List of training regulations
The RANZCP Fellowship Program is governed by a set of regulations, policies and procedures that make up the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations 2012.
The regulations define the broad structure of the program and are complemented by policies and procedures, which provide the specific rules and detail of the Fellowship Program requirements
RANZCP trainees are responsible for understanding the requirements of all regulations, policies and procedures underpinning the Fellowship Program.
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These documents outline the minimum time to achieve Fellowship and the different stages of training in the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
- Regulation – Division of training into three Stages [PDF; 25 KB]
Ethical and conduct standards
This document describes the standards for which the RANZCP trainees and applicants are required to uphold while engaged in training.
- Regulation – Ethics and conduct in training [PDF; 21 KB]
College-established Areas of Practice
These documents outline the College-established Areas of Practice authorised under the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations and the procedure to establish a new Area of Practice.
Regulation – College-established Areas of practice [PDF; 26 KB]
Bullying and harrassment
This policy document encapsulates the RANZCP’s commitment to providing a safe and productive work environment where the dignity of every individual is respected and reinforces the RANZCP’s zero tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
This regulation outlines the requirement of programs and posts to be accredited to deliver Psychiatry training.
- Regulation – Accreditation of a Training Program [PDF; 70 KB]
- Accreditation Policy [PDF; 258 KB]
Removal of Accreditation Policy [PDF; 186 KB]
Registration for entry into training
These documents describe the registration requirements and application processes for entry into training under the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations.
Policy and Procedure – Registration [PDF; 91 KB]
Regulation – Credit for training [PDF; 21 KB]
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
These documents will assist applicants who have acquired relevant work experience outside the RANZCP Fellowship Program and wishes to credit it under the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations. The policy and procedure also describes the process for RPL for trainees planning a period of extended leave overseas.
Regulation – Recognition of Prior Learning [PDF; 25 KB]
Policy and Procedure – Recognition of Prior Learning [PDF; 83 KB]
Experience in other medical specialties
This policy document details the regulation and process for applying prospectively to accredit training in a medical specialty other than psychiatry, while still providing appropriate training experience.
Leave and interruptions to training
These documents set out the leave and interrupted training allowances and provisions of the RANZCP Fellowship Program. The provisions for leave and interrupted training have been developed to maintain flexibility while ensuring trainees are able to meet the educational and clinical standards of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
Regulation – Part-time training [PDF; 21 KB]
- Policy and Procedure – Leave and interruptions to training [PDF; 92 KB]
This policy sets out the requirements for trainees who wish to or are currently are undertaking the RANZCP Fellowship Program part-time.
Admission to Fellowship
These documents describe the application process to gain Admission to Fellowship after completing all the requirements of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
Training exit and re-entry
This document sets out the requirements and processes for the voluntary withdrawal and/or involuntary exclusion of trainees from the RANZCP Fellowship Program, and the available grounds for exclusion.
It also sets out the requirements and processes for permitted applications for re-entry to training.
- Policy and Procedure – Training Exit and Re-entry [PDF; 84 KB]
These documents outline the process for reviews and appeals under the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
- Regulation – Reviews & Appeals [PDF; 21 KB]
Privacy and confidentiality and indemnity
These regulations set out the specific protections and restrictions to disclosure of trainee and training information and indemnity arrangements for those people and committees undertaking processes as part of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
This policy document is to assist College trainees who transitioned from the RANZCP 2003 Training Assessment Regulations or earlier to the 2012 RANZCP Fellowship Regulations*.
*Generally trainees transitioned to the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations 2012 by end of February 2016.
- Transition Regulations and Policies [PDF; 716 KB]
These documents outlines the Formal Education Course, rotation and In-Training Assessment Report requirements of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
Regulation – Formal Education Course [PDF; 21 KB]
Regulation – Rotation [PDF; 29 KB]
Regulation – In-Training Assessment Report [PDF; 21 KB]
Stage 1 - Mandatory requirements
This policy document outlines the mandatory requirements of Stage 1 of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
Regulation – Stage 1 rotation requirements [PDF; 21 KB]
Policy – Stage 1 mandatory requirements [PDF; 151 KB]
Stage 2 - Mandatory requirements
This policy document dictates the mandatory requirements for College trainees in Stage 2 of the Fellowship Program which is based on a broad biopsychosociocultural model focused on the development of knowledge and skills in clinical management and teamwork.
