Training supervisors

Find information and support for current and prospective training supervisors and mentors, including application forms and links to our Training Supervisor Program.

Supervisor support

Supervisors and mentors

Have you ever been concerned about a trainee or SIMG’s wellbeing — or your own? 

Please browse our FAQs to find out how the Training Support Unit can support you. 


Certificate and Diploma training supervisors and mentors

As a training mentor (Certificate of Women’s Health) or supervisor (Diploma and Advanced Diploma), your role is to oversee all aspects of training, in close consultation with the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CCDOG).

This includes ensuring that your trainee(s) receive practical instruction, ongoing support and appropriate assessment, to meet the professional and educational requirements specified in the curriculum.

In general, you will:

provide guidance and support

meet regularly with your trainee to review case records, discuss cases, follow up appropriate cases, and review cases referred to consultants

review and sign off their logbook

act as an assessor for the workplace-based assessments (and/or approve appropriate assessors)

Certificate of Women’s Health

To be a training mentor for the Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH), you must hold the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Fellowship of RANZCOZ.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training mentor position description:

Apply

To apply to become a training mentor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum vitae (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (dts@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.

Diploma of RANZCOG

To be a training supervisor for the Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG), you must hold the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Fellowship of RANZCOZ, and you must be in active obstetric practice in the hospital where your trainee is undertaking training.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training supervisor position description:

Apply

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum vitae (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (dts@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.

Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG

To be a training supervisor for the Advanced Diploma of RANZCOG (DRANZCOG Adv), you must hold the Advanced Diploma, or Fellowship of RANZCOZ, and you should ideally be in active obstetric practice in the hospital where your trainee is undertaking training.

However, in some circumstances, one of the two training supervisors may be located off-site, provided there is regular contact between your trainee and the other on-site supervisor. Both training supervisors must be prospectively approved by the College.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training supervisor position description:

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum vitae (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (dts@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.

HANDBOOK 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
A progressive framework of knowledge and skill competencies for the three Certificate and Diploma training…


Fellowship of FRANZCOG training supervisors

To be a training supervisor of FRANZCOG trainees, you must be:

a Fellow of RANZCOG

a full-time or part-time staff specialist (or a Visiting Medical Officer, where appropriate)

employed at a RANZCOG-accredited training hospital (Basic Training only)

As a training supervisor, you will be responsible for the overall supervision and mentoring of the trainee, and for conducting three-monthly formative appraisals and six-monthly summative assessments using the appropriate RANZCOG documentation.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Supervisor Training Program

The College offers an interactive Supervisor Training Program that includes:

the Clinical Education Training Program

the Supervisor Training Workshop

Please note that you must complete Clinical Education Training Program (CET part 1 and CET Part 2) prior to submitting a training supervisor application form.

On becoming a training supervisor, you must then complete the Supervisor Training Workshop within one year of your appointment.

For more information, please visit our Supervisor Training Program page.

Apply to become a supervisor

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must submit an application to your local RANZCOG office, as outlined below.

1

Download and complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form to your local RANZCOG office as instructed on the form, and attach the following documents:

a current curriculum vitae (CV)

certificates of completion for the Clinical Education Training Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2)

The College will consider you application at the next meeting of the relevant Training Accreditation Committee.

CPD

As a training supervisor, you can claim continuing professional development (CPD) hours under the Educational Activity Domain of the CPD framework.

Please note the College will record your attendance at the the Supervisor Training Program and lodge CPD hours on your behalf.

Resignation

If you wish to resign as a training supervisor, please complete the below form and submit it to your local RANZCOG office, as instructed on the form.

Birthing suite supervision

The RANZCOG Board, in consultation with the Trainees’ Committee and the College Training Accreditation Committee, has developed guidelines on appropriate supervision of trainees in the birthing unit.

Please follow the link below for guidelines intended for registrars in Basic and Advanced Training, and Fellows involved in the supervision and hands-on teaching of registrars in the birthing unit.

Resources

Please follow the links below for more information:

Clinical Education Training (CET)
A program for FRANZCOG trainees, Fellows and members interested in becoming clinical educators, or those already involved in training/teaching.
Supervisor Training Program
A compulsory program those who are supervising trainees in the FRANZCOG, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma training programs.
Training sites and units
Learn more about our accredited training sites and units in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, including information on applying for hospital accreditation and reaccreditation.

HANDBOOKS AND CURRICULUM

Fellowship of RANZCOG Training Program Handbook (after 1st December 2013)
A complete Basic and Advanced Training resource for trainees who commenced after 1st December 2013.
Fellowship of RANZCOG Training Program Handbook (before 1st December 2013)
A complete Basic and Advanced Training resource for trainees who commenced before 1st December 2013.
Fellowship of RANZCOG Curriculum
A framework to guide the training and practice of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists.

Integrated Training Program Coordinators

To be an Integrated Training Program (ITP) Coordinator, you must be:

a Fellow of RANZCOG

employed at one of the ITP sites (usually the home/base hospital)

a full-time or part-time staff specialist (or a Visiting Medical Officer, where appropriate)

As an ITP Coordinator, you will be responsible for the co-ordination of the program across all participating hospitals.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Appointment process

To apply to become an ITP Coordinator, your application must be approved by the relevant Training Accreditation Committee.

Please note that ITP Coordinators are usually training supervisors who have already been approved.

CPD

As an ITP Coordinator, you can claim continuing professional development (CPD) hours under the Educational Activity Domain of the CPD framework.

Resignation

If you wish to resign as an ITP Coordinator, please complete the below form and submit it to your local RANZCOG office, as instructed on the form.


SIMG supervisors and assessors

To learn more about specialist international medical graduate (SIMG) training supervisor requirements, or if you’re interested in becoming an SIMG assessor, please visit our Recognition of International Training page.


Contact

For general training supervisor or mentor enquires, please contact: 

Certificate and Diploma: dts@ranzcog.edu.au

Fellowship of RANZCOG: training@ranzcog.edu.au

Training supervisor program: educationprograms@ranzcog.edu.au



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