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.

  • educate advocate inform

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

  • educate advocate inform

    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.

HEIA responds to latest Australian Curriculum draft changes

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.

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Invitation to participate in FoodSwitch food nutrition label study

The George Institute for Health has invited HEIA members to participate in a study on food nutrition labels. It is a five-week study and in recognition of their efforts, participants will receive 2 x $50 online shopping vouchers to go towards their grocery bills upon the completion of the study.

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HEIA Strategic Plan 2015-17

The HEIA Strategic Plan 2015-17 is now available, which provides guidance in the operation of HEIA. The three strategic priorities outlined in the strategic plan are: 

  1. professional success
  2. public recognition and professional standing
  3. sustainability of HEIA.

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