Odyssey Institute is the Registered Training Organisation (20995) of Odyssey House Victoria, and through its research and training has a best practice, evidence-based approach to quality education.

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About us

Odyssey House Victoria has more than 30 years of experience providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment services in Victoria. Part of Odyssey’s remit is to provide AOD workforce development through its activities as an enterprise based registered training organisation – trading as Odyssey Institute (RTO 20995).

We deliver qualifications through flexible delivery and short courses from nationally accredited packages as well as non-accredited seminars and workshops that are tailored to the needs of client organisations and their participants. Within the professional AOD and Community sector, we deliver training in alcohol and other drugs and mental health qualifications.

We are a leader in the field of AOD training, drawing on the expertise of trainers who are skilled AOD clinicians. They continually develop and improve our course material in consultation the broader sector and with the expert clinicians at Odyssey House Victoria.

With a commitment to the provision of nationally accredited training in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, we provide online training experiences that are accessible to all.

Our commitment to quality educational and training services enhances our ability to:

Delivery modes

Odyssey’s programs are ideal for those seeking employment in the AOD sector, workers currently employed in the AOD sector and health and community service practitioners seeking to upskill in specific AOD or mental health competencies. Students can access our programs via a variety of delivery modes to suit their individual circumstances as well as the needs of employers.

Using the latest in e-learning, our flexible online learning solutions are available anywhere-anytime, enabling students to integrate their learning within their practice in real time and as needed.

Odyssey Institute provides a variety of pathways to completing qualifications:

This may include online, face-to-face or classroom-based learning, or a blend of these – and may be dependent on your circumstances, ie. whether or not you are employed in a role with access to clients with AOD issues.

For students who are currently employed in a role with access to clients with AOD issues. Students undertaking workplace-based assessments maintain and submit log-sheets regularly to provide evidence of their progress.

RPL is an assessment process that involves assessment of your relevant prior learning (including formal and informal learning) to determine actual credit outcomes for units of study.  You may apply for RPL for all or part of a qualification.  RPL requires that you submit evidence which corresponds to the assessment criteria for each unit of competency.  Find out more information about RPL here.

For students who have completed an earlier version of the qualifications we offer and wish to update to the most updated version.This will be based upon the evidence you can provide (eg. workplace-based evidence such as certificates) and other assessment tools as determined by your trainer.

By arrangement with the Coordinator, you may attempt assessments and provide evidence without undertaking any training.  Note:  this is available only as a fee-for-service activity.

Our Statement of Fees

Our Service Standards

Government Funded Training

If you live or work in Victoria, you may be eligible to access training that is supported by Victorian Government subsidies. Odyssey Institute offers eligible candidates substantially subsidised enrolments in a range of qualifications. Details of fees applicable to Victorian Government subsidised course positions are available in our Statement of Fees that you can view above. 

If you reside in either of the following post code areas of South Australia and New South Wales, you are eligible for Victorian Government funded training.

South Australia: 5262, 5263, 5290, 5291, 5311, 5333, 5340, 5267 – 5272, 5277 – 5279, 5302 – 5304, 5342 – 5345

New South Wales: 2546, 2720, 2548 – 2551, 2625 – 2633, 2640 – 2648, 2650, 2651, 2653, 2655, 2656, 2658 – 2660, 2700, 2707, 2710 – 2717, 2730 – 2739

Full fee-paying places for residents of other States

Training delivery to residents in other States. Odyssey has extended its scope of registration to enable the provision of training in the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and the CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set to applicants who reside in New South Wales Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.  This training is offered on a full fee-paying basis.

NOTE: Odyssey Institute is not an approved VET Student Loans provider and will discuss individual fee payment plans and arrangements in line with its policies and procedures and the Standards of the National VET Regulator.

Contact our Program Administration Coordinator for more information via studentadmin@odyssey.org.au for more information about intake and applications.

Learn more – contact us

Would you like to learn more about the full suite of services on offer at Odyssey Institute?  Our Student Coordinator is available on (03) 8537 7112 and at studentadmin@odyssey.org.au; or you can reach out to us via the contact page.