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Policies

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For a full list of AMEB (Qld) policies and procedures, please refer to pages 84-96 of the 2020 Enrollers' Handbook (PDF, 7MB).

Acceptance of enrolments

AMEB (Qld) accepts enrolments on the understanding that teachers, private entrants, candidates and parents have read and agree to:

  • AMEB (Qld) policies and procedures.
  • Accept that assessments shall be made strictly in accordance with the syllabus requirements, objectives and regulations prescribed in the 2020 AMEB Manual of Syllabuses.
  • Acknowledge that examinations will not be scheduled without payment.
  • Acknowledge it is the responsibility of the enroller and candidate to adequately prepare for the exam in line with the correct syllabus requirements.
  • Provide true and accurate information on the enrolment form.
  • Ensure candidates are ready to sit their exam from the first day of the examination session.
  • Pay the required fees associated with the enrolment.
  • Accept that late fees, change of enrolment, transfer fees, wait list fees and stipulated policy and procedure, will be enforced.

Teachers and private entrants are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with the examination requirements and regulations prescribed in the current AMEB Manual of Syllabuses, and the administrative policies and procedures outlined in the 2020 Enrollers' Handbook (PDF, 7MB).

An examination schedule advising enrollers and candidates of the allocated examination time and date will be sent to the enroller no later than 3 weeks prior to practical examinations.

All rescheduling must occur in consultation with AMEB (Qld). AMEB (Qld) must receive a Change of Enrolment form (PDF, 208KB) to amend any enrolment details, which is to be accompanied by payment of the administration fee.

AMEB (Qld) examinations—Cancellation and/or Transfer policy

If a candidate is unable to attend a scheduled examination, the enroller is requested to telephone AMEB (Qld) as soon as possible, and subsequently confirm the telephone advice in writing.

Cancellations due to medical reasons must be supported by a medical certificate or documentation. When a cancellation is due to illness and substantiated by a medical certificate, the candidate will be offered the opportunity, subject to availability, to re-schedule the examination at a later date within the current calendar year upon payment of a transfer fee.

Candidates cannot re-sit an examination within the same session of that calendar year, but are eligible to re-enrol for that examination in a subsequent session later in the same calendar year. It is not possible to transfer an enrolment from one calendar year to the next.

Enrolment fees

Please review the AMEB (Qld) full fees and respective policies on pages 84-96 of the 2020 Enrollers' Handbook (PDF, 7MB).

Change of enrolment fee

AMEB (Qld) must receive a Change of Enrolment form (PDF, 208KB) to amend any enrolment details, which is to be accompanied by payment of the administration fee.

Late fees

Late fees automatically apply for all enrolments received or paid up to 14 days after the published session closing date and time. A fee of $40.00 will apply to every candidate enrolled during this timeframe.

Wait list fees

Wait list fees apply after the conclusion of the late enrolment period (14 days after the enrolment close date). Entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the AMEB (Qld) State Manager and are subject to the availability of examiners and exam venues, and only upon completion of the wait list form (PDF, 1.5MB) and payment of the $80.00 fee which will apply to every candidate enrolled during this timeframe. If AMEB (Qld) is unable to honour the request, the enrolment will be refunded to the enroller. The wait list fee is retained by AMEB (Qld) and goes some way to cover administrative costs.

Transfer fees

Transfer fees apply to all requests to change examination dates and times. The transfer request form (PDF, 310KB) must be completed along with payment of the required fee of approximately half of the original exam cost in order for the transfer to be completed.

Enrollers and candidates should note that transfers are subject to availability. In the event that the candidate cannot be rescheduled in the same calendar year, they forfeit their original enrolment fee and will need to re-enrol in their examination in the next calendar year and the transfer fee will be refunded.

Examination centres for practical and written examinations

Examination centres are selected based on availability within the nominated session and in convenient proximity to the enroller, where possible.

For examinations outside metropolitan Brisbane, a minimum of 5 hours examining is required. Where there are insufficient candidates to meet the minimum requirement, AMEB (Qld) may negotiate alternative arrangements. Options may include requesting candidates to travel to the nearest available centre, or providing the opportunity to withdraw from the examination with a full refund of the examination fee.

For theory, candidates are encouraged to complete online examinations where possible. Written examinations can only be offered in those centres where it is commercially viable to do so. Where candidates have requested examinations in non-viable centres, they will be given the option of sitting their examination online, or sitting their examination at the nearest viable written examination centre. Where neither option is deemed suitable by the candidate, the examination fee paid will be refunded in full.

Teachers may request that music and speech and drama examinations be conducted at a private centre, studio or school. A minimum of 3 hours (metropolitan) and 5 hours (regional) of examining will be required.

Privacy policy / non-disclosure of personal details

AMEB (Qld) will not divulge any personal information to individuals or organisations without the written permission of those concerned, unless required by law.

Read the AMEB federal office and the Queensland Government privacy policy for more information.


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Last updated 24 January 2020