Faculties, sections and networks

Faculties, sections and networks of the RANZCP represent subspecialties and interest areas of psychiatric practice.


Faculties are internationally recognised specialties of psychiatry with College-accredited training.

Addiction Psychiatry
Adult Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Psychiatry of Old Age

Faculty membership is open to all College members. Accredited membership is available for members of the College who have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training, or have equivalent experience and/or qualifications in the field.


Sections are internationally recognised academic or clinical interest areas of psychiatry.

Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry
Early Career Psychiatrists
Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation
Leadership and Management
Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry
Philosophy and Humanities
Private Practice Psychiatry
Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Rural Psychiatry
Social, Cultural and Rehabilitation Psychiatry
Youth Mental Health

Section Membership is open to all members of the College.


Networks are groups representing broad areas within psychiatry, and are less formal than Faculties or Sections.

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Mental Health
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Family Violence Psychiatry
Military, Veterans' and Emergency Services Personnel Mental Health

Network membership is open all members of the College. Other interested people such as representatives from professional or consumer organisations or other non-College members may also be eligible to join a Network following approval from the Board. Refer to individual Network webpages for more information.

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