HLTPAT005 Collect specimens
for drugs of abuse testing

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.

This unit applies to individuals working in collection centres, in hospitals, in 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.

More information can be found at: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLTPAT005

On Successful Completion of the Course, You Will Receive:

A Nationally Recognised PDF Statement of Attainment showing you have fulfilled the requirements of HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing

Optional – laminated certificate and hard copy wallet card available as an add-on

Pre-Course Learning

Our course is blended with a compulsory pre-course theory component. Once you have registered for your course, a Student manual and the pre-course assessment paperwork will be emailed to you. This must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face component of the course. You will need to bring it with you on the day for the Trainer to mark.

Course Time

Face to face training is approx. 5 hours

Estimated time required for the pre-course workbook is up to 3 hours.

What you will need to bring

Please bring some paper and a pen if you wish to take notes.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing as there are practical components to the assessments.


Our Policies are located in the student handbook on the Student resources page.


There are both theory and practical assessment in this course to ensure that you have gained the required knowledge and ability to perform the skills in this unit.

Assessment Methods: 

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • Short and Long answer questioning
  • Completion of Chain of Custody forms


Please contact our admin team 1300 151 181 admin@bwfat.com.au to enquire about any bookings. At this stage, we only offer this course for groups with a minimum of 4 people.

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