Educational Affiliates

Educational Affiliate membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) provides an opportunity for International Medical Graduate (IMG) or Area of Need (AoN) practitioners working in the speciality of obstetrics and gynaecology to enhance their knowledge and skills in the pursuit of excellence in women's health.

The regulations that govern this class of membership are contained in RANZCOG Regulation A1.5. Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations.

For further information on applying to participate in the RANZCOG CPD Program, contact the CPD team at [email protected] or +61 3 9417 1699. 


You may be eligible to apply for Educational Affiliate membership if you are:

  • A registered medical practitioner working as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology or more broadly in Women's Health in Australia or New Zealand
  • Not a Fellow of RANZCOG
  • Not eligible for Associate Membership

For example, Area of Need (AoN) practitioners in Australia and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) practising in New Zealand under a provisional vocational scope of practice.


Please refer to 'Annual Subscription Educational Affiliates' in the Annual Membership Fees for current fee pricing information.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The RANZCOG CPD Program is designed to facilitate continuing training, lifelong learning and practice review by providing a CPD framework that aligns with the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA)  Professional Performance Framework (PPF) and the Medical Council of New Zealand's (MCNZ) Recertification Requirements (RR) that supports the strengthening of CPD programs.

The program offers guidance in planning education pathways and clinical practice improvement best suited to their professional needs and interests.



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