Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing | Asset College

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Work as a Workplace Testing Officer through completing the Collect Specimens for drugs of abuse testing at Asset College.

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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.

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

There are no prerequisite units required for this qualification. It is however expected that participants have English language, literacy, and numeracy skills equivalent to at least Year 10 level.

Units of Competency

This short course covers the following nationally recognised unit:

  • HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Delivery Options

This course will consist  of 1 day (8 hours) in class or onsite for group bookings.



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.

Full Course: $500
RPL: $200
Payment Plans available


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