Building the capacity of staff is a key component of our program which ensures sustainability. We strongly recommend that staff complete the appropriate online training module outlined below. Face-to-face brief advice follow-up training is only available for staff who have completed the brief advice online training as part of a Make Smoking History project.
Online learning hub
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. (Free for WA users)
Brief advice training is available for:
- Community and social services (including Alcohol and Other Drugs)
- Mental Health, Oral Health and Eye Health Professionals
- General Practitioners & Nurse Practitioners
- Maternity Services
- Hospital/health services (Recommended by WA Department of Health for hospital/health service staff, click here for instructions)
Contact Make Smoking History if you need help determining which course is most suitable for your work.
Brief Advice Follow-Up Training (face-to-face)
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, health and corrective services in making smoking history for everyone, get in contact today.
*Make Smoking History worked with Quit to bring the training to WA thanks to funding from Department of Health, Healthway and Cancer Council WA