Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (OCPDCE) is the arm of the National University of Samoa ( NUS) that provides  professional trainings to upgrade skills of academics and support staff of the university as well as the three sectors of the community namely public, private and civil society . The centre work very closely with the  human resource divisions of  the university, in identifying training needs and request for training ( RFT)of the staff and develop training courses  accordingly as required. The professional development team of the centre are responsible in developing and delivering paid short and long term courses for the NUS staff and the community at large as continuing education programs. The centre house the Samoan in Country Training Programs (SICTP) which facilitates recognised short training courses for the Private, Public sectors and Civil Society funded under the Budget Support Program of ESP (2015-2018).As the need for professional development in all areas of professionals is highly demanded for today’s work place not only for NUS as well as the three sectors of Samoa’s work force, OCPDCE step up to be more flexible, focus and vigilant for its call.

OCPDCE Staff Profile




1. Lineta Ululate Tamanikaiyaroi

Director of OCPDCE.

Master in Environmental Law

 (MEL), BEd-Secondary School (Double major –Education & Agriculture Sci.,DTA, Ad.Cert.Ag Teaching,Ad.Cert.IT, CAT.


2. Tauvaga Vaai

Senior Professional Development & Curriculum Co-ordinator.

CertVTA DipGov, BA,PGDisEd,MA, CAT,Cert.BibStudies.

3. Tevita Amanaki Tuvale Simeki

Professional Development Officer.

BA.Cert.Attainment CAT.

4. Sooalo Taumanupepe Sydney Faasau

Manager, Samoa in Country Training Programme.

BA.Cert.Attainment CAT.

5. Runella Evelyn Hope

Administrative Co-ordinator, Samoa in Country Training Programme. 


6. Fauatea Lydal Visan


Finance Officier, Samoa in Country Programme & Deputy Director Finance (NUS)


7. Agnes Tifaga Aiono

Cert.CompOP, Dip YouthDevWork



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