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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 student wins State Award

Sep 26, 2012

TAFE SA student Becara Hands was named Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, at the recent South Australian Training Awards gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Becara has completed a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE SA and is employed by Port Pirie Regional Health Service. Juggling family, a career and study, Becara is a true inspiration to all that meet her.

“We’re thrilled by Becara’s achievement in winning the state award, especially given her recent NAIDOC Award as Aboriginal Cadet of the Year. It’s a wonderful testament to her determination to succeed”, said TAFE SA Managing Director Denise Janek.

Becara says that she started her training journey by enrolling in an online Certificate II in Business and then successfully applied for a traineeship. “I realised that working and study would help me to maintain balance in my life.”

“I have gained a Certificate III in Business Administration, a Certificate III in Aged Care and a Certificate III in Home and Community Care along the way”, Becara said.

Working in the health sector requires Becara to keep abreast of new developments and trends in nursing care. She is at the coal face of health care delivery and takes every opportunity within her scope of practice to learn and develop new skills. Eventually, Becara aims to become a Registered Nurse.

“Aboriginal people by nature are not comfortable with going to doctors and certainly aren’t comfortable with going to hospitals. My desire is to bring health care education to the community; this is what pushes me to achieve my goals.”

Becara will represent South Australia at the Australian Training Awards in Melbourne in mid-November.