Fellows, Diplomates and Certificants

If you have qualified with RANZCOG, find your member information and services here.

All members are required to adhere to the RANZCOG Code of Conduct.

Benefits of membership

Our members receive tailored membership benefits, advocacy and support from the college.

Members can access:

*Member benefits differ based on membership category

Member types explainer


Fellows

A Fellow is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist who has completed four years of core training and a further two of advanced training.

Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates

Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates are commonly upskilled General Practitioner specialists or regional doctors.

Certificants

The Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) is designed for medical practitioners who desire increased knowledge in aspects of women’s health.

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Trained elsewhere?

If you qualified outside RANZCOG, apply to become an affiliate or associate member and take advantage of our services to develop your women’s health career. Find out what kind of membership type may be right for you.

Fellows

​Currently, there are more than 2000 Fellows in Australia and New Zealand. Within the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, there are five subspecialties recognised by the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand. To become a subspecialist requires a minimum of three years of additional training. Only Fellows of the College are permitted to use the FRANZCOG postnominal.

Fellows of the College work in the public and private health system, in hospitals and clinics; they teach and undertake research, in universities and in clinical settings; they work collaboratively with other healthcare organisations and government bodies to ensure that women and their families have access to quality care; many Fellows do extensive pro bono work for the College and the community.

Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations Section A for information on the regulations that govern this class of membership.

New Fellows

Congratulations on your elevation to Fellowship! Figuring out your opportunities and responsilities within the College can be challenging.

To assist you as you begin this journey, we’ve created a digital New Fellows Resource Guide.

Maintaining my Fellowship

Ongoing Fellowship is subject to:

payment of the Annual Subscription fee

completion of the annual practice profile and declaration

participation in an approved Continuing Professional Development program.

Annual renewal is sent in June each year, for completion by July in line with the new financial year.

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Logo

Download and use the FRANZCOG logo on your professional collateral to signify your Fellowship of the College.

Please note: the logo page is temporarily unavailable; we apologise for this inconvenience. Please email websites@ranzcog.edu.au if you require logo files in the meantime.

CPD

The RANZCOG CPD program aligns with the Medical Board of Australia’s Professional Performance Framework (PPF) and theMedical Council of New Zealand’s recertification programme requirements that supports the strengthening of CPD programs.

Regional Fellows

Connect with other Regional Fellows over issues that impact the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in rural and remote areas.

Board of Examiners

As a Fellow, you may apply to join the RANZCOG Board of Examiners.

Expert Witness Register

As a Fellow, you may apply to join the RANZCOG Expert Witness Register and nominate an area of practice in which you are willing to provide expert medico-legal opinion..

Fees

Membership Fees
Fee
$AUD
$NZ
Frequency
Annual Subscription Fellows
$3,580 inc GST
$4,042 inc GST
Due 1 July annually
Annual Subscription Fellows in Subspecialist Training
$2,268 inc GST
$2,560 inc GST
Due 1 July annually
Annual Subscription Semi-retired Fellows
$1,791 inc GST
$2,022 inc GST
Due 1 July annually

35 year Fellows

Once you have been in service for 35 years, your Fellowship is elevated to 35 year Fellowship.

In recognition of long service and dedication to the profession, 35-Year Fellows will receive a 35-Year Fellowship pin, awarded at an Annual Regional Dinner in their respective state.

35-Year Fellows are still required to complete the Annual Renewal and CPD requirements while in active clinical practice.

Retirement and Re-entry

Thinking about retiring? Find out about and retirement and re-entry to practice.

The RANZCOG re-entry and retraining policy assists Fellows who wish to return to active practice following a prolonged absence or who have identified themselves as requiring retraining, or have been identified by a Regional Health Board, Medical Board or Medical Council as requiring retraining.

Honours and awards

RANZCOG bestows honours and awards on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the College and/or women’s health more broadly. Nominations are considered by the College Honours Committee and awarded by the RANZCOG Board.


Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates

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.

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.

Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations Section A for information on the regulations that govern this class of membership

New Diplomates

Congratulations on graduating as a Diplomate or Advanced Diplomate! Your services as a newly-qualified women’s health practitioner are critical to the health of our communities, especially in regional and remote locations.

To assist you as you begin this journey, we’ve created a digital New Diplomates Resource Guide.

Member actions

The logo page is temporarily unavailable; we apologise for this inconvenience. Please email websites@ranzcog.edu.au if you require logo files in the meantime.

Eligibility

Diplomate membership can be held by trainees who have completed all the requirements of the DRANZCOG training program or DRANZCOG Advanced training program, including any associated administrative requirements. Diplomate members can also be holders of the New Zealand Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who have satisfactorily completed all additional and administrative requirements as determined by the Board.

Fees

Membership Fees
Fee
$AUD
$NZ
Frequency
Annual Subscription Diplomates (including Advanced)
$518 inc GST
$584 inc GST
Due 1 July annually

Annual Renewal

Ongoing Membership is subject to the payment of the annual DRANZCOG or DRANZCOG Advanced subscription fee; completion of the annual Practice Profile; and participation in an approved Continuing Professional Development program.

35 year Diplomates

Once you have been in service for 35 years, your Diplomate status is elevated to 35 year Diplomate.

In recognition of long service and dedication to the profession, you will be invited to receive your certificate at an Annual Regional Dinner in your respective state.

35-Year Diplomates are still required to complete the Annual Renewal and CPD requirements while in active clinical practice.


Certificants

The Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) is centred primarily on office-based obstetrics and gynaecology and generally involves 3 months of either practice- or hospital-based training. Designed for medical practitioners who desire increased knowledge in aspects of women’s health including non-procedural GPs, GP registrars, junior medical officers and other doctors. Doctors who hold a current Certificate of Women’s Health are entitled to acknowledge their membership status with the associated postnominal being ‘CertWH’.

Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations Section A for information on the regulations that govern this class of membership.

How do I become a Certificant?

As a Certificate of Women’s Health graduate, you will be qualified to deliver shared antenatal and postnatal care, office gynaecology and family planning.

Member actions

The logo page is temporarily unavailable; we apologise for this inconvenience. Please email websites@ranzcog.edu.au if you require logo files in the meantime.

Eligibility

Certificant membership can be held by any medical practitioner who has joined the Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) training program and has satisfactorily completed all requirements of that program, including associated administrative requirements.

Fees

Membership Fees
Fee
$AUD
$NZ
Frequency
Annual Subscription Certificate Holders
$436 inc GST
$493 inc GST
Due 1 July annually

Annual Renewal

Ongoing Membership is subject to the payment of the annual Certificate holders subscription fee; completion of the annual Practice Profile; and participation in an approved Continuing Professional Development program.