Leadership for Clinicians Program

Learn more about this exciting new professional development program for O&G specialists in rural and remote areas.

Are you a specialist O&G in a rural or remote area?

If so, we invite you to join the Leadership for Clinicians Program in 2024.

What is the Leadership for Clinicians Program?

The Leadership for Clinicians Program is a customised online training program targeted at early to mid-career O&G specialists in rural and remote areas. It aims to enhance leadership and clinical management skills, for incorporation into current working practice.

The program has been developed in collaboration with Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) — a specialist medical college that provides education, training, knowledge and advice in medical leadership and management.

RANZCOG and RACMA are pleased to offer the program at no cost to participants in 2024, with full funding via the Flexible Approach to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) program. This Australian Government initiative aims to improve and promote a positive rural and remote medical education culture, ensuring a capable and qualified workforce through training and development.

What does the program involve?

Program themes

The Leadership for Clinicians Program is delivered online and covers six study themes:

Understanding our healthcare system

Clinical governance and medicolegal awareness

Medical workforce management and engagement

Leading strategy and change

Financial governance

Professionalism, leadership and culture

Program format

The Leadership for Clinicians Program includes the following course elements:

Eight online learning sessions (4 to 8 hours per session)

Sessions are interactive and incorporate the study themes

Self-directed learning (4 to 6 hours in total)

Learning takes place between the eight online sessions and includes reading, activities and pre-recorded webinars

Assessment tasks

Tasks are related to the eight online sessions and are scheduled throughout the program


The Leadership for Clinicians Program offers a number of benefits, including:

professional development, learning, upskilling for clinical leaders

an opportunity to meet all of your annual CPD hourly requirements (50 hours)

a pathway to Associate Fellowship with RACMA (including use of AFRACMA post-nominals), in accordance with RACMA policy

a platform to network, study and connect with peers

no out-of-pocket expenses, with full funding provided through the Australian Government FATES program
(for participants accepted into the 2024 program only)

When are the online learning sessions?

The Leadership for Clinicians program will commence on Wednesday 7th February 2024.

The full program of online learning sessions for 2024 is as follows:

Online learning sessionTopicDate
Session 1Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)/Adaptive LeadershipWednesday 7 February
Session 2Practical Clinical GovernanceWednesday 28 February
Session 3Risk and Data ManagementWednesday 20 March
Session 4System GovernanceWednesday 10 April
Session 5Financial GovernanceWednesday 1 May
Session 6Strategy and ChangeWednesday 22 May
Session 7Medical Workforce ManagementWednesday 5 June
Session 8Change and Culture in HealthcareWednesday 26 June

Please note that you must attend all eight sessions to complete the program; replacement sessions can be arranged if you’re unable to attend one or more of the dates listed above.

Who is eligible to participate?

To be eligible for the Leadership for Clinicians Program, you must:

be a Fellow of RANZCOG

work in a rural and remote area (MMM2–7)

have a current medical registration in Australia

If you have conditions on your medical registration, please refer to the RACMA website for more information on your eligibility to apply.

How many CPD hours are available?

The Leadership for Clinicians Program has been approved for 88.5 CPD hours, as part of the RANZCOG CPD program. The College will automatically upload these hours to your CPD portal after you have attended each session and completed all assessments.

Please note that this meets all of your annual CPD requirement of 50 hours.

The breakdown of hours according to CPD domain is as follows:

Educational activities (EA)67.5
Outcome measurement (OM)9
Performance review (PR)12

Apply now

There are a limited number of places available, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Registrations open: Monday 9th October 2023

Registrations close: Monday 4th December 2023

Next steps

Once your eligibility has been approved, you will receive an email from RANZCOG advising of your progress through to the next step, by Friday 8th December 2023.

In early January 2024, you will then receive an application form via email from RACMA, which will ask you for more information, including:

personal details

medical registration details

curriculum vitae (CV), including years of patient care

current role and employment details

agreement to the program terms and conditions

Following successful acceptance into the program, you will be given access to the RACMA learning management system, known as CANVAS.

Please note that RACMA reserves the right to not proceed with your application if eligibility is not met, or your application is not completed in full.

Get in touch

For further information or queries about the program, please contact:

Leadership for Clinicians Program Team
Phone: +61 3 9114 3960
Email:  lfcp@ranzcog.edu.au

For technical assistance with the RACMA learning management system (CANVAS), please contact:

Phone: +61 3 9114 3960
Email:  lfc@racma.edu.au

18 October 2023