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.

May 15

May 15 was the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. This significant day reflects the importance of the international community attached to families. 

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Flavour Forecast 2015 Recipe Challenge

McCormick Foods Australia and HEIA are excited to announce the launch of the Years 9 and 10 Flavour Forecast 2015 Recipe Challenge.

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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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