The RANZCO Board and Council are committed to ensuring RANZCO fully embraces diversity and inclusion within its membership, the wider College and the Community. To this end, RANZCO aims to have 35% of all leadership roles in the College filled by women.

For information about the Terms of Reference of a particular Committee, please visit the Committee Portal. If you have any trouble accessing your committee portal, please email: ranzco@ranzco.edu.

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Allied Education

Appeals Committee

Follows the established Appeals Policy to hear and make determination on appeals to the College by any individual.

Archives and Museum Committee

Serves to assist in ensuring the preservation and promotion of the history of the College through management of RANZCO archives, museum and museum website.

The Archives and Museum Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 294.3KB).

Awards Committee

Reviews all nominations for College Awards and Medals, makes recommendations to the Board and promotes awareness of the College Awards and Medals. More information

Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) 

The Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) was established in 2018 as a new internal RANZCO committee dedicated to raising funds for important education and research projects across Australia, New Zealand and developing countries. For more information, please see here.


boards of examinations

Comprises experienced Fellows who conduct summative examinations for trainees in the ophthalmic sciences and in advanced written and clinical competencies.  The current Boards of Examinations include the following:

  • Board of Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) Examiners
  • Board of Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners
  • Board of Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners
  • Board of RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examinations (RACE) Examiners 


Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (CEO) Editorial Board

Sets the direction and content for the RANZCO Journal.

Clinical Standards Committee

Promotes and advises on quality clinical ophthalmic practice; and on the standards of visual acuity, visual fields and colour perception required for particular occupations, activities or specialised environments. More information

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Provides advice and assistance regarding RANZCO's CPD program directly to the Board, and supports Fellows in meeting their CPD requirements to maintain medical registration. More information

Curriculum Committee

Under guidance from the Qualification and Education Committee, determines all aspects of the curriculum of the RANZCO Vocational Training Program and, more broadly, other education and training programs developed by the College. More information (~~~DocAnnotation.type.1275~~~ ~~~DocAnnotation.size.1275~~~) (~~~DocAnnotation.type.1275~~~ ~~~DocAnnotation.size.1275~~~) (PDF 169.3KB) (PDF 169.3KB)

Communications Committee

Promotes the ophthalmology profession externally, and ensures RANZCO's activities and strategies are presented accurately.

Code of Conduct Committee

Promotes the standards described in the RANZCO Code of Conduct, and hears complaints around the Code as well as making recommendations for action by the Board or others.

Complaints Committee

Hears general complaints to RANZCO not related to the Code of Conduct, as well as making recommendations for action by the Board or others.


Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee

Provides advice and assistance to the RANZCO Board including internal accounting and financial control systems, internal and external audits, financial statements and reporting processes and investment policy.


Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC):

Is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and College policies and procedures in relation to clinical trials and research conducted in private practices. (Registered with the National Health & Medical Research Council. More information



The aim of the RANZCO Inclusion Committee (PDF 267.2KB) is to engage a broader community of individuals in RANZCO’s activities, recognising that the Ophthalmology environment requires input and analysis from a variety of voices, vantage points, and expertise from different geographies, backgrounds, disciplines and dimensions. More information on the Inclusion Committee is available here

Indigenous committee 

Addresses issues in relation to indigenous eye health. More information.

International Development Committee (IDC)

Provides strategic guidance and mentoring, and helps to ensure that RANZCO remains true to its missions on international development issues. More information


Leadership Development Committee

Aims to develop the next generation of ophthalmic leaders and supports ophthalmologists who work for the greater good of the community and the ophthalmology profession.

Local Organising Committee

Organises the Annual Scientific Congress



Works to increase cultural competence, equity and participation in regard to Māori and Pasifika patients and doctors in New Zealand. For more information, please see the Committee's terms of reference here (PDF 244.7KB).

Medicare Advisory Committee

Manages and advises on issues associated with items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). More information



The Network Qualification and Education Committee manages the regional training program including overseeing the teaching, term rotations, assessment and remediation of trainees. To view the Committee's Terms of Reference, please see here (PDF 162.2KB)


Public Health Committee

Identifies and advises on public health issues impacting eye health. More information (PDF 321.2KB)

Professional Standards Committee

Commissioned by the RANZCO Board, this committee assists Fellows in the development of non-clinical skills in ophthalmology especially in regard to their roles as managers, health advocates, scholars, professionals, communicators, medical experts/clinical decision makers and collaborators. More information


Qualification and Education Committee (QEC)

The QEC is the governing body of RANZCO’s education and training.

QEC Executive working group

The QEC Executive Working Group shall provide advice to the QEC regarding RANZCO’s education development initiatives. View the Terms of Reference here (PDF 160.5KB).



Scientific Program Committee

Plans and develops the scientific programs for RANZCO's Annual Scientific Congresses.

The Scientific Program Committee Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 121.7KB).

Selection panel

 The Selection Panel is a bi-national ad hoc committee of the Selection Board formed to fulfil the Qualifications Education Committee (QEC) approved standardised approach to the selection of candidates to the Vocational Training Program (VTP). To view the Terms of Reference for the Selection Panel, please see here (PDF 278.4KB).

Specialist-International Medical Graduate (S-IMG) Committee

Responsible for assessing the medical and ophthalmic standards of competence and safety of overseas trained specialists to work in the Australian and New Zealand workforce.


Therapeutics Committee

Provides advice on drugs and other therapeutic substances used by ophthalmologists in clinical practice. More information

Trainee Progression Committee

The Trainee Progression Committee (TPC) is a  Sub-Committee of the Qualification and Education Committee (QEC). 

The purpose of the TPC is to provide expert advice and support to the Censor-in-Chief (CIC) on trainee progression matters. To view the Terms of Reference for the TPC please see here. (PDF 167KB)

Training post inspection committee

Trainee representative Group

The Trainee Representative Group (TRG) ensures that the Trainees’ views are taken into account in decisions relevant to the training program.
A  Trainee is nominated by the trainees from each network and appointed to the TRG by the Regional QEC.  The TRG meets on a regular basis to discuss issues raised by Trainees or by the College. Trainee issues are discussed at the QEC meetings, with a member of the group in attendance.

Members of the Trainee Representative Group can access their committee portal through this link  The Trainee Representative Terms of Reference is available to view here (PDF 168.1KB)


Workforce Committee

Identifies and advises on existing and emerging eye health workforce issues. More information


Younger Fellows Advisory Group

The Group represents the Younger Fellows of RANZCO (Fellows in their first ten years since admittance) and is committed to developing services and resources which are needed by these Fellows. There is also an aim to organise both a social and professional program at the Annual Scientific Congress and at Annual Branch Meetings where possible. The Chair represents the Group and the Fellowship segment it comes from at Council.

The Younger Fellows Advisory Group Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 167.8KB).