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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 graduate opens gym in remote community

Feb 19, 2014

TAFE SA fitness graduate Jo Hillas is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of her community by opening a local gym in Ceduna.

The Ceduna 4evafit Gym, the only fitness centre in the remote community, has been assisting many locals to improve their lifestyle. Offering personal training, group exercise classes, a weight loss program and a specific program for a group of indigenous youth, the gym caters to the needs of many individuals in the community.

Jo, who completed a Certificate III in Fitness with TAFE SA four years ago, said the qualification gave her the opportunity to complete further studies in the fitness industry.

“I use the skills I learnt at TAFE SA every day, from group exercise instruction right through to customer relations and business management,” Ms Hillas said.

“My lecturers were so enthusiastic and passionate that I could not help but be inspired by them. They taught in a fun and interesting way and were available to provide support for my online studies,” she said.

The motivated graduate said she was always passionate about fitness, and TAFE SA’s flexibility suited her lifestyle.  

“I always enjoyed attending fitness sessions as a client and then decided it was what I wanted to do as my career. I was able to complete my course through face-to-face sessions and online assignments,” Ms Hillas said.

“I would not be where I am today - running my own gym - if it were not for the qualifications I gained from TAFE SA,” she said.

For more information on TAFE SA Fitness, Sport and Recreation qualifications or the TAFE SA Health and Lifestyle program visit the TAFE SA website.