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.

Welcome

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.

McCormick/HEIA 2019 Recipe Challenge - Prize winners announced

McCormick Foods Australia and HEIA are excited to announce the launch of the Years 9 & 10 Flavour Forecast 2019 Student Recipe Challenge.In 2019, McCormick revealed it was jumpstarting a year-round, always-on approach to its nearly 20-year-old Flavour Forecast annual report. This new global platform resulted in a fresh approach for the McCormick/HEIA Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge. In 2019, participating students will get to delve deep into TWO flavour trends: Need For Seeds and Mexicana Vegan (Vegan Mexican). Now in its seventh year, this Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 & 10 home economics students to explore these flavours and develop a series of recipes based around these trend setting themes. Further details are available here.

Wool4School 2020  

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the nation what they’re made of.
Open to all Australian school students in high school, the Wool4School competition invites students to design an outfit using a minimum of 70% wool. The outfit must contain a minimum of one piece with a maximum of four pieces and show the student’s creative and innovative side. First launched in 2012, Wool4School has gone on to involve more than 100,000 students nationwide, not only learning the fundamentals of fashion design but also exploring the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabric it creates.
By putting wool into the minds of Australia’s future fashion designers, Wool4School encourages students' innovative thinking and creative design, in keeping with The Woolmark Company’s tradition of fostering the education of the future generation. On the back of the success of Wool4School in Australia, The Woolmark Company launched the competition into Hong Kong 2015, United Kingdom 2017 and Italy 2018.  

NESLI HEIA scholarship opportunities

2020 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN TO UNDERTAKE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMING SOON
All HEIA women members are invited to apply for a range of scholarship funding options that will support participation in either NESLI's Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) or Middle Leadership Program (MLP). The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for HEIA women members - Go to https://www.nesli.org/heia.html

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