Public Exams are open to the public and are for everyone. They are conducted in all States/Territories of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and China. Students of registered teachers receive a discount on the entry fee.
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Theory, Performance, Diplomas and Certificate Exams.
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There are two theory examination dates per year. Centres are established throughout Australia, and the examination is conducted at the same time nationally. An individual report on every examination candidate is returned through the teacher.
These examinations are conducted by Guild trained and approved examiners who travel to the various examination centres throughout Australia. With Guild arrangement, very remote students may submit an unedited DVD for assessment by examiners. Again, an individual report on every candidate is returned through the teacher. Many areas have two dates per year, but some parts of Australia only have one date per year.
CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
Each stream has its own set. Beginner level certificates are automatically provided through the teacher, but from grade 3 onwards, certificates require an application. The highest levels (Proficiency, Associate, Licentiate and Public Performance) are presented at the annual graduation ceremony.
The Guild maintains an extensive set of publications, the most basic of which is the Guild Handbook that explains all Guild procedures in detail. In addition to each published examination syllabus there are complete syllabus requirement books covering details of each exercise and performance expected at the examination level concerned and past examination papers are available. There are also student theory exercise books and a unique sight reading book for all keyboard and pianoforte players.
EXAMINATION CLOSING DATES
- exam fees for registered teachers and self entries in Speech & Drama.
PRACTICAL ONE OR TWO SERIES ANNUALLYExamination dates depend on number of entrants. Teachers will be notified of exact date.
QUEENSLAND AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA NOW HAVE TWO SERIES
VIDEO EXAMINATIONS: You must contact the Guild Office in advance to arrange these.
Exact date will
Exact date will
|FIRST SERIES||SECOND SERIES|
|A.C.T.||Canberra||MARCH 21||June||JULY 18||Sept - Oct|
|MARCH 21||June - July||JULY 18||Oct – Nov|
|QLD.||All||MARCH 21||June||JULY 18||October|
|S.A.||All||MARCH 21||June||JULY 18||Oct – Nov|
|MARCH 21||May - June||JULY 18||Sept - Oct|
|W.A.||All||MARCH 21||June||JULY 18||Oct - Nov|
|These areas have one series only||MIDDLE SERIES||Closing dates of examinations must be strictly adhered to. If school holidays have commenced in your area prior to the closing date, set a closing date for your students before the commencement of the school holidays.
Late entries will be charged at the late entry rate. Entries cannot be accepted later than 1 week after the closing date.
|N.S.W.||Country||JUNE 7||Aug - Sept|
2019 Examination Closing DatesAll examination entries MUST be received at the GUILD office by the closing date.
Please do not ignore closing dates. Late entries may be accepted, at late entry rate, up to ONE week after the closing date. Post entries on Monday before closing date or pay for a late entry.
THEORY ONE SERIES ANNUALLY
|CLOSING (Thursday)||EXAMINATION (Friday)|
|One Series Only||JUNE 27, 2019||AUGUST 30, 2019|
|Please note : “Theory on Demand” is an option. Please see separate form|
|Please allow up to 6 weeks for marking. Certificates are posted as soon as the office receives the results.|
1. PERFORMANCE EXAMINATIONS. Do not require any theory pre-requisite, Technical Work, Ear Tests, Sight Reading or General Knowledge. BUT they do require candidates to submit an explanatory short Folio. Please enter Performance Examinations as LEVELS.
2. EXAMINATION LEVELS and EXAMINATION TIMES.
The same as for the equivalent Step and Grade examinations. Level Eight is the same playing level and time as for the Proficiency Certificate. Professional Level is the same playing level time as for the Associate Diploma. The playing time should be approximately 3-4/5ths of the examination time allotted. Refer to Solo Fee List for the Solo Performance Examination Fees.
