Accredited Training for Drug Testing

Accredited Training Programs

APAC has developed an accredited training program around our drug testing products and services, together with an RTO and a drug testing consultant. We can offer the training onsite with the Client or as an online training course. Keep in mind that the Australian standards are not just around the drug testing devices but also about how you carry out the test!!

The course is called – HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing and 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.

Unit of Competency:


Program Elements

Confirm collection requirements
  • Greet client courteously and identify yourself
  • Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedures
  • Confirm that client meets pre-testing criteria for required collection
  • Obtain, interpret and accurately record personal and clinical information in accordance with organisation policies and procedures
  • Explain collection procedure to client
  • Obtain consent for collection procedure from client
Prepare for collection procedure
  • Ensure collection environment is prepared according to requirements of standards
  • Confirm method of collection based on correct interpretation of clinical request
  • Select equipment and ask client to select collection kit according to organisation procedures if applicable to standard
  • Prepare client for procedure by removing excess clothing and other possessions, and store these securely if applicable to standard
  • Provide accurate advice to client about procedure
  • And maybe most important – start preparing the chain of custody documentation.
Collect specimen
  • This training module is configured around the APAC screening devices that the client is using e.g.
  • Urine screening devices
  • Oral fluid screening devices
  • Specimen confirmation kits
  • Every trainee will be assessed through a practical test
Follow post collection procedures
  • Dispose of waste in accordance with infection control protocols and organisation policies and procedures
  • Accurately label specimens in accordance with standards requirements and organisation procedures
  • Confirm information accuracy and sample security with client
  • Complete other collection documentation in accordance with standards and organisation procedures
  • Prepare and secure collected samples for transit or storage according to standards and organisational requirements, ensuring chain of custody is maintained
The training includes a written and several practical tests. Upon completion, each student will receive a Statement of attainment issued by the RTO.

Download an example of a statement of attainment: