HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Course Details

This unit describes 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.

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 course is aimed at worker in the security industry, those working remotely as a medic, collection centres, required to be occupational first aiders, in other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing take place or are existing workers seeking to renew their qualifications in these fields.

Best practice for refresher training of HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing is that it occurs every 2 years.

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Reading and writing – a learner will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts within a variety of contexts.

Oral communication – a learner will be able to use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts.

Digital literacy – a learner will be able to use a variety of digital devices and their applications/programs/software within a variety of contexts.

Further information about this course including Elements and Performance Criteria can be found at www.training.gov.au.

Location and types of Training

We only conduct this training for companies, there are no regularly HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing courses held for the public, at times we can add members of the public onto these company courses when they are held at our training rooms at 1/1 Chaucer Street Hamilton NSW 2303.

Training can also be delivered “Off Site” at your premises, requirements for this are available using the Off Site Suitability checklist or can be discussed with staff by phoning 1300 151 181.

Blended training

This course can be taught as a blended option where theory is completed on line before the course and we deliver the practical at our training rooms at Hamilton or your workplace both options are subject to minimum numbers please contact 1300 151 181 to discuss.

Full face to face training

All training including theory and practical is conducted at your workplace with no pre-course learning (subject to minimum numbers please contact 1300 151 181 to discuss).

Third party arrangements

Business Wise First Aid Training has multiple third-party arrangements where training is delivered by a third party. In these cases, the booking will be through the third party’s website with course paperwork stating training by a third party and issuance of the Statement of Attainment (SOA) by Business Wise First Aid Training. The Booking Confirmation Email reflects this arrangement.


There are no prerequisites or age restrictions for this course. If student is under 18 years at the time of training a Parent / Guardian Consent form needs to be downloaded, printed and signed by the Parent / Guardian and brought to the course by the student. Parent / Guardian Consent Form

Statement of Attainment

On Successful Completion of the Course, you will receive

A PDF Statement of Attainment showing you have fulfilled the requirements of HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing.

Course cost

The cost of the HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing course is $600 per person for the blended option and $650 for the full face to face course.

What should I wear?

It is a requirement of this course that a practical demonstration of collecting urine, oral fluid or breath specimens for drugs of abuse testing is performed, so please, wear clothes that will enable you to complete this requirement.

Course Duration

Blended option (theory is completed on line before attending the course and the practical training on the day of the course)

The online pre-course theory component on average takes students 7-15 hours to complete, some students take more time, some less time.

9 hours is allowed for the face to face or classroom component, but if the group is experienced in this field it could take less time.

Full Face to face option (no pre-course learning, all training and assessment on the day of the course)

This option is only for businesses who have a current HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing qualification who are looking to renew their qualification, duration is up to 9 hours.

Pre-Course Learning

Once you have registered for your course, a link will be emailed to you to activate your account and access the online pre-course theory. This must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face component of the course.

There is no limit to the number of attempts at the online quizzes and no fee for additional attempts.  

Students must have a digital device i.e. computer, tablet or smart phone with access to the internet to complete the pre-course learning online.

Assessment Methods

You are assessed using scenarios and simulations, the trainer will observe these as you demonstrate the required skills and knowledge.

The pre-course online learning assessment comprises multiple choice, true or false as well as click and drag questions.

Group Booking Discounts Are Available for Large Group Bookings. Contact Us for Details.