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Michelle trained at East Sydney Technical College and then continued her career as a Home Science High school teacher. Michelle later returned to TAFE to teach and then worked in the role of Head of Division in her faculty.

As a result of her successful teaching career in TAFE Michelle embarked on her industry journey; firstly as the operator of Vaucluse House Tea Rooms and later establishing and operating Micky's Place on Oxford Street Paddington. Michelle also spent a short time as Maitre' D in hotel restaurants.

With the benefit of both teaching and Industry experience, Michelle then worked with Tourism Training NSW, Tourism Training Australia, the NSW Restaurant and Catering Association, Clubs NSW, and a number of major restaurants and 5-star hotels.

Michelle was Chair of the Illawarra TAFE Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board and has remained close to the industry throughout the latter part of her career. Michelle attributes her career success to TAFE NSW where her lifelong study and career journey started.

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