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. 

Course content

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

Training requirements

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

Record of in-training skills, training experience, clinical procedures, 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 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

Neonatal Resuscitation

Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP)

Face-to-face workshop is mandatory for trainees commencing after 1 January 2022


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

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-induced disorders

Pregnancy in women with pre-existing medical conditions

DRAN3: Labour

Normal labour and delivery

Complications in labour

DRAN4: Postnatal and neonatal care

Examination of a neonate

Jaundice in a neonate

Neonatal resuscitation

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.

DRANZCOG Training Fee
One-time course fee
CWH Upgrade to DRANZCOG Written Examination
Payable when registration confirmed
DRANZCOG (including CWH) Training Fee
One-time course fee
DRANZCOG Written Examination
Payable when registration confirmed
Diplomate Certification Fee
Payable after Board approval


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).


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 supervisors

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 Diploma of RANZCOG 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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