Music Centre is dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists.unitedmusicteachers.speechanddrama. The UMT provides scholarships.com.

edu. Just a few minutes walk from Wynyard Station. piano. concert bands. Until further notice. ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 16. Later First Metropolitan Closing Date for Schools To assist the many government and registered non­ government schools that enrol their students for AMEB examinations. As this resource is the most­read section of the annual handbook. candidates and their teachers can nominate to undertake an exam on either the old (2008) or new (2009) Syllabus for these instruments. . please download an order form from our website (www. world music and much more. The earlier closing date of 20 February 2009 will apply to all enrolments under individual teacher names. If you wish to purchase any past papers for Music Craft. chamber music. symphony orchestras. Pianoforte. They allow more control over the quality of room and piano for examinations and they are also available for hire. complete with revised Manual Lists.nsw. Where have the Examination Tables gone? The tables that include all important dates for 2009 Practical and Written examinations have been transferred to the middle pages of this handbook. Please ensure that you enrol your piano students for the correct syllabus according to the codes detailed on page 34 of this handbook. speech. violin. rock bands. Enjoy watching and performing classical and contemporary singing. solo woodwind & brass.amebnsw 5 News in 2009 Clarence Street Studios AMEB (NSW) has ten new examination rooms now open in the heart of the CBD.au/publications). new Technical Work Books and new Series Grade Books. Theory of Music or Musicianship to assist in your exam preparation. examinations will be offered in both the May and August Written examination periods from 2009. Music Craft examinations now held in May and August Due to the growing interest in Music Craft. guitar.ameb. which will be available for every grade – including Eighth Grade.com. saxophone. stage bands. SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD PRESENTS 2009 McDonald’s Performing Arts Challenge The biggest competitive festival of its kind in the world. Please note that examinations in suburban private studios will still be offered on weekdays. clarinet. drama and lots of instrumental: jazz bands. cello. See Federal News on page 30 for more details. we now offer schools a later closing date for First Metropolitan Series (06) enrolments. the Level 8 studios at 117 Clarence Street are all equipped with new pianos. This expansion offers our candidates a wonderful new facility for their Sydney examinations.au or phone 02 9261 8366. this central placement allows ease of reference – or even the option to tear these centre pages out for display on the wall of your teaching studio. flute.sydneyeisteddfod. 2009 Competition held June .September For a free syllabus or to enter online ( in January) visit the website: www. Clarinet and Saxophone – New Syllabuses for 2009 2009 sees the introduction of new syllabuses for the above instruments. viola. Please note that the 6 March 2009 closing date for Series 06 is only applicable to enrolments where a government or registered non­ government school is listed as the enrolling teacher.

To allow for any irregularities and to avoid late fees. please doublecheck that candidates and their parents/guardians have notified you of all dates that must be avoided during your advertised examination period. a fee of $22 per candidate per examination will be charged for any special request that is not written on the original enrolment form.ameb. Avoiding other additional fees The AMEB (NSW) is not responsible for delays caused by the postal services. We endeavour to assist our candidates by avoiding the dates specified by the teacher in the Special Request Box on the enrolment form. Further information regarding AMEB (NSW) policies can be found on our website (www. If you are enrolling students for examinations. Policies.edu. Envelopes postmarked after the closing date will incur a late fee. This service is offered free of charge to encourage a streamlining of the administration involved in processing your enrolments.VTJD&YDFSQUT ORY DUCT INTRO Teacher’s Packs – available for a limited time only Contains: 1 x Grade Book for each grade 1203090639 1203090739 R OFFE AVAILABLE FROM ALL GOOD PRINT MUSIC STORES 1203090339    Saxophone Series 2 ALTO Grades 1 to 4 Teacher’s Pack Saxophone Series 2 TENOR Grades 1 to 4 Teacher’s Pack Teacher’s Pack – available for a limited time only Contains: 1 x Grade Book for each grade YFBDIPGUIF3FDPSEJOH)BOECPPLQVCMJDBUJPOT R OFFE $MBSJOFU4FSJFT1SFMJNJOBSZUP(SBEF5FBDIFST1BDL . it is best to allow a few extra days before the due closing date for enrolments to ensure that the forms reach us in time.nsw. AMEB SAXOPHONE SERIES 2 t/FXTZMMBCVT t/FX5FDIOJDBM8PSL#PPL t4FQBSBUFHSBEFCPPLGPSFBDIHSBEF (from Grade 1 to Grade 4) t(SFBUOFXSFQFSUPJSF Product Code ALTO 1203088239 1203088339 1203088439 1203088539 TENOR 1203088639 1203088739 1203088839 1203088939 1203089039 Title Saxophone Series 2 Grade 1 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 2 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 3 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 4 AMEB CLARINET SERIES 3 t t t t t t /FXTZMMBCVT "WBJMBCMFGSPN1SFMJNJOBSZ(SBEFUP(SBEF /FX5FDIOJDBM8PSL#PPL /FX0SDIFTUSBMBOE$IBNCFS. it is your responsibility to inform your students and their parents or guardians of all the conditions of enrolment and the examination requirements.au) under Examinations.VTJD&YDFSQUT 1SPGFTTJPOBMMZSFDPSEFE3FDPSEJOHT)BOECPPLT 5FSSJmDOFXSFQFSUPJSF Product Code Title $MBSJOFU4FSJFT1SFMJNJOBSZ(SBEF 1203089239 Clarinet Series 3 Grade 1 1203089339 Clarinet Series 3 Grade 2 1203089439 Clarinet Series 3 Grade 3 1203089539 Clarinet Series 3 Grade 4 $MBSJOFU4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH)BOECPPL    1SFMJNJOBSZo(SBEF $MBSJOFU4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH)BOECPPL    (SBEFTo 1203089639 ORY DUCT INTRO Saxophone Series 2 Grade 1 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 2 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 3 Saxophone Series 2 Grade 4 Saxophone Technical Work Book   Clarinet Technical Work Book Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Orchestral BOE$IBNCFS. However. Please be aware that some of these dates fall at the beginning or end of government school holiday periods and you should therefore advise your students of the possibility of being scheduled on those dates. To avoid incurring additional fees. Special requests will not be accepted less than two months before the commencement of the relevant examination series or postcode period. You should be prepared for your students’ examinations to be scheduled at any time during the advertised periods.6 2009 teachers’ handbook Reminders By signing the enrolment forms and entering candidates for examinations you have agreed to abide by the regulations contained in this handbook and on the AMEB (NSW) website. Check dates carefully before submitting your enrolment.

A successful candidate who is not able to be present to receive his/her award in person will be admitted ‘in absentia’ to the diploma and the certificate will be mailed in March 2009. Level Two examinations are incrementally more challenging and demanding. Licentiate and Fellowship candidates will be invited to attend the annual Diploma Presentation Ceremony.edu.amebnsw 7 Your path to AMEB Diplomas The AMEB examination system divides examinations into three categories: Levels One.nsw.au/support/diploma_prep. Two and Three. Preparing for the AMusA Practical Examination Teachers and private entrants are advised to carefully read the objectives for the Associate examinations listed in the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses before entering for the examination. Gowns are available for hire from AMEB (NSW) and stoles can be purchased. The Diploma Presentation Ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to formally recognise a musician’s years of dedication and musical achievement and to celebrate this moment with his/her peers. and for many instruments is often capped with the Certificate of Performance. Teachers preparing candidates for Level Three examinations may also find useful information at: http://www. This academic regalia can be worn for all future academic ceremonies you may attend. This level includes Fifth Grade to Eighth Grade. The Associate Diploma is highly respected in the international music community and recognises a sophistication of musical understanding and performance abilities that are well above the requirements for Eighth Grade. The ceremony at which diplomas will be formally conferred upon candidates who successfully complete all requirements in 2009 will be held in early March 2010.html The AMEB (NSW) Conferring of Diplomas Ceremony Successful Associate. Level One examinations cover Preliminary Grade through to Fourth Grade inclusive. . Licentiate and Fellowship Diplomas. it is therefore suggested that teachers who are presenting candidates at Diploma level for the first time obtain advice from an experienced teacher beforehand. The success rate for AMusA is much lower than for Grade examinations.ameb. family and friends. teacher. Level Three examination success leads to the prestigious Associate. To avoid disappointment.

money order or credit card authorisation per teacher to cover all accompanying enrolment forms and all candidates – please staple this to your submissions. • Please include the correct subject description and subject codes against each candidate’s name. Candidate number and subject code • Please ensure that all known candidate numbers are included on the enrolment form. gender and full names are recorded for both teachers and candidates. or may be downloaded from the website. and neatly printed so that we can maintain accurate records. Teachers are therefore advised to submit signed and dated enrolment forms in good time. and for additional enrolments. For security reasons faxed or emailed enrolments will not be accepted. are also available by contacting the Office. Enrolments will not be accepted on anything other than the official Enrolment Form.8 2009 teachers’ handbook Enrolment Forms NEW enrolment forms must be used in 2009. Personal details • To assist us in eliminating duplicates in our database. Enrolment forms faxed to us will be shredded – do not fax your enrolment. Please ensure that enrolment forms and one SINGLE PAYMENT are submitted by the due date to: AMEB (NSW) Level 6. • Please note that orders or enrolment forms will not be processed until the cheque/money order/credit card authorisation has arrived at the AMEB (NSW). Written examination enrolment forms Separate enrolment forms are necessary for country and metropolitan enrolments. • Please ensure that your enrolment information is double-checked. Late fees are not refundable. 117 Clarence Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 Late enrolment fees – all examinations A late enrolment fee will apply if the enrolment form and full payment are not received or postmarked by the advertised closing date. • The AMEB (NSW) does not accept payment of fees by cash or EFTPOS. date of birth. Up to one week late More than one week late $10 per enrolment per candidate $55 per enrolment per candidate Please note: Late fees do not incur GST. . Photocopies of the enrolment form will also be accepted. The AMEB (NSW) is not responsible for delays caused by the postal services. Payment • Please submit only one cheque. the title. Blank enrolment forms for new teachers. A customised form is sent to teachers who enrolled candidates in 2008.

