2022 Scholarships Closed

Scholarships for General Excellence (Music) are offered to new and current students entering Years 5, 7, 8 and 9 in 2022 who demonstrate outstanding musical ability and achievement in music (instrumental/choral) within and/or beyond the context of school.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an online application, the results of a scholarship examination, a panel audition and interview.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to audition for, and interview with, our selection panel. Further shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, to attend an interview with the Principal.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing.


The following AMEB levels and recommendations are intended as an indication of the expected standard of scholarship applicants. The AMEB grades are not prerequisites for application and students will not be excluded from applying if they have not completed any AMEB exams.

Year 5
Learning an instrument for at least 2 years
Choral scholarship applicants – at least one year choral experience

Year 7 – 8
Cello, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, saxophone – Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent
All other instruments – Grade 2 AMEB or equivalent
Choral scholarship applicants – at least two years choral experience

Year 9
Cello, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, saxophone – Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent
All other instruments – Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent
Choral scholarship applicants – Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent

Application Process

Step 1
All applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination. Please apply online via Edutest before the closing date.

For any queries relating to the Edutest examination process please refer to the Edutest Information sheet.

Step 2
Please complete the ELTHAM College online application before the closing date.

Applicants for the General Excellence (Music) Scholarship will be required to submit a video recording as part of their online application.

For any queries relating to the ELTHAM College online application please email scholarships@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au

Important Dates 

Applications close: Friday 19 February 2021
Late applications close (late fee applied): Monday 22 February 2021
Scholarship Examination (all applicants): Saturday 27 February 2021
Interviews and Auditions: Please note that interviews and auditions for shortlisted applicants will be held within 3 weeks of the scholarship examination. Dates will vary depending upon the scholarship(s) being applied for.

Details for the Scholarship Examination (all applicants):

Date:     Saturday 27 February 2021

Time:    Registration 9.00am – 9.15am
Commencement 9.30am
Expected conclusion 12.30pm

Venue: ELTHAM College Hospitality Training Centre, 25 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, KANGAROO GROUND VIC 3097

Further details regarding the examination will be emailed to families from Edutest on Monday 22 February 2021.