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Australia’s first ever Pasifika Peoples Online Course & Workshop

Online| Face-to-Face | One-to-One

Improve your engagement with Pasifika peoples by improving your understanding of who they are and where they're from.

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Working with Pasfika Peoples Course

Our online course provides knowledge and information about Pasifika peoples in Australia. Features videos, interactive activities and resources.

Working with Pasifika Peoples [Regional]

If you are based in Australia and work in/with the Pacific and/or Pacific Island peoples, this course is designed for you. Australia’s ONLY online course.

Working with Pasifika Peoples Workshop

Discover interactive and high energy activities of our in-person training to help you be equipped and enhance your cultural knowledge with Pasifika Peoples.


“A compelling and very relevant course on culture. Culture DOES count.”

ManagerVictoria State Government

“Gained great practical tips to hone my teaching.”

TeacherEducation Queensland

“I've totally shifted my lens for engaging with Pasifika - for the better, looking forward to the workshop!”

Public ServantQueensland Health


Just some of the clients we’ve worked with:

Benefits of enrolling to our Courses and Workshops

Our online courses and workshops provide you with knowledge and information about Pasifika peoples in Australia. Upon completion, you will:

  • Be more effective and efficient in dealing with people from Pasifika cultures
  • Be better at building respectful relationships with Pasifika people and their families
  • Be able to better understand and appreciate diverse cultures in everyday life
  • Be a better manager of diverse teams
  • Have access to data, stats and publications in our resources forum

Who should enrol?

This course is designed for non-Pasifika and Pasifika people interested in working effectively with Pasifika peoples, in particular:


Community Workers

Health Professionals

Public Servants

We help individuals and organisations engage with Pasifika communities effectively

Andrew & Dr Nicola Fa’avale have published and taught Pasifika cultural competence within universities and schools, and across the health, justice and communities sectors.

Andrew is a qualified lawyer and Nicola holds a PhD in Public Health.



MANAWISE Consulting led the design, consultations and delivery of the Pasifika and Māori Health and Wellbeing: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Brisbane South 2020-2025. The Framework brings together community, Brisbane South PHN, Metro South Health and Children’s Health Queensland by articulating a shared vision, shared values, and shared priorities for Pasifika and Māori health and wellbeing in Brisbane south. A nationwide first, this piece of work promotes a health-wide and community- embedded approach for improved community outcomes.


The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme allows eligible Australian businesses to hire workers from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste when there are not enough local workers available. Through the PALM scheme, eligible businesses can recruit workers for seasonal jobs for up to 9 months or for longer-term roles for between one and 4 years in unskilled, low-skilled and semi-skilled positions. The PALM scheme helps to fill labour gaps in rural and regional Australia and nationally for agriculture and select agriculture-related food product manufacturing sectors.


In this TEDx talk, Andrew discusses the opportunity for innovation that lies at the intersection and implementation of diverse knowledge systems. He outlines examples from his experience in working with at-risk youth in community and research. Andrew also emphasises how in certain sectors (such as youth justice, education, and community development), innovation is needed because current approaches are largely ineffective. A though-provoking talk that challenges us to discover new ways of doing by unpacking diverse ways of thinking.

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