• If your studio is suitable for examinations (see criteria on AMEB (NSW) website). Examination Series – Only one examination series should be listed per form. it is best to allow a few extra days before the due closing date for enrolments to ensure that the forms reach us in time. to avoid incurring Special Request fees. • The AMEB (NSW) reserves the right to alter the location of the examination to facilitate the provision of an examiner. including any late fees. you must obtain permission from the person or institution involved before enrolling candidates. • If you have not previously enrolled candidates for examinations. • Please ensure that you provide your teacher number and full details on all enrolment forms. Private Studio Section – if you wish your candidates to be examined at a private studio. (continued on p 10) . • Any hire costs for a private venue or studio must be met by the client. These dates must be noted at the time of enrolling. Late Fees The AMEB (NSW) is not responsible for delays caused by the postal services. • If the studio belongs to another teacher. Fees • Faxed or emailed enrolment forms cannot be accepted for security reasons. the AMEB (NSW) will allocate a teacher number to you upon receipt of an enrolment form. • Enter the total amount of enrolment fees. a single cheque or a single money order. Enrolling teachers should complete the Responsibilities Checklist on Page 3 of this handbook before posting or handdelivering completed enrolment form(s). To avoid late fees. and your enrolment form will be returned. or you wish to use a particular school or convent. Envelopes postmarked after the closing date will incur a late fee. • We accept payment by credit card (Mastercard or Visa only). • Please include your current email address. for each enrolment form. fill in this section. Parents or guardians of younger private candidates may perform the role of ‘teacher’ by completing the teacher details on the enrolment form. use a separate enrolment form for each preferred area. on the enrolment form. Part payments will not be accepted. Avoiding Additional Fees Special Requests Please double-check with candidates and their parents/guardians for any dates to be avoided during your examination period. • A minimum of four hours of examining time per instrument category must be available at a studio before the AMEB (NSW) will assign an examiner to that studio. • Tick the appropriate box if your address has changed since you last enrolled candidates. • Enrolment forms without full payment or credit card authorisation will not be accepted. Front Page Teacher/Person Enrolling Candidate – Number and Details • The relationship between the enrolling teacher and the AMEB (NSW) takes the form of a contract and for legal reasons the enrolling teacher or person enrolling a candidate must be at least 18 years old. and mobile phone number if applicable. Cash payments will not be accepted. If your candidates must be examined in different locations.amebnsw 9 A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Enrolment Form Please ensure that each of the following sections is completed on all enrolment forms. Please staple your single payment to the enrolment form. • Fees cannot be transferred from one candidate to another or from one year to the next. • Include the Teacher Number of the teacher whose venue will be used in the space provided. If you pay by credit card the authorisation must be completed. Private studios shall be scheduled on weekdays only. Preferred Examination Day – please indicate in the appropriate box whether your candidates would prefer to be examined on a weekday or a Saturday. please indicate its availability on the enrolment form in this section.

. Enter the subject code for each candidate under ‘Candidate Details’ on the enrolment form.edu. – If this is the first enrolment. • Pianoforte. a fee of $15 (including any applicable bank fees) will be applied to each transaction. • You may not request specific examination dates and times. It is extremely important that the correct subject code is written on the enrolment form and the correct syllabus (old or new) is prepared according to the subject code nominated.10 2009 teachers’ handbook A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Enrolment Form (continued) • If for any reason a cheque or credit card is not accepted by the bank. • Failure to sign and date the certification will result in the enrolment form being returned. candidates may be issued additional candidate numbers. including middle names. the candidate will be issued with a number. – Include a title (Mr. Back (second) Page Candidate Details The following items of information are essential for accurate records. This service is offered free of charge to encourage a streamlining of the administration involved in processing enrolments. Viola. • Sex Enter M (male) or F (female) for each candidate. Miss etc) for each candidate. • Candidate Number – Use the candidate’s number from previous examinations. Subject codes • Each syllabus/subject/grade has been given a subject code that is listed at the back of this handbook. Group Examinations • One group name only (not individual members) on enrolment form. regardless of teacher. • Date of Birth (DOB) Confirm and list the candidate’s correct date of birth to ensure accurate linkage to the candidate’s AMEB records. This number is to be used for all future examination enrolments. certifying: – their awareness of the conditions of enrolment – their agreement to abide by the regulations and the examining requirements in the AMEB (NSW) 2009 Teachers’ Handbook and the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses. and the policies on the AMEB (NSW) website (www. A $5 fee will be charged if the certification is not properly completed. Mrs. • Candidate Name – Check with candidates and their parents to ensure that the candidate’s full name is registered on enrolments. Special Requests (‘SR’ on the enrolment form) • Special requests must be in writing in the box provided and submitted by the enrolling teacher only.ameb. Certification • It is essential that the person who completes the Teacher/Person Enrolling Candidate Details section of the enrolment form also signs and dates the form. but you may indicate dates that are NOT possible for your candidates. whether practical or written. If incorrect information is received.nsw. This may then result in the delayed release of certificates and a lack of examination history for the candidate. • Please consult candidates and parents regarding any dates they will be unable to attend examinations during the relevant examination period and advise the AMEB (NSW) at the time of enrolling. correctly produced documentation (including Certificates). for all Group Examinations. and the computerised history of the candidate’s results. Clarinet and Saxophone offer an old syllabus and a new syllabus (NS). Ms.au) – their awareness of their responsibility to inform candidates and parents of these requirements including the refund and transfer policies – that they are at least 18 years old.

No requests for LMusA program approvals will be accepted after 31 July. please state the dates to be avoided in the Special Requests section of the enrolment form. Once these programs have been approved by the AMEB. it should be attached to the enrolment form. 14 August. 2009. School Certificate Tests. candidates will receive a program approval letter. . • Please indicate if any of your candidates are enrolled for more than one examination in a series (with different teachers). up to a maximum of $220 per enrolment form. This information will ensure that the examiner is not scheduled to examine his/her own candidates. • Requests regarding the scheduling or nonscheduling of specific examiners will not be considered. If rescheduling is necessary due to a candidate’s failure to indicate this information on your enrolment form. The information printed inside the front cover of this handbook can assist you in determining these dates. FMusA/FSDA • FMusA and FSDA candidates MUST submit their proposed programs to AMEB (NSW) no later than 30 April. • Please keep all special requests as brief as possible. Requests will not be processed without the accompanying fee. taught by someone who is an AMEB examiner. who are. LMusA Program Approvals • If a program approval is needed. • While we do our best to satisfy any special requests. Higher School Certificate examinations or other important examinations or have school commitments during your scheduled examining period. unless a candidate has been or is being taught by an examiner (see the following page for further information).amebnsw 11 • Requests that are not included on the enrolment form will incur a fee of $22 per candidate per examination. Additional Notes Candidates who have been taught by an AMEB examiner • Candidates who enrol for an examination. we cannot guarantee that this will always be possible as we are dependent on the availability of venues and examiners and on time constraints. • Photocopies of prerequisites MUST be attached to the enrolment form (refer to the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses). as examinations are usually arranged by grade. additional transfer fees may be charged. should indicate this in the Special Requests section of the enrolment form. • Please indicate if you wish siblings to be examined consecutively. or are also enrolled for a written examination to be held during your examination period. 2009. or previously have been. either past or present. School Examinations • If any of your candidates are likely to undertake NAPLAN Tests. • Requests for examinations in the Second Metropolitan Series to be held outside the teacher’s postcode period will incur a transfer fee of $55 per candidate. • Special requests may not be accepted less than two months before the commencement of the relevant examination series or postcode period. 2009. • Program notes for FMusA examinations should be forwarded to the State Office by email in Word format no later than Friday.

