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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

National skills week: Zoe Dick

Aug 29, 2012

For National Skills Week, we'll be highlighting TAFE SA students who have won awards or taken leading roles in vocational projects. Find out more at the National Skills Week website.

Rejuvenating the mind, body and soul of her clients motivate Zoe Dick in her traineeship and towards completion of a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Zoe completed the Certificate III in Beauty Services ahead of schedule and is now undertaking the higher level qualification to build on her skills, as well professional development in product-based training courses.

Having demonstrated her commitment and motivation during salon work experience, the salon owner was convinced Zoe would add value to her business and offered her a traineeship. Clients already see her as a fully qualified beauty therapist.

Through her traineeship, Zoe has gained knowledge of new developments and trends coming into the beauty industry and vocational training system and enjoys putting them into practice.

Zoe’s employer reports that Zoe has worked very hard to achieve the position of higher level beauty therapist, is an excellent team member, constantly goes beyond the call of duty in the salon, and displays excellent managerial skills. She now has a regular client base who specifically ask for her because of the very high standard of her treatments and her friendly manner.

Zoe has a great passion for the small regional community of Waikerie where she lives and works, and is a great believer in community spirit and buying local to support businesses. She is a strong advocate for a traineeship and apprenticeship system which allows students to learn on the job while being paid, and keeps school leavers within the local community as they are the future for the region.

In her spare time Zoe enjoys water-skiing and wakeboarding on the River Murray during the summer months, and snowboarding in Victoria during winter. As a proud supporter of the local football club, Zoe also volunteers her time with fundraising activities whenever she can.

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