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 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

Applications for Subspecialties National Selection 2020 (2021 Entry) are now open.
Applications close 1 February 2020

Eligibilty:  Applicants may submit their application without evidence of completion of 138 weeks training. However, that evidence of satisfactory completion will be required in order to commence subspecialty training if successfully selected through National Selection. 

Apply: National Selection

Australian and New Zealand Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees are invited to apply for Subspecialty National Selection.

The National Selection page contains Information for Applicants and the online Application and Payment Form .

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 a Subspecialist Training Program.


Current Subspecialist Trainees

Please visit the dedicated hub for all resources and documentation related to completing your current Subspecialty Training Program

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]



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