Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Course

Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Course

HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to be able to undertake the specimen collection process when testing for drugs of abuse. Included is legislation and best practice around workplace drug and alcohol testing, the collection of breath, oral and urine fluid samples and the confirmation testing and chain of custody process. Includes a thorough practical component with current industry exposed trainers, assessors and clincians.

  • 1 day course (face to face)
  • Available face to face, online / blended and on-site at your location
  • Available Australia wide
  • $650 Face to Face
  • $595 Blended Program

Course Overview


Select the type of course that best suits your day to day schedule

  • Face to Face Course

  • AU650pp
    • Face-to-face theory & hands on practical
    • 1 day course
    • Free lunch included
    • KINNECT Training Facility


  • Blended Program

  • AU595pp
    • Study when it suits you
    • Online theory
    • Optional practical component



Face to Face

1 Day Course (Approximately 8 hours)
  • Includes hands on practical application of drug and alcohol testing
  • Includes Free Lunch
  • Conducted at one of KINNECT’s Training Facilities or at your Workplace

Blended Delivery Program – 2 options to complete

Study when it suits you. This course is also available in a blended format by completing online course theory through our learning management software. Once ready, either book a time for a face to face practical session or we can arrange for you to complete in your workplace with your supervisor*. This method of delivery allows you to get the valuable theoretical background and get to apply your knowledge in a practical way.

Option 1 – Online and face to face practical

  • Complete the online theory content and assessment right here (approximately 4 hours online, access anytime and complete when it’s convenient to you).
  • Book your practical face to face component at our offices (approximately 1.5 hours)

Option 2 – Online with workplace practical

  • Complete the online theory content and assessment right here (approximately 4 hours online, access anytime and complete when it’s convenient to you).
  • Book a 1 hour webinar / Skype introductory session with our trainers
  • Complete you practical activities in your workplace with you Supervisor
    *Supervisor requirements – the activities undertaken in the workplace need to be supervised by a person currently working in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a fortnight time period. A declaration of the activities being undertaken is required.

As part of the commitment to you the student, if at any stage you feel the online is not what you are looking for you can switch into a face-to-face session.

Award / Qualification

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testingNRT Logo

Successful completion of this Drug and Alcohol Screening course will result in the awarding of the nationally accredited unit of competency HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing.

KINNECT works in conjunction with Trainwest (RTO#51807) to assess this course and the statement of attainment will be issued by Trainwest.

KINNECT will issue a Statement of Completion for attending the course “Drug and Alcohol Screening”.

What You Will Learn

Managing the safety and health of people at work can be challenging, costly and time consuming and could have direct cost impacts through reducing the chance of a workplace incident. Being able to quickly and effectively deliver or manage Drug and Alcohol Screening programs allows workplaces to significantly impact the health, safety and wellbeing of your workplace. Having the right skills and knowledge to deliver and arrange these programs is imperative.

  • Understanding of relevant Australian Standards and Legislation
  • How to perform a Saliva Drug Test
  • How to perform a Urine Drug Test
  • How to perform a Breath Alcohol Test
  • Practical, hands on application of drug and alcohol testing skills
  • Understanding of drug and alcohol testing related issues and how to deal with them (communication, employee reaction, considerations for policy and procedures)

Target Audience

Become an Accredited Drug and Alcohol Tester

This course is suited to those people wanting to be able to perform drug and alcohol screening at their workplace or provide testing services to industry.

Managers, Supervisors and Health and Safety Professionals

This course will help improve your understanding of the drug and alcohol screening process, legislative requirements and process for developing / implementing a workplace drug and alcohol testing program.


Good interaction. Webinar was excellent way to complete course.
– Guy H, Webinar, 21st November 2016

The course was very informative and I felt engaged all day.
– Shelley V, Sydney, 14th November 2016

Excellent course. Very good delivery style & knowledge of content. 
– Mandy M, Rockhampton, 9th September 2016

It was a really good day, great presenter and provided good relevant information & industry knowledge in a comfortable environment.
– Deborah L, Melbourne, 1st September 2016

Good communication from enrolment through to course completion. Online information was very ‘user friendly’
– Jess T, Sydney, 20th July 2016

The course was fantastic, the policy and procedure aspect was helpful. Excellent introductory course.
– Lisa B, Melbourne, 6th July 2016

Very well presented course, great information and practical.
– Peter W, Brisbane, 22nd June 2016

Found the course very informative and educational. Hands on testing experience was invaluable, learning how to practically apply testing methods.
– Jacinda H, Brisbane, 22nd June 2016

It was a great day, lovely presenter and good group.
– Kaitlyn D, Gold Coast, 26th May 2016

Excellent day, enjoyed it. Jonathan presented the course very well.
– Josh O, Gold Coast, 26th May 2016

Excellent Trainer – great product knowledge, shared information & friendly.
– Judith M, Gold Coast, 26th May 2016

Jazmyn’s assistance was great whilst enrolling & contemplating course.
– Jeremy W, Gold Coast, 26th May 2016

Good experience and all training was educational & precise.
– Russell W, Brisbane, 19th May 2016

Good content and delivery.
– Darryl R, Brisbane, 19th May 2016

Very informative, easy to follow, excellent. 
– Susanne B, Brisbane, 10th March 2016

Great instructor! Informative & interesting course
– Brisbane Student, 10th February 2016

Was great to use live testing kits.
– Brisbane Student, 10th December 2015

Good background information on the drugs that are commonly tested for. Practical component of the course was the most valuable. 
– Tieri Student, 10th December 2015

Jonathan explained the criteria perfectly and interacted and taught extremely well 
– Brisbane Student, 8th December 2015