The principal objective of Oloamanu is to provide professionals with opportunities for continuing development and to support and facilitate lifelong learning. The Centre does this by offering professional development programmes, workshops and tailored short courses requested by the private and public sector. It also provides tertiary teacher training for NUS academic staff members and supports community education initiatives. Programmes offered in 2013 are the Certificate in Adult Teaching, the Samoa In-Country Training Programme (in collaboration with AusAid).

Oloamanu staff are involved in the delivery of the Certificate in Adult Teaching, the Samoa In-Country Training Programme and the Certificate in Training and Assessment. They are also involved in teaching courses for the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training which is offered by the Faculty of Applied Science.