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HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing

The HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing course applies to individuals who are involved in collecting specimens for drugs of abuse testing. It will provide individuals with 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 in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. The skills and knowledge gained by completing this course would be beneficial for individuals working in collection centres, in hospitals, in other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing take place.

Students will be required to complete additional supervision of work activities by a person currently working in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a fortnight time period.

      Provider of Training and Assessment

      This course “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd
      Allens Training courses

      Important information prior to enrolment in HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing

      Unit(s) Being Delivered
      The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909;

      Course Location

      This course will be delivered

      Entry Requirments for HLTPAT005 - Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing
      • Participants must have the physical capacity to use the appropriate equipment and complete assessment tasks

      • Participants must be able to complete activities in a workplace under the supervision of a person currently in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a two (2) week time period

      • Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

      • Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.

      Course Duration
      • Face to Face – 8 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
      • Blended delivery – N/A.
      • Online delivery with face to face – N/A.
      • Refresher training – N/A.
      Course Fees and Payments
      • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
      • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
      • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
      Assessment Requirements

      Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

      Students will also be required to complete additional supervision of work activities and submit a third-party observation report.

      Certificate Renewal Requirements

      This certificate does not require renewal

      Learning Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

      Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

      Work Placement Arrangements

      No work placement will be required as part of this course.

      Assessment Activities

      Performance tasks:

      • Collect a urine sample for drugs of abuse testing (non-compliant client)
      • Collect an oral fluid sample for drugs of abuse testing (tampered sample – problem-solving)
      • Collect a breath sample for drugs of abuse testing

      Documentation: 

      • Chain of custody forms for a urine sample, oral fluid sample, and a breath analysis sample

      Theory assessment –  A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions

      Third-party Observation Reports – Complete supervised work activities. A third-party observation report must be completed by a person currently working in a collection role for at least 18 hours in a fortnight time period.

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      Safe Act Pty Ltd delivers this nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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      HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing

      HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing training, commonly referred to as drug testing, is important for several reasons, particularly in the context of workplace safety, public health, and legal compliance. Here’s why it’s significant:

      Accuracy and Reliability of Test Results: Proper HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing training ensures that the specimens are collected, handled, and stored in a manner that maintains their integrity. This is vital for ensuring the accuracy and reliability of test results, which is crucial for making informed decisions based on these results.

      Compliance with Legal and Ethical Standards: The training includes understanding the legal and ethical aspects of drug testing. This is important to ensure that the testing process complies with laws and regulations, including privacy laws and workplace rights in Australia. It helps in protecting both the individual being tested and the organisation conducting the test.

      Minimising Contamination and Errors: Trained individuals are skilled in techniques that minimise the risk of contamination or errors during the specimen collection process. This reduces the likelihood of false positives or false negatives, which can have significant consequences.

      Handling Sensitive Situations: Drug testing can be a sensitive issue for many individuals. Those trained in HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing are equipped with the skills to handle these situations professionally and sensitively, respecting the dignity and rights of the person being tested.

      Knowledge of Different Testing Methods: The training provides knowledge of various testing methods and their appropriate applications. Understanding the strengths and limitations of each method is crucial for selecting the most suitable testing approach in different scenarios.

      Risk Management: Proper HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing training includes understanding how to manage and mitigate risks associated with the collection of specimens, such as exposure to potential biohazards.

      Supporting Workplace Safety and Health Policies: For organisations implementing workplace drug testing as part of their safety and health policies, having staff trained in HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing is essential. It ensures that the testing process supports the overall goals of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

      Building Confidence and Trust: Accurate and ethical testing practices build trust among employees and management. It demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to fairness and safety.

      Workplace Safety and Productivity: In industries like manufacturing, transportation, or construction, where safety is paramount, HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing training helps ensure that employees are not under the influence of substances that could impair their ability to work safely. This is crucial for preventing accidents and injuries. Additionally, a drug-free workplace tends to be more productive and have fewer absenteeism issues.

      Legal Compliance: In many regions, including Australia, there are legal requirements for drug testing in certain sectors. Compliance with these regulations is important for legal and ethical reasons. For instance, the transport industry often has strict drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure public safety.

      Public Safety: For professions that involve public interaction and responsibility, such as healthcare, law enforcement, and public transport, drug testing is vital to ensure the safety and well-being of the public. It ensures that professionals in these fields are capable of making sound decisions and performing their duties effectively.

      Health and Well-being of Employees: Regular drug testing can help identify individuals who may be struggling with substance abuse issues. This allows employers to provide support, such as access to counseling or rehabilitation programs, which can be beneficial for the long-term health and well-being of their employees.

      Prevention of Drug Abuse: Drug testing can act as a deterrent to drug use, which is particularly important in environments where the use of drugs can have serious safety implications. It promotes a culture of responsibility and accountability.

      Insurance and Liability: Many insurance companies require drug testing as part of their policies. Employers who conduct regular drug testing may benefit from lower insurance premiums. Additionally, it can protect the employer from liability in case of an accident that might be related to drug use.

      In summary, HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing training is conducted accurately, reliably, ethically, and in compliance with legal standards. It’s a key component in supporting workplace safety, public health, and effective management of drug-related issues in various settings.. It also plays a role in promoting public safety and supporting the health and well-being of employees.

      Invest in yourself and unlock your potential with Safe Act. Enroll in our training courses today and take the first step towards a safer and more efficient future. Call us now at +61 1300 712 220 or visit our website to learn more. Remember, your safety is our priority!

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      HLTPAT005 - Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

      HLTPAT005 – Collect Specimens For Drugs Of Abuse Testing