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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This course has been developed in consultation with relevant industry professionals and is a nationally recognised training course, accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare clients and equipment and collect specimens via urine and/or oral and breath testing following the special procedures that apply for drugs of abuse testing.

Duration: 8 Hours Face to face / pre course workbook to be completed prior to face to face

Student/Trainer ratio: 10:1


There are no prerequisites for the below unit of competency.

Who should attend?

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

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Confirming collection requirements
  • Preparing for collection procedures
  • Collection of specimens
  • Following post collection procedures

Qualifications for successful students

Statement of Attainment in:
HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Morning tea will also be provided on the day of training.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state of the art training facilities or be conducted on your site. See scheduled courses below or contact our office today!

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing (HLTPAT005)