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.

2021 Examination dates

Please see below the examination schedule for 2021.

2021 - Term 2 AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates Min Age Cut-off date Examiner
RAV Wellington (1) 11 - 15 May 04 Mar 01 May Sharon Howells
RAV Auckland (1) 16 - 21 May 04 Mar 01 May Alison Pond
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 2 06 - 18 Jun 01 Apr 01 May Helen Calman

2021 - Term 3 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 3 02 Aug - 05 Sep 20 May 01 Jul Sharon Howells/Helen Calman
AEC Chch/Canterbury 09 - 11 Aug 20 May 01 Aug Antonia Robertson
AEC Hawkes Bay (excl Gisborne) 10 - 23 Aug 27 May 01 Aug Carryne Algie
AEC Gisborne 30 Aug - 02 Sep 10 Jun 01 Aug Saori Ishimaru
AEC Whanganui & Taranaki 06 - 15 Sep 10 Jun 01 Aug Lynne Harrison
AEC Otago 06 - 15 Sep 10 Jun 01 Sep Sharon Howells
AEC Wellington Term 3 06 Sep - 01 Oct 17 Jun 01 Sep Karen Macleod
AEC Bay of Plenty 10 - 27 Sep 17 Jun 01 Aug Helen Calman
AEC Marlborough/Nelson 20 - 24 Sep 08 Jul 01 Sep Alison Pond
RAV Christchurch 04 - 06 Aug 13 May 01 Jul Alison Pond
RAV & AEC Invercargill & Southland 07 - 14 Aug 13 May 01 Aug Alison Pond
RAV & AEC Palm Nth & Manawatu 04 - 20 Aug 13 May 01 Aug Sue Nicholls
RAV Auckland (2) 08 - 26 Aug 13 May 01 Aug Lynne Harrison
RAV & AEC Hamilton & Waikato 10 - 27 Aug 03 Jun 01 Jul Paula Hunt
RAV Wellington (2) 28 Aug - 05 Sep 03 Jun 01 Aug Carole Speirs
RAV Napier 06 - 11 Sep 03 Jun 01 Sep Carole Speirs
Wellington Solo Seal 26 Sep 03 Jun 01 Sep TBC
RAV Tauranga 28 Sep - 01 Oct 17 Jun 01 Aug Helen Calman

2021 - Term 4 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Wellington Term 4 18 Oct - 16 Nov 05 Aug 01 Oct Carole Speirs/Paula Hunt
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 4 18 Oct - 16 Nov 05 Aug 01 Oct Lynne Harrison/Carryne Algie
AEC Christchurch Term 4 26 Oct - 14 Nov 12 Aug 01 Oct Antonia Robertson
AEC Wairarapa 03 - 06 Dec 23 Sep 01 Oct Paula Hunt