This centrally located facility is available at the following special introductory rates: Rates Weekdays* 9 am – 5 pm $30 per hour (1–3 hours) $100 half day (4 hours) $180 full day (up to 8 hours) Pre-exam hire 8 – 8.45 am After work session 5 – 6 pm * excluding public holidays To book a studio or to find out about the discounts for long-term bookings. With a total of thirteen spacious and beautifully appointed studios – many with Grand Pianos – we invite teachers. call AMEB (NSW) $40 for 45 minutes $50 for 60 minutes (02) 9367 8456 Please note Studio hire is payable at the time of booking.12 2009 teachers’ handbook amebnsw AMEB Examination Studios for Hire ■ Are you a teacher looking for an ideal venue for teaching in the CBD? ■ Are you a pianist needing to practise on a well-tuned piano before your examination? ■ Are you a performer trying to find a quality rehearsal venue for an upcoming performance? AMEB (NSW) is pleased to announce our new expanded facilities at 117 Clarence Street. . students and musicians to make use of these facilities. Bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable. All bookings are subject to availability and taken on a first-in booking basis.

LDPA and FSDA examinations candidates must pass a qualifying examination(s) before entering for the principal examination.) Speech and Drama Prerequisite Requirements For CSCA. ADPA. ASDA. and the state in which the examination was held. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide notification as to the date of passing the prerequisite requirement. In all cases the stated prerequisite is the minimum requirement. Please refer to the 2009–2010 Manual of Speech Syllabuses for more information. the examination is incomplete. an additional written examination is required. LSDA. The additional requirement need not be completed before the principal examination. and no certificate will be awarded. Practical Award Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 AMusA LMusA Practice of Music Practice of Music Practice of Music Performing Performing Additional Requirement Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Theory or Musicianship or Music Craft Theory or Musicianship or Music Craft Theory or Musicianship or Music Craft Theory or Musicianship Theory or Musicianship (Please refer to Regulation 19 in the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses for exceptions.amebnsw 13 Music Examination Additional Requirements In the following practical examinations. Examination CSCA ASDA ADPA Speech in Action Speech & Drama Drama & Performance Prerequisites Credit or B grading Pass B grading Pass B grading B grading Pass Pass Pass Level 7 Grade 7 Grade 7 Grade 7 CDPA Grade 7 ASDA ADPA Pass LSDA Pass Speech in Action Theory of S&D or S&P Theory AND Speech & Drama S&P Theory or Theory of S&D AND Drama & Performance OR Speech & Drama Speech & Drama Drama & Performance OR ASDA Speech & Drama Speech & Drama OR LDPA Drama & Performance LSDA LDPA FSDA Speech & Drama Drama & Performance Speech & Drama . but until both are passed.

08). subject to suitability and availability as set out on page 16 of this handbook. the withdrawal must be submitted in writing and will be considered under the following conditions: • A full refund (less $20 per candidate per examination administration fee) will be issued if a written request is received before the Series closing date or at least 3 months before the commencement of the relevant series (for Series 04). if a candidate wishes to withdraw from their examination. Please advise us of any errors immediately. 06. regional practical examination period (for Series 02. or postcode period (for Series 03. or postcode period (for Series 03. However. 05) – at least 1 month before the commencement of the particular series (see page 24).50 each. . Refund Policy The AMEB (NSW) enrolment. Replacement certificates will incur a fee of $27. The Confirmation of Enrolment is your tax invoice and only official receipt from the AMEB (NSW). – Practical Examinations – at least 2 months before the commencement of the relevant series (for Series 04. The Confirmation of Enrolment provides the opportunity for teachers to double-check that all information relevant to their candidates has been accurately recorded. 09). It is not possible to substitute alternative candidates at this stage. If you have NOT received a Confirmation of Enrolment within two months of the closing date. 10). The spelling of the name on the Confirmation is as it will appear on the certificate. please telephone the AMEB (NSW) to check the status of your enrolment. regional practical examination period (for Series 02. 08). irrespective of whether candidates actually present on the day of their examinations. 10). examination preparation and scheduling processes incur significant costs for the AMEB (NSW). Failure to identify an anomaly on the Confirmation of Enrolment will result in errors on all subsequent documentation concerning that candidate. • A 50% refund will be issued if written advice of withdrawal is received as follows: – Written Examinations (Series 01. Please note that the Preferred Venue listed on your Confirmation of Enrolment may be changed.14 2009 teachers’ handbook Confirmation of Enrolment You will receive a computer-generated confirmation of your enrolment(s) as soon as practicable after the information has been processed. See middle pages of this handbook for dates.

nsw. • Extra List pieces for Grades 2 to 7 may be selected from any source. provided they have an educational value similar to that prescribed in the syllabus. In this event the postcode period will apply to the teaching studio address. If you have candidates who live in various areas in Sydney. • Pre-recorded accompaniment is not acceptable.ameb. Regardless of a teacher’s post office box postcode. You can check these provisional dates via the AMEB Connect section of our website (www. Please check carefully the day. The AMEB (NSW) is not responsible for delays caused by the postal services. Additional teacher responsibilities • Have your students’ instrument correctly assembled and tuned before entering the examination room.au). In the event that your teaching studio address is different from your mailing address. (See section on General Requirements for Practical Examinations in the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses. It is possible that your candidates’ examinations may be scheduled on a weekday or Saturday. Examiners will only accept schedule alterations initiated by the AMEB office. the postcode at enrolment will apply. they do not change from year to year.) Notice of Practical Examination The Notice of Examination is the confirmation of the examination date. in the appropriate order. For teachers who change address between enrolment and examination. Other examination matters for the teacher to note • Teachers are not allowed to alter the examination schedule for their students under any circumstances.edu. unless specified by the syllabus. Every effort will be made to ensure that a Notice of Practical Examination for each candidate is dispatched to the teacher/private candidate approximately four weeks before the examination. at the commencement of the examination. The teacher’s suburb as indicated on the enrolment form will be used to schedule that teacher’s candidates into a particular postcode period. venue and studio number (if applicable) on your candidate’s Notice of Practical Examination. their mark will be downgraded. their students will be examined according to the postcode of the teacher’s suburb. It is also possible that examinations may be scheduled during school holidays. • Advise candidates undertaking practical examinations that they MUST have all the music required for performance. Postcode periods are indicated on the middle pages of this handbook and. (continued on p 16) . please request that they be examined at a city venue. Postcode policy – Second Metropolitan Series Due to the large number of candidates entered for the Second Metropolitan Series of Examinations it is necessary for the AMEB (NSW) to divide the examinations into different periods. • Arrange for an accompanist (where applicable) and cover any costs involved.amebnsw 15 Practical Examinations Practical Examinations are conducted in accordance with all syllabus requirements set out in the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses and in accordance with the policies and procedures in this handbook. date. in order to provide continuity for teachers and candidates. you should indicate this clearly by attaching a letter of explanation to the enrolment form. These Notices must be given to candidates for presentation at the examination venue. Our website provides provisional examination dates as soon as they are scheduled. • If a candidate presents a piece of music (other than Extra List) that is not listed in the syllabus for which they are enrolled.

If you elect to have your students examined at another teacher’s private studio your contact details may be given to the venue owner. This allows teachers to convey the examiner’s feedback in a supportive and positive way. It also provides a more appropriate setting without the distraction of other candidates who are awaiting their examinations. to give to the teacher. Sydney CBD Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Private studios The majority of private studio examinations will be scheduled on weekdays. the AMEB (NSW) will organise another venue for the examinations.ameb. It is expected that candidates and visiting teachers will respect the facilities at the examination studio. leaving the premises upon completion of examinations. These envelopes are not to be opened by the student. Sydney CBD Examination availability Weekdays and Saturdays Weekdays and Saturdays Saturdays only Candidates may request an examination on either a weekday or a Saturday and we will do our best to accommodate that request. please consult the Policies section of the AMEB (NSW) website (www. There must be a minimum total of four hours examining per instrument category before an examiner may be scheduled to examine at a private venue or studio.nsw. Results for all examinations are also available through the AMEB Connect section of our website. Please note that recording any part of any AMEB examination is not permitted. and not interrupting examinations in progress.edu. Penrith AMEB Clarence Street. If the teacher is present at the examination venue he or she may request that all reports be handed to the teacher at the conclusion of that teacher’s examinations. who will convey the result awarded. Examination Reports Envelopes are addressed: ‘To the Teacher’ At all venues.. Diploma results will not be given to anyone over the phone. Please note that these results are available only to current teachers of the candidates concerned and to the candidates themselves if the teacher has provided them with access. To see if your studio meets our criteria as an examination venue. If teachers using a venue have a combined total of less than four hours examining. FMusA.16 2009 teachers’ handbook Practical Examinations (continued) Venues Metropolitan examinations Venue Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. However if this is not possible due to the unavailability of studios and/or examiners. . LTMusA) will be held at a Sydney metropolitan venue to be determined by the AMEB (NSW).au). the examiner will hand the report to the candidate in a sealed envelope. It is the responsibility of the visiting teacher to ensure that the private studio is available and appropriate for your students’ examinations. Federal examinations Federal music practical examinations (LMusA. Diploma reports are dispatched from the AMEB (NSW) after results and additional requirements have been verified. by waiting only in the area directed by the host teacher. at the conclusion of each grade examination. then candidates will be scheduled at the most appropriate venue on either a weekday or a Saturday. Please note that warm-up rooms are generally not available at examination venues.

