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Frequently Asked Questions

Exams - General


Why should I do an exam?

I did an exam a long time ago, how do I get my result/certificate?

How long do exams last?

How much does an exam cost?

How do I cancel or reschedule an exam?

I would like to be able to teach students and enter them for AMEB exams. What qualifications do I need to do this?

 

Exams - Practical


How do I choose extra list pieces?

Can I use downloaded sheet music in my exam?

I’m taking a Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4 exam). What will I be asked in the General Knowledge section of my exam?

I’m taking a Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8 exam). What will I be asked in the General Knowledge section of my exam?

What will I be asked in the Sight Reading section of my exam?

What will I be asked in the Aural Test section of my exam?

I started preparing last year to take my exam this year. How do I know if my syllabus has changed since last year?

Do I need to do any music theory exams in order to pass my practical exams?

I would like to purchase a digital piano for my child, who is practicing for their AMEB exams. Do you have any recommendations for digital pianos?

What happens in an AMEB P Plate Piano assessment?

What will I receive on completion of my AMEB instrumental exam?

I passed my practical exam, but have never received my certificate. How can I get a copy of it? 

 

Exams - Written 


I took a Music Theory grade exam with another examining board (eg. Trinity, ABRSM etc.) Is my grade equivalent to the same grade in the AMEB system?

What will I receive on completion of my AMEB written theory exam?

 

Exams - Online


I’ve bought an online exam. How do I access it?

I accidentally purchased the wrong online exam. What can I do?

How do I get to the practice exams for my online exam?

I can’t see the detailed results for my student’s online practice exam. Where can I view the details of their results?

Can a family member supervise an online exam? Or do I need to get a teacher to supervise my child? 

What will I receive on completion of my AMEB online theory exam?

How do I know when my online exam expires?

 

Courses - Online


There are no online courses available for the subject I am studying, so how can I learn the material for this grade?  

 

Syllabuses


What is the difference between the three music theory syllabuses?

What is the difference between a gradebook and a syllabus?

Should I use an old or new syllabus?

What is a syllabus?

How are the CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) Syllabuses different to the standard AMEB instrumental syllabuses?

What grades are the CPM levels equivalent to?

 

Publications


Can I still use Series 1 Piano for Leisure after the old syllabus is withdrawn?

Which series of grade books should I use?

What is the difference between a grade book and a recording & handbook? 

Where can I find the repertoire for the higher grades that don’t have AMEB grade books?

Can I use photocopies of pieces printed in AMEB publications for eisteddfods or competitions?

 

Enrolment & Results


Where can I find my exam results?

Can I earn bonus points towards admission for taking an AMEB exam? (ATAR)

Where do I login to AMEB Connect?

 

Online Shop


How long will it take for my items to be delivered?

When will my product(s) arrive?

What if I order the wrong thing?

Can I buy one past exam paper and photocopy it for my students?

How do I purchase a digital syllabus? And how do I access my digital syllabus once I have purchased it?

When I open a PDF digital download, there are errors. Why?

 

Exams - General


Why should I do an exam?

Having a clearly defined goal can be a powerful motivating force. AMEB syllabuses set educationally appropriate goals and examinations are an opportunity for students to measure themselves against these goals. Performing in front of others also helps to develop poise and confidence. Each candidate who completes an AMEB exam receives a personal written report from their examiner. This independent feedback encourages the student to progress. Each successful AMEB candidate receives an official certificate recognising their achievement. An AMEB certificate is a tangible reminder of a milestone achieved and a source of great pride.

Why take an exam?

 

I did an exam a long time ago, how do I get my result/certificate?

Not a problem, just contact your local AMEB State Office.

 

How long do exams last?

Exams vary in length. See Regulation 13 for all exam times.

 

How much does an exam cost?

For all practical and traditional written exam prices, contact your local State Office. Online written exam prices are available in the AMEB Online Exam Centre. Online Theory of Music Courses are $69.95 for Grade 1 and $79.95 for Grade 2.

 

How do I cancel or reschedule an exam?

Exam cancellation and rescheduling can be done through your AMEB State Office. Please contact your local AMEB State Office to discuss exam cancellation or rescheduling.

 

I would like to be able to teach students and enter them for AMEB exams. What qualifications do I need to do this?

There are no standard qualifications related to teaching instrumental music in Australia. You may wish to communicate with someone at your state’s Music Teacher Organisation to talk more about what they recommend.

 

Exams - Practical


How do I choose extra list pieces?

