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Drug and Alcohol Testing Officer 

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

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

​You will learn the theory and practical elements of carrying out a range of workplace drug and alcohol testing and the related administrative requirements of performing these duties:


  • Urine Drug Testing
    (AS/NZS 4308:2008);


  • Oral-Fluid (Saliva) Drug Testing
    (AS/NZS 4760:2019);


  • Breath Alcohol Testing Devices 
    (AS 3547:2019)

Nationally recognised drug and alcohol testing training. 
Call 1300 711 116 if additional information is required.
Face-To-Face Training - Henderson, Perth

Face to Face
Our training course can be completed in 1 day, including:


  • Comprehensive theory to prepare you to perform workplace drug and alcohol testing 

  • Comprehensive hands-on practical drug and alcohol testing

  • Refreshments and a light lunch is included


Training Venue


AMC Jakovich Function Centre,
4 McGrath Road,
Henderson, WA



  • The public training course in Perth is currently on promotion at $550.00 per person  (normally $650.00). 

  • Accredited training is GST exempt.

  • A course competency Wallet Card is included.

Free course competency Wallet Card included.


The Wallet Card is a convenient way of having a record of your certification with you at all times.  It also lists your Statement of Attainment number which certain organisations require when completing the Chain of Custody form.  


Your Statement of Attainment remains your official record.


Become a Certified Drugs of Abuse Testing Officer

The previous Unit of Competency, HLTPAT304D, has been superseded, a new nationally recognised Unit of Competency, HLTPAT005  Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing, has been introduced and is now available at Progressive Diagnostics.

It is a requirement for companies collecting urine or oral fluid samples who wish to meet Australian Standards to have their collectors trained as per the definition of collector under AS/NZS 4308:2008 and AS/NZS 4760:2019.


Progressive Diagnostics specialises in delivering drug and alcohol testing training which includes: urine sample collection and testing, oral fluid (saliva) sample collection and testing and breath alcohol testing / breathalyser operation.



Progressive Diagnostics provides a holistic training delivery approach to address the learning styles and needs of participants.  Our training courses are conducted Face-to-Face either onsite at your workplace or at our training venue and include practical ‘hands-on’ experiences, as well as group classroom-based activities and discussion, including simulations and scenarios.

Blended / online training is also available.  Our blended training course includes an online theory component and a separate practical component, completed either via a face-to-face practical or via a one-on-one webinar session with a Progressive Diagnostics trainer/assessor. 


  • Face-to-Face at our venue.


  • Onsite at your workplace (conditions apply).


  • Blended / Online training also available.   Click HERE for further information.



People that would like to be certified to perform workplace drug and alcohol testing.


Employment pathways could include drug and alcohol testing at mine sites, large industrial sites, transport depots, medical centres and other workplaces or environments where the need for drug and alcohol screening has been identified as a Occupational Health and Safety requirement.

Course Aims

Complete Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing delivered by Expert Industry Experienced Trainers


  • Detailed overview of Drug and Alcohol Collection and Testing

  • Best practice principles to ensure privacy and confidentiality

  • Safety, Duty of Care, and Risk Management

  • Plan and perform appropriate collection and testing activities

  • Plan and perform breath alcohol specimen collection for onsite alcohol testing 

  • Plan and perform urine specimen collection for onsite drug testing

  • Plan and perform oral fluid (saliva) specimen collection for onsite drug testing 

  • Respectful communication about testing activities and outcomes

  • Respond effectively to testing challenges including non-negative test results

  • Theory and practical assessments

  • Record keeping requirements for Drug and Alcohol collection and testing



Our assessment process is in accordance with the National Assessment Principles and conforms to the standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Where possible the assessment process is as flexible as possible within the requirements of the units of competency.


The course includes written and practical assessments which include practical application, scenarios, role play and general discussion. Throughout the training course participants will need to complete observation/demonstration assessments which will take place either in the workplace or the training environment, depending on the task to be undertaken. A written assessment is also completed which includes answering questions related to both the practical and theory components of the course.


Participants should be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and performance criteria required for competency in this unit.


Encouragement and support will be provided throughout the assessment process. Any concerns or issues with undertaking assessments, should be discussed with the trainer so that additional support can be provided if required.


  • Assessments are conducted according to the guidelines and standards outlined in the Training Package, adhering to the principles of assessment and rules of evidence.

  • Competence is to be demonstrated over the full range of performance criteria to industry standards.

  • Assessments will be carried out by qualified assessors.

  • Progressive Diagnostics supports reasonable adjustment of assessments and will work with clients to maximise opportunities for successful completion of assessment requirements.



Participants need to be a minimum of 18 years of age. 


Participants will be required to complete the course using the English language, both spoken and written in a legible manner. Participants are also required to be able to read and apply the course content.


Participants are required to be able to work autonomously and to make judgements within the responsibility of their job role working in collection centres, various industry environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing takes place.


Participants also need to have the ability to provide solutions to both predicable and unpredictable situations.

The assessor must be satisfied that the participant has sufficient knowledge of the English language, both written and oral, to safely perform the required work.

Nationally Recognised Drug and Alcohol Testing Training

Why Choose Us?

  • We are a nationally registered training organisation.

  • Workplace drug and alcohol testing is our sole business.

  • We are experienced and experts at what we do.

  • We can provide solutions to all aspects of drug and alcohol testing.

  • We can be contacted 7 days a week.

  • We can provide training Australia-wide.


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