Training supervisors

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

Certificate and Diploma 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.


Fellowship of FRANZCOG 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)

Please note that you must also complete the Clinical Education Training Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2) prior to submitting a training supervisor application form (or attending the Training Supervisor Workshop).

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:

Clinical Education Training (CET)

The CET is presented in two parts:

Clinical Education Training 1 — mandatory for advanced trainees

Clinical Education Training 2 — mandatory for FRANZCOG training supervisors

For more information, please visit our CET page.

Training Supervisor Workshop

The Training Supervisor Workshop explores the integral role of training supervisors, and delves into the issues you may encounter while balancing workplace demands, College requirements and trainee learning needs.

The interactive format draws on the collective experience of participants and experienced workshop facilitators.

Please note that all new supervisors must attend a Training Supervisor Workshop within one year of appointment.

For more information, please visit our Training Supervisor Workshop 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 your application at the next meeting of the relevant Training Accreditation Committee.

CPD

The College will record your attendance at the Training Supervisor Workshop and CPD hours are available under the ‘Educational Activity Domain’ and ‘Performance Review Domain’.

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.

Please note that the website links within the Training Program Handbook and Curriculum documents below are currently being updated. If you need further information on a particular topic, please use the ‘Search’ button in the top right corner of this screen, or contact us at: training@ranzcog.edu.au.

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.


Subspecialty program directors and supervisors

Subspecialty program director

To be a program director for a subspecialty training unit, you must:

be nominated within an Application for Initial Accreditation or Application for a Change of Program Director form

hold the relevant subspecialist certification

hold a minimum 0.2 FTE contract at the relevant training unit

maintain currency with the relevant subspecialty training program requirements

As a Program Director, you will be responsible for the coordination of the subspecialty training unit, in close consultation with the relevant Subspecialty Committee.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Extended leave/resignation

In the event that you will be absent from your position of program director for more than four weeks, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee in advance, to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made to support your trainee(s).

If you wish to resign from the position of program director, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee with as much notice as possible.

To provide notification of extended leave or resignation, please address the Chair in writing via:

Subspecialty training supervisors

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

be approved by the relevant Subspecialty Committee as part of the training unit accreditation process

hold the relevant subspecialist certification

hold a minimum 0.2 FTE contract at the relevant training unit

maintain currency with the relevant subspecialty training program requirements

Please note that you must also complete the Clinical Education Training Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2) within one year of appointment.

As a subspecialty training supervisor, your primary role is to support the development of trainees’ clinical, educational and professional development.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Clinical Education Training (CET)

The CET is presented in two parts:

Clinical Education Training 1

Clinical Education Training 2

For more information, please visit our CET page.

Extended leave/resignation

In the event that you will be absent from your position of training supervisor for more than four weeks, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee in advance, to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made to support your trainee(s).

If you wish to resign from the position of training supervisor, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee with as much notice as possible.

To provide notification of extended leave or resignation, please address the Chair in writing via:


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.


Supervisor and mentor support

Have you ever been concerned about the wellbeing of a trainee or SIMG — or your own?

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


Contact

For training supervisor or mentor enquires, please contact: 

Certificate and Diploma: dts@ranzcog.edu.au

Fellowship of RANZCOG: as a starting point, please contact your local RANZCOG office.

Supervisor Training Workshop: educationprograms@ranzcog.edu.au



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