Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education - National University of Samoa

Welcome to Oloamanu Centre

The Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (OCPDCE) provides curriculum development support, accreditation services for the university and capacity building for our NUS teaching Staff and external stakeholders mainly TVET providers through our Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT) as well as the Bachelor of TVET which is offered by the Faculty of Technical Education (FOTE).  We also provide services to support and enhance the development of Open Distance Learning (ODL) within the university and offer a TVET pathway for students who are unable to achieve the Academic Pathway including Adult Learners through our Preliminary Certificate in TVET. In addition, we coordinate the provision of short term Non-Formal Learning (NFL) Courses for the development of workers in the public, private and civil society sectors. 

  1. Applied Training Skills
  2. Classroom Based Assessment for Primary School Teachers
  3. Competency Based Assessment
  4. Course Design and Development for PSET Educators.
  5. Customer Service Skills: 3 Workshop Series
  6. DACUM in TVET/PSET
  7. Developing Assessment Blueprints
  8. Developing Nano-Qualifications (Micro-Credentials)
  9. DFA (Design, Facilitation and Assessment) Series
  • A Series of 5 x 1 week workshops for PSET Providers to prepare their Programs and Courses for National Accreditation.
  1. Facilitation Skills
  2. Getting Started Training for new Teaching Professionals
  3. Instructional Design Skills for Conventional and Open Distance Learning
  4. KAIZEN Training
  5. Leadership Skills
  6. Management Skills for:
  • PSET Educators.
  • Office Practitioners
  1. Program Design Documentation
  2. Report Writing Skills for TVET Personnel
  3. Resource Packaging for formal and non-formal educators.
  4. Say & Write it in simple Samoan
  5. Session Planning.
  6. Writing a Course Descriptor

NOTE: Short courses are developed and quality assured at Oloamanu upon request

OCPDCE offers services to support and enhance the growth of ODL for NUS through the following activities:

  • Instructional Design Support for ODL
  • Design and Develop ODL Course Templates
  • Facilitate the Development of Learning Information to support the Distance Learner
  • Facilitate the Use of Multimedia Approach to enhance Teaching and Learning in ODL
  • Provide technical support in Computer Aided and Print Based Instructional Design
  • Plan and Facilitate ODL Workshops
  • Guide ODL Educators in the Facilitation of Interactive and Non-Interactive Assessment and Feedback
  • Create content for ODL Student Guide

OCPDCE offers Curriculum Development support to NUS academic and teaching staff and other PSET Providers through:

  • Advisory services when required.
  • Facilitation of Programme and Course development training sessions
  • Collaborating with the Academic Quality Unit in the Quality Assurance of Programmes and Courses of the National University of Samoa
  • Preparing NUS Programme Curriculum and Quality Management Systems Documents for National Accreditation.

This programme is made up of non-credited short courses that are intended to up- skill workers in the public, private and civil society sectors. The courses are determined during a training needs analysis process that takes place from October through to February for the financial year from July of the current year to June of the following year. Courses are advertised in the local print media and on the SICTP website www.samoaictp.ws. Further information may be obtained directly from the Manager at Oloamanu Centre on telephone 27896 ext. 114 or email s.faasau@nus.edu.ws.

The following Non Formal Learning (NFL) Training Courses recognised by Samoa Qualification Authority offered by SICTP for up grading professionals in all level of professions.

  1. S601 Customer Service in the Public Sector
  2. S602 Customer Service for frontline staff in the Private Sector
  3. S603 Values Based Management & Leadership in the Pacific NGOs
  4. S604 Community Research
  5. S605 Business Planning
  6. S606 Basic Management
  7. S607 Public Sector Policy Research, Development & Analysis
  8. S608 Financial Planning & Management for NGOs
  9. S609 Financial Management for CBOs

 

