Benefits to business

Regional Managers

Key Responsibilities

TAFE SA’s Regional Managers are a key point of contact for all industry training needs. Our Regional Managers represent TAFE SA on local industry and community advisory groups and have a good understanding of the training available in the region. They also provide an initial point of contact for businesses, government agencies, schools and universities. Our Regional Managers work with our wide range of program areas to ensure cohesive activity and delivery of services across South Australia. To contact your local Regional Manager please refer to the relevant Contact person listed below.


Tania Plunkett

Tania Plunkett
P: 8735 1527
M: 0419 586 344
Limestone Coast:
Mt Gambier, Naracoorte, Millicent, Bordertown, Penola, Kingston, Keith, Beachport, Robe, Lucindale, Port MacDonnell, Tantanoola, Tarpeena, Nangwarry.
Robin O'Dea

Robin O'Dea
P:8638 4228
M: 0438 458 997
Mid North & Far North:
Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Jamestown, Peterborough, Gladstone, Crystal Brook, Booleroo Centre, Leigh Creek.
David Hutchinson

David Hutchinson
P: 8842 6604
M: 0428 114 153
Barossa Lower North & Yorke:
Nuriootpa, Angaston, Tanunda, Freeling, Kapunda, Eudunda , Two Wells and Virginia, Riverton, Clare, Balaklava, Burra, Mallala, Snowtown, Yorketown, Minlaton, Maitland, Ardrossan, Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo, Port Victoria, Port Broughton.
Richard Horgan

Richard Horgan
P: 8688 3655
M: 0428 134 960

Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula:
Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Cleve, Kimba, Wudinna, Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Elliston, Penong, Cowell, Coffin Bay, Louth Bay, Lock, Cummins, Poochera, Minippa. 

Julie Robertson

Julie Robertson
P: 8595 2605
M: 0455 062 726

Riverland & Murraylands:
Renmark, Berri, Loxton, Waikerie, Karoonda, Pinaroo, Murray Bridge, Mannum, Tailem Bend, Meningie.

Tim Hutchinson

Tim Hutchinson
P: 8391 7390
M: 0477 740 558

Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island:
Mount Barker, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla, Noarlunga. Kingscote, Stirling, Mount Compass, Goolwa, McLaren Vale, Strathalbyn.
Tom Quigley

Tom Quigley
M: 0467 783 745

Adelaide Metro - South & East:
Onkaparinga, Marion, Holdfast Bay, Mitcham, Unley, Burnside, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, Campbelltown, Walkerville, Prospect.
Voula Branch

Voula Branch
M: 0429 151 076

Adelaide Metro - North & West:

Adelaide, West Torrens, Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Playford, Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury




Regional News

TAFE SA scoops Training Awards

Nov 28, 2011

Ruth Schubert and Denise Janek

Ruth Schubert, Director, Programs and Services, and Denise Janek, Managing Director of TAFE SA Regional, after collecting the award for Large Training Provider of the Year.

TAFE SA has won five awards at the 2011 Australian Training Awards announced in Brisbane on Friday night.

Large Training Provider of the Year

TAFE SA Regional won the award for Australian Large Training Provider of the Year.

The award recognises the substantial transformation that has occurred in TAFE SA Regional over recent years. This includes the Institute building strong industry links, embracing the use of e-learning and flexible delivery and its commitment to delivery in high quality education outcomes for students from all walks of life in regional and remote communities across South Australia.

Vocational Student of the Year

Vanessa Corbell who studied a Certificate III in Floristry at TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute was awarded the prize of best Vocational Student of the Year.

Small Employer of the Year Award

Murray Bridge Veterinary Clinic was awarded best Small Employer of the Year for offering high quality veterinary services and its commitment to training.  TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute at Gilles Plains was the training provider.

VET Teacher of the Year Award

Dr Lewis Vaughan at TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute won the Silver Prize as runner up for best VET Teacher in Australia.

Australian School Based Apprentice of the Year

Alexander Nikielski won runner up in this category – completing Year 12 as well as Certificate III in Electrotechnology at St Patrick’s College, his employer is Broens and training provider TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute.

This award highlights a great partnership between a high quality training provider in TAFE SA Adelaide North and high quality School in St Patricks that is committed to VET and an employer Broens Industries that also has a very strong commitment to training.