Training and Development

Also under the Policy, Plans and Corporate Services are the training and development institutions. Within the budget narrative these have their own objectives and service delivery targets established. In 2017 this was expanded to include Pacific On-Line Health Learning Network (POHLN) and the Clinical Services Internship Programme.


  • Vanuatu College of Nursing Education (VCNE) is managed effectively.
  • Sufficient numbers of well-trained graduate nurses and midwives, able and enthusiastic to serve, are produced through Vanuatu based accredited training programs.
  • Numbers of nurses and midwives being trained through Vanuatu based institutions are reflective of workforce planning, and consider retirement, new recruitment opportunities and succession.
  • Curriculum is relevant and reflective of a wide range of nursing and maternal and child health issues.
  • On-line courses are available for selected students to undertake undergraduate and post graduate studies, assisted by qualified facility staff.

Means of Service Delivery

  • Maintenance of core staff / tutors at the facility to hold accreditation
  • Review and maintenance of the training curriculum to ensure that it complies with Vanuatu Qualification Authority (VQA) requirements.
  • Support to Ni-Vanuatu staff through provision of specialist TA support in nursing and midwifery.
  • Maintain effective communications with internal committees and international bodies for personnel and training to remain current and in line with international practice.
  • Maintenance of a POLHN facilities in four provinces for provision of undergraduate and post graduate certifications.

Working Hours

Office Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Hospital/Emergency: 24/7


Ministry of Health Office

Phone: +(678) 22512 / +(678) 33080
VOIP: 2050

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