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.

Two free webinars for HEIA members in May


Webinar1: Wool4School Student Design Competition on Tuesday 2 May

Katrina Wheaton-Penniall will provide an overview of the exciting Wool4School design competition, and provide an insight into how to implement it into the classroom easily.

Webinar 2: HEIA/McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge on Monday 15 May

The HEIA and McCormick Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge is a real-life design challenge that addresses the Home Economics curriculum. This year, we are offering another free webinar to provide some additional hints and tips for a successful submission.

Find out more about each webinar and how to register.


McCormick/HEIA 2017  Recipe Challenge

Now in its fifth year, the McCormick/ HEIA Student Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 and Year 10 home economics students in Australian schools to explore Mccormick’s culinary trends and develop a series of recipes based around the 2017 trend-setting themes.To register your interest, please email Neredith at neredith@marketmaker.com.au and request your Competition Entry Pack.  Details →

Wool4School student competition

Australia’s number one student design competition, Wool4School, returns in 2017 with some brand new prizes on offer and the addition of another age division. Registrations are now open so now is the time to encourage your students to enter or maybe enter your entire class. Full details, resources and lesson plans can be found on the new-look website www.wool4school.com along with details of the amazing prizes on offer for students and teachers. Details → 

HEIA members awarded nearly $27,000 worth of National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) scholarships at the HEIA conference dinner

At the HEIA national conference dinner held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, HEIA proudly announced those HEIA members who had been awarded scholarships by the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI). 

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