Drug & Alcohol Tester Training

Drug & Alcohol Screening Officer Training Course 

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

(This course replaces HLTPAT304D Collect pathology specimens other than blood)

Certified Drug & Alcohol Screening Officer training course has been developed to address legislative requirements for drug testing & alcohol testing in accordance with the following Australian Standards:

  • AS/NZS 4308-2008 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine

  • AS 4760-2006 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid

  • AS3547:1997 Breath Alcohol Testing Devices for Personal Use

In accordance with OH&S requirements all drug & alcohol testing officers are required to hold a Statement of Attainment in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework under the definition of 'Collector' in the relevant Australian Standards.

The unit 'HLTPAT005 - Collect Specimens for drugs of abuse testing' is a comprehensive pathology based training course provided in laymans terms.  The course is available as an online option.  For company group or individual classroom training, please contact us to discuss the best locations.

What is the course content?

The learning program is designed to ensure correct procedures are followed when performing onsite drug tests & alcohol breath tests and preparing & packaging a drug or alcohol test specimen for laboratory testing, and specifically covers:

1       Introduction
2       Drug types and their effects
3       Review of Australian Standards
4       Drug testing methods
5       Arranging a drug test
6       Drug testing equipment types (urine drug test cups & saliva drug tests )
7       Confirmatory testing at the laboratory
8       Chain-of-custody requirements
9       Drug Test integrity
10     Conducting a urine drug test
11     Conducting and oral fluid drug test
12     Breathalyser basics
13     Conducting and recording a breath alcohol test

Where is the training conducted?

In order to allow flexibility and convenience for work-places and their employees we offer this course via distance learning.

You will have access to a qualified drug & alcohol testing officer/assessor over the phone who will assist you with any questions you have during your training.

A comprehensive training pack will be sent to you which includes drug testing equipment, student workbook and access to our online training portal.

This training course is delivered under a third-party arrangement with Onsite Diagnostics Pty Ltd, RTO No.: 91700

What are the course fees and duration?

Distance Learning (online modules, plus a study kit with course materials will be sent to you upon enrolment.) Course Fee $760 per person

Face to Face, or group training at your workplace, or classroom options, the cost varies please contact us for a quote.


Online Learning - 9 hours private study -  Online course can be paused, and can be done over a few weeks.

Classroom training - 1 day program of 8-9 hours + lunch


On completion of the course participants will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' identity card and certificate, allowing them to work as drug & alcohol screening officers in a workplace environment.


If you wish to participate in the Nationally Accredited Training online course, please download and complete the form below and email to sales@medinat.com.au
Alternatively if you would like to discuss further, or organise training for your team, please contact us.

Download:           Course Information Sheet                              Student Enrolment Form