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Collect Specimens for Drug of Abuse Testing HLTPAT005
Collect Specimens for Drug of Abuse Testing HLTPAT005

Tue, 13 Feb


Orana Skills Centre

Collect Specimens for Drug of Abuse Testing HLTPAT005

4 hours face-to-face learning

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Time and Location

13 Feb 2024, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

Orana Skills Centre, 9-11 White St, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia

About the course

This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of collecting specimens for drug and alcohol training in the workplace.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • 4-hours classroom / face-to-face

Course Content 

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to safely perform drug and alochol testing in the workplace, that complies with Australian Standards. 

Topics Include:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Australian standards
  • Risk and hazard identification and management
  • Breath alcohol techniques and testing equipment
  • Oral fluid (saliva) techniques and testing equipment
  • Urine testing techniques and testing equipment
  • Infectin control, safety and personal protective equipment
  • Privacy, consent and testing procecedures
  • Chain of custody


Students will need a valid USI Number to enrol. If you do not have a USI, please apply here Get a USI | Unique Student Identifier. If you are unsure what your USI number is, please phone 1300 857 536.

Entry Requirements 

There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need oral communication skills to effectively collect specimence, complete testing record and chain of custody documentation. 

Assessment Methods 

Progressive assessment throughout the course,  including demonstration of practical skills and written  and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. 

Award Issued 

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants issued by Safeguard Training and Services (RTO 90987).


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