HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drug of abuse testing

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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

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 may be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT.

This course is not open to international students (student visa 500).

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Payment

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



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“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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