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The Quitskills program Tackling Indigenous Smoking for Maternal Health Workers in Remote Communities is a three-day nationally recognised training course with a specific focus on maternal and infant health.

Post training support, assistance and guidance will be provided to these workers to assess and provide brief interventions and smoking cessation options that best suit their client’s needs.


The aim of this training is to:

  • reduce smoking rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and their families
  • train and inform maternal healthcare workers in remote communities around smoking cessation with pregnant women and their families


Overview of the training

  • Tobacco in Australia
  • Health consequences
  • Social determinants of health
  • The process of quitting
  • Cessation methods and products
  • Working with pregnant women
  • Brief intervention processes and communication skills
  • Population health
  • Developing a Behaviour Change Plan
  • 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 for Remote Communities Maternal Health Workers Tackling Indigenous Smoking.

Quitskills for Remote Communities Maternal Health Workers Tackling Indigenous Smoking.

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Have questions?

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.