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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

Tourism training leads to dream job

Jun 05, 2012

After securing her dream job Ashley Heald says that combining full-time work with part-time external study was well worth the effort.

In 2010 Ashley enrolled in Certificate III in Tourism - Specialising in International Retail Travel Sales which is available externally through the TAFE SA Pt Lincoln Campus.  

“I was interested in becoming a travel consultant so I enrolled in a Tourism course at TAFE SA to gain the skills and knowledge required to achieve a career in the travel industry. Now that I have finished my course and gained a job with Harvey World Travel in Mt Gambier I couldn’t be happier”, said Ashley.

Ashley studied the tourism course part-time over 18 months using different learning resources from online to book-based, with options to attend short face to face workshops.

At times working and studying externally became a juggle but TAFE SA Tourism lecturer Renae Blackshaw said that Ashley’s ‘never say die’ attitude helped her achieve her goal.

“Ashley’s determination and persistence was obvious during the course and her commitment to her studies reflected how passionate and dedicated she is about the tourism industry and becoming a bona-fide travel agent”, said Renae.

Although Ashley has only been working in her dream job for three months she has already found that she can directly apply the skills she learnt in her course to her job. “I would recommend this course to anyone interested in working in the tourism industry. The lecturers are supportive and TAFE SA has a good reputation for delivering industry standard training”, Ashley said.

“The TAFE SA Regional Tourism program offers over ten different areas of study for tourism and you can enrol throughout the year. As we offer predominately external learning it can fit into your current workload and by gaining a qualification you have a better standing of gaining that dream job, just like Ashley”, said Renae.