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.

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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 2018 Recipe Challenge

McCormick Foods Australia and HEIA are excited to announce the launch of the Years 9 & 10 Flavour Forecast 2018 Student Recipe Challenge. 


Each year, McCormick releases the Flavour Forecast report, which looks at emerging culinary trends expected to drive flavour innovation over the next several years. Now in its sixth year, this Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 & 10 home economics students to explore these flavours in more detail and develop a series of recipes based around the 2018 trend setting theme.



Wool4School student competition

Registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018 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 extended due to insufficient applications being received (so you are in with a real chance!)

The closing date for expressions of interest for scholarships for Women & Leadership Australia’s Advanced Leadership Program has been extended to Friday 18 May 2018. This extension has been granted to encourage more HEIA (female) members to apply. There are nine full and partial scholarships available for HEIA members. That is, these nine scholarships have been secured just for HEIA members and no-one else is eligible for these nine awards. Currently only a few applications have been received and NESLI is very keen that the quota of scholarships is reached. Apparently the application is quite easy and does not take long to complete. Members from all Divisions are urged to apply. The recipients will be announced at the HEIA(Q) state conference on Saturday 18 August. However, if a recipient cannot make it to the conference, they will still receive the scholarship. HEIA urges you to take up this opportunity to strengthen your professionalism and future. More information is available at http://www.nesli.org/heia.html where you can complete your details to register your interest and receive the application form. 

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