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Introduction

This page details some of the major committees and working groups that govern the work of the College.

It is not an exhaustive list; the functions and activities of the RANZCOG Board and Council are supported by around 50 committees and working groups, which meet regularly and make recommendations to the RANZCOG Board on a range of matters pertaining to women’s health.

You can view all our current committees and working groups in the following chart:


Aotearoa New Zealand and Global Health

New Zealand Training Accreditation Committee (NZTAC)

Function

To oversee and coordinate FRANZCOG Trainees and Basic and Advanced training posts within and across Integrated Training Programs (ITP) in New Zealand.

Membership

New Zealand ITP coordinator/s

Training supervisor representative/s

Chair of Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, or nominee

Trainee representative/s on the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee (one from the North Island and one from the South Island)

Chair of He Hono Wāhine, or nominee

Trainee to represent the North Island ITP which is not represented by the North Island trainee representative elected to the Trainees’ Committee

Contact

Email: nztraining@ranzcog.org.nz

Terms of Reference

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku

Function

To implement the strategic direction of RANZCOG in Aotearoa New Zealand while taking into account the differences between Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

Membership

At least three elected Fellows

Three members of RANZCOG Council from Aotearoa New Zealand (2 elected members and 1 elected
Māori member)

Chair of the New Zealand Training Accreditation Committee

Chair of He Hono Wāhine

Chair of the NZ SIMG Assessor Panel

The elected New Zealand trainee representative(s) on the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee

Up to two community representatives

Up to three co-opted members as required by Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku

Contact

Email: ranzcog@ranzcog.edu.nz

Terms of Reference

Global Health Committee (GHC)

Function

To support and promote collaboration between RANZCOG and organisations or individuals active in women’s and family health in developing countries and raise awareness of issues in women’s and family health in these countries

Membership

RANZCOG Board Member or Board-appointed nominee, who shall Chair the Committee

Up to four Fellows of the College

Chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group (SRHSIG)

At least one RANZCOG representative on the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AOFOG) Council

Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) representative

RANZCOG representative on the PSRH Board

Australian Society for Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO) representative

Up to four members representing organisations based outside of Australia and New Zealand

One FRANZCOG Trainee Representative

Contact

Email: globalhealth@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Education

Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural Training (CCAPT)

Function

To define and oversee all aspects of education, training and (re) certification in relation to qualifications awarded jointly by RANZCOG, ACRRM and RACGP, including but not limited to the training programs known as the Certificate of Women’s Health, RANZCOG Associate Training Program (Procedural), and RANZCOG Associate Training Program (Adv. Procedural).

Membership

One RANZCOG Councillor, who shall be Chair of the Committee

One RANZCOG Regional Fellows Representative

Two RANZCOG Associate (Advanced Procedural) Oral Examination Coordinators

Three PTP/APTP Trainee Representatives

Three representatives nominated by each of the ACRRM and RACGP

Contact

Email: cptp@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Education Standards Committee (ESC)

Function

Oversees ongoing development and implementation of educational standards across all RANZCOG education, training, assessment, and accreditation. Responsible for RANZCOG training programs, including regular monitoring and evaluation and Board-delegated to make decisions relating to its area of responsibility.

Membership

RANZCOG Board member

Chair of the EAC, or their nominee

Chair of the TAC, or their nominee

Chair of the SIMG Assessment Committee, or their nominee

Chair of the Trainees’ Committee, or their nominee

Subspecialist Fellow

Chair of the STAG, or their nominee

Chair of the RAS, or their nominee

Chair of the CCAPT, or their nominee

Chair of the SRHC, or their nominee

Other RANZCOG Fellows with relevant knowledge and experience

Contact

Email: curriculum@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Subspecialties Committee

Function

Responsible for overseeing the formulation and review of the training, assessment, and accreditation policies leading towards attainment of subspeciality certification of RANZCOG through its five subcommittees.

Membership

Chair of each Subspecialty Subcommittee

One Subspecialties trainee representative

Contact

Email: subspecialties@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Training Accreditation Committee (TAC)

Function

Responsible for ongoing development, coordination and administration of the FRANZCOG Training Program in cooperation with State, Territory, and New Zealand TACs, and for reviewing the processes for accreditation and reaccreditation of training sites leading towards the attainment of Fellowship of the College.