It is the responsibility of the candidate (or teacher) to choose repertoire with an educational value similar to that already prescribed in the syllabus. The AMEB does not provide any type of pre-approval of Extra list or Own choice repertoire. From Second to Seventh Grades inclusive, candidates in Singing (except Singing for Leisure) and all Instrumental subjects (except Piano for Leisure and Saxophone for Leisure) must submit a list of extra pieces studied, other than those presented for examination. The Extra List should have an educational value similar to that already prescribed in the syllabus. For example, candidates might wish to present another work from the syllabus, the current grade book, or earlier editions of grade books. The candidate may present a work of educational value similar to those listed in the syllabus from a source other than those listed above. Candidates will be required to demonstrate familiarity with these pieces by performing the whole or any part of them at the discretion of the examiner. The music must be brought to the examinations room. Accompaniment of Extra List pieces is not required, even if the work is written with accompaniment. Two Extra List works are required in all instrumental syllabuses and singing from Second Grade to Seventh Grade, both inclusive. Extra list works are not required for Piano for Leisure, Saxophone for Leisure or Singing for Leisure.

 

Can I use downloaded sheet music in my exam?

It is up to the candidate (and their teacher/parent) to be aware of their copyright obligations and to verify that the music they are using in an exam has been purchased as a legal download or legally downloaded from a public domain site.

 

Candidates who present for examination using scores obtained through free download from websites should note that they bear responsibility to ensure copyright clearance for their use of this material has been obtained. Candidates should note that heavy penalties apply for the improper use of copyright material.

 

Please also refer to your AMEB State Office regarding their requirements for sheet music in exams. 

 

I’m taking a Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4 exam). What will I be asked in the General Knowledge section of my exam?

In your practical examination, you can expect to be asked:

  • At least one question about each List piece presented;
  • Between 6 and 10 questions in total;
  • In Level 1, examinations on solo instruments and voice, questions will be asked from the candidate’s part (not the accompaniment part).

 

If you are taking an exam in CPM, Organ or Electronic Organ, you should also consult the General Knowledge requirements in these syllabuses as they contain certain requirements specific to these syllabuses. 

 

General Knowledge questions will not be asked about Extra List pieces.

 

I’m taking a Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8 exam). What will I be asked in the General Knowledge section of my exam?

In your practical examination, you can expect to be asked:

 

  • At least one question about each List piece presented;
  • Between 6 and 10 questions in total;
  • In Level 2, examinations on solo instruments and voice, questions will be asked from the accompaniment part (not the candidate’s part).

 

From Grade 7 and above, you will be asked about the composer; candidates should interpret ‘period’ as an historical timeframe; ‘style’ as the features, attributes and characteristics of the music or period (for example texture, phrasing, articulation, use of dynamics, motif, harmony, ornamentation, tempo, agogic accentuation etc.).

 

If you are taking an exam in CPM, Organ or Electronic Organ, you should also consult the General Knowledge requirements in these syllabuses as they contain certain requirements specific to these syllabuses. 

 

General Knowledge questions will not be asked about Extra List pieces.

 

What will I be asked in the Sight Reading section of my exam?

In your practical examination, for Preliminary (For Leisure syllabuses only), Grades 1 and 2, you will be set a test consisting of a simple phrase of an elementary nature. For Piano for Leisure (Preliminary) and Piano (Grade 1) and Piano for Leisure (Grade 1) – hands separately only.

 

For Grades 3 to 8, you will be set a test within the limits of the technical standard of the grade you are taking.

 

What will I be asked in the Aural Test section of my exam? 

What you will be asked to do in the Aural Test section of your practical exam is specific to each grade and this information is laid out in detail in ‘Test Requirements for Candidates in Practical Examinations – Aural Tests’ in the front matter section of the AMEB Manual of syllabuses (which is also included with all syllabus digital downloads).

 

Aural Tests (2002) is a collection of graded practice tests and recordings at each grade level that assists candidates preparing for the Aural tests portion of AMEB practical exams.

 

I started preparing last year to take my exam this year. How do I know if my syllabus has changed since last year?

Sometimes AMEB releases new syllabuses. In such cases, AMEB will give notice that the ‘old syllabus’ will still be able to be used for two more years from the time of the release of the ‘new syllabus’. Therefore if you have been preparing using an ‘old syllabus’, you will still have two years in which to take an exam using this syllabus from the time a new syllabus is released.

