Workforce Development and Training

Breakaway Tourism Pty Ltd offers a highly experienced and strategic approach to workforce planning and the professional development of new entrants and existing employees 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 Pty Ltd has extensive State and National industry, training and Government networks.     


Right Way Accreditation Program

Breakaway Director Michelle Sidebottom is a 'Right Way' Industry Advisor (National) for the Hospitality, Tourism, Caravan & Camping and Events industry sectors.

Right Way is a national accreditation program developed by Service Skills Australia (now 'Skills IQ') to support and recognise the delivery of quality training in the service industries. Right Way accreditation covers three key areas: Trainers and Assessors; Training facilities; and Training Resources.


Hospitality Graduate Enhancement Program

Supporting Western Australian Hospitality Businesses - *Pilot Program now completed.

The Cantillon Institute, in partnership with a selected group of high profile hospitality industry employers, organisations, recruitment specialists and registered training organisations, have developed an innovative program that aims to ease the critical skill shortage of qualified cooks and chefs across Perth through an intensive postgraduate course and employment placement program for high calibre international and domestic commercial cookery graduates. 

Following a successful Pilot Program in 2013 - 2016 with key employer program partners: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre; Hyatt Regency Perth; Duxton Hotel Perth; ISA Group; and Breakaway Tourism Pty Ltd, the program was designed to suit the specialist needs of hospitality employers and professional chefs in Western Australia.  

Breakaway Tourism Director, Michelle Sidebottom was assigned as Director of Special Projects at The Cantillon Institute throughout the pilot and was the Program Manager of the Hospitality Graduate Enhancement Program (HGEP). 

For more information about the Hospitality Graduate Enhancement Program, contact Michelle Sidebottom at  



Workforce Futures - Skills Advisor Program

*Please note this program has now closed.

Breakaway Director Michelle Sidebottom is a registered Skills Advisor in Western Australia representing the Caravan RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA); Clubs Australia; Clubs WA; and Outdoors WA.

The Tourism and Hospitality industry have collaborated on a new initiative “Workforce Futures” to help industry businesses improve and grow through their people.  Through the Workforce Futures Skills Advisor Network, Michelle, a skilled and qualified advisor will work with your business to identify and respond to your specific workforce needs.  The Skills Advisor Network service includes 17.5 hours of support and mentoring across a 6 month period and best of all, it’s FREE.  

The Workforce Futures Skills Advisor Network service is fully funded by the Federal Government.  Any tourism or hospitality business can apply to participate in Workforce Futures.  View the Workforce Futures website at  


Caravan Industry Operators and Outdoors WA Members: 

Clubs Australia and Clubs WA Members: