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Practical Session 2 Update - Australia

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Unfortunately government restrictions have not lifted in time for us to open the postponed booking period. Therefore we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Exam dates and fees 2020

If you choose to make a bank transfer, make sure to indicate this and include your payment reference on your entry form.

Entries in the Australian Capital Territory

Account name: ABRSM Canberra
BSB number: 062912
Account number: 10302528
Remitter/transaction description: Please provide the candidate's name and exam session

Entries in Victoria

Account name: Chris Cummings
BSB number: 063142
Account number: 10524111
Remitter/transaction description: Please provide the applicant's name and exam session

Entries in South Australia

Account name: ABRSM
BSB number: 015354
Account number: 478806273
Remitter/transaction description: Please provide the candidate's name and exam session

Entries in Queensland

Account name: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
BSB number: 034093
Account number: 313318
Remitter/transaction description: Please provide the applicant’s surname and exam session

Entries in Western Australia

Please contact your Honorary Local Representative for bank details: [email protected]

Entries in New South Wales

BSB number: 062152
Account number: 10010766
Remitter/transaction description: Please provide the applicant's name

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

Practical exam timings by region

Approximate times of Australia Practical exams only:

Region 1st session 2nd session
ACT June late October
New South Wales late June – early July mid-November – mid-December
Queensland June late October
South Australia June late October/early November
Victoria June mid-November – early December
Western Australia late May – early June late October – mid-November

Other fees and charges (2020)*

 

Graded Music Exams and ARSM

other Diplomas

Music Medals

Confirmation of marks

free of charge

free of charge

free of charge

Duplicate certificate

£12.00

£19.00

£6.50

 

Practical

Theory

Appeal investigation**

N/A

Half of the entry fee

Results Review

Grade 1-5: £25
Grade 6-8: £40
ARSM: £40

 N/A

External review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque

£22.00

£22.00

* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your Local Representative who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

** For multiple candidates, the investigation fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Practical/Music Theory fee.

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