Contact

1800 337 448 (toll free from Australia)
0800 443 827 (toll-free from New Zealand)

Website https://www.ranzcp.org
Location 309 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
College Description The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand.
Fellowship Name Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
Fellowship Description The RANZCP Fellowship is the admission to the specialty of Psychiatry. It demonstrates that a person has attained the skills and competencies described in the Fellowship program and allows Fellows to deliver unsupervised services in any Psychiatric setting in Australia or New Zealand.
Indigenous entry pathway No

General Information for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Māori Trainees / Registrars

Program description

The Fellowship Program takes a minimum of 60 months full-time equivalent to complete. During the training period, trainees work as registrars in hospitals and clinics in a number of areas of psychiatry, where they are supervised by experienced psychiatrists. Trainees are required to complete a number of workplace-based assessments and examinations during training.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed a recognised medical degree, a minimum of one year (full time equivalent) of general medical training and hold current general or specialist registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or current registration within a general, vocational or provisional general scope of practice in New Zealand.

 

Indigenous Entry Pathways Description

Not applicable.

 

Key Dates

Applications dates vary between states, territories and New Zealand. Further information regarding selection into training can be found on the website.

 

Placement Requirements

A rotation typically requires:

  • 6 months of full-time equivalent (FTE) approved training.
  • the attainment of two Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) with a minimum of three Workplace-Based Assessments (WBAs) to aid the supervisor’s decision to entrust the trainee with each EPA.
  • One Observed Clinical Activity (OCA).

 

Assessment and Completion

Information regarding assessments and the Fellowship program can be found on the website.

 

Enrolment and Training Fees

Those accepted to the Fellowship program are required to make payment of an initial registration fee and an annual training fee. These fees can be found on the website.

Examinations also attract fees.

 

Other information

The RANZCP Psychiatry Interest forum (PIF) provides information and events for medical students and doctors interested in psychiatry and mental health. Further information.

 

Support for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Māori Members

Indigenous Mentoring Programs, networks, support programs etc

RANZCP hosts an annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainee Forum and New Zealand trainees participate in the annual Psychiatrists Wānanga.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee and Te Kaunihera mo ngā kaupapa Hauora Hinengaro Māori (Te Kaunihera) oversee informal mentoring partnerships throughout the year.

 

College Scholarships

RANZCP provides a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Māori trainees. See website for annual congress scholarship opportunities.

 

Financial Assistance

RANZCP operates a number of financial support initiatives for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Māori trainees. Contact the RANZCP for more details.

 

Contacts for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Māori Members

Indigenous Fellow/Specialist

Dr Siva Bala, Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee and/or Dr Claire Paterson, Chair, Te Kaunihera can be contacted via policy@ranzcp.org

 

Indigenous Trainees College Contact

Stephen Ireland, Manager, Committees and Partnerships, policy@ranzcp.org

 

General College Contact

309 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9640 0646
ranzcp@ranzcp.org

PO Box 10669 Wellington 6143 New Zealand
Tel.: +64 (0)4 472 7247
nzoffice@ranzcp.org