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August 2018
Upcoming submission deadline reminder:
Three Monthly Formative Appraisal for Semester 2 2018                
New Zealand Trainees: 7 October 2018 

Six-Monthly Summative Assessments for Semester 1 2018
Australian Trainees: 16 September 2018           
Trainees must initiate the Six-Monthly Summative Assessment via the Appraisals & Assessments link under the Training menu. Please click here for Training and assessment information.
Check out the online video demos below to help you with submitting an assessment or appraisal
           Submitting a Six-Monthly Assessment                                                  Submitting a Three-Monthly Appraisal
The Advanced Training Modules (ATMs) will be introduced from December 2018 as a compulsory training requirement for all trainees who commenced in the training program on or after 1 December 2014.
The purpose of the ATMS is to:
  • Enhance progress from Senior Registrar to FRANZCOG graduate across the appropriate scope of practice.
  • Position the Advanced Trainee to further increase their scope of practice following completion of the ATMs through exposure to more complex conditions and undertaking procedures beyond Core training.
  • Provide the FRANZCOG graduate with the foundation for a continuum of learning and ongoing CPD based on the FRANZCOG curriculum
Further information about ATMs is available on the College website. Trainees are also encouraged to review the Advanced Training Module Information document.  
Trainees who complete Core training mid-semester are reminded that they need to submit a new prospective approval application eight weeks before starting Advanced training. Under College regulations, Advanced training that hasn’t been prospectively approved cannot be credited. Trainees are responsible for monitoring their progress and can check this in My.RANZCOG by clicking Progress> Time Summary. A guide to understanding your Time Summary is available here.

If you’re approaching the end of Core training and you’re uncertain of the date when you will be able to transition to Advanced training, please contact us at

Looking to kick-start your career? Come to the ASM in Adelaide for your opportunity to meet the leaders in your field. Running from 16-19 September, the ASM has something for everyone. Registrations are still open and the scientific program can be viewed via the conference website. 
Below are the upcoming dates for the Research Skills Workshop. The Research Skills Workshop is an optional workshop designed to assist trainees with the development of their Research Project. As part of the workshop, individual trainees’ projects will be discussed and feedback provided.

To register for a workshop, click the links below.
Saturday 25 Aug 2018
Saturday 29 Sept 2018
College House                                      East Melbourne, VIC
Rydges South Park                               Adelaide, SA
Held on Friday 7 September for FRANZCOG trainees wanting to expand their knowledge on Obstetric and Gynaecological Pathology. There will be a networking session after for trainees and speakers. For more information and to register, please click here.
Core/Advanced and Subspecialty Training Supervisors are required to attend a RANZCOG Training Supervisor workshop every 3 years of their appointment.

This seminar delves into the issues encountered by Training Supervisors as they balance a wide range of workplace demands, College requirements and trainee requests while supporting trainees on their learning journey.

The format for the day aims to be interactive, drawing upon your experience and the contributions of the facilitators, to resource you as a training supervisor.

There’ll be a range of strategies for you to replenish your supervisor toolkit. Click here for dates and locations.
Come to this workshop for hands on OASIS repair. This workshop is suitable for Registrars, Consultants and rural GPs. 

When: Friday 28 September
Where: St George Clinical Skills Centre, Kogarah, NSW
For more information contact:

The following regulation changes were approved by the RANZCOG Board in July:
  • Regulation B1.16.1/C1.16.1 (Rural Training)
This regulation was amended so that trainees who receive a “Not Satisfactory” outcome for their 6-monthly Summative Assessment during their rural training rotation can make up their training time at a tertiary or peripheral training site, rather than repeating the rural rotation.
  • Regulation B11.1 (Elevation to Fellowship)
This regulation was amended to allow trainees to apply for Fellowship 6-months prior to completing their training time, provided all their training requirements have been met with the exception of their final 3-monthly appraisal, final 6-monthly assessment and completion of their Advanced Training Modules/s (ATM) if applicable.

The updated regulations will be available on the College website shortly.
RANZCOG is looking for Fellows and trainees to assist with the hospital accreditation process. If you’re interested in participating in hospital accreditation visits, please contact for more details.

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