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About the College

South Regional TAFE delivers high-quality, accredited vocational education and training that is flexible enough to meet clients' workplace and lifestyle commitments. Our extensive facilities and workshops allow us to offer training that is responsive and relevant due to the professional relationships we have across commercial sectors to ensure that training is benchmarked to industry standard.

As an established training provider, the college is a leader in the delivery of accredited training with highly qualified and dedicated professional lecturing staff. Working with industry, we build the capacity of current and future employees through training and skills recognition that lead to formal qualifications, economic empowerment and prosperity in the region.

We are focused on providing students with a great learning experience. This is achieved by combining staff who are passionate about supporting students to achieve their potential and flexible methods of course delivery. The college is proud to have an above-average student satisfaction rating of all public training providers in Western Australia.

Student Experience

We are focused on providing students with a great learning experience. This is achieved by combining staff who are passionate about supporting students to achieve their potential and flexible methods of course delivery. The college is proud to have an above-average student satisfaction rating of all public training providers in Western Australia.

Facilities

The extensive infrastructure at the Bunbury campus allows for the delivery of engineering, applied science, resources, building and construction trades, hospitality and personal services. The college has unparalleled laboratory facilities, horticulture hot houses and commercial kitchens as well as a fully functional training restaurant, hairdressing and beauty salons. A purpose-built, state-of-the-art automotive centre provides training in light automotive, heavy automotive and automotive electrics.

While course offerings vary at our larger and smaller campuses, the college provides a modern learning environment and all appropriate facilities for the courses offered.

Depending on the campus near you, or the one you choose to study at, these facilities could include:

  • training restaurant

  • hairdressing training salon

  • beauty therapy training rooms

  • automotive centre

  • trade workshops

  • laboratories

  • ​​training ​​gym

  • hot houses

  • computer rooms

  • library

  • cafe and bookshop

  • parking

  • child care 

Governing Council

The Governing Council plays a key role as South Regional TAFEs governing body to oversee operations and drive strategic direction. The Governing Council is responsible for ensuring that clear management, effective decision making and governance frameworks are in placing and functioning for South Regional TAFE.

The Governing Council consists of a Chair person, Deputy Chair person, the Managing Director and between 6-10 other members. Governing Council members are appointed by the Minister for Education and Training. Each council member is selected for their experience in education and training, industry or community affairs. Members are appointed for a term of up to 3 years and at the end of their term are eligible to apply for re-appointment.

For information on the South Regional TAFE Governing Council contact:
Lexy Adamson
E: lexy.adamson@srtafe.wa.edu.au
T: (08) 6371 3808

The Governing Council for South Regional TAFE is made up of the following members:

Susan is an experienced senior manager with strong communications and analytical skills. During her 30-year career in the State public sector, Susan held a number of senior executive service positions, including Director General of the Department for Communities, and Executive Director Labour Relations.  

Susan is Chair of MyLeave (formerly the Construction Industry Portable Long Service Leave Board) and Deputy Chair of the Mid West Ports Authority. 

Susan has lectured in management and industrial relations at Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.

As a consultant, Susan has undertaken a variety of projects in government and not-for-profit agencies.  She specialises in change management, organisational design and building resilient corporate cultures.  She has qualifications in science, education and management and a Diploma of Languages from TAFE.

Wendy has a wide range of experience at all levels of education from primary schools to universities over 40 years. Her research resulted in many publications and conference presentations, both within Australia and internationally. The most satisfying thing for Wendy has been mentoring people, including new staff members, students and aspirational members of remote communities.

She has worked in Western Australia, New South Wales, Canberra and the Northern Territory in a variety of roles: teaching, school principal, tutor, lecturer, manager, head of school and associate dean. In recent years, Wendy has taken on community roles such as teaching literacy at the local prison and being elected on to the City of Bunbury Council.

Nadine Carter was appointed to the Governing Council of South Regional TAFE in June 2018. Nadine is a professional non-executive director and independent chair across both the public and not-for-profit sectors following an extensive career in strategic human resource management. Nadine holds a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, and a Graduate Diploma of Management.

Nadine is a Fellow and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is Chair of the AICD South West Regional Committee.

Through her 20 years of corporate experience and independent consultancy, Nadine brings a proven track record in corporate governance, strategy development, stakeholder engagement, risk management, strategic human resource management, organisational development, cultural change, and executive leadership development.

Born and raised in Western Australia, David is a proud Banyjima man who is passionate about Aboriginal advocacy and advancement.  David is strongly guided by respect for heritage, tradition, and Elders.

David has worked in government, trust management, property services, transport and logistics, and mining. His background is in corporate services and project management, overseeing human resources, ICT, client and stakeholder engagements, policy and process, communications and media.

David has taken learning, experiences, and qualifications from each of these industries to progress over time from entry-level roles to leading and managing teams and businesses. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Community Directors Australia, and the Governance Institute of Australia, he is driven and guided by governance and process.

A strategic thinker with a research doctorate in business and community partnerships, Helen Grzyb is a graduate, fellow and award winner from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

She has more than 30 years’ governance experience as a board member of professional, government, business and community organisations.

Helen set up her boutique consulting business in 1997, advising governments and community organisations, and building on her previous 20-year federal and state government executive career in aged care, disability, infrastructure and whole-of-government programs.

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Human Resources Institute, Helen holds current State government board appointments as member of the Charitable Institutions Advisory Committee as well as her membership of South Regional TAFE’s Governing Council.

Noelle retired in 2019 after a long career with the Australian Medical Association (WA) and joins the South Regional TAFE Governing Council with a wealth of experience on various boards and advisory groups. Noelle has a keen interest in training and was responsible for a number of vocational education and training sector initiatives during her time with the AMA.

Sally is semi-retired and moved to Busselton 2½ years ago. She has been a celebrant for about 10 years performing weddings and funerals and owns her own business, Designer Ceremonies. Prior to retirement in 2019, Sally worked for 25 years in the sexual health and blood-borne virus sector, working in not-for-profit organisations. Sally is passionate about ensuring people have access to quality education, particularly those who come from marginalised and diverse backgrounds. Over the years, she has had the privilege of sitting on a number of local, state and national boards and committees and she is now honoured to sit on the South Regional TAFE Governing Council. 

Currently Membership Manager WA for Housing Industry Australia, Pina has more than 25 years’ experience in various roles at a management level in diverse industries and not-for-profit organisations, including local and state government, tourism, health, education and construction industries.

Darshi is Managing Director of South Regional TAFE.

Darshi’s career spans vocational education, business development and project management, performance analysis and economic research, in the public and private sectors.

For 10 years, Darshi held executive and management roles with Challenger Institute of Technology and South Metropolitan TAFE.

Darshi has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Computing from Curtin University of Technology.

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