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ۺŮ supervisors

Find information and support for current and prospective training supervisors and mentors, including application forms and links to our Supervisor ۺŮ Workshop.

Certificate and Procedural supervisors and mentors

As a training mentor (Certificate of Women’s Health) or supervisor (Associate ۺŮ Program (Procedural) (PTP) and Associate ۺŮ Program (Advanced Procedural) (APTP), your role is to oversee all aspects of training, in close consultation with the Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural ۺŮ (CCAPT).

This includes ensuring that your trainee(s) receive practical instruction, ongoing support and appropriate assessment, to meet the professional and educational requirements specified in the curriculum.

In general, you will:

provide guidance and support

meet regularly with your trainee to review case records, discuss cases, follow up appropriate cases, and review cases referred to consultants

review and sign off their logbook

act as an assessor for the workplace-based assessments (and/or approve appropriate assessors)

Please follow the link below for more information on using the Certificate and Procedural training program online platform (Integrate).

Certificate of Women’s Health

To be a training mentor for the Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH), you must hold the Associate ۺŮ Program (Procedural), Associate ۺŮ Program (Advanced Procedural), or Fellowship of ۺŮ.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training mentor position description:

Apply

To apply to become a training mentor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural ۺŮ (cptp@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.

ۺŮ Associate ۺŮ Program (Procedural) (PTP)

To be a training supervisor for the PTP, you must hold the Associate ۺŮ Program (Procedural), Associate ۺŮ Program (Advanced Procedural), or Fellowship of ۺŮ, and you must be in active obstetric practice in the hospital where your trainee is undertaking training.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training supervisor position description:

Apply

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum vitae (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural ۺŮ (cptp@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.

ۺŮ Associate ۺŮ Program (Advanced Procedural) (APTP)

To be a training supervisor for the APTP, you must hold the Associate ۺŮ Program (Procedural) and Associate ۺŮ Program (Advanced Procedural), or Fellowship of ۺŮ, and you must be in active obstetric practice in the hospital where your trainee is undertaking training.

However, in some circumstances, one of the two training supervisors may be located off-site, provided there is regular contact between your trainee and the other on-site supervisor. Both training supervisors must be prospectively approved by the College.

Please follow the link below for more information, including a training supervisor position description:

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must:

1

Complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form, along with a current curriculum vitae (CV), to the Conjoint Committee for Associate Procedural ۺŮ (cptp@ranzcog.edu.au), as instructed on the form.


Fellowship of FۺŮ supervisors

To be a training supervisor of FۺŮ trainees, you must be:

a Fellow of ۺŮ

a full-time or part-time staff specialist (or a Visiting Medical Officer, where appropriate)

employed at a ۺŮ-accredited training hospital (Basic ۺŮ only)

Please note that you must also complete the Clinical Education ۺŮ Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2) prior to submitting a training supervisor application form (or attending the ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop).

As a training supervisor, you will be responsible for the overall supervision and mentoring of the trainee, and for conducting three-monthly formative appraisals and six-monthly summative assessments using the appropriate ۺŮ documentation.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Clinical Education ۺŮ (CET)

The CET is presented in two parts:

Clinical Education ۺŮ 1 — mandatory for advanced trainees

Clinical Education ۺŮ 2 — mandatory for FۺŮ training supervisors

For more information, please visit our CET page.

ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop

The ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop explores the integral role of training supervisors, and delves into the issues you may encounter while balancing workplace demands, College requirements and trainee learning needs.

The interactive format draws on the collective experience of participants and experienced workshop facilitators.

Please note that all new supervisors must attend a ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop within one year of appointment.

For more information, please visit our ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop page.

Apply to become a supervisor

To apply to become a training supervisor, you must submit an application to your local ۺŮ office, as outlined below.

1

Download and complete the following document:

2

Submit the completed form to your local ۺŮ office as instructed on the form, and attach the following documents:

a current curriculum vitae (CV)

certificates of completion for the Clinical Education ۺŮ Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2)

The College will consider your application at the next meeting of the relevant ۺŮ Accreditation Committee.

