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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 Open Distance Learning (ODL) within the Pathway including Adult Learners through 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 sectors.


Curriculum Development Support

The curriculum development offers 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.

Accreditation Services

The Accreditation Services provides assistance on assuring the quality of the NUS Programmes Curriculum for National Accreditation.

Capacity Building for NUS Teaching Staff and External Stakeholders

This is through our Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT) as well as the Bachelor of TVET which is offered by the Faculty of Technical Education (FOTE). 

Open Distance Learning (ODL)

This learning offers services to support and enhance the growth 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

Introduction to Oloamanu Staff

Manager- Vacant



Tauvaga Vaai

Senior Professional Development and Curriculum Co-ordinator

Qualifications: CertIVTA DipGov Vic.(Melb.), BA S.Pac., PGDipDistEd MA IGNOU, CAT SP, CertBibStudies ISOM USA, B. Ministry USA

Email Address: t.vaai@nus.edu.ws

Tevaga Tevita Simeti

Professional Development Officer

Qualification: BA S.Pac, CAT Cert IV NUS

Email Address: t.simeti@nus.edu.ws

Tafymaea Iva Schuster

PCTVET Professional Development Officer

Qualification: BSc NUS, GDE NUS

Email Address: t.schuster@nus.edu.ws

Faith Aveleana Esera-Viane

Open Distance Learning Resource Developer Officer

Qualification: BA S.Pac , CertIV TAE APTC, MA VUW

Email Address: f.esera@nus.edu.ws

Nukufetau Muaulu

Continuing Education Officer

Qualification: BCom S.Pac

Email Address: n.muaulu@nus.edu.ws

Tele Pinati


Qualification: DipOM NUS

Email Address: t.pinati@nus.edu.ws 

Contact Us

Phone: +685 20072 ext 301/169


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