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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

Mature student in the mix

Dec 07, 2012

It’s never too late to study at TAFE SA, as mature age student Mr Bob Suchenko can attest.

Mr Suchenko arrived at TAFE SA’s Berri Campus with limited schooling, but with a willingness to have a go, and enrolled in the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP).

“I left school during Year 9 and had always struggled with maths and spelling. The LLNP course helped me to gain the skills which I didn’t learn at school. My spelling has improved 100 per cent”, said Bob.

During the course the class took part in a cocktail making session run by TAFE SA Hospitality lecturer Wendy Hunyadi, who noticed that Mr Suchenko had a flair for mixing drinks and engaging with other people. “Bob did so well in the cocktail making session that I suggested he should enroll in the Certificate II in Hospitality, which he did”, said Wendy.

“He arrived first to class every day. His work was always completed on time and his spelling and writing were excellent. Bob blossomed throughout the course as his confidence and abilities improved. He was a pleasure to have in the class and he worked really well with his classmates,” said Wendy.

Throughout the course Bob really enjoyed the camaraderie of his classmates and he demonstrated his team skills working at both the Chefs of the Murray event and during the opening of the TAFE SA Berri Campus Training Restaurant. “I really enjoyed those experiences and being able to put into practice all the hospitality skills I have learnt during my course, including how to pour a beer correctly, table service, workplace safety and bar skills. I like working in a team and being able to help others”, said Bob.

Mr Suchenko has gained employment at the Renmark Hotel as a casual groundskeeper/bar attendant and is looking forward to the busy Christmas and New Year period.

Mr Suchenko is adamant that completing the LLNP class is the key to his success. “Early in the semester we had to complete a Literacy and Maths Skills Test and I achieved high scores because I was able to understand the questions. I also gained the confidence to apply for the hospitality course and now I am looking at a bright future. I would definitely recommend both of these courses”, said Bob.