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Course intake

Apply for the 2510VIC Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk now. Intake will be opened every 3 months.



Course start date: 27/07/23

Intake closes: 30/06/23

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.

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): $85 (incl $75 administration)
Full fee: $625.00 (includes a non-refundable $75 administration fee)


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

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