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The Quitskills program Tackling Indigenous Smoking in Remote Communities is the combination of a two-day nationally recognised classroom-based training, as well as providing support for participants to organise and run a community information session to demonstrate the skills and knowledge learnt.

The training is tailored to the context of a remote community setting.

The aim of this training is to:

  • further the knowledge of smoking cessation skills to assist those working towards the reduction of smoking rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • reduce smoking rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


Overview of the training

  • Tobacco in Australia
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health consequences
  • Cessation methods and products
  • Supporting clients to cease or cut down smoking
  • Stakeholders who can help support your strategies
  • 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 competency by the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia [RTO 40142]:

  • Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change [HLTPOP014]

Download – Quitskills Tackling Indigenous Smoking for Remote Communities

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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.