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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

Renewable Energy Course for School Students

Mar 08, 2012

Callum (seated) and Alex (standing) testing the electric vehicle that has been their project focus at the new Riverland Trade Training Centre at the TAFE SA Berri Campus

Riverland school students are being given the opportunity to embark on a career in the electro-technology industry at the TAFE SA Berri Campus, through a cooperative arrangement between the four Riverland Schools and the TAFE SA Manufacturing, Engineering and Transport (MET) program.

The two-year course, which commences at Waikerie High School, includes a strong focus on electronics and electrical fundamentals.

After six months study, the students transition to the TAFE SA Berri Campus where the newly opened Riverland Trade Training Centre provides some of the latest technology to enrich this course.

The Certificate II in Renewable Energy offered at TAFE SA Berri Campus provides training that is ideally suited to the many career options available, including electricians and refrigeration/air-conditioning technicians. The centre provides local training for 25 apprentices, negating the necessity to travel to Adelaide for off-the job training.  

Glossop High School students Callum Hammerstein and Alex Spriggs are in their second year of the Vocational Educational Training (VET) study and will seek an apprenticeship position at a second-year level when they complete their training at the end of the year.

“I like the wide variety of information that we work with, including having the ability to independently complete lectures and workbooks over the internet on the TAFE SA Moodle site,” said Callum.

“The practical work that we are currently doing is very interesting and I am learning everything from base house wiring through to large scale solar installation.”

Alex, who would like to get an electrical apprenticeship when he finishes his school studies, said that the technology available at the Riverland Trade Training Centre was state-of-the-art, and he enjoyed the practical work involved with the course.

Dean Smart, TAFE SA Lecturer for Electro-technology and Renewable Energy studies said, “As part of the Certificate II in Renewable Energy course, students learn about wind and solar power generation and how to design and construct electric vehicles.”

“At the completion of the course, students are job ready at the level of a second-year apprentice, and employers have the benefit of a more skilled worker requiring less time away from work to attend theory studies.”

For more information about the Certificate II in Renewable Energy contact Clint Frankel at the Trades School for the Future office on 8595 2677.