Quitskills Brief Intervention Training for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (WA)


Event dates

25 Feb 2020 – 27 Feb 2020
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Broome, Western Australia



The Quitskills program Tackling Indigenous Smoking Brief Intervention is a three-day nationally recognised training on smoking cessation.

The aim of this training is to:

  • increase your skills, knowledge and confidence so that you can assess and discuss smoking behaviour with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • successfully support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reduce or quit smoking.

The course will cover a range of topics, including:

  • tobacco in Australia
  • social determinants of health
  • legislation and regulation
  • health consequences
  • understanding smoking
  • cessation methods and products
  • working with clients
  • Quitline and other services
  • population health
  • legal and organisational policies and procedures.

Following successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the following competencies by the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia [RTO 40142]:

  • Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change [HLTPOP014]
  • Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation [HLTPOP015]
  • Provide interventions to nicotine dependent clients [HLTPOP016].


Contact details

Cancer Council SA
Ph: (08) 8291 4146
Email: quitskills@cancersa.org.au


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