About the Diploma project
The RANZCP has received funding under the Psychiatry Workforce Program (PWP) to develop a Diploma of Psychiatry (Diploma).
The PWP is an Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care initiative that has been introduced to address mental health workforce maldistribution and shortages. The Program aims to improve access to high quality mental health care for all Australians.
The Diploma is a continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity to support medical practitioners in developing enhanced skills to provide appropriate mental health care in our communities.
Throughout the development of the Diploma, there will be a number of consultations to key stakeholders and the RANZCP membership to assist in guiding the development of a Diploma that is functional for its intended audience.
The consultation process will provide the opportunity for the Steering Groups involved in the Development of the program to receive meaningful feedback about the proposed curriculum.
The RANZCP is currently inviting all RANZCP members and key stakeholders to provide feedback on the Diploma offering. This consultation provides the opportunity for a review of the Diploma structure overall, eligibility, supervision options, participant learning activities and proposed assessment, recognition of prior learning and equivalence.
Three committees are contributing to the development of the Diploma:
Membership of these groups includes RANZCP members, community member representation as well as representatives from key stakeholder organisations and potential end users of the Diploma.