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.

2021 Examination dates

Please see below the examination schedule for 2021.

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

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

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