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

Garden revival course in Kersbrook Forest

Apr 07, 2015


TAFE SA’s Conservation and Horticulture program together with Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges is contributing to Sampson Flat Bushfire recovery effort by offering a unique course with a focus on garden revival.

The Certificate II in Horticulture  (Garden Revival) which is due to commence on April 27th 2015, is a 9 week course with two days of training per week (Mondays and Tuesdays). Attendance will also be required for 4 consecutive Wednesdays.  The course is located within the Kersbrook Forest and, participants will learn skills in:

  • Designing gardens to make them safer
  • Plant selection, propagation and care
  • Soils, erosion and weed control
  • Safe use of hand tools, chainsaws and brush cutters

The course is targeted at residents, landowners and volunteers wishing to assist in the bushfire recovery effort.

Peter Clark, Principal Lecturer of TAFE SA said, “After the devastation of the Sampson Flat Bushfire this program will contribute to building capacity in the local community to redesign and establish their gardens”.

This nationally accredited course is currently funded under the State Government’s Skills for All initiative, and will be offered fee free to eligible participants. Limited spaces are available.

To apply please go to the TAFE SA website and search for the SATAC Code 593311.

An information session will be held on

21st April 2015 3.30pm - 5.00pm

at TAFE SA Gawler Campus in Room 1.06.

For more information on TAFE SA Horticulture courses or to register for the information session , please contact Nicola at Urrbrae Campus on 8372 6803.