NZ Exam Dates

Approved Examination Centre (AEC) Sessions are organised by a studio teacher. RAD Approved Venue (RAV) Sessions are organised by the RAD, with a pianist employed by the RAD. Candidates must be the Minimum Age by the Cut-off Date for the Examinations entered for.

If a student wants to sit an Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 or Solo Seal exam wishes to take advantage of the reduced exam entry fee they must ensure that membership application form and payment of the membership fee is processed and sent to the RAD Wellington office at least 21 days prior to the closing date of the examination session they are wanting to enter into.

2020 Examination dates

2020 is the RAD’s centenary and all examiners are required to attend a seminar in London in conjunction with the Genée/Margot Fonteyn.  As a result, there will be no exams held between 24 August and 06 September.  Therefore, a revised exam schedule for 2020 has been produced and was published in Focus 1 March 2019 for feedback.  Please find below the confirmed exam schedule for 2020.  While the dates may differ from those we currently have and some may not be ideal for all studios, we ask that you remember that this schedule is for 2020 only, and due to the constraints of examiners not being available, some compromises have had to be made.

2020 - Term 2 AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates Min Age Cut-off date Examiner
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 2 09 - 18 Jun 09 Apr 01 May Helen Calman
RAV Wellington (1) 04-07 May 27 Feb 01 May Hilary Kaplan
Auckland (1) 08-13 May 27 Feb 01 May Hilary Kaplan
Christchurch (1) 14-16 May 27 Feb 01 May Hilary Kaplan

2020 - Term 3 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Waikato 22 Jul - 02 Aug 14 May 01 Jul Helen Calman
Auck/Nthland Term 3 27 Jul - 21 Aug 14 May 01 Jul tbc
Hawkes Bay (excl Gisborne) 03-16 Aug 28 May 01 Aug Carole Speirs
Manawatu/Wang/Taranaki 04-26 Aug 28 May 01 Aug Carryne Algie
Bay of Plenty 04-26 Aug 28 May 01 Aug Sharon Howells
Wellington Term 3 06-26 Aug 28 May 01 Sep Karen Macleod
Southland 05-09 Aug 28 May 01 Aug tbc
Chch/Canterbury 10-18 Aug 28 May 01 Aug tbc
Hawkes Bay (Gisborne)
Otago 17-26 Sep 02 Jul 01 Sep Sharon Howells
Marlborough/Nelson 19-24 Sep 02 Jul 01 Sep tbc
RAV Christchurch (2) 25-30 Jul 14 May 01 Jul tbc
Invercargill 31 Jul - 06 Aug 14 May 01 Jul tbc
Palmerston North 07-09 Aug 14 May 01 Aug tbc
Auckland (2) 10-21 Aug 14 May 01 Aug tbc
Napier 28-31 Jul 14 May 01 Aug Crystal Wong
Wellington (2) 01-14 Aug 14 May 01 Aug Crystal Wong
Hamilton 15-22 Aug 14 May 01 Aug Crystal Wong
Tauranga 22-26 Aug 28 May 01 Aug Sharon Howells
Wgtn - Solo Seal 18 Oct 06 Aug 01 Aug tbc

2020 - Term 4 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Wellington Term 4 12 Oct - 13 Nov 06 Aug 01 Oct Antonia Robertson
Auck/Nthland Term 4 12 Oct - 05 Nov 06 Aug 01 Oct Carryne Algie
Christchurch Term 4 27 Oct - 07 Nov 20 Aug 01 Oct Karen Macleod
Wairarapa 04-07 Dec 24 Sep 01 Oct Lynne Harrison