Subspecialist Training Programs

If you are looking to further your career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology once elevated to Fellowship, you may be interested in one of the five RANZCOG Subspecialty Training Programs.  These training programs lead to certification as a subspecialist in one of the following areas:


Gynaecological Oncology (CGO)

Specialist Gynaecological Oncologists are competent in the comprehensive management of women with a gynaecological malignancy. A subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of care for women with gynaecological cancer.

Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM)

Specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine are competent in obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus.  Training includes current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of patients with complicated pregnancies and requisite technical support. Specialists with advanced knowledge of newborn adaptation ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the fetal to newborn stages.

Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU)

Specialists in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound  are competent in all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis relating to obstetrics and gynaecology, including ultrasound guided interventional diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.  Within tertiary care institutions, the ultrasound department provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to general and subspecialist obstetrics and gynaecology.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI)

Specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology are competent in the comprehensive management of patients with reproductive endocrine disorders and infertility.  It is not intended that only persons with the CREI should treat infertile couples but that they will be specialists in this area and directors of assisted conception units.

Urogynaecology (CU)

Specialist Urogynaecologists are competent in the comprehensive management of patients with urogynaecological disorders.  A Urogynaecologist  must spend at least 66 per cent of their clinical time working in the area of their specialty, the remainder being split between either obstetrics or gynaecology.


All five (5) Subspecialty Training Programs consist of:
  • Three years' full-time training in a prospectively approved subspecialty training position
  • Satisfactory completion in the formative and summative assessments, written and oral examinations and specific assessment requirements outlined in the relevant subspecialty curriculum
  • Satisfactory completion of a prospectively approved research study pertaining to the relevant subspecialty, unless otherwise exempt.

For further information on the five individual training programs visit Training Program Handbooks.

How to Apply

Note: Applications for ALL subspecialties have now closed. Applications for 2021 entry will open on 1 October 2019.

Applications to enter a RANZCOG subspecialty pathway are invited from:

  • Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees who wish to apply via the annual Subspecialties National Selection process for entry into the RANZCOG subspecialty training program;
  • Suitably qualified international subspecialists who wish to be assessed for comparability to an Australian or New Zealand trained subspecialist, with a view to practising as a subspecialist in Australia and New Zealand; and
  • International specialists and subspecialists wishing to undertake further training in a subspecialty.
Please refer to the specific information provided in the relevant sections as shown below.

Apply: National Selection Process

Australian and New Zealand subspecialists (including Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees), please visit National Selection for submission deadlines and application forms.

Apply: International Subspecialists
The process is currently under review and we are no longer accepting applications.

Apply: Recognition of Training Program (RTP)

The Recognition of Training Program (RTP) replaces the former Certificate of Recognised Training (CORT).

The RTP is to enable international obstetrics and gynaecology specialists to undertake unaccredited training with a subspecialty focus in Australia or New Zealand, and to return to their country of origin with the valuable skills and experience they have acquired during the program.

The program is not a recognised qualification within Australia or New Zealand and may not be used as such.

Information for the Recognition of Training Program can be found here:


Registration and Prospective Approval applications for RTP must be made to the College at the time the applicant has obtained an accredited subspecialty training post in the relevant program, and before the applicant has commenced training.


Visit Annual Fees for current fees associated with completing a Subspecialist Training Program.

Current Subspecialist Trainees

Please visit the dedicated hub for all resources and documentation related to completing your current Subspecialty training pathway:

Current Trainees


More information

For further information on RANZCOG Subspecialty pathways, contact the relevant training program:
CGO [email protected]        
CMFM [email protected]
COGU [email protected]
CREI [email protected]
CU [email protected]
SIMG department
Email: [email protected]



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