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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

Online study a fit option

Apr 02, 2012

TAFE SA Regional is taking full advantage of modern technology and the keenness of students to take up study online, by offering the Certificate III in Fitness course via Open Learning for the first time.

Due to high interest and large enrolment numbers, newly appointed TAFE SA Sport and Recreation lecturer Kevin Littler has been employed to coordinate and mentor students in this six-month course.

Mr Littler brings 14 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist, experience as an instructor teaching technical science, and a passion for health and fitness, to the position.

“I have a keen interest in fitness and really enjoy helping students work towards achieving their goals,” Mr Littler said.

There are 41 students enrolled in the course from Whyalla, Ceduna, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Kadina, Coober Pedy, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Haslam, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Coonalypyn, Tintinara, Jabuk, Swan Reach and Pinnaroo.

Each student has their own reason for enrolling. Some are employed in gyms but there are many other employment areas which utilise the expertise of qualified fitness trainers.

“A few of the students are involved in coaching, some are employed in the health industry and need to organise physical activities for rehabilitation purposes or for the elderly.”

“A Certificate III in Fitness is the minimum qualification required to deliver any exercise program so it is very useful for these people to complete the course,” Mr Littler said.

“The Murray-Mallee region has also identified a number of people in the community who will be looking at establishing or refining a range of programs and community gyms in the region, and they are putting those people through this course to develop their knowledge,” Mr Littler said.

The key to successfully completing this course is the ability of students to engage in study.

“Studying externally, from the comfort of your own home, is a terrific way to learn, especially for people who cannot easily access a TAFE SA campus, but students need to be self-motivated and interested enough to complete assignments and tasks.”

Students of online courses at TAFE SA are supported by lecturers via online and phone contact.

“The Certificate III in Fitness is a mixture of online study, video conferences and face to face sessions.

Online communication is used to connect students to lecturers and other class members, which helps the learning process.

“The face to face sessions will definitely be a highlight as they will provide the students with a chance to connect with their class and demonstrate what they have learnt. It is also a chance for me to identify any areas which need improvement,” Mr Littler said.

The Sport and Recreation program is looking to expand delivery of higher level qualifications via open learning in the future. To find out more contact the TAFE SA Campus in your region.