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.

Did you miss a webinar? 

You can view a recording of the Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge presentation and find out how to access the design brief and the range of resources available to use with your students.

You can also view a recording of the Wool4School Design Competition presentation to find out how to get started, what resources are available including links to fabulous video clips, and an overview of the four lesson plan with direct links to the Australian Curriculum.


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Registration is now open

Registration of the HEIA national conference is now open. Register online and secure your sessions of choice—plus, of course, if you register early you will qualify for the earlybird prices. There are lots of options so be ready to make decisions—which concurrent sessions to attend, which site visits to attend, which pre- and post-conference tours and workshops to go on, and where to go for dinner!   Details →

King & Amy O'Malley Trust scholarships

Applications are now open for the King & Amy O'Malley Trust scholarships. If you are undertaking tertiary study in a home economics-related course, find out how you can apply for these scholarships. Applications close on the last Friday in July.

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