Certificate and Diploma examinations

Find everything you need to know about examinations for the Certificate of Women’s Health, Diploma of RANZCOG and Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG.

Certificate of Women’s Health

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2023 are detailed in the table below.

A link to an online registration form will be visible if applications are currently open for the examination you wish to sit.

Written examination dateApplications openApplications closeRegistration link
Cycle 1
Monday
13 February 2023

Tuesday
6 September 2022

Tuesday
4 October 2022

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
24 July 2023

Tuesday
7 February 2023

Tuesday
7 March 2023

Not open yet

Applications close at 5:00pm AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information on examination dates and registration, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Format

Trainees undertaking the Certificate of Women’s Health must complete a multiple-choice examination to assess knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. This is a computer-based examination delivered at examination centres.

FormatAssessmentTime
Written examination100 multiple-choice questions2 hours 15 minutes

Please see the below sections on the Diploma and Advanced Diploma if you’re undertaking the Certificate of Women’s Health as a combined qualification.

Fees

Please note that examination fees are not subject to GST.

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) Written Examination
$789
Payable when registration confirmed

Resources

Trainees can access 100 multiple-choice examination questions through the RANZCOG e-learning system, Acquire.

These questions have been released from the RANZCOG question bank and may appear in the written examination.


Diploma of RANZCOG

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2023 are detailed in the table below.

A link to an online registration form will be visible if applications are currently open for the examination you wish to sit.

Written examination dateApplications openApplications closeRegistration link
Diploma only
(CWH upgrade)
Cycle 1
Monday
13 February 2023

Tuesday
6 September 2022

Tuesday
4 October 2022

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
24 July 2023

Tuesday
7 February 2023

Tuesday
7 March 2023

Not open yet
Diploma and Certificate
(combined)
Cycle 1
Monday
13 February 2023

Tuesday
6 September 2022

Tuesday
4 October 2022

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
24 July 2023

Tuesday
7 February 2023

Tuesday
7 March 2023

Not open yet

Applications close at 5:00pm AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information on examination dates and registration, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Format

Trainees who have already passed the Certificate of Women’s Health written examination must complete the Diploma of RANZCOG written examination (also known as the Certificate of Women’s Health upgrade examination).

If you’re undertaking the Diploma in combination with the Certificate, you must complete a longer version of the written examination.

Both versions are delivered in a computer-based, multiple-choice format to assess knowledge and understanding of the curriculum

FormatAssessmentTime
Written examination (Diploma only)50 multiple-choice questions1 hour 10 minutes
Written examination (Diploma and Certificate)150 multiple-choice questions3 hours 15 minutes

Please see the below sections on the Advanced Diploma if you’re undertaking the basic Diploma as a combined qualification.

Fees

Please note that examination fees are not subject to GST.

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
DRANZCOG Written Examination
$1,052
Payable when registration confirmed
CWH Upgrade to DRANZCOG Written Examination
$520
Payable when registration confirmed

Resources

Trainees can access 100 multiple-choice examination questions through the RANZCOG e-learning system, Acquire.

These questions have been released from the RANZCOG question bank and may appear in the written examination.


Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2022 and 2023 are detailed in the table below.

A link to an online registration form will be visible if applications are currently open for the examination you wish to sit.

Oral examination dateApplications openApplications closeRegistration link
Cycle 2 (2022)
Sunday
04 December 2022
N/AN/AClosed
Cycle 1 (2023)
Sunday
7 May 2023

Tuesday
8 November 2022

Tuesday
6 December 2022

Register
Cycle 2 (2023)
Sunday
27 August 2023

Tuesday
4 April 2023

Tuesday
2 May 2023

Not open yet

Applications close at 5:00pm AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information on examination dates and registration, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Format

Trainees undertaking the Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG must complete a highly structured oral examination designed to assess clinical competence.