Photocopies Composers and playwrights depend to a significant extent on royalty income from sales of their publications. candidate. In such an instance. Candidates are advised to consider the occasion as they would any performance opportunity and dress appropriately in a ‘smart casual’ style. The cost of the interpreter service will be the responsibility of the . the candidate will receive the Supervising Examiner’s result and written report. In order that other candidates are not disadvantaged. Those using photocopies of printed material should ensure that the copies do not contravene the Copyright Act. it is not possible for examiners to discuss reports or other examination issues with teachers. provisions may be made for candidates with special needs. Provisional Enrolments Provisional enrolments will not be accepted for practical examinations.amebnsw 17 Queries and Complaints AMEB examinations are conducted as a formal process on a strict timetable. as does the AMEB. Accredited interpreters may be contacted through the Language Services division of the Community Relations Commission of NSW on 1300 651 500. Trainee Examiners A trainee examiner may be present during grade examinations. Please refer to the AMEB (NSW) website for further information on copyright. Our policy may be found in the ‘Policies’ section of our website (www. The AMEB (NSW) website provides further information on copyright issues or you may contact our office to obtain a copy of the AMCOS publication. Please also note the relevant paragraph under General Requirements Practical Examinations in the 2009 Manual of Syllabuses. parents or candidates at the examination venue. Diploma Examinations Diploma examinations require two specialist examiners. This examination experience is vital for trainees in order to maintain the high examining standards of the AMEB.edu. after which a response will be issued by the State Manager. AMusA candidates will be required to travel to Sydney during the period 26 September to 16 October 2009 to be examined. Queries or objections regarding any examination results or examiners must be set out in writing and addressed to the State Manager. In instances where it is not feasible to schedule two examiners in a regional area. LMusA and FMusA examinations are held in Sydney during September and October 2009. A Practical Copyright Guide to the Use of Print Music in Australia. or soon after. Letters of complaint concerning an examiner will be forwarded to that examiner for comment.ameb. Verbal objections will not be accepted and no complaint will be considered more than ten days after receipt of the examination report.au). Unauthorised photocopying is illegal. Medical certificates or letters regarding illness will not be accepted by examiners at the examination. Non English-Speaking Candidates Non English-speaking candidates who wish to have an accredited interpreter present at their exam must apply to the AMEB (NSW) in writing. Dress Code AMEB examinations follow a formal and structured process. their enrolment. Please forward a copy of the candidate’s medical documentation to the AMEB (NSW) office with. Photocopies of AMEB publications must not be taken into AMEB examinations.nsw. Candidates are advised that they must bring a copy of their music so that the examiners can refer to the edition from which the candidate is working. Candidates Requiring Special Provisions To ensure that the examination process is accessible to all.

18 2009 teachers’ handbook An AMEB practical examination certificate as presented eighty years ago. .

at a cost of $11 per certificate. Music Craft or Speech and Performance Theory: Grade Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Percentage 100 100 97 96 92 92 90 90 90 Please note: The AMEB (NSW) is not responsible for the delivery of mail once it has left the office. Candidates who cannot attend the Presentation Ceremony will receive their certificates through the mail.amebnsw 19 Certificates Grade Certificates Issued as soon as possible after the examination. AMEB (NSW) Distinction Certificates Issued with the grade certificates as follows: • Practical: To each candidate who receives an A+ in Music and Speech and Drama subjects. Musicianship.50 each. . Replacement Certificates will incur a fee of $27. Certificates for Groups One certificate is issued with the group name as supplied on the enrolment form. Reimbursement for lost articles may be claimed from Australia Post and compensation may be paid at their discretion. providing the appropriate names. • Written: To candidates who achieve the following marks or higher in Theory of Music. For additional certificates with the names of all group members please write to the office. Further copies of this certificate may be supplied at the request of the teacher. Diploma Certificates Presented at the Annual Presentation Ceremony.

edu. click the ‘AMEB Connect’ button to begin a session. If you are a teacher. www. Log on using your existing user name and the password provided.ameb. you may: • check that your enrolment forms have been processed • see provisional dates for your candidates’ examinations once they have been scheduled • check for any errors in your personal details and correct them • view candidates’ results as soon as they are added • grant each of your candidates access to their own details • download a comprehensive record of your candidates’ results (from 1988 to present). under the heading ‘Policies’. Then click on ‘I want web access’ and enter your teacher number and a user name.au AMEB Connect AMEB Connect enables teachers. .20 2009 teachers’ handbook Many questions can be answered with a quick visit to our website. Teachers should familiarise themselves with these policies as they form part of the conditions for enrolment. examiners and venue owners to access information about their examinations online through the AMEB (NSW) website. You may change your password once you have logged on to AMEB Connect.nsw. Policies include: • AMEB Shield • Appeal Procedures for Practical Associate Diploma Examinations • Candidates with Special Needs • Certificates • Child Protection Procedures • Copyright • Criteria for the Use of Private Studios • Privacy Policy • Provisional Enrolments for Written Examinations. To use AMEB Connect for the first time. which should be something you can easily remember. or by email if we already have this address on our database. If you do not have access to the internet the AMEB (NSW) will be happy to send you a hard copy of this information. AMEB (NSW) Policies Information regarding the following AMEB (NSW) policies can be located on our website under the ‘Examinations’ button. Please remember that all dates for examinations that you may see online are provisional until you receive written confirmation in the form of a Notice of Examination. The AMEB (NSW) office will then send you a password by mail.

KAI 0577 amebnsw AMEB IN NSW.net. Clarence Street. At the new AMEB (NSW) studios. For performers.WA CHOOSES KAWAI With the completion of brand new studios in Sydney.kawai. Sydney: » Kawai uprights 2 x K5. teachers and players at all levels. Kawai is the piano of the future. handcrafted Shigeru Kawai Grand – based on reputation.au . 1 x SK7 www. 2 x RX3. recommendations and great value. QLD. AMEB (NSW) chose Kawai – 12 pianos in all including a superb. Recommendations were sought from key advisors and its keyboard examiners. AMEB (NSW) conducted a thorough examination of pianos available in the market. 4 x K6 » Kawai grands 3 x RX2. The result? Just like the AMEB state offices in Queensland and Western Australia.

either earlier or later than the designated postcode period. If you wish to change postcode period for the Metropolitan Second Series (Series 03 and Series 10). Many of the Music Diploma examinations in the Second Metropolitan series will be held during government school holidays. The closing date is Friday 12 June for all enrolments involving transfers. West. Electronic Organ. 1st Metropolitan. See page 25 for details. The first and/or last date for examinations may fall within the school holidays. . LTMusA AMusA. FMusA. No late entries will be accepted for any series. or postcode period. Friday 20 February 6 March for accredited schools Friday 20 March Friday 20 March Friday 20 March (see notes below) Friday 12 June Friday 12 June Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Friday 19 June FMusA programs must be submitted by 29 April Friday 19 June (see notes below) Friday 12 June Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Examination Dates 27 April – 13 June (major venues) 27 April – 6 June (private studios) 9 June – 27 June 29 June – 3 July 27 July – 26 August Last Dates for Refunds Refund Less Admin Fee 50% Refund 20 February 27 February 20 March 30 March 27 April 9 April 29 April 27 May 03 22 August – 12 September 12 September – 3 October 17 October – 31 October 31 October – 21 November 21 November – 19 December 19 October – 24 October September and October 26 September – 16 October 12 June 12 June 31 July 31 July 21 August 31 July 19 June 26 June 22 June 13 July 17 August 31 August 21 September 19 August 27 July 27 July 04 10 5 September – 3 October 17 October – 14 November 16 November – 12 December 12 June 31 July 17 August 6 July 17 August 16 September 08 Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Friday 31 July Friday 31 July 2 November – 7 November 7 November – 14 November 16 November – 20 November 24 October – 12 December 3 August 7 August 17 August 31 July 2 September 7 September 16 September 24 August 09 NOTES: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Series 06. ATMusA Speech & Drama – Second Metropolitan Period 1 2000 – 2109 postcodes Period 2 2110 – 2180 postcodes Period 3 2181 – 2999 postcodes Country – Additional Series (Piano and Speech and Drama grade exams only) Period 1 Canberra Period 2 Newcastle Period 3 Wollongong CPM and Percussion Series Closing Dates NB: After this date late fees apply.amebnsw 22 2009 teachers’ handbook 23 2009 Practical Examinations – Dates and Closing Dates Series No 06 02 Examination Series First Metropolitan (Including AMusA) Country (incl AMusA if sufficient numbers) Period 1 Newcastle. government and registered non-government schools have until Friday 6 March to submit entries before incurring late fees. Harp. No late entries for Series 03 or 10 will be accepted after 15 August. Canberra and South Coast Period 2 Wollongong Period 3 North. Organ Music Diplomas – Second Metropolitan LMusA. Central Coast. a transfer fee of $55 will apply. North Coast. once scheduling has commenced. South Music – Second Metropolitan Period 1 2000 – 2070 postcodes Period 2 2071 – 2109 postcodes Period 3 2110 – 2135 postcodes Period 4 2136 – 2180 postcodes Period 5 2181 – 2999 postcodes Accordion.

