HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing One Day Course

National training code: HLTPAT005

Location: Hobart, Launceston and Burnie

Duration: 8 hours

Max participants: 10


SRTA Life & Rescue is a Registered Training Organisation RTO number 45278 registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

SRTA Life & Rescue is proud to offer training in HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing.

Course Description

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing. This course is designed to meet the requirements from the HLT Health Training Package release 3.0.

Learners will understand how to take samples safely and effectively and ensure compliance to legislation & company policies and procedures ensuring chain of custody is followed

This course is essential for people who are required to take samples from persons in the workplace for further laboratory testing

This course prepares learners to undertake the assessment to obtain a Statement of Attainment HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery of this course will be classroom based blended with practical activities.

Assessment Summary

The learner will be assessed by demonstrating procedures applicable to this unit. They will also be required to answer a number of written questions regarding their actions and theoretical application of knowledge. The assessment will also be part of a simulated activity set by the assessor.

This assessment must be conducted by an SRTA Life & Rescue assessor and must be completed in the workplace or in another environment that accurately simulates the workplace. The assessor is to actively set tasks for the learner and must observe these tasks being performed.

To standardise the application of this assessment, the assessment tasks (performance evidence) are based on those specified in the Unit of Competency HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing, and those of the HTL3 Training Package.

The assessor will use an assessment instrument mapped accordingly to the assessment requirements of this Unit of Competency. Assessors will apply an assessment procedure to ensure you are ready for the assessment and have the right resources and equipment to achieve the right standard.

Drug Testing training course

Course Topics

  • Prepare to Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing.
  • Carry out Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing.
  • Complete the Chain of custody requirements for further testing

National recognition

On successfully completing the training and assessment you will be issued a Statement of Attainment issuing you the unit of competence: HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing. This unit of competence is nationally recognised and provides individuals with a valuable outcome that can be applied throughout Australia.

Course Commencement Dates

Courses dates and times do vary. View our Upcoming Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing courses.

Course Location

Training is delivered at:

6/18 Kennedy Drive – Cambridge – Hobart

2/18 Connector Park Drive – Kings Meadows Launceston

13 Wellington Street – Burnie

Course Materials

Learner training is supported through the provision of quality learning materials and resources.

Course Conduct

On arriving, learners will complete any outstanding enrolment administration and then participate in group learning activities about the theory of Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing processes

After lunch, we finish off our theory component and then put what is learnt into practice via our practical component. There is sufficient time over the day for additional one- on-one training for those requiring it.

At SRTA Life & Rescue we provide a friendly and supported environment to learn and achieve.

Pre-Requisites/Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 18 years or older
  • Photo Identification is required to be sited prior to course commencement.
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills required to interpret legislative requirements and to undertake written and practical assessment activities.
  • All course materials will be provided by SRTA Life & Rescue.

Clothing Requirement

Learners must wear safety boots.

Where a learner does not wear safety boots they will not be able to participate in the course due to work health and safety concerns.

Fees and Charges

Please refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges as it contains important information about related charges and our refund policy.


A learner’s position on the course will only be confirmed upon a completed enrolment form and the payment of your course cost. Numbers are limited, so confirmed enrolments will only be able to attend.

Duty Of Care

SRTA Life & Rescue adopts high standards in duty of care of its learners and instructors. SRTA Life & Rescue reserves the right to turn anyone away that seems to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This action is to ensure that the learner and instructors safety is assured and that SRTA Life & Rescue maintains an accident free learning environment and complies with our duty of care responsibilities.

SRTA Life & Rescue is responsible for the quality and delivery of training and assessment and will be the organisation issuing any qualifications and statements of attainment to eligible learners.

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Please find the links to Learner HandbookSchedule of Fees & Charges and USI Fact Sheet these must be read in conjunction with this page.

For more information, or for a copy of the course brochure, please Contact SRTA Life & Rescue.

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