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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

Roxby locals get FREE start in Children’s Services

Oct 02, 2014

ChServ_StudentWEBThe new national Children’s Services qualification will be available at TAFE SA for residents of Roxby Downs from November 2014.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be funded for ten regional participants who can attend the TAFE SA Roxby Downs Campus on a regular basis.

Participants will learn through a variety of methods including face to face classes, practical skills labs, research on line and work placements, all under the expert guidance of TAFE SA lecturers.

TAFE SA Educational Manager Dawn Benjamin said that the courses would provide participants with highly desirable skills that would ‘open the door’ to the growing children’s services industry.

“This course lays the foundations for participants to learn the most current ways of working with young children and is a requirement of anyone working in this industry,” said Dawn.

“This project is win-win for community members who might otherwise not be able to financially afford the regular costs of a course. This scholarship opportunity will ensure local communities have new graduates ready to support the growing demand of children’s services educators.”

An information session will be held at TAFE SA Roxby Downs Campus on Wednesday 15 October at either 2:00 - 3:00 pm or 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

Interested participants who are unable to attend this session are encouraged to contact Wendy Scott on 8648 8865.

Further information about TAFE SA’s Children’s Services courses.

Every year TAFE SA delivers training to over 34,000 regional residents and businesses.  As the largest provider of vocational education training (VET) in South Australia, TAFE SA has flexible study options, and work-place based training to transform your future.

Image: TAFE SA Children’s Services student Dan Thanh Thi Nguyen