Certificate of Women’s Health

The Certificate of Women’s Health equips you with the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality health outcomes for women in all areas of Australia and New Zealand.


The Certificate of Women’s Health training program involves approximately three months of either practice-based or hospital-based training at an accredited training site, under the supervision of a training mentor.

It can be taken on its own, or in combination with the Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG.

Following successful completion of the Certificate of Women’s Health, you will be qualified to deliver shared antenatal and postnatal care, office gynaecology and family planning.

Course content

Please refer to the documents below for more information on the Certificate of Women’s Health training program processes and curriculum.


Certificate of Women’s Health, DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced Training Program Handbook
A guide for the three Certificate and Diploma training programs, including processes and other general…
Certificate of Women’s Health, DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced Curricula
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Training and assessments

To receive the Certificate of Women’s Health, you must satisfactorily complete all requirements outlined below within two years of commencing training.



Family planning≥ 12 consultations
Antenatal care≥ 70 consultations
Gynaecological≥ 70 consultations


LogbookRecord of training experience, workplace-based assessments, workshop participation and monthly logbook checks by the training mentor
Workplace-based assessmentsThree paper-based assessments of clinical and procedural skills
Training programMedical termination of pregnancy (mTOP)
Written examination100 multiple-choice questions (2 hrs, 15 mins)


WorkshopWomen’s Health Practical Skills



Requirement: Submission of logbook, signed off monthly by your training mentor.

The logbook is a daily record of your procedural and other training experiences. It’s used to monitor your experience and ensure that it’s appropriate for your level of training, by the following:

Training mentor

the College

Detailed instructions on how to document and submit your training assessments can be found in the logbook, which is also available to download:

Workplace-based assessments

Requirement: Three assessments, documented using the corresponding forms and within your logbook.

A workplace-based assessment is a paper-based evaluation of your clinical skills during a normal working day. During a patient encounter or procedure, a suitable assessor will utilise the relevant form to assess your performance against the standards described for each criterion.

A suitable assessor is one who has worked with you and can make a balanced and informed judgement of your performance. In addition to your training mentor, this could be another ‘teacher’ who has guided and supported your knowledge and skill development.

For example, other consultants or registrars who are RANZCOG members, and have been approved by your training mentor to act as assessors.

Detailed instructions on how to conduct each assessment can be found on the corresponding forms. It’s imperative that trainees and mentors familiarise themselves with the instructions, assessment criteria and clinical descriptors of ratings before undertaking a workplace-based assessment.

Further details of the workplace-based assessments can be found in the Certificate of Women’s Health Curriculum.

Please follow the links below for more information:

Online mTOP training course

Requirement: Record of attendance, documented within your logbook.

For trainees commencing from 1st January 2022.

Written examination

Requirement: 100 multiple-choice questions (2 hrs 15 mins).

Please follow the link below for information and resources relating to examination applications, preparation and results, including key dates and contacts.


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 (CWH) 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), including payment details for the certification fee.

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.


Conflict of Interest Policy
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (the College) is committed…
Exceptional Circumstances and Special Consideration Policy
Individuals are able to apply for variation to the normal requirements on the grounds of…
Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policy
This policy should be read in conjunction with the supporting Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Resource Guide.

Contact us

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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