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Become an Expert in Managing Drug and Alcohol Risk

A drug and alcohol incident at work is a serious risk to workplace safety and can cause real damage to a company or brand's reputation- especially if your company has a zero tolerance alcohol and drug policy. This risk can be reduced or avoided completely by knowing how to manage risk, performing drug testing in the workplace, and how to respond appropriately. Therefore, getting the right training to help you and other employees understand the risk and undertake testing effectively is essential, regardless of what industry you are in.

Andatech's Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Course will guide you through all areas of workplace drug and alcohol management. This includes everything from policy and procedure implementation, understanding testing processes and equipment to workforce communication. This drug and alcohol testing program is not only about learning how to test for drugs and alcohol; it is the path to becoming an expert in managing drug and alcohol risk.

Learn more about what the course includes or make an enquiry using our contact form below. Call 1300 800 200 if you'd like to speak to our experts directly.

Nationally Accredited Course

Successful completion of this course will result in the awarding of the nationally accredited HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing.

Available Nationwide

This course is available in all major states and cities in Australia. Just contact us to find the nearest location to you.

Special Pricing

Complete your training with us and you’re entitled to great pricing on our drug and alcohol testing equipment. Plus, our breathalyzers are covered by our Andatech Guarantee, with extended warranty up to 5 years.

Course Overview

The workplace drug and alcohol testing course is designed for anyone responsible for drug and alcohol screening or collection in the workplace. It's also suitable for those wishing to learn more about drug and alcohol screening procedures, and covers both saliva drug tests and urine drug tests.

Elements of the workplace alcohol and drug testing course include:

  • understanding organisational guidelines for drug and alcohol testing
  • planning for drug and alcohol testing
  • communicating testing requirements to employees
  • undertaking random testing
  • undertaking reasonable cause testing
  • undertaking post-incident testing
  • completing records & testing documentation

What You Will Learn

Managing the safety and health of people at work can be challenging, costly and time consuming. Furthermore, it could have direct cost impacts through reducing the chance of a workplace incidents. Being able to quickly and effectively deliver or manage Drug and Alcohol Screening programs allows workplaces to significantly improve the health, safety and well-being of their 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 (which is also known as a swab 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)

Course Duration

1 day (Approximately 8 hours)

Face to face

Includes hands on practical application of drug and alcohol testing

Assessment Type

Theory and Practical

Entry Requirements

 No formal prerequisites

Students must be able to read and write to a moderate level in English (reasonable adjustment can be made for learners with language, literacy, or numeracy needs)

What to Bring and Wear

Smart Casual

Closed-toe footwear

Form of identification
(eg. Driver’s Licence)


HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Participants who successfully complete the Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing course will be awarded the nationally accredited unit of competency HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing. This course is recognised across all industries and is designed to specifically cater for drugs of abuse testing in the workplace and other settings such as hospitals and health care centres.

Andatech works in conjunction with RTO's (Registered Training Organisations) to assess this course. The Statement of Attainment will be issued by the RTO in your assigned location.

Enquire now for a quote

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