CPD

The College will record your attendance at the ۺŮ Supervisor Workshop and CPD hours are available under the ‘Educational Activity Domain’ and ‘Performance Review Domain’.

Resignation

If you wish to resign as a training supervisor, please complete the below form and submit it to your local ۺŮ office, as instructed on the form.

Birthing suite supervision

The ۺŮ Board, in consultation with the Trainees’ Committee and the College ۺŮ Accreditation Committee, has developed guidelines on appropriate supervision of trainees in the birthing unit.

Please follow the link below for guidelines intended for registrars in Basic and Advanced ۺŮ, and Fellows involved in the supervision and hands-on teaching of registrars in the birthing unit.

Integrated ۺŮ Program Coordinators

To be an Integrated ۺŮ Program (ITP) Coordinator, you must be:

a Fellow of ۺŮ

employed at one of the ITP sites (usually the home/base hospital)

a full-time or part-time staff specialist (or a Visiting Medical Officer, where appropriate)

As an ITP Coordinator, you will be responsible for the co-ordination of the program across all participating hospitals.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Appointment process

To apply to become an ITP Coordinator, your application must be approved by the relevant ۺŮ Accreditation Committee.

Please note that ITP Coordinators are usually training supervisors who have already been approved.

CPD

As an ITP Coordinator, you can claim continuing professional development (CPD) hours under the Educational Activity Domain of the CPD framework.

Resignation

If you wish to resign as an ITP Coordinator, please complete the below form and submit it to your local ۺŮ office, as instructed on the form.


Subspecialty program directors and supervisors

Subspecialty program director

To be a program director for a subspecialty training unit, you must:

be nominated within an Application for Initial Accreditation or Application for a Change of Program Director form

hold the relevant subspecialist certification

hold a minimum 0.2 FTE contract at the relevant training unit

maintain currency with the relevant subspecialty training program requirements

As a Program Director, you will be responsible for the coordination of the subspecialty training unit, in close consultation with the relevant Subspecialty Committee.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Extended leave/resignation

In the event that you will be absent from your position of program director for more than four weeks, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee in advance, to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made to support your trainee(s).

If you wish to resign from the position of program director, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee with as much notice as possible.

To provide notification of extended leave or resignation, please address the Chair in writing via:

Subspecialty training supervisors

To be a training supervisor of subspecialty trainees, you must:

be approved by the relevant Subspecialty Committee as part of the training unit accreditation process

hold the relevant subspecialist certification

hold a minimum 0.2 FTE contract at the relevant training unit

maintain currency with the relevant subspecialty training program requirements

Please note that you must also complete the Clinical Education ۺŮ Program (CET Part 1 and CET Part 2) within one year of appointment.

As a subspecialty training supervisor, your primary role is to support the development of trainees’ clinical, educational and professional development.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Clinical Education ۺŮ (CET)

The CET is presented in two parts:

Clinical Education ۺŮ 1

Clinical Education ۺŮ 2

For more information, please visit our CET page.

Extended leave/resignation

In the event that you will be absent from your position of training supervisor for more than four weeks, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee in advance, to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made to support your trainee(s).

If you wish to resign from the position of training supervisor, please notify the relevant Subspecialty Committee with as much notice as possible.

To provide notification of extended leave or resignation, please address the Chair in writing via:


SIMG supervisors and assessors

To learn more about specialist international medical graduate (SIMG) training supervisor requirements, or if you’re interested in becoming an SIMG assessor, please visit our Recognition of International ۺŮ page.


Supervisor and mentor support

Have you ever been concerned about the wellbeing of a trainee or SIMG — or your own?

Please browse our FAQs to find out how the ۺŮ Support Unit can assist you.


Contact

For training supervisor or mentor enquires, please contact: 

Certificate and Procedural ۺŮ Programs: cptp@ranzcog.edu.au

Fellowship of ۺŮ: as a starting point, please contact your local ۺŮ office.

Supervisor ۺŮ Workshop: educationprograms@ranzcog.edu.au



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