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. 

Course content

Please refer to the Training Program Handbook and Curriculum for more information on the CWH training program.

Training requirements

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.


Logbook requirements to be approved by your training mentor

Record of in-training skills, training experience, workplace-based assessments (WBAs) and workshop completion

Detailed instructions on how to document and submit your training documentation can be found in the following:

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: dts@ranzcog.edu.au

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:


Please visit Certificate and Diploma examinations for information and resources relating to the examination, including registration open and closing dates 


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

Obstetric complications

Initial management of postnatal depression

CWH4: Introduction to gynaecology

Family planning counselling and contraception

Menstrual disorders

Sexually transmitted infections

Gynaecological examinations

Initial management of domestic violence and sexual assault

CWH5: Special topics in gynaecology

Common gynaecological operations

Gynaecological cancers


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.

Certificate of Women’s Health Training Fee
One-time course fee
Certificate of Women’s Health Written Examination
Payable when registration confirmed
Diplomate Certification Fee
Payable after Board approval


To be eligible to enrol on the Certificate of Women’s Health register, you must:


Satisfactorily complete all training and assessment requirements.


Download and complete the following document:


Submit your completed application to Certificate and Diploma Services: dts@ranzcog.edu.au.

Training sites

For more information on RANZCOG training hospitals, including a full list of accredited sites in each state, please follow the link below to our Training Sites page.

Training mentors

If you’re a current or prospective training mentor or supervisor looking for information or support, please follow the link below to our Training Supervisors page.


Member wellbeing

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.

Training committees

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.



For more information, please contact Certificate and Diploma Services at: dts@ranzcog.edu.au.

Other useful contacts include:

Assessment services: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au


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