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Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

HLTPAT005
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, hospitals, other health care environments, and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing takes place.

Course Overview

This course is designed to have you trained according to the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4308:2008 or AS 4760- 2019 for the collection of non-blood specimens, such as urine and/or oral fluids and breath analysis AS 3547:1997 within a variety of environments. Topics include:

  • Following established technical, infection control and safety procedures duringc ollection
  • Selecting, preparing, and understanding compliant equipment and collection kits
  • Collecting urine, oral fluid, and breath specimens for drugs of abuse testing
  • Legal issues surrounding drug testing and the context for drugs of abuse testing
  • Ethical considerations
  • Pre, post and during collection procedures required to meet the chain of custody requirements
  • Staff safety
  • Specific environmental and specimen requirements that eliminate the opportunity to tamper with specimen
  • Storage and transportation
  • Australian Standards and organisational policies and procedures
Drugs of abuse test specimens for collection
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Course Duration

8 hours (1 day) classroom training and assessment with online post-course work, plus 18 hours on-the-job testing training

Enrol in Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

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Course Dates

Next course is on Thursday 30th May 2024

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Assessment Methods

Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills over a specified period, and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.

Course Cost

$600

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Course Cost Overview

8 hours (1 day) classroom training and assessment with online post-course work, plus 18 hours on-the-job testing training

Included in this cost, you receive access to our online student portal for the post-course work, face-to-face resource manual, training and assessment, 18 hours of on-the-job placement and logbook, use of all relevant equipment, student activity workbook to complete on the training day, and HLTPAT005 Statement of Attainment.

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Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

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