00 9.30 9.30 9.15 – 11.50 2.30 7 (Section II) AMusA (Section II) LMusA (Section II) AMusA (Section III) LMusA (Section III) LTMusA (Section I) 9.30 9. CTMusA. .10 11.30 – 11.10 2.00 12.15 2.30* 9.50 – 3.00 2.30 11.00 9.30* THEORY OF MUSIC Grade Time Wednesday 20 May 26 August 9.00 12.45 – 9. CTMusA. ATMusA and LTMusA Folios – a letter requesting submission of the folio will be sent prior to the practical examination.30 – 12.00 12.30 – 10.30 – 12.30 2.30 9.00 2.35 12.30 2.30 11.30 – 12.30 12.00 – 5.00 4.30 2. ATMusA and LTMusA Written Examinations are held in August only.30 3.30 2.30 – 4.30 – 12.24 2009 teachers’ handbook 2009 Written Examinations – Dates and Closing Dates Series No Examination Dates Closing Dates NB.00 3.30 – 2.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (Section I) CTMusA (Section I) AMusA (Section I) ATMusA (Section I) LMusA (Section I) Thursday 21 May 27 August Friday 22 May 28 August MUSIC CRAFT Grade Monday 18 May 24 August Preliminary Aural Written Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Written Aural Aural Written Aural Written Written Aural Time 8.00 9.30 – 3.10 1.00 9.50 1.40 – 10.10 Thursday 21 May 27 August AMusA 9.00 9.30 – 12.30 9.40 – 5.30 2.00 2.30 – 10.30 – 12.10 10. After this date late fees apply Last Dates for Refunds (See page 14 for details) Refund Less Administration Fee 50% Refund 01 05 18–22 May 24–28 August Friday 20 February Friday 12 June 20 February 12 June 21 April 27 July 2009 Written Examination Dates and Times MUSICIANSHIP Grade Tuesday (Aural Only) 19 May 25 August 4 5 6 7 8 AMusA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Time 9.00 Written Examinations are conducted throughout Australia on the same date.30 – 12.10 10.30 12.30 9.30 4.30* 12.30* 9.30 – 12.30 9.50 11.30 9.30 – 12.30 3.40 – 2.30 10.30 – – – – – – – – – – – 10.30* * LMusA.15 2.50 – 4.00 Dissertation 2.00 9.30 9.30 – 12.40 – 10.30 9.00 – 4.30 9.10 9.30 – 10.30 9.30 12.30 – – – – – – – – 11.00 – 3.30 9.30* 12.30 – 12.30 Folio only 2.10 – 12.00 – 3. SPEECH AND PERFORMANCE THEORY Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ASDA ADPA APCA LSDA (Section II) LSDA (Section III) LDPA Time 9.00 9. It is not possible to reschedule any Written Examination to an alternative date or time.30 – 12.30 9.30 – 12.30 5.00 – 5.20 4.15 3.

which covers the date that the examination was due to take place – an indication of when the candidate will be able to undertake the examination – a cheque/money order/credit card authorisation to cover the transfer fee of $55 per candidate per examination for Level 1 candidates and $66 per candidate per examination for Level 2 and Level 3 candidates. This fee covers costs involved in transferring candidates and applies no matter when the request for transfer is received. verified work related grounds or relevant generally recognised days of cultural significance. or from Series 6 to Series 3) provided we receive written notification at least two months before the commencement of the series in which the candidate was originally enrolled. from Series 2 to Series 8. Enrolment for candidates wishing to transfer from one postcode period to another in the Second Metropolitan Series must be received by Friday 12 June regardless . transfers from the designated period for Series 04 examinations and for Accordion. The transfer process and associated fees are listed below.amebnsw 25 Practical Examination Transfers Examination scheduling is a process that involves a great deal of variables. school endorsed educational grounds. Many transfer requests are received by AMEB (NSW) each week. Harp. and the processing of these transfers slows down the rate at which we can release completed examination schedules for all candidates. including : – a medical certificate or other documentary evidence. money order or credit card authorisation to cover the transfer fee of $55 per enrolment per candidate to a maximum fee of $220 per school/teacher/enrolment form. You must state the desired postcode period to which the examination is being transferred. If the AMEB (NSW) is unable to re-schedule an examination while examiners are still in a country region. religious. After the examination is scheduled In order to keep costs at a minimum. or by submitting a written request at least 2 months before the commencement of the first applicable postcode period. an alternative date may be offered. provided that: • venues and examiners are available. We understand that situations out of your control may arise at short notice. It is not possible to transfer an examination from one year to another under any circumstances. and the magnitude of this task necessitates closing dates that may be some months before the examination dates. A transfer fee will apply if less than two months’ notice is provided. Electronic Organ and Organ examinations in the Second Metropolitan Series will not be permitted. You must also include a cheque. candidates will be required to travel to Sydney. such as a letter from the candidate’s school or employer. Except in exceptional circumstances. If a candidate is unable to attend his or her practical examination because of one of the above reasons. Please be aware that this creates a challenge for all concerned. Before the examination is scheduled Transferring between different Series Candidates may transfer from one practical series to a later series in the same year free of charge (for example. of the periods involved. Transferring to a different postcode period within the Second Metropolitan Series A written request for a transfer to a different postcode period must be submitted to AMEB (NSW) by writing in the ‘Special Requests’ section of the enrolment form. • a written request for a transfer has been submitted to the AMEB (NSW) no later than two weeks after the scheduled examination date. No other grounds for transfer will be considered. it is not possible to arrange alternative dates for practical examinations once the date has been scheduled for any reason other than on substantiated medical.

Please complete and forward to the AMEB (NSW) office with your $55 payment. In order to fully comply with the Privacy and Child Protection legislation. times and venues will not be given over the phone to anyone. This policy applies to all AMEB (NSW) examinations. Practical Examination Transfers Before the examination is scheduled After the examination is scheduled (medical. . examiners or other employees are not provided to individuals or organisations outside the AMEB (NSW) or the Office of the Board of Studies NSW without the express permission of those concerned. For this reason you must ensure that you supply the AMEB (NSW) with teacher and candidate numbers when requesting any information from our staff. The exam will still be set according to the original enrolling teacher’s postcode. Please note. information regarding examination dates. The only exceptions to this policy are when the AMEB (NSW) is required by law to supply this information.26 2009 teachers’ handbook Studio Transfers Where a teacher has arranged for examinations to be held in a particular studio in the Second Metropolitan Series. candidates. Information provided by teachers. will be asked in order to ensure authenticity. Candidates may not change the enrolling teacher once the examination has taken place. educational and/or work related grounds only) These fees are inclusive of GST and are non-refundable. There will be a fee of $55 charged to reassign candidates from one teacher to another or from or to private candidate status after enrolment. candidates. A Change of Teacher form may be downloaded from our website. religious. In such instances a series of check questions. Change of Teacher Teachers should ensure that they only enrol candidates whom they are currently teaching and who have agreed to sit for an AMEB (NSW) examination. examiners and other employees of the Office of the Board of Studies NSW is collected. An additional fee of $55 will apply in order to move the exam to another period. the postcode period of that studio will apply for examination scheduling. for example. requests to change the teacher listed for an enrolment after the initial enrolment has been processed requires confirmation from the enrolling teacher. cultural. If a studio has applied for a transfer to another postcode period. $55 per enrolment per candidate $220 per school/studio (maximum) $55 $66 per examination per candidate (Level 1) per examination per candidate (Level 2 and 3) Privacy Policy The AMEB (NSW) and the Office of the Board of Studies NSW are fully compliant with the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (the Act). In order to safeguard the interests of all parties. all students attending that studio will be examined in the nominated period. stored and administered in accordance with the Act. a change of teacher does not change the exam period. Personal details supplied by teachers. in response to a subpoena. including date of birth. In exceptional circumstances information may be given to the person who has enrolled the candidate for examination.