 

Sometimes there is confusion between grade book series and syllabuses. Often two or more series of AMEB grade books are listed for use with a syllabus. For example, currently Piano students can use Series 17, 16 or 15 grade books with the current piano syllabus. The syllabus is the document of exam guidelines that shows which books pieces can be taken from. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information for taking your exam, please consult the document relating to your syllabus in the current Manual of syllabuses (or in the current digital download for your syllabus). Both the Manual and the digital downloads are available from the online shop at www.ameb.edu.au.

 

Occasionally individual works are removed from the Manual List for reasons relating to copyright or availability changes. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information for taking your exam, please consult the document relating to your syllabus in the current Manual of syllabuses (or in the current digital download for your syllabus). Both the Manual and the digital downloads are available from the online shop.

 

Do I need to do any music theory exams in order to pass my practical exams?

For exams from Preliminary to Grade 5, passing a music theory exam is not mandatory, although you may wish to, and be encouraged to, take theory exams as part of your development as a musician.

 

However, from Grade 6 practical exams and up, you will need to pass a music theory exam in order to pass your practical exam.  We call this an ‘Additional Requirement’. Theory exams can be taken either before or after practical exams. However, you won’t receive your practical exam certificate until you have passed the theory component (Grade 6 exams and up). Exact grade requirements can be found in Table A of Regulation 19.

 

I would like to purchase a digital piano for my child, who is practicing for their AMEB exams. Do you have any recommendations for digital pianos?

AMEB does not recommend any particular brand or model of piano. However we do specify the following for digital pianos to be used in exams:

 

  • Keyboard size – 88 notes
  • Action – weighted and touch sensitive
  • Pedals – fixed, and functioning as for acoustic pianos

 

AMEB doesn’t provide any digital pianos for use in the examination. However in the lower grades (Preliminary – Grade 4), studio teachers who offer their studios for exams may make use of their own digital pianos.

 

If your child plans to go on to Level 2 (Grades 5 to 8; Certificate of Performance) or Level 3 (Diplomas) in classical piano, access to an acoustic piano is recommended.

Digital vs. Acoustic Pianos.

 

What happens in an AMEB P Plate Piano assessment?

Optional non-graded assessments are available at the completion of each of the three P Plate Piano books. Students can perform pieces selected for assessment alone or in groups and parent and teacher participation is encouraged. There is no requirement for technical work, sight-reading or general knowledge in a P Plate assessment.

 

At the end of the performance an AMEB examiner will provide an assessment report with a certificate acknowledging the student’s achievement issued by the AMEB.  On completion of the P Plate Piano three-book series, students will receive a credit card style P-Plate Piano license.

 

Please note that the way assessments in P Plate Piano are conducted may vary from state to state. Contact your State Office for more information.

 

What will I receive when I complete my AMEB instrumental exam?

You will receive an examination report, and if you fulfil the requirements of the award, you will also receive a certificate.

 

A report from the examiner is provided for the information of candidates and teachers. The examiner’s report shows the examination result.

 

Certificates will be awarded to candidates who fulfil the requirements of the award. Certificates specify the subject and grade or diploma of examination and the result obtained. Certificates are posted to candidates from AMEB state offices. If your postal address changes, please contact your state office to let them know.

 

I passed my practical exam, but have never received my certificate. How can I get a copy of it?

There are a few reasons why you may not have received your certificate. If you had to fulfil an additional theory requirement (take a theory exam) in a particular grade in order to pass your practical exam, you won’t receive your certificate until you have passed your additional requirement. Once you have passed the theory requirement, you will also need to let your AMEB State office know that you have passed this requirement. The AMEB State office will then post your certificate out to you.

 

Another reason you may not have received your certificate is if the State Office does not have the correct postal address for you (or for your teacher, where relevant). Please contact your AMEB State office to verify your postal address if you are concerned that they may not have your correct address.

 

Exams - Written


I took a Music Theory grade exam with another examining board (eg. Trinity, ABRSM etc.) Is my grade equivalent to the same grade in the AMEB system?

AMEB considers an AMEB Music Theory grade to be two grades higher than a grade of another examining body. For instance, an AMEB Grade 1 in Theory of Music, Musicianship or Music Craft is considered equivalent to a Grade 3 in ABRSM or Trinity Theory. For more details, you may wish to refer to Table A in AMEB Regulation 19.

 

What will I receive when I complete my AMEB written theory exam?

Candidates will receive an examination report, and if they fulfill the requirements of the award, they will also receive a certificate.

