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.

It is recommended/required that all candidates entered into exams from PPiD to Solo Seal reach the advertised minimum age by 31 December in the year in which they are taking an exam.  Please see the attached table to find out which exams have a recommended minimum age and which exams have a required minimum age

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONChanges and Additions to Exam Entries

2024 Exams Schedule

Term 2

AEC Area/RAV Venue Approximate Dates Closing Date Examiner
Wellington (1) RAV 08 - 11 May 29 Feb Karen Macleod
Auckland (1) RAV 12 - 17 May 29 Feb Carryne Algie
Auckland/Northland Term 2 AEC 06 - 13 Jun 28 Mar Karen Macleod

Term 3

AEC Area/RAV Venue Approximate Dates Closing Date Examiner
Auckland/Northland Term 3 AEC 03 Aug - 06 Sep 23 May Helen Calman
Waikato AEC 01 - 15 Aug 23 May Carole Speirs
Chch/Canterbury AEC 05 - 12 Aug 23 May Antonia Robertson
Hawkes Bay 12 - 21 Aug 06 Jun Karen Macleod
Manawatu/Whanganui/Taranaki AEC 21 Aug - 09 Sep 13 Jun Lynne Harrison
Gisborne 26 - 29 Aug 20 Jun Sharon Howells
Wellington Term 3 AEC 09 - 25 Sep 27 Jun Susan Sargison
Bay of Plenty AEC 03 - 13 Sep 27 Jun Alison Pond
Otago AEC 08 - 19 Sep 27 Jun Karen Macleod
Nelson/Marlborough AEC 19 - 23 Sep 04 Jul Sharon Howells
Auckland (2) RAV 07 - 27 Aug 06 Jun Barbara Eversen
Invercargill RAV 28 Aug - 04 Sep 06 Jun Barbara Eversen
Christchurch RAV 05 - 08 Sep 06 Jun Barbara Eversen
Hamilton RAV 18 - 24 Aug 13 Jun Samantha Simpson
Wellington (2) RAV 25 Aug - 01 Sep 13 Jun Samantha Simpson
Napier RAV 02 - 06 Sep 13 Junn Samantha Simpson
Tauranga RAV 14 - 17 Sep 27 Jun Alison Pond
Wellington - Solo Seal TBC TBC TBC

Term 4

AEC Area/RAV Venue Approximate Dates Closing Date Examiner
Wellington Term 4 AEC 14 Oct - 17 Nov 01 Aug Carryne Algie
Auckland/Northland Term 4 AEC 14 Oct - 17 Nov 01 Aug Julia Barry
Christchurch Term 4 AEC 21 Oct - 09 Nov 08 Aug Antonia Robertson
Wairarapa AEC 09 - 13 Dec 26 Sep Lynne Harrison