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Accredited 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 (HLTPAT005 - Collect pathology specimens other than blood) 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 pathology specimens other than blood' is a comprehensive pathology based training course provided in laymans terms, available via both distance/online learning or via classroom training.

 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.

What are the course fees and duration?


Distance Learning Course Fee $760 per person

For training at your workplace the cost varies please contact us for a quote.


Distance Learning - 9 hours private study

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

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

A study kit with course materials will be sent to you upon enrolment.

Download:           Course Information Sheet                              Student Enrolment Form                                 

Alternatively if you wish to participate in the Nationally Accredited Training either as an individual or organise training for your team, please contact us.