Drug & Alcohol Tester Training

Drug & Alcohol Tester Training

Online training course to attain Drug & Alcohol Screening Officer certification

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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
(This course replaces HLTPAT304D Collect pathology specimens other than blood)

The 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 4760-2019 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid

  • AS3547:1997 Breath Alcohol Testing Devices

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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 terms that are easy to understand and learn. 
This course is available as an online option.

For company group or individual classroom training, please contact us to discuss the best locations.

Course Content

The learning program is designed to ensure correct procedures are followed when performing onsite drug tests & alcohol breath 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 the 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 testing integrity
  10. Conducting a urine drug test
  11. Conducting an 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.

Next Steps - Enrolment

Want to Enrol in the Nationally Accredited Training online course for HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing?

Download and complete the student enrolment form below and email to
sales@medinat.com.au after purchasing.

  Click here for Student Enrolment Form        

Previously Accreditated?

If you have previously been accredited with certification in HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse testing, and it has expired LESS than 6 months ago, please click belwo to enrol in the ReACCREDITATION COURSE
This course will outline any changes that have occurred in the past 2 years, plus a refresh on the testing techniques and processes required.

Course fee for Reaccreditation (certification expired less than 6 months ago) is $445.00 per person.  

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*Download the enrolment form above and email to sales@medinat.com.au after purchasing.


Alternatively if you would like to discuss your training needs further, or organise training for your team, please contact us

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