Membership

The Chairs of all State, Territory and New Zealand Training Accreditation Committees, or their nominees

The Subspecialties Representative on Council, or their nominee

One Regional Fellow Councillor

Examination and Assessment Committee (EAC) representative

Education Standards Committee (ESC) representative

Associate Procedural Members and Certificants Committee (APMCC) Representative

Two Trainees’ Committee representatives, one from Australia and one from New Zealand

Community representative

Contact

Email: training@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

AMC/MCNZ Steering Group

Function

To oversee activities of all RANZCOG management and committees to ensure progress towards AMC and MCNZ accreditation requirements and to communicate all AMC and MCNZ requirements to all RANZCOG staff required in submission of information for report purposes.

Membership

RANZCOG CEO

RANZCOG President

RANZCOG Executive Director, Education

RANZCOG Dean of Education

Char, Education Standards Committee (ESC)

Up to two other RANZCOG Fellows who are considered to possess knowledge and experience that would add significantly to the expertise otherwise contained within the membership of the Steering Group

RANZCOG Head of Curriculum, Evaluation and Accreditation

RANZCOG Head of Governance and Legal

RANZCOG Head of Aotearoa New Zealand office

RANZCOG Head of Learning and CPD

Contact

Email: education@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Trainees’ Committee

Function

To represent the interest and concern of RANZCOG trainees and specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) in discussion and decision-making relating to training and assessment, as well as broader issues relating to the discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Membership

One FRANZCOG trainee representative each from South Australia/Northern Territory, Western Australia, the ACT, and Tasmania

Two FRANZCOG trainee representatives from New Zealand (one for the North Island and one for the South Island);

Two FRANZCOG trainee representatives each from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria

One subspecialties trainee representative

One Certificate of Women’s Health/Associate (Procedural)/Associate (Adv. Procedural) training program representative

Two Associate (Procedural)/Associate (Adv. Procedural) training program representatives (or three such representatives if the elected trainee above is a Certificate of Women’s Health trainee)

One SIMG, who has been assessed as partially comparable to an Australian-trained specialist

A nominee of the RANZCOG Training Accreditation Committee

A nominee of the RANZCOG Education and Assessment Committee

A Fellow of less than five years’ standing

Contact

PTP/APTP Trainee Representatives: cptp.rep@ranzcog.edu.au

FRANZCOG Trainee Representative: contact your local representative


Terms of Reference

Communication and Engagement

State and Territory Training Accreditation Committees (S&T TACs)

Function

The six S&T TACs oversee and co-ordinate FRANZCOG trainees and core and advanced training posts within and across Integrated Training Programs (ITPs) in the relevant State or Territory.

Membership

ITP coordinators

Training supervisors

Chair of Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, or nominee

The Chair of the relevant State and Territory Committee, or their nominee

The Trainee representative/s elected onto the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee from the applicable State or Territory

Contact

Australian Capital Territory: act@ranzcog.edu.au

New South Wales: nsw@ranzcog.edu.au

Queensland: qld@ranzcog.edu.au

South Australia and Northern Territory: sa-nt@ranzcog.edu.au

Victoria and Tasmania: vic-tas@ranzcog.edu.au

Western Australia: wa@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

State and Territory Committees

Function

The seven State and Territory Committees discuss and act upon any matter or interest to obstetricians and gynaecologists practising in each State and Territory (S&T), and provided it does not conflict with existing RANZCOG policies, to act upon determinations arising from these discussions. They also establish a S&T TAC (see previous accordion) to undertake training accreditation activities within each region with reference to the individual State TACs Terms of Reference and New Zealand TAC Terms of Reference.

Membership

At least three elected Fellows

One elected Regional Fellow representative

Chair of the applicable State and Territory Training Accreditation Committee

The Trainee representative/s elected onto the RANZCOG Trainees’ Committee from the applicable State or Territory

One Associate (Procedural or Advanced Procedural) representative

Contact

Email: regionaloffices@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Finance and Risk

Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM)

Function

To advise the RANZCOG Board regarding the management of RANZCOG funds (including the allocation of monies to various investments, the performance of investments, and the allocation of reimbursements to the College).

