The course applies to individuals who are involved in collecting specimens for drugs of abuse testing.
It will provide individuals with 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 in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
The skills and knowledge gained by completing this course would be beneficial for individuals working in collection centres, in hospitals, in other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing take place.
Students will be required to complete additional supervision of work activities by a person currently working in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a fortnight time period.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
HLTPAT005 - Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at Industry Training and Assessment Services.
Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.
Online with face-to-face assessment At least 8 Hours
Participants must have the physical capacity to use the appropriate equipment and complete assessment tasks
Participants must be able to complete activities in a workplace under the supervision of a person currently in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a two (2) week time period
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Students will also be required to complete additional supervision of work activities and submit a third-party observation report.
This certificate does not require renewal
Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:
Collect a urine sample for drugs of abuse testing (non-compliant client)
Collect an oral fluid sample for drugs of abuse testing (tampered sample - problem-solving)
Collect a breath sample for drugs of abuse testing
Chain of custody forms for a urine sample, oral fluid sample and a breath analysis sample
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions
Post-course assessment – Complete supervised work activities by completing a third-party observation report by a person currently working in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a fortnight time period