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Help us build our regional connection

TAFE SA seeks the active participation of industry driven, regionally representative and community minded individuals for membership of a Regional Skills Advisory Committee.

Members will play a key role in providing insights to support the sustainable, viable and locally relevant training availability within their region.

Membership of the Committees is entirely voluntary, will be called for by an open nomination process, and will consist of a minimum twice a year planning and meeting events.

We look forward to your Expression of Interest to become a TAFE SA local connection for your region.   

Nominations have now closed.

Inaugural meetings

Please place a hold in your diary for these days.


Time – 9:30am to 3:30pm

Region Skills Committee

Location for Workshop

Thursday 15 June

Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

TAFE SA Victor Harbor campus

To be advised

Murraylands and Riverland

TAFE SA Murray Bridge campus

Friday 12 May


TAFE SA Nuriootpa campus

Thursday 18 May

Yorke and Mid North

TAFE SA Port Pirie campus

Friday 2 June

Eyre Peninsula

TAFE SA Port Lincoln campus


New regional committee to advise TAFE SA on skills needs and training opportunities on the Limestone Coast 

TAFE SA’s new Regional Skills Advisory Committee has met on the Limestone Coast for the first time on the 8th of February 2023. The new initiative is part of TAFE SA’s ongoing commitment to the region’s education and training needs.

The committee consists of local industry, school, student and community organisation representatives, along with an employment services provider and Aboriginal community representative.

The committee will play a key role in identifying skills needs and working with TAFE SA to ensure training offered in the region is sustainable, viable and relevant to local employers and industry.

Regional Skills Advisory Committee Members

Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

  • Ms Kate Siemionow – Industry Representative (Health Care and Social Assistance)
  • Ms Jodie Lutz – Industry Representative (Education and Training)
  • Ms Rebecca Phyland - Industry Representative (Ecotourism and Environmental Management)
  • Ms Vanessa Ryan - Industry Representative (Education and Training, Health Care and Social Assistance)
  • Mr Anthony Doyle - Industry Representative (Education and Training)
  • Ms Amanda Forbes McKinnon - Industry Representative (Health Care and Social Assistance)
  • Ms Melissa Clark - Industry Representative (Health Care and Social Assistance)
  • Ms Cheree Reichi - Industry Representative (Administration and Business Management)
  • Ms Jamee-Lee Scott - Industry Representative (Arts and Retail)
  • Ms Amanda Rowe - Industry Representative (Aquaculture)
  • Mr Andrew Gray - Industry Representative (Tourism, Schools, Recreation and Marine)
Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Regional Skills Advisory Committee members

Left to right:
David Coltman, Jo Denley, Andrew Gray, Vanessa Ryan, Graham Rix, David Hughes, Amanda Rowe, Amanda Forbes-McKinnon, Anthony Doyle, Jodie Lutz, Jessica Ferguson, Amelia Daw.


  • Ms Nikki Rowley – Industry Representative (Viticulture, Wine Production and Manufacturing)
  • Mr James Troup – Industry Representative (Information Technology and Business)
  • Mr Howard Duncan – Industry Representative (Tourism, Hospitality and Marketing)
  • Mr Ken Barnes – Industry Representative (Agriculture and Mechanical Technology)
  • Ms Johanne Robinson – Industry Representative (Health, Care and Social Assistance)
  • Mr Steven Wilksch – Education (Secondary Schools)
  • Mr Mark McNamara – Regional Development Australia (Hospitality, Cookery and Tourism)
  • Ms Angie Kruger – Regional Development Australia (University Hub)
  • Mr Joe Cimmino – Employment Services (Apprentices, Trainees and Job Seekers)
  • Ms Joanne de Luc – SA Skills Commission
  • Ms Joanne Denley – TAFE SA Board Chair
  • Ms Penny Johnston – TAFE SA Executive Director Academic Development
  • Ms Sarah Lance – TAFE SA Manager Education Partnerships
Barossa Regional Skills Advisory Committee

Photo left to right
Joanna de Luc, Nikki Rowley, Penny Johnston, James Troup, Jo Denley, Johanne Robinson, Steven Wilksch, Christine Shaw, Ken Barnes, Angie Kruger, Howard Duncan, Kristen Nyholt, Mark McNamara, Joe Cimmino, David Coltman

