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Upon completion

  • Statement of attainment (for all units completed)
  • Credit into Certificate IV or Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs


Odyssey Institute provides this accredited training program which includes vocational outcomes for those who work in roles in universal services (health settings, childcare, educational settings other community services settings). Undertaking this short course will assist participants to develop the insights and skills useful for identifying risk of family violence in clients they may encounter in their roles; and supports their responses to victim survivors and perpetrators or users of violence.

Odyssey Institute has included additional content that identifies instances where alcohol and other drugs issues impact clients and their families.


The Course in identifying and responding to family violence risk consists of one unit of competency:

  • VU22733 Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk

Delivery formats/modes

Odyssey offers students opportunities to access a combination of delivery modes to meets their needs. Delivery modes include optional participation via flexible and blended online delivery that features:

  • Anytime-anywhere access to online learning and assessment resources.
  • Trainer led web-conferenced workshops and tutorials/catch up sessions (recordings available after hours); and
  • Student led study groups.


Odyssey’s courses are assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including question banks, other written tasks, case study analysis and observation of simulated role plays.

Please note that Odyssey’s resources and assessment tasks may include case scenarios that depict real life experiences and that some students may find this confronting or triggering. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

All students may apply for recognition of prior learning based upon formal, informal, and non-formal experience and learning, and may indicate this in the application form.

If you have successfully completed a course with another provider, then credit transfers will be applied upon provision of a verified statement of attainment for the same unit/s of competency.   Assessment only pathways are available on a fee for service basis.  For more information on our RPL processes, please click here.

Fees and charges

Skills First eligible (without upskilling requirement): $90.00 (includes a non-refundable $75.00 administration)
Concession: $75.00 (non-refundable administration fee)
Full fee: $775.00 (includes a non-refundable $75.00 administration fee)

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment


Basic skills required to participate

  1.  Language and literacy skills for reading and listening to course materials, writing responses to short answer questions, note taking and completing forms.
  2. Students need intermediate computer literacy and good time management skills. If you need to improve your computer skills, then please consider undertaking a basic computer skill course with an adult learning centre by following this link.

Learn more – contact us

Would you like to learn more about the Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set? You can send us a message with the form below, or contact the Student Coordinator directly.

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