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.

20th anniversary celebrations for HEIA

GlassArt jewellery to celebrate HEIA's 20th anniversary

HEIA commissioned Melbourne-based, glass artist and jewellery maker, Sally Green to design some jewellery pieces to commemorate HEIA's 20th anniversary. The jewellery is made from Venetian glass rods, with gold leaf and silver leaf and various crushed glasses showcases HEIA's colours.

You can purchase these jewellery pieces from the Shop.

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HEIA national conference

HEIA national conference

Tuesday 30 September–Thursday 2 October 2014

Novotel Perth Langley, Western Australia

Check out the fantastic program

Register online now.

Follow HEIA on Twitter @HEIAInc. Hashtag for conference is #HEIA2014.

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World Home Economics Day 2014

Flavour Forecast recipe challenge

McCormick Foods Australia and HEIA invite you to involve your Year 9 and Year 10 home economics students in a national, education-focused recipe challenge.

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