Smokefree Training

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

Ministry of Health E-learning Smoking Cessation Modules

To access this module you will have to visit If you have any difficulty accessing the e-learning smoking cessation training module follow this USER GUIDE .

What: E-learning module developed by the Ministry of Health. Should be completed by all working in the health field. The e-learning module is available for both non-registered and registered healthcare workers.

Duration: Approximately 20-30 minutes to complete


Feel more confident offering advice and support to people who smoke and referring them to others for more comprehensive quitting support.

If sucessfully completed, a printable certificate is available.

Registered health professionals can become quicard providers via this training module which enables them to provide clients with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy via the Quitcard programme.

 Cost: Free

Suggestion: E-learning can be completed as a team exercise with discussion for good learning outcomes- eg. 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, Pacific Heartbeat, Nga Kete Hauora or Inspiring Ltd.  Please contact Leanne Kirton to discuss these training options if you are interested in them Berni.McBride "at"

Heart Foundation

What: A course for healthcare workers run by a team at the Heart Foundation

Duration: one or two day courses available
Outcome: All participants will become Quit Card Providers
Cost: Free

Heart foundation web page


Counties Manukau DHB

What: A course for healthcare workers working within the CMDHB region run by the Smokefree Team at Middlemore Hospital

Duration: 2 hours
Outcome: Outcome: All with 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

Contact: Michelle Lee ph. 276 0044 ext 9723

Nga Kete Hauora

What: Te Hotu Manawa Maori provides this training programme for diverse groups, especially those working with Maori. 

Duration:Involves a face to face hui, and a five module e-programme
Outcome: All participants will become Quit Card Providers
Cost: Not free. Contact Te Hotu Manawa Maori to discuss costs