Regulation – Stage 2 mandatory rotations [PDF; 25 KB]
Policy – Stage 2 mandatory requirements [PDF; 162 KB]
Regulation – Stage 2 elective rotations [PDF; 28 KB]
Stage 3 - Mandatory requirements
These documents set out the mandatory requirements of the Stage 3 of the Fellowship Program with an emphasis on adult and self-directed learning under the Fellowship Program.
Policy – Stage 3 mandatory requirements [PDF; 162 KB]
Regulation – Psychotherapies [PDF; 21 KB]
Work-based assessments (WBAs)
This policy and procedural document describes the requirements of the usage of WBAs to formatively assess trainee competence in a typical work setting using the WBA tools*.
*Case based Discussion, Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise, Professional Presentation, Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) and Observed Clinical Activity (OCA).
Regulation – Workplace-based Assessments [PDF; 37 KB]
Policy and Procedure – Workplace-based Assessments [PDF; 51 KB]
Entrustable professional activities (EPAs)
This policy outlines the usage of EPAs as summative assessments to assess the trainee’s competence in the professional activities of psychiatry training.
Regulation – Entrustable Professional Activities [PDF; 21 KB]
Progression through training
This policy document sets out the requirements for a trainee’s successful progression through the Fellowship program. This policy details the timing of these competency requirements that trainees must successfully complete to be eligible for Fellowship of the College through the Fellowship Program.
Policy – Progression through Training [PDF; 71 KB]
This policy document details the process for a trainee who requires additional support to meet the standard of knowledge and skills to successfully complete a training assessment (Targeted learning) and progress through the RANZCP Fellowship program.
- Policy and procedure – Targeted Learning Plans [PDF; 126 KB]
Failure to progress
These documents detail the requirements and processes to support and manage trainees who have not met the progression requirements of the Fellowship program.
Regulation – Failure to progress [PDF; 21 KB]
Policy and procedure – Failure to progress [PDF; 44 KB]
These documents set out the requirements to all supervisors or interested applicants who wish to be supervisors for the purpose of RANZCP training and assessments.
Regulation – Supervision in Training Posts [PDF; 25 KB]
Policy and procedure – Supervision [PDF; 169 KB]
Essay (CEQ and MEQ) and Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Examinations
These documents set out the requirements of the Essay (CEQ and MEQ) and Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examinations. Trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) assessed as partially comparable must successfully complete these exams in order to be eligible for Fellowship.
Regulation – Written Examinations [PDF; 23 KB]
Policy and procedure – Essay (CEQ and MEQ) Examinations [PDF; 251 KB]
Policy and procedure MCQ Examination [PDF; 293 KB]
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
These documents set out the requirements of the OSCEs. Trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) assessed as partially comparable must successfully complete this exam in order to be eligible for Fellowship.
Regulation – Clinical Examinations [PDF; 22 KB]
These documents set out the requirements of the Scholarly Project. Trainees must successfully complete this project in order to be eligible for Fellowship.
Regulation – Scholarly Project [PDF; 20 KB]
Policy – Scholarly Project [PDF; 65 KB]
Procedure – Scholarly Project [PDF; 134 KB]
Psychotherapy Written Case
This policy and procedure sets out the requirements of the Psychotherapy Written Case. Trainees must successfully complete this assessment in order to be eligible for Fellowship.
Policy and procedure – Psychotherapy Written Case [PDF; 1.3 MB]
This policy outlines the application process for candidates wishing to apply for special consideration in relation to their circumstances of whom have been adversely affected in their ability to successfully complete a College examination or centrally administered summative assessment.
Policy – Special consideration [PDF; 60 KB]
Examination incident report and breach
This policy details the processes for managing incidents and/or breaches arising from the summative exams (e.g. written or clinical examinations, Psychotherapy Written Case or Scholarly Project) under the RANZCP Fellowship Program Regulations.