Certificate in Women's Health & DRANZCOG

The three qualifications RANZCOG offers in Women’s Health for general practitioners are aimed at catering to the following groups of practitioners:

Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH)

The CWH is centred primarily on office-based obstetrics and gynaecology and generally involves 3 months of either practice- or hospital-based training. For more information, see the CWH information pamphlet (PDF).

Diploma (DRANZCOG)

The DRANZCOG training program builds on the skills developed through the CWH training program. It is intended for general practitioners/residents who wish to gain skills in obstetrics and gynaecology that will enable them to safely undertake non-complex deliveries and basic gynaecological procedures. For more information, see the DRANZCOG information pamphlet (PDF).

Advanced Diploma (DRANZCOG Advanced)

The DRANZCOG Advanced is designed for medical practitioners who have gained skills in obstetrics and gynaecology through the basic DRANZCOG and who wish to further develop them to a level that would enable them to safely undertake complex deliveries, advanced gynaecological procedures and perform basic early and late pregnancy ultrasound scanning. For more information, see the DRANZCOG Advanced information pamphlet (PDF).


For information on applying for the Certificate of Women's Health, DRANZCOG, and DRANZCOG Advanced (or combinations thereof), visit How to Apply.


Visit Annual Fees for current fees associated with completing a Certificate of Women's Health, DRANZCOG or DRANZCOG Advanced training program (or combinations thereof). 

Current Certificate & Diploma Trainees

Curriculum & Handbook

The CWH, DRANZCOG & DRANZCOG Advanced Training Curriculum & Handbook documents contain information about completing Certificate & Diploma training and assessment.

Training Requirements

Visit the Training Requirements hub for current trainees undertaking the Certificate of Women's Health, DRANZCOG, and DRANZCOG Advanced.


For information on Examinations for the Certificate of Women's Health, DRANZCOG, and DRANZCOG Advanced, visit Examinations.

Supervisors and Mentors

For information on Mentors (Certificate of Women's Health) and Supervisors (DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced), visit Supervisors & Mentors.


Visit Hospitals for further information on CWH, DRANZCOG, & DRANZCOG Advanced accredited training sites, site accreditation, and positions available.

GP Procedural Training Support Program

The GP Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP) is a workforce support program designed to improve access to obstetric and anaesthetic services for patients living in rural and remote communities by supporting rural GPs to attain procedural skills in obstetrics.

For full details and to apply for funding, visit the GP Procedural Training Support Program page.


Other Training Resources & Support

Training Support Unit

The Training Support Unit has been set up for trainees experiencing professional or personal difficulty during their training. Trainees are encouraged to contact the TSU in times of stress, anxiety or poor health.

Policies & Procedures

Please use the Policies & Procedures search tool for locating up-to-date policies covering a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) the Conflict of Interest Policy, the Exceptional Circumstances, Special Consideration and Reconsideration Policy and Procedure, and the Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace Policy.

More information

Current and prospective trainees for the CWH, DRANZCOG, and DRANZCOG Advanced programs can contact:

Certificate & Diploma Services



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