Nationally Recognised Training

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 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.

Progressive Diagnostics is a nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number 41103).   


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Nationally Recognised Training

​​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 4760:2019);


  • Breath Alcohol Testing / Breathalyser Operation
    (AS 3547:2019)

Why Choose Us?

  • We are a nationally registered training organisation.

  • Training related to 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 at locations Australia-wide.

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.

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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/NZS4308:2008 and AS4760:2006.


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 breathalyser operation.


This course covers the following:


Confirm collection requirements:

  • Greet client courteously and identify self

  • Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedures

  • Confirm that client meets pre-testing criteria for required collection

  • Obtain, interpret and accurately record personal and clinical information in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

  • Explain collection procedure to client

  • Obtain consent for collection procedure from client



Prepare for collection procedure:

  • Ensure collection environment is prepared according to requirements of standards

  • Confirm method of collection based on correct interpretation of clinical request

  • Select equipment and ask client to select collection kit according to organisation procedures if applicable to standard

  • Prepare client for procedure by removing excess clothing and other possessions, and store these securely if applicable to standard

  • Provide accurate advice to client about procedure



Collect specimen:

  • Follow procedures for sample collection according to standard and organisational procedure

  • Adopt standard and additional infection control guidelines and precautions according to organisation documented procedure

  • Observe client during and after collection for potential tampering and respond according to organisation procedures

  • Assure sample integrity by testing and securing sample immediately following collection and for duration of time that sample is responsibility of the collector



Follow post collection procedures:

  • Dispose of waste in accordance with infection control protocols and organisation policies and procedures

  • Accurately label specimens in accordance with standards requirements and organisation procedures

  • Confirm information accuracy and sample security with client

  • Complete other collection documentation in accordance with standards and organisation procedures

  • Prepare and secure collected samples for transit or storage according to standards and organisational requirements, ensuring chain of custody is maintained



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.



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.


Progressive Diagnostics’ aim is to provide all participants with the support they need to complete the course. It is at the discretion of Progressive Diagnostics if any further charges would be required for further attempts.



Technology Park, Bentley WA


Onsite at your workplace (conditions apply)



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


Employment pathways could also 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.




1 Day (Approximately 9 Hours).

Entry Requirements

  • Progressive Diagnostics requires participants 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, read and interpret results.

  • 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.

  • Participants need to be able to physically attend either on-site delivery at a designated workplace or  at the Progressive Diagnostics training venue, Technology Park, Bentley, WA.



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