Drug and Alcohol Testing Course

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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drug of abuse testing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment and collect specimens via urine and/or oral and breath testing following the special procedures that apply for drugs of abuse testing.

This unit applies to individuals working in collection centres, in hospitals, in other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing takes place.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing. 

This qualification is suitable for job roles such as:

  • Workplace drug testing officer
  • Workplace alcohol testing officer
  • Workplace health and safety officer
  • Workplace heath and safety advisor
  • Workplace supervisors / managers / HR managers
  • Pathology collector
  • Security officer

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. Upon enquiry, you will be sent an invitation to complete.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Payment

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Units of Competency

This short course covers the following nationally recognised unit:

  • HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Delivery Options

Face to Face

This course consists of 1 day face to face training 8.30am – 2.00pm in a classroom environment. If you have groups of 5 people or more, you can also request this course be delivered on-site at your workplace.

We currently deliver this course at the following locations:

  • North Lakes (QLD)
  • Meadowbrook (QLD)
  • Ashmore (QLD)


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

Course Fees

Course fees vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.


Payment Options

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Support Services

Why should I study with Asset College?

APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.

SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.

CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.

JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.

INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.

PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.


“I have just completed my outstanding modules this afternoon at ASSET headquarters North Lakes.

I wanted to let you know personally how much James assisted me and furthered my knowledge in this subject.
The team was available when I had some questions and they were extremely helpful and offered assistance without hesitation.

Thank you for providing a first class learning experience.”

John Hughes

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