Membership

RANZCOG Treasurer

Councillor

Up to two non-College members with expertise and experience in financial and risk management matters

The RANZCOG CEO

Terms of Reference

Coming soon

Regional Fellows Committee (RFC)

Function

To advise the RANZCOG Board on all matters affecting obstetric and gynaecology practice undertaken in regional settings.

Membership

RANZCOG Treasurer

Councillor

Up to two non-College members with expertise and experience in financial and risk management matters

The RANZCOG CEO

Terms of Reference

Obstetric and Gynaecology Education and Training (OGET) Steering Group

Function

To oversee the development of the OGET pilot in collaboration with the OGET Resource Development Working Group to deliver a scalable and sustainable program that can be customised and replicated across other health care settings.

Membership

RANZCOG Board or Council member

Five Fellows from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria/Tasmania, South Australia/Northern Territory and Western Australia each

Terms of Reference

Australian O&G Workforce Working Group

Function

To support future workforce planning initiatives by RANZCOG.

Membership

At least one Rural/Regional FRANZCOG representative

At least one O&G in private practice

One FRANZCOG representative from each state/territory

One midwife representative

Two Associate (Procedural/Advanced Procedural) representatives

One FRANZCOG trainee representative

One Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative

One consumer representative

Contact

Email: ogworkforce@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Coming soon

Governance and Legal

Appeals Committee

Function

To consider appeals lodged under RANZCOG Regulation A2 by persons who are aggrieved by a College decision.

Membership

Three people who are not College members

Two College Fellows

Contact

Email: governance@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Professional Standards Committee (PSC)

Function

To lead and champion the work and implementation of RANZCOG’s Organisational Values that will have a lasting positive impact on the College.

Membership

RANZCOG Board-appointed nominee, who shall Chair the Committee

Two RANZCOG Councillors (who are not members of the RANZCOG Board)

One Fellow of RANZCOG

One Associate (Procedural/Advanced Procedural) representative (who is not a member of the RANZCOG Board)

One community representative, who is not a Fellow of the College

A College legal advisor, who is not a Fellow of the College

A trainee representative

Contact

Email: governance@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Progression Review Committee (PRC)

Function

To consider trainees and other individuals who have been referred by the appropriate responsible body for possible removal from their pathway to Fellowship or subspecialty certification subject to relevant RANZCOG regulations.

Membership

Immediate Past-President or a current RANZCOG Councillor or a New Zealand-based RANZCOG Fellow nominated by the President who shall be Chair of the Committee

Two Fellows of the College

The trainee representative appointed to Council (Chair of the Trainees’ Committee)

A community representative

Contact

Email: governance@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Innovation, Learning and Quality Assurance

Women’s Health Committee (WHC)

Function

Advise the RANZCOG Board and Council on all matters concerning the provision of women’s health services, with particular reference to obstetric and gynaecological patient care.

Membership

One or two members of the RANZCOG Board

One Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee representative

One elected Māori Member of Council

Other Councillors as deemed necessary

Up to one Regional Fellow

One Associate (Procedural/Advanced Procedural) representative

One Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group (SRHSIG) representative

One specialist international medical graduate (SIMG) representative

One trainee representative

One community representative

One midwife representative (Australia)

One midwife representative (Aotearoa New Zealand)

Contact

Email: womenshealth@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Function

To develop, maintain and ensure on-going evaluation of the College’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. Furthermore, to advise the RANZCOG Board on matters concerning the CPD programs for Fellows, RANZCOG Associates (Procedural & Advanced Procedural), and Educational Affiliates (non-SIMG).

Membership

One RANZCOG Board Member or Board-appointed nominee

Four other Councillors

One subspecialist representative

One Associate (Procedural/Advanced Procedural) representative

One trainee representative

One community representative

Contact

Email: cpd@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Associate Procedural Members and Certificants Committee (APMCC)

Function

To facilitate the involvement and representation of Associates (Procedural and Advanced Procedural) and Certificants in the functions of the College, including the process of discussion and decision-making relating to CPD, as well as broader issues relating to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Membership

Three procedural Associates (Procedural/Advanced Procedural)

Two shared care Associates (Procedural/Advanced Procedural)

Representative from the Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural Training (CCAPT)

One Trainees’ Committee representative

State and Territory Committee elected Associate (Procedural or Advanced Procedural) representatives

Contact

Email: associateproceduralcommittee@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference – coming soon

Fellowship Review Committee (FRC)

Function

To review and make recommendations in regard to the progress of Fellows who fail to complete the requirements of the College’s CPD program, and to consider applications for reinstatement to active Fellowship of RANZCOG from resigned/retired Fellows, Fellows who submit plans for re-entry into practice, or suspended Fellows whose Fellowship is suspended as a result of a recommendation from this Committee.

