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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

Students win at Virtual Enterprise fair

Jun 13, 2012

Yorke Getaways Virtual Enterprise Lyn Dayman, Sonia Bruce, Penny Hardy, Deb Wieloch and Cathy Baverstock.

TAFE SA Regional students recently attended the Virtual Enterprise Australia International Trade Fair at Taoundi College, Pt Adelaide winning three out of the five award categories.

TAFE SA Business Administration Lecturer, Ann Malone said that the Virtual Enterprise Australia (VEA) network has been operating in Australia since 1995 and is a part of the international European network.

“As part of these network services, both international and state trade fairs are organised each year, all over the world, to give students and facilitators the opportunity to practice the theory and operations learnt and taught in their virtual enterprises. 

The event provides the opportunity to hear fantastic guest speakers, network with other virtual enterprises and industry people and experience how to organise and run a trading booth”, Ms Malone said.

There were five award categories of which TAFE SA Regional were nominated in four and won three:

  • Excellence in Marketing & Promotion (group award/booth award):
    • Winner: Yorke Getaways VE - TAFE SA Kadina Campus
    • Nominated: Convention Connections VE – TAFE SA Gawler Campus
  • Excellence in Customer Service (group award):
    • Winner: Simply the Best Sports VE – TAFE SA Mount Barker Campus
    • Nominated: The Country Club VE – TAFE SA Victor Harbor Campus
  • Ultimate Individual Salesperson (individual award):
    • Winner was Mykala West from The Way VE, Kangaroo Island Community Education 
    • Nominated: Lyn Dayman from the Yorke Getaways VE - TAFE SA Kadina Campus
    • Nominated: Molly Mawson from the Simply the Best Sports VE – TAFE SA Mount Barker Campus
  • VEA Board Award (group or individual award):
    • Winner: The VET VE – TAFE SA Pt Lincoln and Whyalla Campuses

Simply the Best Sports, the Virtual Enterprise class at the TAFE SA Barker Campus teaches students all the skills required for running a business. It is a practical way to learn about finance, trading, sales, human resources and administration. Student Molly Mawson said that she enrolled in the class to gain hands on skills. “I am learning how to behave in an office environment and how to interact with other employees, skills which I mightn’t gain as effectively from a theory class”, said Molly who won a merit award for individual customer service.

Hannah Lewis was a student last semester and was given the opportunity to return as a manager and lead a small team in the Administration area of the Virtual Enterprise. “I jumped at the opportunity to help others gain the most of what this class has to offer,” Hannah said.

Deb Wieloch from the Yorke Getaways VE class at the TAFE SA Kadina Campus said that she enrolled in the class to gain hands on skills. “I had never heard of the Virtual Enterprise concept before coming to TAFE SA and I think it is fantastic. I was looking for a career change and through this course I am learning how to work in an office environment and how to interact with other employees”, said Deb.

Student Cathy Baverstock said the team prepared for three months prior to the trade fair by holding weekly meetings, assigning tasks to each member, and designing their booth. “The preparation involved a lot of little activities, including things I would never had considered before, but now I realise how important attention to detail is. As a team we worked hard and achieved our goals by being organised and unique”, said Cathy.

For trade fair participant Sonia Bruce, highlights of the event included working with her team and participating in all the activities which were on offer. “I really enjoyed attending the trade fair and would recommend anyone who is considering studying this course to take part as you really learn a lot. We were able to put into practice all the skills we had learnt and it was great fun”, said Sonia.

Ms Malone said that she was extremely proud of all the students who participated at the event. “They demonstrated their knowledge and skills in a professional and proactive way and participated in all the activities on offer during the Trade Fair which will benefit them and their careers”, said Ms Malone.