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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

This unit of competency applies to individuals working in collection centres, hospitals, and other healthcare environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing take place.

The training and assessment has been developed in consultation with industry and meet the criteria of the Australian Standards for urinary drug screening and oral drug screening. This course teaches 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.

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.

This is a nationally accredited unit of competency to ensure the participant meets the Standards for an ‘accredited collector’, for the collection of non-blood specimens including saliva, urine and breathalyser to the Australian Standards. The program is designed to have you trained to the Australian Standard AS/NZS4308:2008 for the collection of urine or AS/NZS4760-2019 for the collection of oral fluids or alcohol breathalyser.

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This unit of competency applies to individuals working in collection centres, hospitals, and other healthcare environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing take 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.

Is this course face-to-face or online?

The course can be completed either face-to-face or online.

The online course can be studied remotely and the observation assessment component may be completed via Zoom or face-to-face in Sydney.

The face-to-face courses run at our Sydney training rooms in Harris Park or can be held onsite at your location with a minimum of six participants ($630.00 per participant for onsite training).  Please contact us for details 1300 366 044.

Unit of competency

This is a nationally accredited unit of competency to ensure the participant meets the Standards for an ‘accredited collector’, for the collection of non-blood specimens including saliva, urine and breathalyser to the Australian Standards. The program is designed to have you trained to the Australian Standard AS/NZS4308:2008 for the collection of urine or AS/NZS4760-2019 for the collection of oral fluids or alcohol breathalyser.

Entry requirements and enrolment

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (known as language, literacy and numeracy ‘LLN’).  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training’s LLN assessment.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment:

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency Contact
Upcoming Online Courses
Enrolments open Theory Observation of Practical Skills Assessment
Now open Online with trainer support Either in college or via Zoom

 

Upcoming Face to Face Courses
Date Day Session Time
16th March 2024 Saturday 1 Session –  9.00am to 2.30pm
27th March 2024 Wednesday 1 Session –  9.00am to 2.30pm

Course Code:

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Types of Learning:

The course is conducted via face-to-face or online training.

Pre-requisite:

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (knows as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake an LLN assessment.

Cost:

$630 (Enquire about discount for current students)

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