Subspecialty Examinations

Trainees enrolled in Subspecialty training programs must complete written and oral examinations. Please find information below on examination dates, fees, and resources to assist you in examination preparation. 


2019 & 2020 Dates


2019 Examinations
Examination Date Applications
Written exams
12 July 2019 1 March 2019 Applications for all 2019 exams are now closed
Oral exams
24 November 2019



2020 Examinations
Examination Date Applications
Written exams
17 July 2020 2 March 2020 5:00PM AEST
19 April 2020
Oral exams
22 November 2020

Applications close at 5pm AEDT/AEST (date dependent). Late applications will not be accepted.


Examination Fees

You can view the current fees under Assessment & Examination Fees on the Fees page.



Before submitting an examination application please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations to check eligibility requirements.

Subspecialty Written Examination Information

Examination Format

Examination Number of SAQs Total marks Examination duration
CGO 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CMFM 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
COGU 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CREI 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CU 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
The Subspecialty written examinations will be delivered in a paper-based format in July 2019. The examinations will be delivered by RANZCOG in a single test centre in Melbourne.
Any requests for examination accommodations must be made by application for Special Consideration accompanied by evidence of the exceptional grounds for the application.

Subspecialty Curriculum

Each Subspecialty’s Training Program Handbook describes the breadth and depth of knowledge that is examined.

Examination Resources

For written examination resources and further candidate information, please log in to your assessment portal and the CLIMATE eLearning site.

Subspecialty Oral Examination Information

Subspecialist trainees, excluding CU trainees, must successfully complete an oral examination as part of their subspecialty training.


Subspecialty Oral Examination Format

  • The examination comprises 9 stations
  • Each station is scored out of 20 marks; a total of 180 marks is available in the examination. 
  • Candidates are given 5 minutes reading time for each station where notes may be taken, followed by 15 minutes of interaction with the examiners.
  • The total examination time is about 3 hours but may vary from year to year depending on the number of candidates enrolled.


Subspecialty Oral Examination Venue

The 2019 Subspeciality Oral Examination Venue will be The Royal Women’s Hospital

Examination Applications & Results

Those seeking to apply to sit examinations can view Examination Applications for more information on the application process, and a link to the online application portal.

Those who have recently undertaken examinations can view Examination Results for instructions on how to log in and access their results.

More information

For enquiries regarding Subspecialist examinations: 

Email: [email protected]




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