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date and location of the examination. The supervisor will check that the dictionary falls within the guidelines. Please notify the Board immediately if this area is incorrect. Please note the precise time. You will receive two notices in the case of Music Craft and Musicianship exams that have an aural and written component. At the conclusion of Aural Musicianship and Music Craft examinations candidates will have ten minutes checking time during which writing is permitted. Teachers should ensure that their students: • attend the venue(s) indicated on the Notice of Written Examination • arrive at the examination venue(s) at least 20 minutes before the scheduled commencement time. Only the worked paper (and any attached sheets) will be considered for marking. Candidates should advise the State Office in writing that they intend to use a dictionary when they enrol. While every effort is made to accommodate candidates in the preferred area. Please check the venue carefully on the notice of witten examination. Answers in pencil are only acceptable if they are clearly legible. and that it does not include any other written material. Candidates whose first language is not English may use a dictionary in written examinations. The Confirmation of Enrolment will state the teacher’s preferred examination area. the capacity and availability of venues may require alterations without notice. ten minutes reading time is allowed. This Notice must be given to the candidate to present at the examination venue. Reading time (if applicable) will commence 10 minutes before the advertised start of the examination • only take pens. candidates will be given a short listening time. colleges and community halls. At the commencement of Aural Musicianship and Music Craft examinations. no manuscript paper may be taken from the room. Written Venues Sydney Metropolitan Area Examinations will be held throughout the metropolitan area in schools. Notice of Written Examination A Notice of Written Examination for each candidate is dispatched to the teacher/private candidate approximately two weeks before the examination. outlining their reasons for doing so. Teachers should indicate their preferred examination area on the enrolment form. Manuscript paper for rough working will be provided for all aural and written examinations. Music Craft papers are yellow and Speech and Performance Theory is green • write their correct candidate number on the paper.28 2009 teachers’ handbook Written Examinations Written Examinations are conducted in accordance with syllabus requirements set out in the AMEB 2009 Manual of Syllabuses and in accordance with the policies and procedures in this handbook. in order to become familiar with the sounds used on the examination CD. . Musicianship papers are blue. Candidates may enrol for two grades of written examinations in the same series providing the examinations are not scheduled at the same time. candidates will be directed to the available venue nearest to the teacher’s address. providing that the dictionary is foreign language/English. where a nominated examination area is unavailable. Before the scheduled commencement of all written examinations (except the Aural component of the Musicianship and Music Craft examinations). No writing will be permitted during this time. However. The Supervisor will collect all unused working papers. Any paper product will be confiscated with the exception of an approved English/foreign language dictionary • do not take mobile phones or computer equipment into the examination • complete the attendance slip correctly • check that they receive the correct paper from the supervisor as more than one paper may be issued at the same examination venue • know that Theory of Music papers are white. erasers and rulers into the examination room. pencils. or where no preference of area is specified. The AMEB (NSW) will then provide the candidate with a letter of authorisation that must be presented to the examination supervisor before the commencement of writing.

The marked papers of all Theory of Music and Musicianship candidates from Grades 1–3 are returned to the teacher. For this reason teachers are advised that they should collaborate with other teachers in their area and enter candidates for the same session in order to ensure a local venue. teachers may come to the office to view the papers at a cost of $10 per paper. a full refund (less $20 administration fee) will be issued provided we receive written notification of the withdrawal by 17 July. Written Transfers Transfer of Examinations Between Series Candidates may transfer from one written series to another in the same year free of charge provided we receive written notification at least one month before the commencement of the series in which the candidate was originally enrolled. All Music Craft papers and papers from Grade 4 upwards in Theory of Music and Musicianship with a result of 63 or 64 will automatically be re-assessed by a second assessor. Examination Venues – Country As a general rule. Students sitting for Musicianship examinations with Aural components. 2009. Provisional Enrolments Candidates needing an additional requirement of a written component in order to complete their AMusA or LMusA examination. It is not possible to transfer examinations from one year to another under any circumstances.amebnsw 29 All Speech and Drama candidates may be directed to one central Sydney venue. If a Musicianship candidate travels further than 70 kilometres (each way) on one day. If scheduling has already commenced late enrolments may have to travel further than the distances indicated above. LDPA or FSDA practical examinations. and who enrol in the May series of written examinations. Music Craft Aural and Written components will be held on the same day at the same venue. Teachers must be aware that the preferred area nominated on the Confirmation of Enrolment may vary from the venue finally allocated on the Notice of Examination. The criteria for reassessment are limited only to cases of incorrect addition of the marks and/or errors of fact. should travel no more than 70 kilometres (each way) from their teacher’s studio to the examination venue on each of the two days involved. However. No Music Craft papers will be returned to teachers. The AMEB (NSW) must be notified prior to the scheduled examination. in response to teacher feedback. Requests based on differences in interpretation or professional judgement will not be considered. Music Craft and Aural Musicianship candidates will be directed to central examination venues. A transfer fee of $55 will apply if less than one month’s notice is provided. LSDA. Enrolments for both series must be made at the same time by the closing date for the May written examinations. the AMEB (NSW) agrees that no candidate should travel more than 125 kilometres (each way) from their teacher’s studio to the examination venue on any one day. In the event that an error is established this fee will be refunded. This also applies to Speech and Drama candidates who require prerequisites in order to enrol for ASDA. but the Aural and Written components of Musicianship may be held at different venues. The Assessor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding that decision. Candidates for Grade 4 and above and all candidates sitting for Music Craft examinations receive a report from the assessor giving the marks awarded for each section and any relevant comments. may submit a Provisional Enrolment for the same grade and syllabus for the August series as a safeguard against an unsatisfactory result on the first attempt. Candidates in country areas may be required to travel to the nearest available venue. . However. In the event that the candidate is successful in the first series. Arrangements to view papers must be made in advance. then the other component of the examination will be held in their teacher’s local centre. ADPA. and the August enrolment must be clearly marked ‘Provisional Enrolment’. a minimum of ten candidates per day is required in order for any examination venue to be established. Issue of Results and Certificates Written examination results and certificates are issued within eight weeks of the examination date. Reassessment of Examination Papers If you believe an error has been made a reassessment can be arranged on the receipt of a fee of $50. The reviewed mark will be the mark recorded.

The Board has published new materials to support this syllabus (see Publications below). The following publications may be used in preparing for an examination with this syllabus: – Piano Series 16 (Preliminary Grade to Grade 8) – Piano Series 16 Handbooks and Recordings (Preliminary Grade to Grade 8) – Piano Series 15 (Preliminary Grade to Seventh Grade) – Piano Series 15 Handbooks and Recordings (Preliminary Grade to Seventh Grade) – Piano Technical Work (2008) – Piano Sight Reading (2004) Saxophone The Saxophone syllabus has undergone a considerable amount of revision. The following publications may be used in preparing for an examination with this syllabus: – Saxophone Series 2 (Alto and Tenor Grade 1 to Grade 4) – Saxophone Series 1 (Alto and Tenor Grade 1 to Grade 4) – Saxophone Technical Work (2008) Clarinet Substantial revisions have been made to the Clarinet syllabus. this syllabus shifted its focus from French music of the early twentieth century towards contemporary composition for the instrument. The Board has published new materials to support this syllabus (see Publications below). Saxophone and Piano The 2009 Manual of Syllabuses sees the release of three new syllabuses: Piano. The following publications may be used in preparing for an examination with this syllabus: – Clarinet Series 3 (Preliminary Grade to Grade 4) – Clarinet Series 3 Handbooks and Recordings (Preliminary Grade to Grade 4) – Clarinet Series 2 (First Grade to Fourth Grade) – Clarinet Series 2 CDs and Notes (First Grade to – Fourth Grade) – Clarinet Technical Work (2008) – Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Orchestral and Chamber Music Excerpts (2008) – Clarinet Sight Reading Piano The Technical Work component of the Piano syllabus has been revised comprehensively and is now more logically organised. The Board has published new materials to support this syllabus (see Publications below). also now includes a Certificate of Performance examination as the capping examination of Level 2. Each of these syllabuses has been subjected to a comprehensive review of Manual List repertoire and Technical Work. with an emphasis now placed on the best of modern publications for the instrument. Clarinet and Saxophone. These syllabuses will be available for examination in all states from 2009. as well as greater scope for the examination of bass clarinet. The Manual List repertoire of this syllabus has also been subject to a wide-ranging revision. In response to public feedback.30 2009 teachers’ handbook News from Federal Office 2008 Syllabuses New Syllabuses – Clarinet. with a strong focus on Australian repertoire. This syllabus – Piano Australian Anthology (2002) (Preliminary Grade to Fourth Grade) – Piano Australian Anthology (2001) (Fifth Grade to Eighth Grade) – Studies and Baroque Works (2001) (First Grade to Fourth Grade) . with the addition of a Preliminary Grade and Certificate of Performance examination.

