Diploma of RANZCOG
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 Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG) builds on the skills developed through the Certificate of Women’s Health. It’s intended for medical professionals with a special interest in hospital-based obstetrics and gynaecology.
The Diploma can be undertaken on its own, or in combination with the Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) and/or Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG Adv.).
Following successful completion of the Diploma, you will be qualified to safely undertake non-complex deliveries, and perform basic gynaecological procedures.
Please refer to the Training Program Handbook and Curriculum for more information on the DRANZCOG training program.
HANDBOOK AND CURRICULUM
HANDBOOK AND CURRICULUM
To receive the DRANZCOG, 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 supervisor
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: email@example.com
Detailed instructions on how to conduct each assessment can be found on the corresponding forms
Trainees and assessors must familiarise themselves with the instructions, assessment criteria and clinical descriptors of ratings before undertaking a workplace-based assessment
Certificates of Completion to be uploaded in the logbook for the following:
Management of Obstetric Emergencies
CPR of a Pregnant Woman
Trainee feedback questionnaire
This is a confidential, compulsory questionnaire that you submit to the College at the completion of your Diploma of RANZCOG training — it’s not for assessment purposes.
The questionnaire assesses the training hospitals, rather than individuals within hospitals, so that future training can be modified and improved. The questionnaire asks you to rate and comment on various aspects of your training, including the standard of supervision and clinical experience.
Questionnaire responses are collated by the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCDOG).
You may submit the questionnaire anonymously if you prefer.
Please follow the link below to download the form:
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:
DRAN1: Basic skills
Quality assurance methodology and practice
Documentation and coding practices
DRAN2: Antenatal care
Complications in pregnancy
Pregnancy in women with pre-existing medical conditions
Normal labour and delivery
Complications in labour
DRAN4: Postnatal and neonatal care
Examination of a neonate
Jaundice in a neonate
Problems of the puerperium
DRAN5: Procedural gynaecology
Termination of pregnancy
Marsupialisation of Bartholin’s cysts/abscesses
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 Diploma of RANZCOG register, you must:
Satisfactorily complete all training and assessment requirements (including all Certificate of Women’s Health 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 Diploma of RANZCOG and may be of interest.