Certificate and Procedural examinations

Find everything you need to know about examinations for the Certificate of Women’s Health, Associate Training Program (Procedural) (PTP) and Associate Training Program (Advanced Procedural) (APTP).

Certificate of Women’s Health

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2024 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
Tuesday
13 February 2024

Closed

Closed

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
29 July 2024

Wednesday
20 March 2024

Tuesday
9 April 2024

Not yet open

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 PTP and APTP 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
CWH Written Examination
$851
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.


Associate Training Program (Procedural)

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2024 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
PTP only
(CWH upgrade)
Cycle 1
Tuesday
13 February 2024

Closed

Closed

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
29 July 2024

Wednesday
20 March 2024

Tuesday
9 April 2024

Not yet open
PTP and Certificate
(combined)
Cycle 1
Tuesday
13 February 2024

Closed

Closed

Closed
Cycle 2
Monday
29 July 2024

Wednesday
20 March 2024

Tuesday
9 April 2024

Not yet open

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 PTP written examination (also known as the Certificate of Women’s Health upgrade examination).

If you’re undertaking the PTP 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 (PTP only)50 multiple-choice questions1 hour 10 minutes
Written examination (PTP and Certificate)150 multiple-choice questions3 hours 15 minutes

Please see the below sections on the Associate Training Program (Advanced Procedural) (APTP) if you are undertaking the basic PTP as a combined qualification.

Fees

Please note that examination fees are not subject to GST.

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
PTP Written Examination
$1,134
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.


Associate Training Program (Advanced Procedural)

Dates and registration

Examination and registration dates for 2023 and 2024 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 1 — 2024
Sunday
7 April 2024
Thursday
26 October 2023
Thursday
16 November 2023
Closed
Cycle 2 — 2024
Sunday
22 September 2024

Monday
6 May 2024

Monday
27 May 2024
Not yet open

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 APTP must complete a highly structured oral examination designed to assess clinical competence.

This examination will be held in a face-to-face format from a venue in Melbourne.

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

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

Total: 160 marks
Approx. 2 hours 8 minutes

At each station you will:

Encounter an examiner or actor playing the role of a patient/colleague

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 APTP oral examination and the PTP written examination in the same semester, you must apply for both examinations by the stipulated closing dates.

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

The decision to extend the reading time for the examination from 2 to 4 minutes is informed by the feedback received from candidates and examiners during the August 2023 examination. Importantly, this adjustment will not affect the quantity or complexity of the reading content for each question, and it is not intended to increase the difficulty or complexity of the stations.

Fees

Please note that examination fees are not subject to GST.

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
APTP Oral Examination
$3,203
Payable when registration confirmed

Additional information

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 online expression of interest to sit the examination

Please see the relevant Dates and Registration section above

All expressions of interest are subject to eligibility checking after the closing date of applications

Once checking has been finalised, you will receive a letter from the Examinations and Assessment Team advising of your eligibility to sit the examination (within four weeks after applications have closed)

Upon receiving the eligibility outcome, you must 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 E1.7, E2.7 and E3.7 on the Certificate and Procedural Examinations) for more information on topics such as eligibility, availability of places and withdrawals.


Examinations platform

Click the button below for information on the RISR/Assess (Formerly called Practique) written examination platform, and to access the demo site.


Results

Trainees will be advised of the release date for results at a pre-examination Q&A webinar held prior to the examination.

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 several 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 E1–E3 on the Procedural Training Programs).


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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