The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is responsible for delivering high quality training in psychiatry throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Training is provided in general psychiatry and in several subspecialties, with a range of skills being taught in assessment and interventions, such as the evidence-based use of psychotherapies and psychotropic medication.
The mind is complex, as are people’s social and cultural interactions, and the brain - the body’s most complex organ - is now far better understood and continues to be explored by researchers and modern techniques.
Psychiatry offers a particularly holistic approach to medical work, taking all aspects of the person and their social setting into account. It raises complex issues linked with philosophy and ethics, and involves work within multidisciplinary teams in consultation with other professionals.
Each Training Program has specific educational objectives, which are detailed in the Training and Assessment Regulations, Curricula, Logbooks, Links and associated Forms.