Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTPOP403C, 'Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Work undertaken demonstrates an understanding of the context of tobacco use in society

1.1 In all work, reflect an understanding of the prevalence of; and gender, age and cultural distribution of smoking in the Australian population

1.2 Reflect in work practices, knowledge of cultural and gender factors associated with tobacco use in Australia, including variations in smoking methods and prevalence between culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and particular demographic groups

1.3 In all work, reflect an understanding of the social, political and economic context of tobacco use in Australian society

1.4 In all work, reflect an understanding of the range of diseases and the health and economic burden attributable to tobacco

1.5 Reflect work undertaken, an understanding of the particular problems associated with smoking among special groups including: pregnant and lactating women; adolescents; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with smoking related diseases; people with a mental illness

2. Provide information on smoking and its effects

2.1 Reflect in work undertaken, knowledge of the physiology of nicotine dependence including interactions with various medications

2.2 Reflect in work undertaken, knowledge of behavioural and pharmacological determinants of smoking behaviour

2.3 Provide relevant information relating to smoking and its effects

2.4 Provide and promote health benefits of quitting smoking for the individual

3. Provide information on smoking cessation treatments and their outcomes

3.1 Identify and promote national and international best practice strategies for smoking cessation

3.2 Take into account needs of special populations, such as adolescents and people with mental illnesses in promoting smoking cessation programs

3.3 Provide clients with self-help materials, such as pamphlets and fact sheets

3.4 Provide referral to telephone counselling services as required

4. Screen clients for smoking

4.1 Assess nicotine dependence using a validated method

4.2 Record client results using a suitable system

4.3 Maintain client records professionally and accurately

4.4 Maintain client confidentiality

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTPOP403C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT32207 - Certificate III in Population Health
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)