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

2023 Examination dates

Please see below the examination schedule for 2023.

2023 - Term 2 AEC Area/RAV Venue Approx Dates Closing Dates Examiner
RAV Wellington (1) 09 - 12 May 02 Mar Carole Speirs
RAV Auckland (1) 14 - 19 May 02 Mar Lynne Harrison
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 2 08 - 15 Jun 30 Mar Paula Hunt

2023 - Term 3 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES EXAMINER
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 3 06 Aug - 04 Sep 25 May Kerrie Smith
AEC Waikato 07 - 15 Aug 25 May Karen Macleod
AEC Chch/Canterbury 01 - 04 Aug 01 Jun Lynne Harrison
AEC Hawkes Bay 12 - 21 Aug 01 Jun Lynne Harrison
AEC Manawatu/Wang/Taranaki 21 Aug - 09 Sep 15 Jun Antonia Robertson
AEC Gisborne 28 - 31 Aug 15 Jun Carole Speirs
AEC Wellington Term 3 06 - 22 Sep 22 Jun Sharon Howells
AEC Bay of Plenty 01 - 15 Sep 22 Jun Carryne Algie
AEC Otago 08 - 19 Sep 22 Jun Carole Speirs
AEC Marlborough/Nelson 19 - 22 Sep 22 Jun Saori Ishimaru
RAV Palmerston North 07 - 10 Aug 01 Jun Shayne White
RAV Auckland (2) 11 - 28 Aug 01 Jun Shayne White
RAV Invercargill 28 Aug - 04 Sep 22 Jun Paula Hunt
RAV Christchurch 05 - 08 Sep 22 Jun Paula Hunt
RAV Hamilton 16 - 21 Aug 15 Jun Karen Perring
RAV Wellington (2) 22 Aug - 03 Sep 15 Jun Karen Perring
RAV Napier 04 - 07 Sep 15 Jun Karen Perring
RAV Tauranga 16 - 20 Sep 22 Jun Carryne Algie
Wellington Solo Seal TBC 15 Jun TBC

2023 - Term 4 AEC AREA/RAV VENUE APPROX DATES CLOSING DATES EXAMINER
AEC Wellington Term 4 16 Oct - 14 Nov 10 Aug Robyn Hick
AEC Auck/Nthland Term 4 16 Oct - 14 Nov 10 Aug Karen Macleod
AEC Christchurch Term 4 24 Oct - 12 Nov 17 Aug Helen Calman
AEC Wairarapa 11 - 15 Dec 05 Oct Alison Pond