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

Please see below the examination schedule for the rest of 2020.  Please note the closing dates as most of these have changed from the original published examination schedule.

2020 - Term 2 AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates Min Age Cut-off date Examiner

2020 - Term 3 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 3 24 Aug - 25 Sep 02 Jul 01 Jul Alison Pond/Karen Macleod
AEC Wellington Term 3 24 Aug - 25 Sep 02 Jul 01 Sep Carole Speirs
RAV Auck (2) 30 Aug - 15 Sep 02 Jul 01 Aug Carryne Algie
AEC & RAV Southland & Invercargill 24 Aug - 15 Sep 02 Jul 01 Aug Sharon Howells
RAV Napier 06-09 Sep 02 Jul 01 Aug Karen Macleod
AEC Otago 17-26 Sep 02 Jul 01 Aug Antonia Robertson
AEC Nelson/Marlborough 21-25 Sep 02 Jul 01 Sep Sharon Howells
RAV Wgtn (2) 14 - 25 Sep 02 Jul 01 Aug Helen Calman
AEC & RAV Bay of Plenty 07-25 Sep 06 Jul 01 Aug Lynne Harrison

2020 - Term 4 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES MIN AGE CUT-OFF DATE EXAMINER
AEC Wellington Term 4 12 Oct - 05 Nov 06 Aug 01 Oct Antonia Robertson
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 4 12 Oct - 05 Nov 06 Aug 01 Oct Paula Hunt
AEC Hawkes Bay (excl Gisborne) 12 - 21 Oct 06 Aug 01 Aug Carole Speirs
AEC Waikato 08-17 Oct 06 Aug 01 Jul Helen Calman
RAV Hamillton 18-22 Oct 06 Aug 01 Aug Helen Calman
AEC Manawatu/Wang/Tar 12-30 Oct 06 Aug 01 Aug Carryne Algie
Solo Seal Wellington - Solo Seal 18 Oct 06 Aug 01 Oct tbc
AEC Christchurch Term 4 14 Oct - 12 Nov 13 Aug 01 Oct Karen Macleod
AEC Wairarapa 04 - 07 Dec 24 Sep 01 Oct Lynne Harrison