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.

Register now for the Wool4Schools competition

Registrations are now open for Wool4School, a real-life fashion design experience, open to students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. 

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Call for papers now open

Call for papers for the 2017 HEIA conference Home Economics without borders is now open. Closes Friday 8 April 2016. Conference is being held in Melbourne, Victoria from 11-13 January 2017.

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Congratulations Aileen, Penny and Lyn

Aileen Lockhart (HEIA[Q], Penny McIntyre (HEIA[NT]) and Dr Lyn Peacock (HEIA[Q]) recently received HEIA service awards.

Find out why these three members are all deserving recipients of this award.

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