Certificate of Women’s Health
The RANZCOG Certificate and Diploma vocational training programs equip medical practitioners to deliver high-quality women’s health services across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) is intended for medical professionals with a special interest in office-based obstetrics and gynaecology. This qualification can be undertaken on its own, or in combination with the Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG) and/or Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG Adv.).
Following successful completion of the Certificate, you will be qualified to deliver shared antenatal and postnatal care, office gynaecology and family planning.
Please refer to the Training Program Handbook and Curriculum for more information on the CWH training program.
HANDBOOK AND CURRICULUM
HANDBOOK AND CURRICULUM
To receive the CWH, you must satisfactorily complete all requirements outlined below within two years of commencement of training, or within four years if completing two or more programs simultaneously.
Workplace-based assessment (WBA)
A WBA is an evaluation of your clinical skills during a normal working day. During a patient encounter or procedure, your training mentor will assess your performance against the standards described for each criterion.
Trainees commencing AFTER 1 July 2023 are required to complete WBAs in Integrate and submit them as part of the online logbook
Trainees commencing BEFORE 1 July 2023 are required to complete the below WBA forms and submit them as PDFs with the logbook to Certificate and Diploma Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed instructions on how to conduct each assessment can be found on the corresponding forms
Trainees and mentors must familiarise themselves with the instructions, assessment criteria and clinical descriptors of ratings before undertaking a workplace-based assessment
Certificate of Completion to be uploaded in the logbook for the following:
The five online modules provide access to a range of dynamic resources and learning tasks. Each module is mapped to the curriculum, with clearly stated learning outcomes.
Trainees can access and complete the modules in any order, and at their own pace, via the RANZCOG e-learning system, Acquire.
The subject areas for each module are as follows:
CWH1: Basic skills
Social, cultural, ethical and legal issues pertaining to women’s health
CWH2: Introduction to antenatal and postnatal care
Preconception and early pregnancy counselling
Routine antenatal care
Common problems during pregnancy and the puerperium
CWH3: Special topics in antenatal and postnatal care
Initial management of postnatal depression
CWH4: Introduction to gynaecology
Family planning counselling and contraception
Sexually transmitted infections
Initial management of domestic violence and sexual assault
CWH5: Special topics in gynaecology
Common gynaecological operations
Initial management of ureto-vaginal prolapse, subfertility, abnormal bleeding and urogynaecological problems
Please note that the training and examination fees are payable in Australian dollars (AUD), and are not subject to Australian GST.
The College will send you instructions for payment via email.
To be eligible to enrol on the Certificate of Women’s Health register, you must:
Satisfactorily complete all training and assessment requirements.
A range of member wellbeing services are available to trainees experiencing professional or personal difficulty during training. The College encourages you to access these supports in times of stress, anxiety or poor health.
For more information, please click to expand the sections below, or follow the link to our Member Wellbeing page.
Please explore the links below to learn more about the committees with oversight and responsibility relating to the Certificate of Women’s Health.
Policies and procedures
The below policies are relevant to the Certificate of Women’s Health and may be of interest.