Fellowship of RANZCOG trainee selection

The Fellowship of RANZCOG annual trainee selection process aims to recruit the best trainees, to produce specialists who best meet community needs in women’s health across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Introduction

In 2011 the College introduced a national selection process in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in place of the previous state-based selection.

Each stage of the Fellowship training selection process is highly competitive. Throughout the selection process, the College bases its assessment of each prospective trainee on consistent selection criteria.

While the selection process operates separately in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, the key elements are similar in both countries in terms of selection criteria, scoring, reference checks, interviews and selection outcomes.


Selection for training in 2025

Please see the table below for key dates in the 2024 selection cycle (for commencement of training in 2025).

For more information, please contact: trainee_selection@ranzcog.edu.au.

Selection timeline

ActivityAustraliaAotearoa`
New Zealand
Local cut-off time*
Online applications
— opening date
Friday
15 March 2024
Friday
15 March 2024
N/A
Online applications
— closing date
Monday
15 April 2024
Monday
15 April 2024
5:00pm
Referees
— closing date
Monday
13 May 2024
Monday
13 May 2024
5:00pm
Change of preference
— closing date
Monday
20 May 2024
Monday
20 May 2024
5:00pm
Notification from RANZCOG to advise:

Interview offers

and

Unsuccessful applications

Friday
31 May 2024

Friday
31 May 2024

N/A
Interview acceptance
— closing date
Wednesday
5 June 2024
Wednesday
5 June 2024
5:00pm
InterviewsMonday
1 July 2024
Monday
1 July 2024

Tuesday
2 July 2024
N/A
Phase 1
Offer of positions
Friday
12 July 2024
Friday
12 July 2024
N/A
Phase 1
Position acceptance

— closing date
Monday
15 July 2024
Monday
15 July 2024
5:00pm
Phase 2
Offer of positions
Wednesday
17 July 2024
N/AN/A
Phase 2
Position acceptance

— closing date
Friday
19 July 2024
N/A5:00pm
Feedback lettersFriday
26 July 2024
Tuesday
23 July 2024
N/A
Local arrangements and ITP preference-matchingFriday
2 August 2024
onwards
N/AN/A



*Australia:
AEST; Aotearoa New Zealand: NZ time

Timeline subject to change for each cycle.


How to apply

Selection resources

Prospective trainees wishing to undertake FRANZCOG training should familiarise themselves with the below documents before commencing the application process.

*Please review the CV/Application Scoring Guidelines relevant to your country of application.

Application forms

Aotearoa New Zealand

Applications for training in 2025 will open on 15 March 2024.

Australia

Applications for training in 2025 will open on 15 March 2024.

Application process

Step 1: Application form

1

Click the ‘GO TO APPLICATION FORM’ button above for your country of application (these links will only appear above during open application periods) — you will be taken to an application form on a new browser page.

2

Compete the application form at your own pace.

Please save your application regularly to avoid losing any unsaved information. The session will timeout after inactivity, so it is important to save frequently.

The ‘SAVE’ button is at the bottom of the form.

Step 2: Fee payment

1

Complete the payment section for the non-refundable application fee.

2

Check your application, then click ‘SUBMIT’ once you’re ready to lodge the form.

3

Upon submitting, a payment receipt will be emailed to your nominated email address.

The College will not accept changes to applications after submission.


Recognition of prior learning

If you’re accepted into the FRANZCOG training program, you can apply for recognition of previous training or experience.

To be eligible for recognition of prior learning, you must:

Have secured an accredited first-year training post

Meet one of the four eligibility criteria outlined in the following document:

Apply by Monday 30th September 2024 (before commencing training in February 2025)

How to apply

To apply, please complete and submit the application form below to the FRANZCOG training team at: training@ranzcog.edu.au.


Contact

Trainee selection

For enquiries about the FRANZCOG trainee selection process, please contact: trainee_selection@ranzcog.edu.au.

General enquiries

For general enquiries about the FRANZCOG training program, please contact: training@ranzcog.edu.au.