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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 appoints new Regional Manager for Eyre Peninsula

May 19, 2014

photo of regional managerTAFE SA’s commitment to regional development has been further demonstrated with the appointment of new Regional Manager for the Eyre Peninsula, Richard Horgan.

Richard brings with him a wealth of leadership and management experience within the educational sector.  For the past 11 years, Richard has been employed as the Deputy Principal at Saint Joseph’s School in Port Lincoln and prior to this, he spent three years as the Deputy Principal at Saint John’s College in Darwin.

In his role as Deputy Principal, Richard has worked closely with students and their families in regards to selecting career pathways, managed the daily school activities and facilities, worked with boarding students, as well as provided the school community with leadership and guidance.

Richard also brings extensive teaching experience and expertise to his new role, having originally commenced his career as a teacher at Ceduna Area School, followed by a teaching position at Saint John’s College, Whyalla. 

Richard looks forward to helping TAFE SA grow its presence in the Eyre Peninsula and says this role will help bring the community’s training needs to the forefront.

“This new role will enable me to work closely with local industry and businesses within the region to help with their training needs.

“As a local, I am hoping to create a greater awareness of the opportunities for up-skilling in people’s existing roles or developing new skills to enhance chances of gaining employment. I'm particularly looking forward to meeting with industry and local schools to ascertain their needs and determine how we can work together to satisfy these needs,” said Mr Horgan.

“Having a 'go to' person for local industry in the role of Regional Manager will enable TAFE SA to provide a consistent voice in our local communities,  I am looking forward to ensuring that TAFESA is meeting local customer requirements through a high standard of delivery.”