Workforce Development, Training and Industry Programs

Breakaway Tourism offers a highly experienced and strategic approach to workforce development, training and industry programs across a range of industry sectors.

With a thorough working knowledge of vocational education and training planning and implementation, clients can expect a dedicated service to increasing capacity, quality and productivity within their operations, from the sole operator to multi-facility companies, or industry associations to full regional solutions. Breakaway Tourism has extensive State and National industry, training and Government networks.     

 

Perth Aboriginal Tourism Development Initiative 2018

Breakaway Tourism has developed and is currently delivering the new Aboriginal Tourism Development Initiative (ATDI) program in partnership with the Western Australian Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) for the duration of 2018. The program is being delivered to 13 new and emerging Aboriginal tourism businesses in Perth metropolitan and regional/remote areas of Western Australia. The project is proudly funded by Indigenous Business Australia, WAITOC and the City of Perth.

Key goals of ATDI program include:

  • Raising the quality of Aboriginal tourism products and services in Western Australia
  • Improving operational capacity and diversity
  • Improving the visitor experience
  • Enhancing marketing capability and distribution channels
  • Nurturing collaborative tourism, travel, business, community and government networks
  • Showcasing and developing authentic Aboriginal tourism experiences 
  • Progression towards Export Ready Aboriginal tourism product
  • Improving employment and training prospects of Aboriginal people and their communities

The program is now underway and due for completion in November 2018.

For more information about the design, delivery and development of industry and workforce development programs, please contact Michelle Sidebottom at Breakaway Tourism via email at michelle@breakawaytourism.com.au

For more information about Aboriginal tours and experiences in Western Australia, or Aboriginal tourism industry development programs, visit the WAITOC website at www.waitoc.com

 

Caravan Industry Development Initiative 2017-2018

Breakaway Tourism developed the Caravan Industry Development Initiative (CIDI) program in partnership with the Caravan Industry Association of Western Australia in 2016 and delivered CIDI Stage 1 in 2017 and CIDI Stage 2 in 2017/2018. The program, proudly funded by Tourism Western Australia has now concluded.

Key goals of the CIDI Stage 1 and 2 programs included:

  • Raise the quality of tourism products and services in WA’s caravan and camping sector
  • Improve operational capacity and diversity of caravan and camping grounds operators
  • Nurture collaborative industry, community and government networks
  • Improve the visitor experience and economic expenditure in regional and remote Western Australia

56 Caravan and camping ground operators in regional and remote areas of Western Australia have now successfully completed this innovative program for the caravan and camping sector.

See an overview of the Caravan Industry Development Initiative presented by Breakaway Tourism's Michelle Sidebottom at the WA Caravan Industry State Conference in November 2017 here

For more information about the design, delivery and development of industry and workforce development programs, please contact Michelle Sidebottom at Breakaway Tourism via email at michelle@breakawaytourism.com.au

For more information about caravan and camping in Western Australia, or caravan industry trade and parks industry development programs, visit the CIAWA website at www.caravanwa.com.au    

*Planning is now underway for advanced CIDI Stage 3 (2018) and CIDI Stage 4 (2019-2020) programs (details to be released soon...)


Perth Aboriginal Tourism Development Program Pilot 2017

Breakaway Tourism designed and delivered the Perth Aboriginal Tourism Development Program Pilot (PATDP) in 2017 to 4 new and emerging Aboriginal tourism businesses in the Perth metropolitan area on behalf of the Western Australian Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC). The project was funded by Tourism Western Australia, WAITOC, the City of Perth and has now concluded.

Key goals of PATDP Pilot Program included:

  • Raising the quality of Aboriginal tourism products and services in Western Australia
  • Improving operational capacity and diversity
  • Improving the visitor experience
  • Enhancing marketing capability and distribution channels
  • Nurturing collaborative tourism, travel, business, community and government networks
  • Showcasing and developing authentic Aboriginal tourism experiences
  • Progression towards Export Ready Aboriginal tourism product
  • Improving employment and training prospects of Aboriginal people and their communities 

All 4 participants successfully completed the program and have become Accredited Tourism Businesses and 'export ready' operators in Western Australia. 

For more information about the design, delivery and development of industry and workforce development programs, please contact Michelle Sidebottom at Breakaway Tourism via email at michelle@breakawaytourism.com.au

For more information about Aboriginal tours and experiences in Western Australia, or Aboriginal tourism industry development programs, visit the WAITOC website at www.waitoc.com

 

Other industry programs delivered by Breakaway Tourism  

Examples of other major industry projects (now completed) delivered by Breakaway Tourism have included:

 

Hospitality Graduate Enhancement Program - Graduate chef employment and professional development program designed and managed by Michelle Sidebottom on behalf of The Cantillon Institute.

 

 

 

 

Workforce Futures, Skills Advisor Program - Michelle Sidebottom was a registered Skills Advisor (Western Australia) representing the Caravan Industry Association of Australia; Clubs Australia; Clubs Western Australia; and Outdoors Western Australia with a goal to helping industry businesses improve and grow through their people.  Program funded by the Commonwealth of Australia.