Membership

RANZCOG immediate Past-President

Char of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Should the Chair of the CPD Committee not be a member of the RANZCOG Board, a member of the RANZCOG Board should be appointed to this Committee in addition to the Chair

Chairs of the RANZCOG State and Territory Committee and Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku

Regional Fellows Committee Chair

Contact

Email: cpd@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation

Function

To oversee philanthropic activities on behalf of RANZCOG in accordance with RANZCOG Constitution clause 14.

Membership

A RANZCOG Board member, who shall Chair the Committee

A representative of the Regional Fellows Committee (RFC)

A representative of the Global Health Committee (GHC)

A representative of the RANZCOG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee

An Associate (Procedural or Advanced Procedural) member

A representative of the Historical Collections Committee (HCC)

A FRANZCOG trainee

A consumer representative

Contact

Email: foundation@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

People, Wellbeing and Facilities

Consumer Network Working Group (CNWG)

Function

To act as a source of support for the College, providing an independent patient and public perspective from a diverse range of women’s health consumers in Australia and New Zealand.

Membership

RANZCOG Board member

Two clinicians or RANZCOG members, one of these may be a trainee

Three current RANZCOG consumer representatives

Five individuals representing a spectrum of experience, age, skills, ethnicity, diversity (not mutually exclusive)

Contact

Email: consumernetwork@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee

Function

To act as an advocate for and provide advice to the RANZCOG Board with regard to matters relating to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Membership

One Fellow who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who shall Chair the Committee

One Fellow, Associate (Procedural/Advanced Procedural) or trainee who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, who shall be Deputy Chair

Two Senior Fellows, including one RANZCOG Board Member or RANZCOG Councillor (non-Indigenous)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Fellows, of which there is no limit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainees who have completed their written and oral exams, of which there is no limit

Up to two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Associates (Procedural/Advanced Procedural)

Contact

Email: firstnations@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP)

Function

To facilitate in the development of a College Reconciliation Action Plan within the context of the College’s core business and aligned with:

Overarching strategic, corporate, and business plans;

Any existing supplier diversity strategy; and

Any existing equity and diversity policies.  

Consult with Reconciliation Australia at regular intervals during the RAP development process to ensure the plan includes the elements required for endorsement prior to being launched or released publicly

Facilitate consultation between internal and external stakeholders, identified by RAP and Reconciliation Australia

Liaison with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee

Develop a new RAP when the current RAP expires

Membership

Two members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander WHC

An Associate (Procedural or Advanced Procedural) representative

A representative from the Regional Fellows Committee

A member of the RANZCOG Council

Contact

Email: firstnations@ranzcog.edu.au

Terms of Reference

Cultural Safety Steering Group (CSSG)

Function

To embed cultural safety in RANZCOG training programs, codes of conduct and professional standards and suggest ways in which culturally safe practice can be best be included in RANZCOG activities such as through the development of revisions of existing RANZCOG statements, guidelines and other documents.

Membership

One Fellow (RANZCOG Board member or Councillor) who shall Chair the Committee

One representative from Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group (GEDWG)

One representative from Consumer Network Working Group (CNWG)

One representative from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee

One Māori representative from He Hono Wāhine

One representative from Curriculum and Assessment Steering Group (CASG)

One Trainee Representative

One Associate (Procedural or Advanced Procedural) representative

One representative from Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

One Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG)

One non-healthcare Māori (Kaumatua or similar)

One non-healthcare Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

One Migrant or Refugee Representative (who may/may not be a RANZCOG member)

One independent external academic expert (co-opted as required)

Contact

Email: equityanddiversity@ranzcog.edu.au

Updated
5 April 2024


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