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Nationally Recognised Training
Drug and Alcohol Testing 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/NZS 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 highly 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.



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.  Click here for further information >>


Face-to-Face at our venue - Technology Park, Bentley WA.

The Face-to-Face training course is delivered in 1 Day (Approximately 9 Hours).


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.


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.

Become a Certified Drugs of Abuse Collector
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 1300 711 116 during office hours, or complete our contact form.
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