Eyre Peninsula

  • Ms Meredith Parry - Executive Director Student and Community Engagement
  • Mr Michael Boyce OAM - TAFE SA Board Sponsor
  • Dr Janene Piip - Industry Representative Education and Training
  • Ms Bianca Standing - Industry Representative Manufacturing and Mining
  • Ms Andrea Broadfoot - Industry Representative Administration and Business Management
  • Ms Pia Richter - Industry Representative Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Ms Polly Taylor - Employment Service Provider Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mr Toby Fox - Industry Representative Aquaculture
  • Ms Jacinta Haseldine - Industry Representative Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Ms Jermaine Cheriton - Industry Representative
  • Ms Katherine Arthur - Industry Representative
  • Ms Nicole Baty - Industry Representative Agriculture
  • Mr David Smith - Industry Representative
  • Ms Sarah Lance, TAFE SA Manager Education Partnerships 
Eyre Peninsula Regional Skills Advisory Committee

Photo left to right
Di Fitzgerald, Jermaine Cheriton, Bianca Standing, Janene Piip, David Coltman, David Smith, Nicole Baty, Jo Denley, Meredith Parry, Sarah Lance, Polly Taylor, Katherine Arthur, Martina North, Michael Boyce OAM. Absent Pia Richter, Toby Fox, Jacinta Haseldine, Andrea Broadfoot.

Limestone Coast

  • Mr John Martin-Brown - Industry Representative (Forestry, Manufacturing, Workforce) 
  • Mr Kirby Shearing - Industry Representative (Hospitality, Tourism, Retail)
  • Ms Alison Tschirn Industry Representative (Community Services, Child Care)
  • Ms Tania Plunkett – Schools Industry Representative (Retail, Education and Training)
  • Dr Judith Nagy - Community Organisation Representative (Public Administration, Business)
  • Ms Raekhel Barrett - Student Representative (Community Services)
  • Ms Julie Tipene - Employment Service Provider (Social Assistance, Education and Training)
  • Mr Sam Scammel - TAFE SA Board Sponsor to the committee (Business, Disability Care)
  • Mr Damian Turner - Executive Director People and Culture, TAFE SA
  • Ms Ally Skeer - Regional Manager, Education Partnerships
Photo left to right
Jo Denley, John Martin-Brown, David Coltman, Damian Turner, Raekhel Barrett, Sam Scammel, Ally Skeer, Alison Tschirn, Kirby Shearing, Dr Judith Nagy, Kelly Agnew (proxy Julie Tipene)

Yorke Peninsula and Mid North

  • Ms Amanda Shultz – Industry Representative (Business, Finance and Management)
  • Mr Stephen Richter – Industry Representative (Manufacturing)
  • Ms Jo Gibbons – Industry Representative (Hospitality, Cookery and Tourism)
  • Ms Amanda Elefsen – Industry Representative (Agriculture, Mechanical Technology)
  • Ms Karen Shearer – Industry Representative (Health, Care and Social Assistance)
  • Ms Kartanya Martinez – Narungga nation representative (employment and Community Services)
  • Mr Daniel Wilson – Community Organisations (Regional Development Australia)
  • Mr Daniele Hockey – Government Agency (Transport, Civil Construction, and Infrastructure)
  • Ms Jodie Everett – Employment Services (Job Seekers, Community and Social Assistance)
  • Ms Tracy Northcott – Employment Services (Trainees and Apprentices)
  • Mr David Smith – SA Skills Commission
  • Mr Craig Fowler – TAFE SA Board Member
  • Dr Norm Baker – TAFE SA Executive Director Education Operations
  • Mr Kym Cox – TAFE SA Manager Education Partnerships 
York Peninsula and Mid North RSAC Members

Photo left to right
Daniele Hockey, Dr Norm Baker, Daniel Wilson, Kym Cox, Stephen Richter, David Smith, Amanda Shultz, Jodie Everett, Kartanya Martinez (hidden), Karen Shearer, Joanne Denley, Sarah Lance, Tracy Northcott, David Coltman. Absent Jo Gibbons, Craig Fowler and Amanda Elefsen.

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