Until further notice, the oral examination is being held online. Trainees and examiners will dial-in from home or another suitable location, while the simulated patient actors will dial-in from the Adelaide Health Simulation Centre.

FormatAssessmentTime
Oral examination
(Diploma only)
Eight stations, each involving:

– 2 minutes for reading
– 12 minutes for examination
– 20 marks

Total: 160 marks
1 hour 52 minutes

At each station you will:

encounter an examiner or actor playing the role of a patient

address at least one clinical scenario

use non-technical language to explain the clinical scenario (and results), avoiding the use of jargon and acronyms

If you wish to sit the Advanced Diploma oral examination and Diploma written examination in the same semester, you must apply for both examinations by the stipulated closing dates.

Please see the above section on the Diploma for more information on the written examination.

Fees

Please note that examination fees are not subject to GST.

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination
$2,971
Payable when registration confirmed

Additional information

Critical examination topics

The oral examination may assess your clinical competence in one or more of the following areas:

Management of antepartum haemorrhage

Instrumental deliveries

Management of eclamptic patient

Resuscitation of neonate

Management of postpartum haemorrhage

Management of pre-eclampsia

Management of shoulder dystocia

These are considered to be critical topics in the Advanced Diploma curriculum.

Examination scoring

At each station, you will be assessed according to a global (holistic) scoring method, against a combination of the following domains:

History and examination

Investigations and interpreting results

Treatment/management

Clinical knowledge

Complex, urgent or unusual clinical presentations

Rapport with patient, support person and/or colleague

Respect of patient, support person and/or colleague

Communication skills

Prioritisation criteria

If there are more applications than places available for the oral examination, the College will take into account any special considerations and exceptional circumstances.

Please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations for more information on prioritisation of examination applications.

Resources

Trainees can review summaries from previous oral examinations using the PDF links below.

Please note that these previous examinations followed a different format to the current oral examination.


Online application process

Please follow the steps below to apply online.

Submit your application form (expression of interest) to sit the examination — please see the relevant Dates and Registration section above

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive an email communication from the College confirming your eligibility to sit the examination (within four weeks after applications have closed)

Upon receiving the eligibility outcome, pay the examination fees within seven days to finalise your examination application

Please advise the Examinations and Assessment team via email (assessment@ranzcog.edu.au):

If you have a sponsor for the examination

If you wish to withdraw from an examination after submitting your application

Before submitting your application, please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations (see sections F1.7, F2.7 and F3.7 on the Certificate and Diploma Examinations) for more information on topics such as eligibility, availability of places and withdrawals.


Results

Trainees will find out the release date for results at a pre-examination seminar.

On this date, you will be able to access your results by logging into Integrate with your five-digit RANZCOG ID number and your password.

The College recommends accessing your Integrate account well before the release date to confirm your login details. To reset your password, please click the ‘Forgotten password’ link.

Please note that the College has a number of checks in place to ensure that all examination results are correct prior to release. As such, the College does not remark examinations unless a procedural error has been identified.


Policies and procedures

The below policies relate to examinations and may be of interest. More information on examinations can also be found in the RANZCOG Regulations (sections C4–C6 on the FRANZCOG Written and Oral Examinations).

EXAMINATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Exceptional Circumstances and Special Consideration Policy
Individuals are able to apply for variation to the normal requirements on the grounds of…
Recording of Assessments Policy
This policy defines the; purpose, scope, access, and retention terms relating to all recordings obtained…
RANZCOG Release of Examination Results Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline the manner in which results for RANZCOG…
RANZCOG Examinations Emergency Policy
The approach taken by RANZCOG to address the occurrence of a an emergency during an…


Contact

Technical support

For technical support relating to examination applications and results, please contact: help@ranzcog.edu.au or 03 9114 3905.

General enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team via email at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Our team can assist you with:

withdrawing an examination application

rescheduling an examination (due to COVID-19 or another reason)

examination accommodations and special consideration

examination sponsorship (e.g. workplace support )



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