Bi-national Committee for Trainees
The role of the BCT Committee is to present the interests and concerns of RANZCP trainees in discussion and decision-making with regard to training and assessment, as well as broader issues relating to psychiatry.
- The BCT advocate for trainee issues across Australia and New Zealand and are responsible directly to the Board.
- The BCT represent the special interests of RANZCP trainees and address education policy, wellbeing and change implementation issues relevant to trainees.
How we communicate with trainees
- Look out for regular updates from the BCT in College newsletters, including the Training and Assessment newsletter.
- Email communications delivered directly to you. (Please check your subscription status if you are not receiving trainee communications.)
It is imperative the BCT receives feedback and information to fulfil its responsibility to represent all trainees, providing meaningful input into College policy and future direction.
The BCT encourages all trainees to be involved in the activities of the RANZCP, to develop a better understanding of how the College functions.
Become a BCT member
Keep an eye out for the next call for nominations.
Contribute to accreditation
Contribute to the accreditation of the training programs you're involved with. Expressions of interest are open for enrolled trainees to participate in future accreditation visits.
Participate in other College committees
Many key RANZCP Committees incorporate trainee representatives. If you are interested in joining a committee, keep an eye out for the next call for nominations.
Dr Nicola Campbell — Chair
Dr Catherine Hayter — ACT Representative
Dr Natalie Hunt — NT Representative
Dr Georgia Ramsden — NZ Representative
Dr Michael O’Rawe — NZ Representative
Dr Samuel Baxter — TAS Representative
The Support for Trainees web page is a useful resource for trainees seeking help across all areas of their work and personal life. If you're a trainee who is experiencing problems in your training, speak with your supervisor and/or Director of Training, or call the Member Welfare Support Line for confidential support and advice.
Bi-national Committee for Trainees Regulations [PDF; 186 KB]
The BCT and the BCT Operational Group will meet at various times throughout the calendar year, with scheduled face-to-face and hybrid meetings.
Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the state and NZ representatives listed below.