HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

This unit of competency has been developed in consultation with industry and meets the criteria of the Australian Standards for urinary drug screening and oral drug screening.This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment and collect specimens via urine and/or oral and breath testing following the special procedures that apply for drugs of abuse testing.

This unit of competency applies to individuals working in collection centres, hospitals, and other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing takes place.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

This is a nationally accredited unit of competency to ensure the participant meets the Standards for an ‘accredited collector’, for the collection of non-blood specimens including saliva, urine and breathalyser to the Australian Standards. The half day program is designed to have you trained to the Australian Standard AS/NZS4308:2008 for the collection of urine or AS/NZS4760-2019 for the collection of oral fluids or alcohol breathalyser.

The course is run at our Sydney training rooms or can be held onsite at your location with a minimum of four participants ($590.00 per participant for onsite training).  Please contact us for details 1300 366 044.

Entry Requirements

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (knows as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment: 

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number 
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency contact

There are currently no dates available for this course.