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Brief intervention training

Healthy Lifestyles offer brief intervention online training. The program aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related harm by providing clinicians with the skills to conduct brief interventions with patients as part of routine care. Ideally this will result in reducing the length of patient hospital stays, and increasing levels of professional satisfaction and rapport with patients through improved patient health outcomes.

What does the training include?

Structured models incorporating knowledge and skill-based content relating to:

  • healthy eating and physical activity
  • alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • the 5A’s brief intervention model
  • case studies, tips, demonstrations, resources and useful links
  • modules on applying learning to practice.

Courses available

There are three free brief intervention courses available. Completion of the course generates a certificate of attainment on completion. Participants can apply for continuing professional development (CPD) points. The three courses are:


Healthy Lifestyle:
General population (BI-G)

Structured for health professionals who work predominantly with non-maternity patients.

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Healthy Lifestyle:
Maternity and Child Health (BI-M)

Structured for midwives, child health nurses and other clinicians who work with pregnant and breastfeeding patients.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Structured for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and other professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients

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Get in touch

For technical difficulties, enquiries, suggestions and support regarding courses and services, please contact the CSDS at or 3646 6500.

For feedback or other questions about the courses please email the Preventive Health Branch,

Have you heard of AASCP?

The Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals aims to promote optimal smoking cessation practice in Australia by trained health professionals incorporating evidence-based practice with an ongoing learning objective. AASCP endorses a range of accredited nicotine addiction and smoking cessation training courses. The Queensland Government does not endorse specific training courses.


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