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The previous Unit of Competency, HLTPAT304D, has been superseded, a new nationally recognised Unit of Competency, HLTPAT005  Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing, has been introduced and is now available at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




The online component of the blended training course will provide you with the understanding of the processes, regulations and guidelines for conducting drug and alcohol testing in the workplace.


As you progress through the material you will need to complete assessments related to the content just completed.  This may include various formats, including short answer, true or false, yes or no, multiple choice or drag and drop questions, etc.  



Once the online training has been completed, book an appointment to complete a one-on-one webinar session with one of our trainers.   Please allow approximately 1 - 2 hours for this session.


At this session we will be reviewing the theory component and you will need to confirm your knowledge and understanding of the content.


You will have the opportunity to clarify any areas of interest or concern.


Once you feel confident, the practical assessments will be undertaken. This will also include fully preparing a sample for further laboratory analysis as required under the Australian Standards utilising the testing equipment we will send to you.


The completed testing documentation, together with the prepared sample for testing, will need to be submitted to Progressive Diagnostics for verification.



Please Note:      Progressive Diagnostics uses Zoom as our webinar platform. If your organisation has another platform, please contact us to discuss further.




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.



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Nationally Recognised Drug and Alcohol Testing Training

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 Australia-wide.

Course Aims


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


  • Detailed overview of the Drug and Alcohol Collection and Testing Procedures

  • 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 onsite alcohol testing 

  • Plan and perform onsite urine specimen collection drug testing

  • Plan and perform onsite oral-fluid (saliva) specimen collection 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

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/NZS 4308:2008 and AS/NZS 4760:2019.


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 breath alcohol testing / breathalyser operation.

This training course is available either face-to-face onsite at your workplace or at a Progressive Diagnostics venue. It is also available as a blended training format which includes an online theory component and a separate practical component. 

The practical assessments can be completed either via a face-to-face practical, via workplace third-party observation or via a one-on-one webinar session with a Progressive Diagnostics trainer/assessor.