Smokefree Training

There are a variety of training options to equip people with the skills and confidence to help others quit smoking.

e-Learning Smoking Cessation Modules

  • What: E-learning modules developed by the Ministry of Health. Should be completed by all working in the health field.
  • Duration: Approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

For non-registered healthcare workers - Helping Others Quit E-learning

Outcome: Feel more confident offering advice and support to people who smoke and referring them to others for more comprehensive quitting support (eg. Nicotine Replacement Therapy). Cost: Free.

For registered health professionals - Smoking Cessation ABC E-learning

Outcome: Grasp the ABC approach to smokefree support and gain an understanding of Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Registered health professionals will become Quit Card providers. Cost: Free.

Suggestion: E-learning can be completed as a team exercise with discussion for good learning outcomes - e.g. sitting around a computer or datashow projector. Registered health professionals will have to complete individually if they're to become Quit Card providers.

Those interested in providing more comprehensive support will benefit from training with the Heart Foundation or Pacific Heartbeat.

Heart Foundation

What: A course for registered and non-registered healthcare professionals, and others who work with people who smoke. Facilitated by the Heart Healthcare team at the Heart Foundation

Duration: One or two day courses.

Outcome: All participants can become Quit Card Providers and can provide behavioural support to a person who is quitting smoking.  

  • Cost: Free.
  • Heart foundation website

Pacific Heartbeat

What: A course for registered and non-registered healthcare professionals, and others who work with people who smoke, with a strong emphasis on working with Pacific people. Facilitated by the Pacific Heartbeat team of the Heart Foundation.

Duration: One day theory plus one day follow up with support from trainers.

Outcome: All participants can become Quit Card Providers and can provide behavioural support to a person who is quitting smoking.

  • Cost: Free.
  • Pacific Heartbeat website