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.
In April 2015, HEIA was invited to participate in a limited consultation on draft changes to the F-10 Australian Curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards for Health and Physical Education and for Technologies. These changes were made in response to the 2014 review of the Australian Curriculum.
During June and July, two groups of HEIA members and their family and friends visited Turkey for a food and textile professional learning tour (53 people in total). The 11 day tour took in some popular cities and sites on the western side of Turkey. While the focus was on the food and textiles of Turkey, participants were also exposed to the range of other historical and cultural experiences Turkey has to offer.
Read more about the tour, including two reviews by participants, and view the photos.