Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Our courses

We offer both accredited and short courses to help you kick-start or further your disability or community services career.

Our disability and community services courses

With the NDIS currently being rolled out across Australia, there has never been a better time to kick start your career. In fact, the demand for disability support worker positions is set to double over the coming years.

Start your journey with one of our courses below.

Why choose Aruma?

You once knew Aruma as House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation – two great organisations, with over 100 years of combined experience, who came together in 2018.

We have a wealth of knowledge to share, we are at the forefront of disability support, and we ensure our courses are practical and relevant to the current environment.

Our courses are flexible and you can choose to study in a way that suits you –  combining e-learning and face-to-face classes.

If you are looking for training for a group, we can also tailor our programs and courses and deliver these at your workplace.

Accredited courses at Aruma

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Aged Care or Home and Community Care)

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Certificate III in Individual Support – CHC33015 Course Outline


CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and customer homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and well-being.

Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Certificate IV in Disability – CHC43115 Course Outline


CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

Workers in this role:

  • have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management
  • are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals
  • may also have responsibility for the supervision of other.

Diploma of Community Services – CHC52015 Course Outline


BSB42015 Certificate IV Leadership and Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management – BSB42015 Course Outline

Enrolling in our courses

Enrol in a course with Aruma to start or continue your journey in a community services career.

To get started, email your details and course preference to RTOMailbox@aruma.com.au


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