Benefits to business

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

Pathways to Your Future

May 05, 2014

Limestone Area
Career Information Evening.

The general public from across the region will have the chance to meet representatives from TAFE SA and University of South Australia on Thursday, 15 May from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Mount Gambier, Main Corner Complex at the ‘Pathways to Your Future’ event.  This is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to discuss and explore local study options, as well as mature age students who wish to upskill or are looking for a career change.

This is the first joint career information event held in by TAFE SA and UniSA, who will be exhibiting various courses including Management, Accounting, Business Studies, Horticulture, Forestry, Hospitality, Cookery, Training and Assessment, Nursing, Aged Care, Disability, Social Work, Education, Children Services and Foundation Studies (UniSA), Foundation Skills (TAFE SA), Metal Fabrication and Hair and Beauty.

TAFE SA Regional Manager Limestone Area, Tania Plunkett, said it will give prospective students the chance to speak to highly experienced and qualified lecturers.

“This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is thinking about changing careers, advancing further in their chosen field of employment or nearing the end of their high school education. ‘Pathways to Your Future’ gives the community the opportunity to come and see what is available at TAFE SA and UniSA at a local level. We want to encourage people to stay in the area to study which contributes to the prosperity of our local area,” said Tania.

UniSA Associate Professor Judy Nagy is looking forward to bringing the event to Mt Gambier to showcase the University’s latest developments.

“We are very excited to expand the number of programs we will be offering once our new building (in Mt Gambier) is completed in 2016 and the high speed internet that is part of the project will mean we can enrich our student learning experiences by connecting to anywhere in the world,” said Judy.

TAFE SA and UniSA have strong connections and many TAFE SA qualifications at Diploma and Advanced Diploma level have articulation agreements that entitle TAFE SA graduates to gain credit in university degrees. This means students may complete their degree in less time and at a lower cost.

For more information on these credit pathways visit TAFE SA credit transfer page or the Unisa credit assessor page.  

Click here for information on TAFE SA courses offered at Mount Gambier Campus.

Mount Gambier ‘Pathways to Your Future" flyer.