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North Regional TAFE (NR TAFE) is the largest provider of training and vocational services in the north of Western Australia, servicing communities and industries across a region exceeding one million square kilometres.

NR TAFE has 11 campuses, from Wyndham in the north to Newman in the south, with the College’s three largest delivery centres at Broome, Karratha and Pundulmurra (South Hedland).

The College delivers more than 200 nationally recognised qualifications and short courses each year to over 8,000 students. Training is also offered in non-accredited programs, short courses, work-readiness programs, literacy and numeracy, and skill sets.

Our Governing Council

Member since 01/07/2019  

Passionate about giving back to the community and volunteering her time, Barbara O’Driscoll embraces every challenge, including her appointment as a member of North Regional TAFE Governing Council. Barbara has been a resident in Newman for more than 24 years growing her experience, local knowledge and empathy for the East Pilbara region of WA and this is what drives her need to help and nurture her community. 

Member since 01/07/2020  

Wendy Dunne has had a successful 20 year career within the Government of Western Australia’s Vocational and Education Training (VET) sector developing and implementing key strategic initiatives and state wide policy. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the Not-for-Profit education, employment and training sector including working as a TVET specialist for the UN. Wendy joined North Regional TAFE Governing Council as a member bringing a wide breadth of experience, with high level policy management and expertise in government, non-government and VET sectors. 

Member since 01/07/2020 

Maree has developed a wealth of experience working in the health and community services sector across Western Australia. Maree has worked supporting organisations to build capacity and have an impact in their local communities. Maree’s passion to work with teams to reach their full potential has seen her living and working in remote locations across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions adding value to her role on the North Regional TAFE Governing Council. 

Member since 01/07/2021  

Lorraine Injie is Yinhawangka and comes from the central Pilbara. Lorraine is passionate about the retention of local Aboriginal languages and supporting and developing the Pilbara community. In 1990 Lorraine set up the language retention program at Pundulmurra and taught until 2013.  Lorraine also managed the language, literacy, and numeracy programs across the Pilbara which was very rewarding and challenging work.  Lorraine is currently the manager of Wangka Maya Pilbara Language Centre. 

Member since 01/07/2021  

Joseph (Joe) Grande has over thirty years of experience in Training, Employment Services and Community Development with Indigenous Communities and Corporations in the West Kimberley Region of WA. As a qualified accountant he also brings sound financial management and corporate governance knowledge in the Not-for-profit sector. Joe is passionate about working with Indigenous Australians, in particular youth, in delivering real outcomes including long term sustainable employment and improved personal well-being. Currently Joe is the CEO of a Broome based Aboriginal Corporation that delivers a diverse range of services throughout the Kimberley. 

Our Shared Values

Our values are created and owned by our staff to enhance positive behaviour and promote a high-performance culture. 

They reflect how we work with our customer, how we work together and how we make decisions. 

Our Values
  • Integrity 
  • Respect 
  • Leadership 
  • Teamwork 
  • Continuous Improvement 
Our purpose - Creating opportunities through great learning experiences.