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AMEB Online Exam Centre goes live

June 1, 2010

 AMEB screenshotThe AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) online examination website is now live. Take a look here.  There is a sample paper for you to complete (Grade 1 level) to get an idea of how it works. Plus a sample tutorial.

Initial registration is free, requiring your name and contact details plus username and password. Once registered you can log in and, at some future date, buy an exam. Once you have bought an exam you will have an exam key to enable viewing of tutorials and practice exams.

Examinations available to buy are in the following syllabuses:

  • Music Craft
  • Theory of Music
  • Musicianship
  • Speech and Performance

The syllabus requirements for each of these can be found in the drop down list under the syllabuses link. They are in the form of a scrolling page from the current AMEB manual. Very handy! The print is a little on the small side but as they are in pdf format there is ample option to resize for better viewing. The ‘Speech and Performance’ link is not working at present.

To run the examination on your computer you will need Microsoft Windows PC (XP or higher) or a Mac with a modern web browser and the shockwave plugin.  Regarding the type of browser, I quote the from the FAQ section of the site:

“On Microsoft Windows the software works with Internet Explorer 7 or better, Firefox or Google Chrome. On Mac computers the software runs best in Safari and Firefox. If you choose to use Safari, your browser will crash at the end of an examination when you send the results. The good news is that the crash always occurs after the data has been sent and your results will be waiting for you when you log back in.”

Taking the exam requires a Supervisor who must be present for the whole time.  Supervisor protocol can be found here

The next step, which I am very much looking forward to, is being able to enter the practical exams online too. Well done AMEB!


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