 

The report from the examiner is provided for the information of candidates and teachers. The examiner’s report shows the examination result. For all theoretical written examinations, the report will show the total marks obtained, and the marks obtained under each section of the examination.

 

Certificates will be awarded to candidates who fulfill the requirements of the award. Certificates specify the subject and grade or diploma of examination and the result obtained. Certificates are posted to candidates from AMEB state offices. If your postal address changes, please contact your state office to let them know.

 

Exams - Online


I’ve bought an online exam. How do I access it?

Please go to www.amebexams.edu.au (this is the AMEB Online exam website). AMEB does have several other websites, so please check that you are definitely on the Online Exam website.

 

You will need to click on ‘Candidate' Login (not Account Holder) in order to start practicing your exams, or take the actual exam.

 

Enter your Exam Key exactly as it was emailed to you, that is, it will be the candidate’s surname in uppercase, a dash (hyphen), and a series of numbers. This is your whole exam key and all letters and numbers need to be entered. You will then need to enter the password that you created to go along with your exam key. You should then be able to login to your account.

 

I accidentally purchased the wrong online exam. What can I do?

Don’t panic if you have purchased the wrong exam, AMEB can help you to get the right exam and to be reimbursed for the wrong exam. Due to the way the AMEB system works, if you have already bought an incorrect exam, please then go ahead and buy the right exam. Then email online@ameb.edu.au attaching copies of both your sales emails and let us know which exam is the incorrect one (the one you would like to be reimbursed for). We will then be able to process a reimbursement for you.

 

How do I get to the practice exams for my online exam?

Once you have purchased an exam from www.amebexams.edu.au, you will have access to practice exams.

 

In order to access the practice exams, login as the Candidate with your Exam Key and the password that was emailed to the Account Holder after the exam was purchased. You will then be able to access unlimited practice exams in the grade and subject of the exam that you purchased.

 

 I can’t see the detailed results for my student’s online practice exam. Where can I view the details of their results?

The primary purpose of AMEB practice exams is to familiarise the student with the online exam format. The practice exams are not a teaching tool as such. For the lower grades of AMEB online exams, as these exams are computer marked, no detailed report is available. You will only be able to view the candidate’s final mark out of 100.

 

For manually marked, higher grade exams, students and teachers can review the student’s exam and discuss their answers. For these exams, as they have to be marked by a human examiner, practice exams are not marked. 

 

Can a family member supervise an online exam? Or do I need to get a teacher to supervise my child? 

Yes, a family member may supervise an online exam. Any adult 18 years or older can supervise the exam. Supervisors are required to make an online declaration when the candidate begins the exam. AMEB does regularly check in with supervisors to ensure they are 18 years or older and that they supervised the conduct of the exam appropriately.

 

What will I receive when I complete my AMEB online theory exam?

You will be able to view their results online, and if you fulfil the requirements of the award, you will also receive a certificate.

 

For a computer marked examination, you will be able to view your results directly after you have taken the exam.

 

For a manually marked examination, you will be notified by email once your exam has been marked and your results are available for viewing.

 

Certificates will be awarded to candidates who fulfil the requirements of the award. Certificates specify the subject and grade or diploma of examination and the result obtained. The Certificate is posted to the candidate from the AMEB office in their state. Certificates are generally sent out within 10 working days of the exam being marked. If your postal address changes, please contact your state office when you take the online exam, so the certificate can be posted to the correct address.

 

How do I know when my online exam expires?

Your online exam is valid for one year from the date of purchase. The date of purchase can be viewed on the sale email you received that confirmed your purchase of the online exam, so it is a good idea to save this email somewhere. You will probably also be able to find this date on your personal credit card statement. One month before your online exam expires, an email will also be sent to the email address of the parent/teacher who purchased the exam.

 

Courses - Online


There are no online courses available for the subject I am studying, so how can I learn the material for this grade?

The AMEB Online Theory Courses are still relatively new and more courses are currently in development. However prior to the release of more courses, the usual way for students to study music theory has been through individual or group music theory lessons. A number of teachers in each state are well versed in helping students learn the requirements of the AMEB Theory syllabuses.

 

Syllabuses

 

What's the difference between Theory, Music Craft and Musicianship?


