Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc.

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    Home economics is an interdisciplinary field of study, having as its focus the wellbeing of people in everyday living in households and families.

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    HEIA is the peak body for the home economics profession in Australia.

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    HEIA represents the interests of home economists working in education industry, community health, consumer affairs, and family and household management.


The Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc. (HEIA) is the peak professional body for home economics professionals in Australia. HEIA provides a national focus for home economics and home economists working in education, community health and industry. HEIA cooperates and affiliates with bodies at a state, national and international level concerned with the education of, and advocacy for, families and households in everyday living. HEIA promotes public recognition of the role of home economists, sets professional standards for the practice of home economics and promotes the professional standing of home economists.

Two free webinars for HEIA members in March and May


Webinar1: Wool4School Student Design Competition on Wednesday 14 March

Katrina Wheaton-Penniall will provide an overview of the exciting Wool4School design competition, and provide an insight into how to implement it into the classroom easily.

Webinar 2: HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge on Tuesday 8 May  

The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. This year, we are offering another free webinar to provide some additional hints and tips for a successful submission.

Two repeat webinars will be offered on Tuesday 8 May so you can chose which time slot suits you best. There is no charge to participate in the webinar.

Session 1: 4.00 pm —5.00 pm (AEST)

Session 2: 6.00 pm —7.00 pm (AEST) (which means 4pm in Western Australia) Click here to Register

McCormick/HEIA 2017  Recipe Challenge

Now in its fifth year, the McCormick/ HEIA Student Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 and Year 10 home economics students in Australian schools to explore Mccormick’s culinary trends and develop a series of recipes based around the 2017 trend-setting themes.Find out who won in 2017 - National and State Winners

Wool4School student competition

Registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018 with amazing opportunities and prize-money for both teachers and students to win.
All teachers who register their class will receive a free resource pack for the classroom filled with fabric and yarn samples, technical information to learn about wool and other helpful resources to help your students. Teachers also have the chance to go in the running to win $1000, a Bernina sewing machine and a workshop for your students with a professional wool expert.
Lesson plans are also available online, aligned to the national curriculum, to help easily implement Wool4School into your classroom.

HEIA members awarded nearly $27,000 worth of National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) scholarships at the HEIA conference dinner

At the HEIA national conference dinner held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, HEIA proudly announced those HEIA members who had been awarded scholarships by the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI). 

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