Face-to-face brief advice follow-up 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 follow-up training is only available for staff that have completed the brief advice online training as part of a Make Smoking History project.

The follow-up training is designed to provide staff with the opportunity to reflect and provide feedback on their brief advice online training experience and how they implemented the Ask, Advise, Help (AAH) module into their everyday, routine work. It focuses on practical examples of identifying people who smoke and helping them to access best-practice care by applying motivational interviewing core skills.

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.

The online courses will help staff to start conversations about smoking by using the 3-step brief advice model as 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.

Cost: Free for WA users

Available training courses:

·        Smoking Cessation Brief Advice Essentials – 30 min

        Plus, extended learning modules for: - Mental Health - 30 min

                                                                       - Eye Health - 30 min

·        Supporting pregnant women to stop smoking – 60 min

·        Brief Advice Training – Community & Social Services – 2 hrs

·        Brief Advice Training - Alcohol & Other Drugs – 2 hrs

·        Brief Advice Training - Oral Health Professionals – 2 hrs

·        Brief Advice Training – General Practitioners & Nurse Practitioners – 2 hrs (RACGP accredited)

·        Brief Advice Training - Hospital/Health Services – 30 min (Recommended by WA Department of Health for hospital/health service staff*)

*Please click on here to download instructions that will help you when registering for the course. 

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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