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Drug & Alcohol Collector Course (HLTPAT005) - AusHealth Work, Sydney

Nov 2019
09:00 AM
Quality CKS Sydney Airport, 35 Levey St Wolli Creek New South Wales Australia 2205

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What’s in the course?

Many workplaces conduct drug and alcohol testing, to ensure the safety of their personnel. AusHealth Work (RTO 40379) provides learners with the skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical training required of a Drug and Alcohol Collector. The course covers breath alcohol testing, and oral fluid and urine specimen collection for drugs of abuse testing.

AusHealth Work’s Drug & Alcohol Collector Course comprises the HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing unit of competency.

This course provides in-depth instruction in the application and practice of:
  • AS 3547:1997 Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use;
  • AS 4760:2006 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.

The course is conducted nationally by our team of expert trainers who have current industry experience in conducting drug and alcohol screening, and hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).

AusHealth Work’s training and education materials are endorsed for compliance and interpretation to the above Australian Standards by SAI Global, Australian distributor of the Standards.

What happens on the day?

AusHealth Work will provide you with the theory and background of drug and alcohol testing, and then walk you through completing practical drug and alcohol tests. This includes
  • Completing a workbook of general questions complementing our presentation, including completion of drug test forms;
  • Performing an initial and confirmatory breath alcohol test using a breathalyser;
  • Performing an oral fluid specimen collection and on-site screen;
  • Performing a urine specimen collection and on-site screen; and
  • Preparing the samples for dispatch to the laboratory (chain of custody)
Our trainer will assess participants through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, written assessments, case studies, and role plays.

The coursework does take a full business day, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure we start on time. A workplace observation will not to be completed following successful competition of the coursework. This is an additional requirement that you must complete in your own time.

The course does take a full business day, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure we start on time.

What should you bring?

AusHealth Work will provide all written training materials, pens, paper, and even lunch and refreshments.

Simply bring a government-issued photo ID, and we will take care of the rest.

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

Since 2015, the government has required RTOs offering nationally accredited training to validate written evidence of participants’ identity. This means you need to provide us with a USI and date of birth during registration, and then photo ID on the day.

If you don’t already have a USI, you can create one on the USI website.

How do you pay?

AusHealth Work offers two options:
  1. Pay in advance. To complete your registration, select Credit Card/PayPal to pay online immediately. This is recommended for individuals or businesses who do not have an existing account with AusHealth Work. You do not need a PayPal account to use this – they’re simply our payment portal partner. AusHealth Work does not have access to or in any way record your credit card information.
  2. Pay in arrears. If your business already has an account with AusHealth Work, the ‘customer account’ option can be used. AusHealth Work's accounts team will receive notice of your registration, and issue you an invoice. This will normally be to the ordinary payment contact for your organisation, so please be clear about divisions or business units to be billed, during registration.
If you have any questions regarding this, contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

What happens after the course?

Following completion of the course work component of the training you will be required to complete a workplace observation to demonstrate workplace readiness. This can be completed privately or through AusHealth Work for an additional fee. Following successful completion of the course work and workplace observation a Statement of Attainment will be issued. If you do not complete the workplace observation but successfully complete the coursework a statement of attendance will be issued. All certificates will be issued within 30 days of training completion and will be posted via Australia Post Registered Mail to the postal address provided at time of registration. If your company has arranged a private course than your certificate will be posted directly to your employer.

AusHealth Work may also be in touch some time later to get your feedback on the course, trainer, and materials. As an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certified Organisation, and as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 40379), we certainly value all feedback you provide, so please do be candid when reviewing us.

Any further queries?

Please contact our Customer Service team, or your AusHealth Work Business Development Manager.