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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

TAFE SA Regional farewells Kate

May 07, 2012

The end of April also sees the end of an era, with TAFE SA Regional’s Community Liaison Officer Kate McLeod retiring after 26 years of service.

For the last two and a half decades Kate has been the first friendly face people see at the Coober Pedy Campus.

“My role at TAFE SA was a bit like the Nike slogan ‘Just do it.’ I did anything and everything to help students and staff, and I loved it”, said Kate.

During her time at TAFE SA Kate has seen several changes and achievements, both locally and state-wide. This includes in particular seeing the development of the current Coober Pedy Campus and TAFE SA Regional winning the national award for Large Training Provider of the Year for 2011.

“I saw the development of the new campus from the previous ‘tin shed’ to the modern structure that stands today”, said Kate.

“I have enjoyed the vibrancy of TAFE SA when the campus was booming and I got out of bed every day excited about going to work.”

 When asked what she will miss the most, Kate was quick to reply that it would be the people.

In her role Kate has seen three generations of the Aboriginal community through their studies, and experienced the highs and lows of many student journeys, from initial enquiry through to graduation and beyond.

“In the last week a young lad who completed his mining qualification with TAFE SA came into the campus to finalise his resume. He ended up winning the job and I felt quite emotional, because that is what TAFE SA is all about: seeing a student take an opportunity that changes their life.”

Kate McLeod’s last day at Coober Pedy Campus was on Friday 27 April 2012.

The good news for Coober Pedy is the campus will soon have a new Community Liaison Officer. In the meantime, all enquiries will be handled by TAFE SA’s Port Augusta Campus (ph 8648 9922).

During May Senior First Aid and Child Safe Environment training will be run at the Coober Pedy Campus, with other training being programmed over the next few months.