RANZCOG is committed to improving access to high-quality healthcare for women, particularly in places where specialist assistance is remote. The Diploma and the Diploma Advanced are offered by the College for doctors practising in all areas of Australia to enable them to deliver high-quality health outcomes for women.

A RANZCOG Diplomate has completed a minimum of 6 months training in obstetrics and gynaecology, enabling them to safely undertake non-complex deliveries and basic gynaecological procedures. An Advanced Diplomate has completed a further 6 months training in women’s health, enabling them to undertake more complex procedures. To remain a RANZCOG member, all Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates must participate in a suitable CPD program as monitored by RANZCOG.

Currently there are more than 2,500 Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates in Australia and New Zealand. RANZCOG Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates are commonly upskilled General Practitioner specialists or regional doctors who perform a crucial role in maintaining the wellbeing of women and families in rural and remote communities.

About the Diploma

The DRANZCOG training program builds on the skills developed through the CWH training program. The Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG) is a recertifiable qualification that equips medical practitioners with the skills to :

  • Provide shared ante and postnatal care with specialist obstetricians, GP obstetricians or a specialist hospital;
  • Provide office gynaecology;
  •  Provide family planning;
  • Manage the antenatal care of low to moderate risk patients;
  • Perform normal deliveries and assisted deliveries;
  • Perform basic gynaecological procedures.

The DRANZCOG Advanced is designed for medical practitioners who have gained skills through the DRANZCOG and who wish to further develop them to a level that would enable them to safely undertake more complex O & G procedures. DRANZCOG Advanced gives Diplomates the skills to:

  • Manage complicated labours when they arise;
  • Perform LUSCS (Elective and Emergency) safely and confidently;
  • Provide support for GP obstetricians when specialist obstetricians are unavailable;
  • Perform laparotomies in emergency gynaecological situations;
  • In special circumstances, be able to perform laparoscopies and/or colposcopies.

Both DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced are re-certifiable qualifications that require holders to undertake ongoing continuing professional development activities.

About the Diploma and Advanced Diploma

Board of Examiners

Fellows, Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates may be appointed to the RANZCOG Board of Examiners. As a member of the Board of Examiners, you will have the opportunity to contribute to various responsibilities regarding the development and procedure of College examinations.

RANZCOG Board of Examiners


The DRANZCOG Logo and the DRANZCOG (Adv) Logo are available for Diplomates of the College to signify their respective membership of the College. The logo may be used on office stationery, including letterhead and business cards, email signatures, websites and presentation slides.


Reinstatement to the Register of Certificants & Diplomates Policy



The Reinstatement to the Register of Certificate Holders, Diplomates or Advanced Diplomates Policy applies to previously registered RANZCOG Certificants or Diplomates who are currently practicing and would like to be reinstated to the Register. A RANZCOG Certificant or Diplomate may have been removed from the register for a variety of reasons such as:

  • resigned or removed from the Register due to unfinancial status;
  • resigned or removed from the Register due to non-completion of women’s reproductive health requirements;
  • no longer practicing intrapartum care/shared care; or
  • travelling/working overseas for a period of time.


Guidelines document

The Reinstatement to the Register of Certificate Holders, Diplomates or Advanced Diplomates Policy can be viewed on the Policies & Procedures page.
Note: Applicants must hold current medical registration with either the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand.  Applicants who hold non-practicing medical registration are not eligible for reinstatement to the Register.



The Reinstatement Application fee is required to be paid before the TAR Subcommittee will consider your application. The current reinstatement fees can be viewed on the Fees page.




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