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.

McCormick/HEIA 2019 Recipe Challenge

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 2019 Competition is now open

Registrations are now open for Wool4School 2019 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.

NESLI HEIA scholarship opportunities

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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