Young Professionals

The Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals was formed towards the end of 2013 as a joint proposal put to Murdoch University and the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce.
The aim of the group is to educate and inspire local young people who are passionate about entrepreneurship. The group is open to business owners, employees and university students from the local area between the ages of 18 and 30.

In 2015, the committee, with the guidance of a university academic, have held a number of events at the Rockingham campus of Murdoch University. These events involved guest speakers who discussed the ups and downs of the path to success. These provided the attendees with an opportunity to network with like-minded peers, exchange ideas and viewpoints and recognise their worth.

The events also provided an important bridge between industry and academia. The attendees of the events have been as diverse as the speakers, including local students and employees as well as young people from outside the region that work locally.

Building on the foundations of 2013, the Young Professionals committee hope to hold a number of exciting events in 2015, including the introduction of workshops and increased networking opportunities. As ever, the Young Professionals are looking to reach out to as many interested young people as possible and are now offering the opportunity for those interested to become active members of the group.

Membership will be open to those who:

  • Are over 18 and under the age of 30 (younger ones may also be considered)
  • Live and/or operate a business in the Rockingham/Kwinana region
  • Young business owners or managers/leaders (nominated by their organisation)
  • University students studying any form of business degree

Membership Cost

Owner/employee of full chamber member No charge

Concessional full time student membership $30 pa

Non concessional membership $40 pa

Why should you be involved?

As a young business owner the ability to network with your peers, exchanging ideas and views with young undergraduates and managers from both small and larger organisations.

As a young manager in a larger organisation the ability to network with your peers, exchanging ideas and views with young undergraduates and young entrepreneurs.

As an undergraduate the ability to network with your peers, exchanging ideas and views with young managers and young entrepreneurs.

Assistance from past participants and winners of business awards in preparing for not just the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce ‘Young Professional Entrepreneur’ awards but also the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) 30 under 30 awards.


For more details and to express your interest please contact:

Tony Solin
CEO, Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce
9592 3333

Jean Wootton
Lecturer, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University
9360 6024

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