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.

Australia Day Award for Judith Ryles 

HEIA fellow Judith Ryles (HEIA[V]) was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) on Australia Day for her service to the community of Melbourne. 

Find out about Judith's long history of service to the community.

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Live Life Love Wool

This year's theme for Wool4School is Live Life Love Wool. Wool4School is a real-life fashion design experience, tailored for the classroom, with huge rewards available for both students and teachers. 

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World Home Economics Day 2014

Celebrating World Home Economics Day 2015

World Home Economics Day (WHED) is celebrated on 21 March each year.

The theme for WHED 2015 is Home Economics literacy: Skills for families and consumers. We welcome your participation in the WHED 2015 campaign, Sharing food: Healthy and sustainable choices. How did you make this a fantastic occasion and show global action for food and environmental literacy? 

We will shortly be publishing how divisions celebrated WHED this year.

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