16 December 2022

Fakaalofa lahi atu ki a mutolu oti!

The Public Service Fale | Te Whare o Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa is delighted to announce our recent e-learning partnership with Maritime NZ’s Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP). Through our FaleOnline website, Pacific Public Service partners can now access PMSP’s maritime safety e-learning modules anywhere there is internet access.

The partnership was launched recently at a PMSP training workshop in Niue hosted by Niue's Maritime Division manager, Lynsey Talagi, and PMSP advisor, Tony Parr, delivering safety at sea learning modules designed by PMSP’s Sophie Hazelhurst.

PMSP modules on the FaleOnline website.

All Pacific countries heavily depend on the sea for transport, tourism, fishing and recreation, where safety is paramount. The PMSP delivers training across all aspects of maritime safety and now this critical information can be accessed anywhere and anytime through the e-learning modules on FaleOnline.

The PMSP will continue, where possible, to deliver in-person training in its participating countries – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu – but the e-learning modules mean PMSP countries can now tap into PMSP resources at any time. In addition, maritime safety e-learning can now be accessed by all FaleOnline registered public servants including those in the Fale’s nine other member countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

PMSP safety workshop participants in Niue.

The Fale’s Digital Connectivity lead, Lise Le’aupepe, says FaleOnline is the perfect medium for the e-learning modules. “It makes Pacific maritime safety learning available to much more of the region and adds real value to the experience of our member countries.”

The Fale is committed to supporting Maritime NZ share quality, practical training resources that will help our Pacific partners build capacity across all aspects of maritime safety and administration.

To access the programme, you must be a Fale member country public servant registered with FaleOnline. The wider Pacific maritime community can access training via workshops delivered by arrangement with the PMSP.

And remember, you can access FaleOnline with a smartphone, but if you’re doing so at sea, make sure you have a lifejacket on and other safety equipment to hand as well.

The PMSP homepage at FaleOnline.