Drug and Alcohol Collector Training


This course is designed for participants who are required to perform on-site drug and alcohol testing within their workplace or would like to work within the drug and alcohol testing industry as a Collector. The AusHealth Work Drug & Alcohol Collector Training includes the nationally accredited unit of competency HLTPAT005 collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform specimen collection and screening for on-site drug and alcohol testing.

AusHealth Work is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40379) and participants will benefit from years of drug and alcohol testing experience. This course provides in-depth instruction in the application and practice of:

  • AS 3547:2019 Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use
  • AS/NZS 4760:2019  Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid and
  • AS/NZS 4308:2008 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine.

This course satisfies the requirements of a person to collect, screen, handle, store and dispatch oral fluid and urine samples to the laboratory for analytical testing.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this education and awareness session, the participant will:

  • Explain minimum requirements necessary to perform breath, oral fluid and urine collections and describe the procedure for ensuring the integrity of the specimen collection process.
  • Demonstrate how to obtain a breath, oral fluid and urine specimen, follow chain of custody and record information on the chain of custody form.

After completing the workplace observation component of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate workplace proficiency in breath, oral fluid and urine specimen screenings and collection.


In addition to the face to face coursework you must complete a workplace observation to demonstrate that they are workplace ready, by undertaking at least:

  • one (1) breath and one (1) oral fluid specimen collection satisfactorily; or
  • one (1) breath and one (1) urine specimen collection satisfactorily,

Under the observation of an experienced collector.

This must be organised by you and undertaken in your own time and submitted to AusHealth Work using the provided paperwork within three (3) months of coursework completion. The workplace observation must be observed and signed off by an experienced collector undertaking collection duties for at least 18 hours per fortnight. If you do not have someone in your workplace that can undertake the observation you can engage an AusHealth Work Collector to attend your workplace and complete the observation. This will incur an additional fee.

Delivery Formats

Delivery Format Length Participants per training Delivered Booking links
Workshop format 8 Hours Max 12 Participants

At Your Workplace; Or
AusHealth Work’s Public Courses



Certificates are issued electronically following completion of training to the participant and workplace (if applicable).

Additional information for workplaces:

Training through AusHealth Work means your organisation has free access to our fully integrated training management system. This means that your organisation will be able to login and view scheduled training sessions within your workplace, view employee training progress and download and view employee certificates and transcripts.

AusHealth Work can also work with your business to customise any of our existing training products or alternatively we can develop bespoke training for your team.

AusHealth Work can also work with your business to customise any of our existing training products or alternatively we can deliver bespoke training for your team.  For more information please contact 1800 633 838.