This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support people to quit smoking. You will learn support strategies suitable for the general public and special populations including; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant and lactating women, adolescents; people with a mental illness, and people with a smoking-related disease.
It is suitable for anyone to study, however, a background in healthcare, public health, work health and safety, or community work is preferred. The program is delivered flexibly to accommodate your full time work commitments and you will complete a combination of online independent study and attend two full-day practical workshops. When you complete this skill set you may use it to gain credit towards a Certificate IV in Population Health HLT46015.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Smoking Cessation Skill Set HLTSS00040|
|Duration:||Part time, 8 weeks (approximately 2 hours per week of online/independent study) and attendance at two one-day workshops at CIT. Additional on the job requirements apply.|
The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
|Likely Job Outcome:||Quit smoking coach
Skills and knowledge to gain entry into HLT46015 - Certificate IV in Population Health at CIT.
You will be required to conduct quit smoking interviews with clients outside of CIT for assessment purposes. If you do not have access to suitable clients, you may arrange to conduct your client assessments under the supervision of an assessor at CIT.
Those who are studying outside of the ACT may negotiate participation in the workshops via virtual classrooms - this must be confirmed with the program area prior to enrolment to ensure the availability of required resources.
Entry Requirements / How to Enrol
Open entry. However, a background in healthcare, public health, community work or work health and safety is recommended.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at email@example.com.
Complete 4 subjects
Complete all 4
Provide brief interventions
CIT Code: WELF463 Cost: Standard $165.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
CIT Code: HESC526 Cost: Standard $110.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse behaviour that impacts health and ways in which to reinforce or change them to promote health. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and limited responsibility within defined guidelines. Prerequisites: Nil
Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
CIT Code: HESC527 Cost: Standard $165.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to individuals and groups on the impact of smoking and nicotine dependence and available smoking cessation resources and programs. It does not include providing smoking cessations interventions. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and limited responsibility within defined guidelines. Prerequisites: Nil
Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent
CIT Code: HESC528 Cost: Standard $165.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to treat and manage nicotine dependence, including (singly or in combination) behavioural and pharmacological interventions, such as brief advice and counselling; intensive support and provision of advice on use of appropriate non-prescription and prescription pharmacotherapy. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and sensitivity within defined organisational guidelines for the implementation of smoking cessation strategies. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Population Health HLT46015|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org