Theory
and Musicianship are quite closely linked up to Grade Four level. Both syllabi focus on Keys and Scales, Intervals, Chords, Time and Rhythm, Transposition, Terms and Signs and Rhythmic Invention but Musicianship tends to introduce Keys, Scales and Intervals at a faster rate than Theory. As Theory progresses there is a greater focus on the creative aspects: Harmonisation, Melody Writing and questions about General Knowledge. At Grade Four level Musicianship introduces an Aural component. This features recognition of scale forms, intervals, triad positions, motion and cadence recognition questions. There are also Time and Rhythm, Expression and Mood and Form questions. From Grade Four to Associate, Musicianship exams comprise a Written and an Aural component. Theory has no Aural component. 

 

Music Craft was developed to teach the theoretical and aural aspects of music in different ways to Theory and Musicianship. Thus, pitches are described using the Helmholtz system, harmonies are described using a mixture of Roman Numerals and figured bass, cadences are described differently to the Theory and Musicianship syllabi (e.g. Authentic rather than Perfect). Also, terms include German and French words. The teacher guides we publish for Music Craft cover all areas in great detail and include plenty of examples. There are also workbooks for each grade for students to apply what they have learned in lessons. These workbooks include CDs that cover all the aural material. Lessons in Music Craft also include material from all the syllabus areas rather than working through these sequentially on their own.

 

So the short of it is: Theory has no aural component but focuses more on the creative aspects of Music Theory as the grades ascend. Musicianship has an aural component from Grade Four onwards but up to that point the two syllabi are quite similar. Music Craft was conceived to provide alternative ways of teaching the theoretical and aural aspects of music and these are introduced right from the start.

 

What is the difference between a gradebook and a syllabus?

The syllabus is like a curriculum or the "building blocks" of a program of study. It specifies, in detail, all skills that will be acquired in each area of study for each level of assessment. An area of study may include Technical Work, Pieces, Aural Tests, Sight Reading, General Knowledge etc. Grade Books, on the other hand, are AMEB publications containing selected and graded pieces for use with the AMEB syllabuses and produced in one or more publications. Over time, there may be more than one series of grade books published for a particular syllabus. A syllabus tells you which gradebooks you can use for examination.

 

Should I use an old or new syllabus?

AMEB recommends that as far as possible, you use the most current syllabus. Over time changes are made to regulations or other important aspects of examinations. Old syllabuses are still examinable for two years after the introduction of a new syllabus. During the first year of its use, a new syllabus undergoes evaluation. At the completion of the evaluation period, any necessary adjustments are made and a year's notice of the Board's intention to withdraw the old syllabus from examination is given. No sharing of syllabuses is permitted. Candidates should prepare for an exam from only the new syllabus or the old, but should never mix the two.


What is a syllabus?

The syllabus is like a curriculum or the "building blocks" of a program of study. It specifies, in detail, all the skills that will be acquired in each area of study for each level of assessment. An area of study may include Technical Work, Pieces, Aural Tests, Sight Reading, General Knowledge etc.

 

How are the CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) Syllabuses different to the standard AMEB instrumental syllabuses?

All right so you're not a classical musician. But you're serious about your music, you've set yourself standards and, in time, you'd like to receive some recognition for your skills. This is where the AMEB can help. With our courses for contemporary popular music, we can put you on the path to recognition and perhaps open a few doors in tertiary institutions. The Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) courses cover Keyboard, Bass, Drum Kit, Guitar and Vocal.

 

The courses apply to beginners, or those with very basic music skills, right through to advanced musicians.

 

Covering set works, free choices, improvisation and technique, these courses encourage individuality. So at last, you're free to express yourself musically and be recognised for your talent. CPM courses aren’t set up as the usual AMEB grades, but the course material is covered over Steps 1-4 (Beginner through to tertiary entrance standard). All the CPM course material is included in the books for each Step.


What grades are the CPM levels equivalent to?

CPM levels have been designed differently to AMEB’s classical syllabus grades, and are not directly equivalent to grades. However, by the end of CPM Step 4 a candidate should be ready to enter tertiary study in their chosen instrument.

 

Publications


Can I still use Series 1 Piano for Leisure after the old syllabus is withdrawn?

Yes. Series 1 Piano for Leisure grade books are a part of the current syllabus and can be used for all Piano for Leisure exams. 

 

Which series of grade books should I use?

Most AMEB syllabuses offer the option of using a series of grade books. Often there is more than one series of grade books that can be used with a particular syllabus. Consult the current instrument syllabus for the exam you are preparing to see which series of grade books can be used in examination.

 

What is the difference between a grade book and a recording & handbook?

