Upcoming opportunities for trainees on College Committees

In advance of the College’s Annual General Meeting in May 2024, the RANZCP will be seeking nominations to fill a number of vacancies on its Committees. 

This includes dedicated positions for trainees, including:

  • Jurisdictional Members, Bi-national Committee for Trainees
  • Trainee Representatives on various College Committees
  • Other positions open to trainees, including membership of local Faculty and Section Subcommittees.

Participating on a College Committee provides trainees with a formal platform to have a say in the matters that affect them the most. 

It is also a great way for trainees to immerse themselves in substantive discussions and pivotal decisions and recommendations within the College, as well as network with other members with different levels of experience in the field of psychiatry and mental health.

Trainees who are interested in making an impact and strengthening the trainee voice within the College are encouraged to submit a nomination. 

Why Committees matter: a platform for impact

Committees are the cornerstone of the College’s governance structure, established to streamline decision-making processes, foster collaboration, and ensure diverse perspectives are considered.

As a Committee Member, you will participate in actioning specific tasks, making decisions and providing recommendations on the matters that fall within your Committee’s portfolio, which may include:

  • Developing and implementing the RANZCP Fellowship Training Program;
  • Mental health advocacy;
  • Drafting guidelines, policy documents and evidence-based mental health information;
  • Developing strategies for organisational change; and
  • Assisting the College to meet its obligations to external regulators and accreditation authorities.

Trainees are currently represented on approximately 80% of College Committees. Additional positions may also become available as the College considers how it can increase trainee representation across its Committee structure in 2024. 

The RANZCP recognises that trainee voices are instrumental to the collective success of the organisation and an important catalyst for positive change.

How to Apply

Trainees will be advised of vacancies via email and provided with instructions on how to apply, or alternatively may wish to visit the Committee Openings page. 

Please note that some positions are not available to trainees who are currently on a break-in-training.

Any queries should be directed to governance@ranzcp.org.


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