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Innovative examinations for the rich diversity of today’s musical styles

Ever evolving, disciplined yet searching and inventive, music has always been a vital, diverse and energetic art form, inviting and fostering innovative expression.

The same drive for innovation is at the heart of our examination system – as is our commitment to aid and encourage the ongoing development of music, its students and its teachers. Likewise, we encourage you to learn more about us in this, the official website of ANZCA Music Examinations.

A non-profit examining body of the performing arts, we use innovative thinking to make the entire examination process more exciting and rewarding for students and teachers.

Based on sound educational principles combined with a practical, common-sense attitude, ANZCA examinations are offered in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Teachers who use our examinations are virtually unanimous in praise of the high standards as well as the friendly, unintimidating environment ANZCA provides.

What we offer you – at a glance.
• Modern and classical examinations, both practical and written.
• Graded courses leading to recognised diplomas.
• A wide range of choices and flexibility within each syllabus.
• Opportunities for creativity through improvisation.
• Assessment by qualified, professional musicians.

ANZCA Board of Directors

Dr Barry Archibald, Chairperson – Ph.D., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., DIPT, AAGM, MACE
Maureen Grieve, Vice Chairperson – AUA(Dip.Mus.), A.Mus.A., MIMT
Maureen Milton, OAM, A.Dip.A., A.Mus.A., MIMT
Jenny Brown, New Zealand Member – ATCL, AIRMT(NZ)


June McLeanFounding Director (Retired) – B.A.(La Trobe), ALCM


General Manager: Tony Betros


Publications Manager: Andrew Craggs

Stretto ®

ANZCA’s e-newsletter Stretto contains valuable information on topics including examinations, composers, improvisation, publications, forthcoming events and scholarships. Stretto is emailed bi-monthly (February to December) to all addresses in our email contacts list.

ANZCA offers annual Theory Scholarships for Grades Four and Five. For details, see “Scholarship Winners” under the News tab above, or click here.

University Prizes
ANZCA also offers prizes for music students in prominent universities. For more information, see "University Prizes" under the News tab above, or click here.

State and Territory Certificates of Education 
Most ANZCA subjects are approved for inclusion on the following state and territory education certificates:
• Senior Certificate and Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
For approved subjects/grades and other information, see Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority  www.qcaa.qld.edu.au
• South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
• Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
For approved subjects/grades and other information, see Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/ (SA & NT)
• Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
For approved subjects/grades and other information, see  School Curriculum and Standards Authority  https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/

ANZCA qualifications of Grade Seven and above can also be used to obtain a ranking from the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for application to enter some Queensland tertiary institutions. Application for this ranking can be made to QTAC, or by forms available from school counsellors.

Note: NSW and Victorian Education Bodies (HSC and VCE) do not accredit music examinations from any external music examination body. Only the HSC and VCE courses (set by the Education Departments in NSW and Victoria) are recognised.