During 2009 the Joint Consultative Committee on Obstetrics (JCCO) (a tripartite committee between the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), was restructured and replaced by the Conjoint Committee for the Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (CCDOG). This committee is administered from RANZCOG. Two subcommittees report to the CCDOG:
- Education and Assessment (EA) Subcommittee.
- Training, Accreditation and Recertification (TAR) Subcommittee.
All committees meet at least three times a year via teleconference and include representatives from RANZCOG, the RACGP and ACRRM.
Administration contact details for each committee:
Training in Women's Reproductive Health
A new suite of Women's Health qualifications for general medical practitioners was launched on 1 August 2011 . The qualifications include the revised Diploma (DRANZCOG) and DRANZCOG Advanced, as well as the addition of a Certificate of Women's Health. Each of the new training programs is supported by a readily accessible, current and comprehensive suite of online modules comprised of resources and guided learning tasks that trainees are expected to complete as part of their training.
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.
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.
Advanced GP 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, you can download information on each training curriculum from the RANZCOG website.
GP diploma training
CWH, DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Advanced training
General practitioners who accept a training position for the DRANZCOG or DRANZCOG Advanced must register for their training with the RANZCOG Training Services Department immediately the hospital has approved the position. The log book must be obtained prior to commencement of training. Enrolments and training will NOT be approved on a retrospective basis. The enrolment forms are available from:
- The RANZCOG internet site at www.ranzcog.edu.au (Training Services). The enrolment form can be downloaded from this site.
If you would like to obtain further information, please contact Training Services, RANZCOG:
Ms Maree Brislin
Administrative Officer, Training Services
254 Albert Street
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
Ph: 03 9412 2911; Email: mbrislin @ranzcog.edu.au