The difference between these two books is that a grade book contains the hardcopy pieces of sheet music that a candidate (and their accompanist) will need to play for an exam. A Recording & Handbook for the same grade contains recordings by a professional musician of the pieces that are in the grade book. The Recording & Handbook also contains analytical text that relates to each piece in the grade book. This text is useful for answering General Knowledge questions in your exam.

 

Not all syllabuses have recordings & handbooks.

 

Can I use photocopies of pieces printed in AMEB publications for eisteddfods or competitions?


Yes.  Photocopies of any AMEB published music used in an eisteddfod or competition setting must be accompanied by an Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Form from APRA/AMCOS. You can download the AMCOS form here and you are legally entitled to make additional photocopies of it for your use should you wish.

 

Where can I find the repertoire for the higher grades that don’t have AMEB grade books?

Consult the relevant syllabus for a list of repertoire options in the Manual Lists. Your AMEB Preferred Retailer will help you source this repertoire. For music by Australian composers, the Australian Music Centre may be able to direct you to how to purchase or access copies.

 

Enrolments & Results


Where can I find my exam results?

Results for all practical exams are available from your State Office or via your AMEB Connect account (see above). Results for all written exams not taken online are also available from your State Office or via your AMEB Connect account. Online written exam results are available from within your account on the Online Exam Centre immediately or 3-4 business days following your exam, depending on the grade level.

 

Can I earn bonus points towards admission for taking an AMEB exam? (ATAR)

Yes! Many Australian universities allow you to earn bonus points based on your performance in year 12 subjects that are relevant to the area of study for which you are applying. For more information on ATAR and how to earn and redeem these bonus points, please visit the website of tertiary institutions such as the University of New South Wales for conditions, application dates and further information.

 

Where do I login to AMEB Connect?

In order to login to your AMEB Connect account, please visit your State Office's website. Enrolment and results must be done through AMEB Connect via your State Office. They cannot be done through ameb.edu.au at this time.

 

Online Shop


How long will it take for my items to be delivered?

Express post: If your order is placed before 12pm EST on a business day, it will be shipped that day with a guaranteed next business day delivery within the Australian Post's Express Post network. Standard post: If your order is placed before 4pm EST, it will be shipped the following day and will arrive within 1-5 business days.

 

When will my product(s) arrive?

Express Post - $12.00

 

If your order is placed before 12pm EST on a business day, it will be shipped the same business day with a guaranteed next business day delivery within the Australian Post's Express Post network. If your order is placed after 12pm EST on a business day, it will be shipped the following business day.

 

Standard Post - $7.00

 

If your order is placed before 4pm EST on a business day, it will be shipped the following day and will arrive within 1-5 business days. If your order is placed after 4pm EST on a business day or weekend, it will be shipped the 2nd business day.

 

Standard post does not include a tracking number.

 

What if I order the wrong thing?

If there are any problems with your order, please contact AMEB.

 

Can I buy one past exam paper and photocopy it for my students?

No. Past exam papers and syllabuses are for personal use only. Past exam papers and syllabuses should not be distributed and are for use by one person only. For questions regarding printing and distribution of digital downloads, please contact us.

 

How do I purchase a digital syllabus? And how do I access my digital syllabus once I have purchased it?

You can purchase a digital syllabus from the online shop at www.ameb.edu.au by going to the ‘Syllabuses & Study Resources/Digital Syllabuses’ section and choosing the instrumental syllabus (or syllabuses) that you would like. Syllabuses can be purchased either as individual syllabuses (eg. Piano, Violin or Flute), or they can purchased as an instrumental family, eg. (Keyboard (this file contains Piano, Piano for Leisure, Organ and Electronic Organ) or Voice (this file contains Singing and Singing for Leisure).

 

Digital syllabuses, as the name suggests, are purchased as PDF files only and are not sent to you in hard copy. Once you download your PDF, you are welcome to print out the file if you would like to. Otherwise simply save the file to your computer.

 

Once you have added the syllabuses you would like to purchase to your cart and checked out, you will be emailed an order confirmation, which will contain a link to download the syllabus/es that you purchased. You can then download the syllabus PDF and save this to your home computer for viewing. This link only works once. However if you forget where you have saved the syllabus file, simply login to your online shop account on the AMEB website and you can download the syllabus again.

 

When I open a PDF digital download, there are errors. Why?

All PDFs are saved to be opened back to Acrobat version 6 so please ensure that you have an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat or Reader so that you can view the files properly.