Certification in Gynaecological Oncology (CGO)

The Certification in Gynaecological Oncology (CGO) will equip you with the expert knowledge and skills to comprehensively manage women with a gynaecological malignancy.


Gynaecological Oncology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Gynaecological oncologists are specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, awarded the Fellowship of RANZCOG (FRANZCOG), who have then completed a formal three-year training program in gynaecological cancer care.

They are competent in the comprehensive management of women with a gynaecological malignancy. The subspecialist will work in gynaecology with at least 66% of the time in gynaecological oncology.

Training documents and resources

Please click through the training and assessment requirements below for specific forms and documentation, as well as general guides and resources.

Certification in Gynaecological Oncology (CGO) Training
Program Handbook

Current CGO subspecialists

Please follow the link below for a full list of current CGO subspecialists:

Training units

For a full list of subspecialty accredited training units and Program Directors for each subspecialty training program, please follow the link below to our Training Sites and Units page.

Apply for Prospective Approval (PA)

Each year, you must apply for Prospective Approval of your training program, including clinical and research experience, at least eight weeks before you intend to commence training.

How to apply


Download and complete the following documents:


Submit all documents via email to the relevant Subspecialty Committee.


Pay the full annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).

Changes to approved training

If you wish to make changes to your current approved prospective approval form, you must submit a new prospective approval document to your Training Program Coordinator for approval by the relevant Committee Chair.

Please submit this document prior to commencement of subspecialty training with the Year 1 prospective approval application.

Training Assessment Record (TAR)

Please follow the links below for more information:

Formative Appraisal Report (FAR)

Please follow the link below for more information:

Surgical skills assessments

Please follow the links below for more information:

Multi-Source Feedback (MSF)

Please follow the links below for more information:

Scholarly elective

For more information about the scholarly elective, and to apply for prospective approval, please visit our Subspecialty Training General Information page.

Post-Year 3 training

Annual Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU)

Please follow the steps below to submit your Post-Year 3 training registration form.


Click the ‘apply’ button below to complete the combined Subspecialty Post-Year 3 Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU) online form.


Press the ‘submit’ button within the form.


Pay the Post-Year 3 annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).

Post-Year 3 progress reports

During Post-Year 3 training, you must submit a progress report every six months post-clinical training, and thereafter every six months, until all requirements are completed, and you are eligible to apply for certification.

Please follow the link below to download the progress report form.

Key submission dates

Please follow the link below to explore key submission dates for prospective approvals (PA), formative appraisal reports (FAR) and training assessment records (TAR).

Member wellbeing and support

A range of wellbeing services are available to trainees experiencing professional or personal difficulty during training.

Training support plans

Please click the links below for more information:


As a starting point, please contact your CGO Training Program Coordinator.

CGO Training Program Coordinator

Email: cgo@ranzcog.edu.au  
Phone: +61 3 9412 2924

Other useful contacts include:

Examinations and Assessment Team

Email: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au

Training Support Unit

Email: traineeliaison@ranzcog.edu.au 
Phone: +61 8 6102 2096


Advocacy 9 May 2024
New MBS Items a Win for Women’s Health
RANZCOG welcomes the addition of new MBS items which will…
Advocacy 3 May 2024
College Statement on Gender-Based Violence
The College supports the call for the Australian government to…
Advocacy 2 May 2024
RANZCOG leads the charge against chronic shortages of medicines & devices used in women’s healthcare
The College has convened key stakeholders to workshop solutions for…
Advocacy 22 April 2024
Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Health Strategy aims to ensure equitable access to women’s healthcare across Australia
The College has launched its Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s…