Face-to-face brief advice training

Building the capacity of staff is an important step in making smoking history in an organisation. The Make Smoking History program takes a comprehensive approach to implement sustainable solutions. For this reason, face-to-face brief advice training for staff is only available as part of an Make Smoking History project.

The training covers the 3-step brief advice model: Ask, Advise, Help (AAH). It focuses on identifying people who smoke and helping them access best-practice care.

Detailed 5-step model training is also available upon request as part of a project.

If you would like to learn more about how your organisation can join other community and health services in making smoking history for everyone, get in contact today.

Online learning hub

Make Smoking History offers a variety of online training courses which are available for different community and health settings and different professions.

Cost: Free for WA users

Tailored training courses are available for staff working in:

  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Community and social services
  • Health services
  • General practice (WA contextualised version coming soon)
  • Dental health services

* More training courses coming soon.

The online courses will help staff make conversations about smoking, using the 3-step brief advice model, a regular part of their interactions with clients or patients. It will also increase their knowledge of best practice tobacco dependence treatment, and what services and resources are available to support clients or patients to reduce and quit smoking.

Everyone who works directly with clients or patients should undertake this training.

Click here to access the online training portal and register to complete the training.

Contact Make Smoking History if you need help determining which course is most suitable for your work.

Originally developed by Quit (nationally-recognised tobacco control peak body) in consultation with Victorian health professionals and other experts, the training has been contextualised for WA professionals in collaboration with Make Smoking History and WA community and health services.

Make Smoking History worked with Quit to bring the training to WA thanks to funding from Department of Health, Healthway and Cancer Council WA.

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