COVID-19 Exams update
Due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic all live examinations (i.e. with Examiners in attendance) worldwide were postponed.
As we begin to emerge from lockdown RAD Australia has rescheduled all live exam sessions from May until 1 September to later in the year. See the tables below for dates. Teachers will be advised via email by their Tour Organiser when each session is open for entries.
Those who have already entered into exams for postponed sessions who do not want to reschedule or participate in video exams have the option to withdraw and receive a full refund.
We have put together some helpful Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Exams in 2020 in response to feedback from Teachers at this time which you may find useful.
Exam preparation information for teachers in 2020.
As teachers globally prepare to return to the studio RAD headquarters have put together guidelines for RAD teachers to help with the planning and preparation of examinations over the next few months. This includes adaptations to the format of some examinations as well as suggestions for managing social distancing in alignment with UK government guidelines. These adaptations apply until March 2021. Find out more here.
Guidance for teachers to host COVIDSafe AEC Exams
Dance studio owners and teachers entering students for AEC exams must ensure they have a COVID Safety Plan, risk assessment or similar plan in place, in line with state government requirements. Teachers holding RAD exams in their studio are required to ensure all COVID-19 risks are identified and managed and that Government health advice is followed at all times, as well as ensuring normal child safety policies and procedures are in place.
Download our detailed Guidance for COVIDSafe exams management document here.
Guidance for teachers on entering students for RAD exams.
For a teacher to enter candidates for RAD exams they must:
- be a current teacher registered with the RAD
- have registered the school and the candidates they wish to enter.
Entry forms can be submitted by another individual (e.g. the school principal), but there must be an RAD Registered Teacher listed on the entry form who is employed or contracted by the school.
In Australia Examinations are organised through Examinations and Training Manager Kathryn Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an urgent exams enquiry outside of normal business hours please contact 0424 723 462
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