Given the increasing burden of non‐communicable diseases (NCDs) in Indonesia and Australia, early interventions enabling adolescents to develop healthy lifestyles are important. The role of primary healthcare is crucial in these interventions. Hence, students of medical and other health professions need skills in exploring challenges faced by adolescents and in encouraging healthy lifestyles. The current curriculum of Indonesian medical and other health professional education has not emphasized adolescent health adequately. In Australia, modules exist for medical curricula that focus on adolescents and their contribution to NCD prevention. This study aims to address this gap by conducting a detailed needs analysis of health professionals and medical students in managing adolescents and to then develop a framework for meeting these learning needs in adolescent health care principles with an orientation towards NCD prevention.