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  • Quitskills brief intervention training

    Cancer Council SA provides free smoking cessation training across Australia for those who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    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

    Overview of the training

    • 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]

    Download - Quitskills Intervention Training flyer

    If you would like further information about Quitskills or are interested in hosting group training, please contact us on 08 8291 4146 or quitskills@cancersa.org.au.