Get the latest 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, 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 / Breathalyser Operation
    (AS 3547:2019)

Nationally recognised drug and alcohol testing training. 
Call us now for a quote on  1300 711 116.

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.

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The previous Unit of Competency, HLTPAT304D, has been superseded, a new nationally recognised Unit of Competency, HLTPAT005  Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing, has been introduced and is now available at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

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.

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 a nationally recognised Drug and Alcohol Testing training course which includes: urine sample collection and testing, oral fluid (saliva) sample collection and testing and breathalyser operation.


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



People that would like to be certified to perform workplace drug and alcohol testing, including breath, urine and oral-fluid 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.


DuratioN - Face-to-Face Training


1 Day (Approximately 9 Hours).

Training is delivered at a Progressive Diagnostics training location  or  onsite at your workplace.

Get In Touch
Blended / Online TRAINING

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



Please contact us for the lastest pricing.