Practical Exams

Level up your abilities and build confidence in your craft.

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Have complete creative freedom to compile scenes from plays or anthologies, adapted excerpts from novels, or even original scenes written by the candidates themselves. You can perform your exam as a monologue, duologue, or scenes for three.

Benefits of Practical Exams

  1. Set achievable stretch goals
  2. Encourage the development of a broader range of skills
  3. Gain valuable performance experience
  4. Get constructive feedback
  5. Recognise achievement

Choose your interest

Classical Practical Exam
Whether you’re an aspiring classical musician, or you like to mix it up with some contemporary favourites, there’s a syllabus to match your style. Exams are available on orchestral instruments, plus piano, voice, teaching, ensemble, and more. You even have a choice of exam formats and a variety of dates and locations to choose from.

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FAQs – Practical Exams

How do I enrol students for group exams?

A number of our practical syllabuses can be taken as group exams. Start by clicking Enrol now from your dashboard or menu and find the type of exam you're looking for. Look in the top, right hand corner of the practical enrolment page and you'll see a button to shift to group enrolments. Click that and you’ll be taken to a different enrolment form that will enable you to enrol your Candidates as the groups they’ll perform in.
If you have any questions, please contact your local AMEB team.

Can I do a practical exam online?

Our Practical Video Exam option is available for international Candidates, and elsewhere for select syllabuses and situations. Alternatively, the face-to-face model is our traditional exam experience. Check with your local AMEB office to see what’s on offer for you.

How do I enrol for an exam/course?

Once you’ve created your SCORE account, login, and go to Enrol now, via either the main menu on the left, or through the handy button on your dashboard.
Some AMEB locations have their own enrolment platforms for some exam types. To check if SCORE can help you today, have a look at our homepage – there are some interactive links that will help you find out how SCORE can help you.
You must be 18 years or older to purchase an exam.
If you're still having difficulties, have a look at this walkthrough video as an introduction to your dashboard.

Get started now *Enrollers must be 18 or over. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian or teacher can be your enroller, through their SCORE account.
Classical | Instrument Lists
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Accordion
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Harp
  • Classical Guitar
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium
  • Brass Band instruments
  • Percussion
  • Classical Voice
  • Musical Theatre Voice
Contemporary | Instrument Lists
  • Piano
  • Keys
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Ukulele
  • Band
Beginner | Instrument Lists
  • All syllabuses include Grade 1 as an entry level, with many also offering Preliminary (classical) or Debut (Rockschool)
Speech & Performance | Instrument Lists
Drama & Communication | Instrument Lists
Voice & Communication | Instrument Lists
PAA Acting | Instrument Lists
PAA Screen Acting | Instrument Lists
Musical Theatre | Instrument Lists
Street Dance | Instrument Lists
Jazz Dance | Instrument Lists
Acting | Instrument Lists
Screen Acting | Instrument Lists
Vlogging | Instrument Lists
Podcasting | Instrument Lists
Contemporary Practical Exam | Instrument Lists
  • Piano
  • Keys
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Ukulele
  • Band
  • Music Production
  • Teaching
  • Creative Enterprise
Beginner Practical Exam | Instrument Lists

All syllabuses include Grade 1 as an entry level, with many also offering Preliminary (classical) or Debut (Rockschool). Our very young learners will also appreciate Premiere grade (available in Rockschool Guitar, Bass, and Drums) and the three graded P Plate Piano books that culminate in an actual licence.