|FOUR LISTS||MARKS AWARDED||FIVE LISTS||MARKS AWARDED|
|(Level Eight is the pre-requisite examination for Professional)|
|List A||20 Marks||List A||16 Marks|
|List B||20 Marks||List B||16 Marks|
|List C||20 Marks||List C||16 Marks|
|List D||20 Marks||List D||16 Marks|
|Summary||20 Marks||List E||16 Marks|
|Preparatory||Three Lists||10 Minutes|
|Level One||15 Minutes|
|Level Two||15 Minutes|
|Level Three||20 Minutes|
|Level Four||20 Minutes|
|Level Five||20 Minutes|
|Level Six||Four Lists||30 Minutes|
|Level Seven||40 Minutes|
|Level Eight||45 Minutes|
|PRACTICAL Examination||Full Fee - Members||Full Fee - Standard||Theory Examination||Fees - Members||Fees - Standard||PERFORMANCE Examination||(Solo fees only*)|
|(Solo fees only*)
- Non Members
|Step One Preparatory||$62.00||$74.00||Level Preparatory||$57.00||$74.00|
|Step Two Elementary||$71.00||$84.00||Level Elementary||$66.00||$84.00|
|Step Three Preliminary||$79.00||$94.00||Preliminary||$58.00||$75.00||Level Preliminary||$74.00||$94.00|
|Grade One||$84.00||$100.00||Grade One||$63.00||$80.00||Level One||$79.00||$100.00|
|Grade Two||$90.00||$106.00||Grade Two||$68.00||$86.00||Level Two||$85.00||$106.00|
|Grade Three||$96.00||$113.00||Grade Three||$74.00||$93.00||Level Three||$91.00||$113.00|
|Grade Four||$105.00||$123.00||Grade Four||$80.00||$101.00||Level Four||$100.00||$123.00|
|Grade Five||$117.00||$137.00||Grade Five||$87.00||$108.00||Level Five||$112.00||$137.00|
|Grade Six||$136.00||$159.00||Grade Six|
Prerequisite for Profic.
|Grade Seven||$158.00||$184.00||Grade Seven|
Prerequisite for Assoc.
|Proficiency Certificate -|
Level Eight (CMUS)
|$207.00||$231.00||Grade Eight Prerequisite for Licen.||$172.00||$206.00||Level Eight Prerequisite for Profnl - Level Eight (CMUS)||$194.00||$231.00|
|Associate Performer Diploma||$312.00||$361.00||Associate Papers 1 + 2 total||$342.00||$401.00||Professional Perf Level Nine||$307.00||$361.00|
|Associate Teacher Diploma||$312.00||$432.00||Associate T.D. Teaching Principles||$165.00||$199.00||Public Performance Level 10|
Associate Teacher Diploma
|Licentiate Performer Diploma||$417.00||$482.00||Licentiate Papers 1 + 2 total||$410.00||$480.00||Licentiate Performer Diploma||$410.00||$482.00|
|Licentiate Teacher Diploma||$417.00||$601.00||Licentiate T.D. Teaching Principles||$197.00||$235.00||Licentiate Teacher Diploma||$520.00||$601.00|
|Public Performance Diploma||$460.00||$510.00||Public Performance Diploma||$520.00||$601.00|
Must apply to AGMEd Committee
Must apply to AGMEd Committee
|*For ensembles (of 2 or more performers),the fee for each performer depends on thegroup size and is obtainable onapplication from the Guild office.|
|STEP and LEVEL||2||3||4||8||15||30|
|Please ask the Office for the fees for intermediate numbers||Late fees apply to the ensemble entries as for solo – add 50% to a maximum of $50 for each ensemble.|
|Level Eight (Pre-req Prof)||$90.00||$62.00||$48.00||$26.00||$16.00||$10.00|
AUSTRALIAN GUILD OF MUSIC EDUCATION Inc
Australian Guild Conservatorium,
451 Glenferrie Road, KOOYONG, Victoria 3144. (03) 9822 3111
(STANDARD FULL FEE FOR SELF ENTRIES AND REGISTERED TEACHERS)
A LATE FEE of 50% of the examination fee, to a maximum of $50, must be applied to all entries arriving after the advertised closing date. Entries cannot be accepted later than 1 week after the closing date