The lone birch tree. Here we go round the mulberry bush Third Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Fifty folk songs): Goe from my window goe. Music for strings. Strauss. Missa pange lingua (ed. Mozart. Theory of Music In the 2008 Manual of Syllabuses. first movement Seventh Grade set works: Beethoven. Otello. Erlkönig D 328 (note that examination questions will be asked as though the song is in G minor). Early one morning. first movement Sixth Grade set works: Debussy. I had a little nut tree. Dixit Dominus. Préludes 1– 6 from Préludes Book 1. percussion and celeste Sz 116. I had a little nut tree.amebnsw 31 General Syllabus News Music Craft The Federal Board has authorised several changes to be made to the syllabus for Music Craft Level 1. 14. Symphonie fantastique Op. Early one morning. Musicianship In the 2008 Manual of Syllabuses. Fifty folk songs): Military song. 84. Henle Edition No 549 – High voice). The following is the complete list of Folk Tunes and Set Works expected for study in this syllabus. Where an edition is specified. 60. Stravinsky. The changes affect the number of tests that can be expected in the aural section of the examination and some of the examinable content of Grade 4. Davison. Spanish lady Fourth Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Topic (iii) – Bach. first and second movements Eighth Grade set works: Stravinsky. The magic trick and Russian dance (1911 version). notice was given of the Board’s intention to change the Folk Tunes and Set Works examined in this syllabus. this edition must be used in the preparation of the Folk Tune or Set Work. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche TrV 171 First Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. first movement . Symphony K 425. Roche. Symphony of psalms. Topic (iii) – Bartók. British grenadiers Fifth Grade set works: Schubert. Mozart. 48 (ed. Brahms. first and second movements Seventh Grade set works: Berlioz. First tableau – Shrovetide fair. Where an edition is specified. first movement. first and second movements Only these Folk Tunes and Set Works will be examined from 2009. The information given in this section was incomplete. 55. London Bridge is broken down. Act 4. Symphony No 3 in Eb major Op. Spanish lady Fourth Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Eulenberg Edition No 8024). Fifty folk songs): Military song. Petrushka. Vaughan Williams. Ozawa. London Bridge is broken down. Fifty folk songs): The minstrel boy. Vespers for the Blessed Virgin Mary (ed. Piano quartet in C minor Op. first movement Associate Diploma set works: Topic (i) – Desprez. Fifty folk songs): Where are you going?. Fifty folk songs): The minstrel boy. Topic (ii) – Monteverdi. this edition must be used in the preparation of the Folk Tune or Set Work. Egmont overture Op. British grenadiers Sixth Grade set works: Beethoven. String quintet K 614. Dichterliebe Op. The following is the complete list of Folk Tunes and Set Works expected for study in this syllabus. The lone birch tree. The information given in this section was incomplete. Lauda Jerusalem and Magnificat à 7. Topic (ii) – Verdi. The holly and the ivy Second Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. notice was given of the Board’s intention to change the Folk Tunes and Set Works examined in this syllabus. The holly and the ivy Second Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Licentiate Diploma set works: Topic (i) – Schumann. Fifty folk songs): Goe from my window goe. Here we go round the mulberry bush Third Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Chester Edition CH55220). Brandenburg Concerto No 5 BWV 1050. Users of this syllabus are invited to refer to the Music Craft syllabus for further information. First Grade folk tunes (from Brandon. Fifty folk songs): Where are you going?. The vagabond. Gloria and Agnus Dei.

Twentieth-century music – Ravel.32 2009 teachers’ handbook Associate Diploma set works: Vocal and choral music – Bach. Alto rhapsody Op. Brahms. 2nd suite (Lever du jour. Gloria. Guitar From 2009. Regulations Regulation 13 The Federal Board has authorised a change to Regulation 13 in order to incorporate mention of the timing of the Certificate of Performance examination in applicable syllabuses. Daphnis et Chloé. Publications – New releases Piano The Federal Board of the AMEB is pleased to announce that the following publications are available from November 2008 for piano: Piano Series 16 (Preliminary Grade to Grade 8) Piano Series 16 Handbooks and Recordings (Preliminary Grade to Grade 8) Piano Technical Work (2008) Saxophone The Federal Board of the AMEB is pleased to announce that the following publications are available from November 2008 for saxophone: Saxophone Series 2 (Alto and Tenor Grade 1 to Grade 4) Saxophone Technical Work (2008) Clarinet The Federal Board of the AMEB is pleased to announce that the following publications are available from November 2008 for clarinet: Clarinet Series 3 (Preliminary Grade to Grade 4) Clarinet Series 3 Handbooks and Recordings (Preliminary to Grade 4) Clarinet Technical Work (2008) Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Orchestral and Chamber Music Excerpts . Users of the Manual of Syllabuses are referred to the ‘Regulations’ section in the front of the Manual for further information on this issue. Mass in B minor BWV 232. Users of the Manual of Syllabuses are referred to the ‘Regulations’ section in the front of the Manual for further information on this issue. Pantomime et danse and Danse générale). Messiaen. There are no further alterations to the syllabus or publications to be used with this syllabus. the syllabus currently known as Guitar will be renamed Classical Guitar. Quatuor pour la fin du temps Only these Folk Tunes and Set Works will be examined from 2009. 53. Regulation 19(c) The Federal Board has authorised changes to Regulation 19(c).

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34 2009 teachers’ handbook Practical Examination – Music Keyboard Instruments Piano (Pianoforte) (Old Syllabus) 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1152 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Piano (Pianoforte) (2009 – New Syllabus) Fee ($) Fee ($) 1560 1561 1562 1563 1564 1565 1566 1567 1568 1569 1570 1571 Preliminary Grade First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Associate Perf Licentiate Perf 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 125 192 287 Piano for Leisure 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Fee ($) 58 64 64 67 67 75 75 82 95 125 .

Certificate Teacher of Music (CTMusA) Fee ($) 0904 0905 0906 0907 Section Section Section Section I (Written) II (Folio) III (A) (Practical) III (B) (Practical) 101 101 125 125 Licentiate Teacher of Music (LTMusA) Fee ($) 0992 0903 0993 0994 Section Section Section Section I (Written) II (Folio) III (A) (Practical) III (B) (Practical) 111 111 252 252 Associate Teacher of Music (ATMusA) Fee ($) 0998 0129 0318 0319 Section Section Section Section I (Written) II (Folio) III (A) (Practical) III (B) (Practical) 101 101 252 252 All prices quoted in this handbook include GST unless stated otherwise. .amebnsw 35 Other Keyboard Instruments Accordion Stradella 0610 0611 0612 0613 0614 0615 0616 0617 0618 0619 0620 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Organ 0373 0374 0375 0376 0377 0378 0379 0427 Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Electronic Organ 0090 0091 0092 0093 0094 0095 0096 0097 0098 0099 0909 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Accordion Free Bass 0630 0631 0632 0633 0634 0635 0636 0637 0638 0639 0640 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Teaching Certificates and Diplomas Please specify relevant instrument on enrolment form.

36 2009 teachers’ handbook Stringed Instruments Fees are as follows for all String Instrument Codes: Grade Preliminary Grade First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Viola (2006 – Old Syllabus) Double Bass 0737 0748 0749 0750 0751 0752 0753 0754 0755 0756 0757 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf No Preliminary Grade 0591 First Grade 0592 Second Grade 0593 Third Grade 0594 Fourth Grade 0595 Fifth Grade 0596 Sixth Grade 0597 Seventh Grade 0598 Eighth Grade 0599 Associate Perf 0600 Licentiate Perf Classical Guitar 0649 0641 0642 0643 0644 0645 0646 0647 0648 0713 0714 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Viola (2007 – New Syllabus) 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Harp No Preliminary Grade 0231 First Grade 0232 Second Grade 0233 Third Grade 0234 Fourth Grade 0235 Fifth Grade 0236 Sixth Grade 0237 Seventh Grade 0238 Eighth Grade 0239 Associate Perf 0249 Licentiate Perf Cello (Violoncello) 0433 0434 0435 0436 0437 0438 0444 0445 0446 0447 0448 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Violin 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf All prices quoted in this handbook include GST unless stated otherwise. .

amebnsw 37 Wind Instruments Fees are as follows for all Wind Instrument Codes (except ‘For Leisure’ subjects): Grade Preliminary Grade First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Piccolo 0672 0673 0674 0174 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Clarinet (2009 – New Syllabus) 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Flute 0571 0572 0573 0574 0575 0576 0767 0768 0769 0770 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Saxophone (2008 – Old Syllabus) 0161 0162 0163 0164 0165 0166 0167 0168 0169 0179 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Recorder 0601 0602 0603 0604 0605 0606 0607 0608 0609 0209 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Oboe 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Saxophone (2009 – New Syllabus) 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Bassoon 0308 0309 0383 0384 0385 0386 0387 0388 0389 0399 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Clarinet (2008 – Old Syllabus) 0621 0622 0623 0624 0625 0626 0627 0628 0629 0339 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf .

38 2009 teachers’ handbook Wind Instruments (continued) Saxophone for Leisure 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Fee ($) 58 64 64 67 67 75 75 82 95 125 Brass Instruments Fees are as follows for all Brass Instrument Codes: Grade Preliminary Grade First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 Trumpet 0921 0922 0923 0924 0925 0926 0927 0928 0929 0930 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Euphonium 0842 0843 0844 0845 0851 0852 0853 0854 0855 0856 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Trombone 0941 0942 0943 0944 0945 0946 0947 0948 0949 0950 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Tuba 0951 0952 0953 0954 0955 0956 0957 0958 0959 0960 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf French Horn 0931 0932 0933 0934 0935 0936 0937 0938 0939 0940 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Bass Trombone 1165 1166 1167 1168 Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade All prices quoted in this handbook include GST unless stated otherwise. .