  1. S610 Public Sector Conflict Management
  2. S611 Basic Marketing & Communications
  3. S712 Basic Accounting for Non Accountants
  4. S713 Advanced Accounting for Non Accountants
  5. S701 Basic Navigation and Marine Engineering Training for Boat Operators of Hotels and Resorts Recreational Boats, Skippers of Small Crafts including Small fishing boats operating within 10 nautical miles offshore
  6. S702 Training for Human Resource Trainers
  7. S704 Plant Maintenance & Overhauling of Generators
  8. S718 Forensic Accounting
  9. S729 Resource Generation and Management
  10. S800 Basic Design & Assessment Skills
  11. S802 Basic Literacy for People with Special Needs
  12. S807 Customer Services for the Tourism Sector
  13. S817 Training Needs Analysis
  14. S820 How to submit effective tenders
  15. S829 Skills to be an Effective Team Leader
  16. S834 Proposal Writing
  17. S836 Basic Computer & IT Skills
  18. Basic Computer Skills
  19. S801 Basic financial management system for CSOs
  20. S805 Board governance and leadership
  21. S806 Community research
  22. S816 Time management and office productivity
  23. S827 Public sector management
  24. S828 Business management
  25. S830 Leadership and Motivation
  26. S910 Corporate Social Responsibility
  27. S913 Data Collection Analysis
  28. S915 Business Strategy
  29. S900 Credit Management and Debt Recovery
  30. S904 Ethics
  31. S907 Writing Policies and Procedures for New NGOs
  32. S925 Project Finance Systems

S936 Risk Management

Staff

Senior Professional Development and Curriculum Co-ordinator

Professional Development Officer

Open Distance Learning Resource Develop Officer

Administrative Coordinator

Secretary

Programmes

REGULATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SAMOA CERTIFICATE IV IN ADULT TEACHING – SQA ACCREDITED (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Persons already engaged in teaching and workplace/community based training and
assessment activities or
b) Those who, in the opinion of the Director, Oloamanu Centre, have the ability to pass the programme.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
Face to Face or Open Distance Learning

3. DURATION
Not less than ten weeks but dependent on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior learning/Credit & Recognition of current competency, this programme consists of nine
courses:
4.1. Eight compulsory courses as listed below:
CAT101 Teaching & Learning 1
CAT102 Teaching & Learning 2
CAT201 Programme Course and Design
CAT202 Assessment
CAT203 Information Technology
CAT204 Teaching Methods
CAT205 Final Teaching & Evaluation
CAT206 Designing a Resource Package
And either one from two below:
CAT207 Teaching Practical Skills
CAT208 Research Skills and Methods

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Will depend on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered. Some courses may be offered in block-mode.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT) a student must pass nine courses of the ten as prescribed above in

7. These Regulations are effective from Jan, 2014.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (CERT IV) (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Persons already engaged in management and facilitation of workplace/community based training and assessment activities or
b) If not trainers, evidence or portfolio detailing information on qualifications or persons who, in the opinion of the Director, Oloamanau Centre, have the ability to pass the programme.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than ten weeks but dependent on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior learning/Credit & Recognition of current competency, this programme consists of three courses as listed below:
CTA100 Learning Environment and Learning Design
CTA101 Delivery and Facilitation
CTA102 Assessment

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Will depend on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Training & Assessment a student must pass the three courses as prescribed above in 4.

7. These Regulations are effective from June, 2013.

PCTVET programme aims to provide tailor made second chance open formal learning opportunities to the disadvantaged youth and adults who intend to pursue further studies at the Post School Education and Training (PSET) level in Samoa. This programme provides students with the required generic knowledge and skills to progress toward a level one Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in any PSET provider in Samoa.

REGULATIONS FOR THE PRELIMINARY CERTIFICATE IN TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (PCTVET)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Students eligible to enroll in this program are:
􀁸 students who left the formal secondary school system at an early stage
􀁸 unemployed youth and adults who intend to pursue second chance learning opportunities
Potential candidates for this program should have at least Year ten (Form Four) English and Mathematics. They should also be able to communicate openly and relate well with others in a classroom setting.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
Face to face and Open Distance Learning (ODL – Blended mode of delivery)

3. DURATION
One year – two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The program courses are pre-level one which consists of six courses. All six courses in the programme are compulsory. PCT001, PCT002, PCT003, PCT004, PCTO05, PCT006.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Full time students are expected to take three (3) courses per semester and are expected to complete the programme in two semesters (equivalent to one year of full time study). Part time students have a choice on the amount of courses to take and are expected to complete the programme within six (6) semesters.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Technical Vocational Education and Training, a student must pass all six courses stated in 4. above.

7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.