. please see relevant brass instruments section.amebnsw 39 Band Instruments Fees are as follows for all Band Instrument Codes: Grade Preliminary Grade First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 62 65 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 192 287 E flat Tenor Horn 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B flat and F Trombone 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B flat Baritone 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf E flat Bass Tuba 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf E flat Soprano Cornet 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B flat Euphonium 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B flat Bass Tuba 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B Flat Cornet 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf C Tuba 1101 1102 1103 1104 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Bass Trombone 1111 1112 1113 1114 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade B flat Tenor Trombone 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf B flat Flugel Horn 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Candidates above Fourth Grade.

) Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) Keyboard 9120 9121 9122 9123 9124 9125 9126 9127 9128 9129 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Fee ($) 67 75 75 82 82 86 86 96 111 125 Drum Kit 9301 9302 9303 9304 Advancing Advancing Advancing Advancing Step Step Step Step 1 2 3 4 Fee ($) 100 100 100 100 Guitar 9401 9402 9403 9404 Advancing Advancing Advancing Advancing Step Step Step Step 1 2 3 4 Fee ($) 100 100 100 100 Bass 9201 9202 9203 9204 Advancing Advancing Advancing Advancing Step Step Step Step 1 2 3 4 Fee ($) 100 100 100 100 Vocal 9501 9502 9503 9504 Advancing Advancing Advancing Advancing Step Step Step Step 1 2 3 4 Fee ($) 100 100 100 100 All prices quoted in this handbook include GST unless stated otherwise.40 2009 teachers’ handbook Other Categories Singing 0962 0963 0964 0965 0966 0967 0968 0969 0970 Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Associate Perf Licentiate Perf Fee ($) 65 74 74 80 80 91 108 191 287 Percussion 0251 0252 0253 0254 0255 0256 0257 0258 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Fee ($) 75 75 82 82 86 86 96 111 Singing for Leisure 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate Perf Fee ($) 58 64 64 67 67 75 75 82 95 125 Fellowship of Music Australia (FMusA) Fee ($) 9999 670 (All Instruments – please specify on enrolment form. .

Practical APCA Section II. Written LSDA Section I. Written ADPA Section I. Practical ASDA Section II. Practical ASDA Section II. Dissertation Fee ($) 192 100 192 100 287 111 111 287 111 111 Diploma Examinations Speech and Drama Performing Diplomas 0813 0015 1930 1931 0825 0016 0017 1934 1935 1936 9991 ASDA Section I. Practical ADPA Section II.amebnsw 41 Subject Codes and Fees – Speech & Drama Written Examinations Speech and Performance Theory 1661 1662 1663 1664 1665 1666 1667 First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Speech and Drama Teaching Diplomas Fee ($) 61 61 66 66 70 70 98 0123 0124 1932 1933 0125 0126 0127 1937 1938 1939 ASDA Section I. Written LSDA Section I. Dissertation LDPA Section I. Written LSDA Section III. Folio Fee ($) 192 100 . Practical LSDA Section II. Practical ADPA Section II. Practical LSDA Section II. Written ADPA Section I. Written LSDA Section III. Practical LDPA Section II. Practical LDPA Section II. Dissertation LDPA Section I. Written LDPA Section III. Written LDPA Section III Dissertation Fellowship (FSDA) Voice and Communication Diplomas Fee ($) 192 100 192 100 287 111 111 287 111 111 670 1910 1911 APCA Section I.

42 2009 teachers’ handbook Subject Codes and Fees – Speech & Drama (continued) Practical Examinations Speech and Drama 0900 0650 0651 0652 0653 0654 0655 0657 0659 0661 Introductory Elementary Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Voice and Communication Fee ($) 57 7 5 4 6 67 67 76 76 84 84 91 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate (CVCA) Assoc. (APCA) Sect I (Prac) Fee ($) 58 64 64 73 73 77 77 82 95 125 192 Drama and Communication Fee ($) Drama and Performance 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 Preliminary First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Certificate (CDPA) Fee ($) 2 6 65 65 74 74 80 80 82 95 125 (Group Examination – only one entry per group) 0197 Introductory 77 0191 First Grade 82 0192 Second Grade 82 0193 Third Grade 88 0194 Fourth Grade 88 0195 Fifth Grade 99 0196 Sixth Grade 110 Speech in Action 0582 0663 0664 0665 0666 0667 0668 0669 0670 0671 0891 Preparatory 1 Preparatory 2 Preparatory 3 Level One Level Two Level Three Level Four Level Five Level Six Level Seven Certificate (CSCA) Fee ($) 56 56 58 64 64 67 67 74 74 82 125 .

etc Special Requests (no charge if attached to or accompanying enrolment form) Transfer Fees before scheduled (where applicable) Transfer Fees after scheduled Cost $55 $15 (incl bank fees) Various Various $5 per form $10 per enrolment per candidate $55 per enrolment per candidate $20 $50 Various $22 $55 per enrolment per candidate Level 1: $55 per enrolment per candidate Level 2 & 3: $66 per enrolment per candidate Viewing Music Craft papers * GST does not apply $10 AMEB PIANO SERIES 16 t t t t t t 'SFTIOFXMPPL /FXTZMMBCVT "WBJMBCMFGSPN1SFMJNJOBSZ(SBEFUP(SBEF /FX5FDIOJDBM8PSL#PPL 1SPGFTTJPOBMMZSFDPSEFE3FDPSEJOHT)BOECPPLT &YDJUJOHOFXTFMFDUJPOPGXPSLT   1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH    )BOECPPL1SFMJNJOBSZ(SBEF  1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH     )BOECPPL(SBEFT  1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH     )BOECPPL(SBEF  1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH    )BOECPPL(SBEF  1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH    )BOECPPL(SBEF  1JBOP4FSJFT3FDPSEJOH     )BOECPPL(SBEF   DES INCLU E 8! D GRA Product Code Title  1JBOP4FSJFT1SFMJNJOBSZ(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEF   1JBOP5FDIOJDBM8PSL#PPL    "WBJMBCMFGSPNBMMHPPEQSJOUNVTJDTUPSFT  Teacher’s Packs – available for a limited time only INTR $POUBJOT Y(SBEF#PPLGPSFBDIHSBEF YFBDIPGUIF3FDPSEJOH)BOECPPLQVCMJDBUJPOT  1JBOP4FSJFT1SFMJNJOBSZUP(SBEF5FBDIFST1BDL 1JBOP4FSJFT(SBEFUP(SBEF5FBDIFST1BDL R OFFE TORY ODUC .amebnsw 43 Summary of Fees and Charges All prices quoted in this handbook include GST unless stated otherwise. Theory Papers. Certificates. Service Change of Teacher Dishonoured Credit Card/Cheque Payment Enrolment Withdrawals/Refunds Examination Fees Incomplete certification or teacher details on Enrolment Form *Late Enrolment Fees: Up to one week late More than one week late Provisional Enrolments – Written Examinations Reassessment of Written Papers Resources: Syllabuses. Teaching Aids.

ameb.50 $13. Credit facilities (Mastercard and Visa only) are also available by phone or fax order for orders over $10. ITEM COST (INCL.au $2.50 per paper $2.00 per candidate $27. cheque.nsw.ameb.au $5.au Past Examination Papers Past Theory of Music.nsw.ameb.ameb.00 Or free download from: www.ameb.50 $2.00 $10.00 $11.50 per paper if downloaded and posted by the AMEB (NSW) $2. money order or credit card.00 per set $2.00 per certificate No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge .edu. Music Craft CDs and Aural papers Speech and Performance Theory shell papers may be downloaded free of charge from the AMEB federal office website: www. Download Order form: www. Vocal Booklet – Suggested Own Choice Songs A list of musicals and excerpts from musicals suitable for use in AMEB examinations.nsw.00 per set $2.nsw.00 Certificates and Results Records Letter of attainment Duplicate or replacement certificate Duplicate certificate (archive retrieval) Record of Teachers’ Candidates’ Results (1988 onwards) Additional Certificates (Group Examinations) $11. Other grades are not available due to copyright laws.00 $2. GST) 2009 Manuals of Syllabuses POSTAGE & HANDLING 2009 Music Syllabuses 2009–2010 Speech and Drama Syllabuses CPM Syllabus $14.00 $10.00 $2. $5.edu. Knowing the Score This publication provides an outline of the AMEB examination system and helpful hints for candidates and their parents.50 $5.00 Or free download from www. Musicianship and Music Craft papers.50 per certificate $11.50 $2.00 $2.edu.00 $2.edu.edu.edu. Piano Works for Small Hands This booklet contains a selection of material suitable for candidates with small hands.nsw.00 Or free download from www.50 per certificate $37.00 $5.au Other Publications 2009 Teachers’ Handbook The handbook contains essential information on policies and examination procedures for the AMEB examination system in NSW.ameb. Available for Grade 4 only.au/publications Musicianship CDs and Aural papers. Available while stocks last.au $5.44 2009 teachers’ handbook Resources available from AMEB (NSW) Payment for the following AMEB resources may be made by cash.00 Available FREE from office (also available on website) www.

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