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2017 National conference - Home Economics without Borders

Sponsorship and industry display

As the peak national professional association for home economics, HEIA has an outstanding reputation for offering high quality and stimulating professional learning experiences for home economics professionals. Our delegates include representatives from all Australian states and territories, from the business, health and school sectors (government and non government) and all local contexts including metropolitan, rural and remote.

HEIA invites your participation at its 2017 national conference of as a sponsor or trade exhibitor. Home economics without borders presents a unique opportunity to reach a local, national and international audience of home economics professionals to profile and showcase, launch, sell and/or demonstrate new or existing products to a targeted audience. For more information please download the Sponsorship Prospectus. or contact Expert Events at heiamelbourne2017@expertevents.com.au or phone +61 7 3848 2100.

HEIA thanks the following 2017 conference sponsors for their support.

Silver sponsors

Food ChoicesThe FoodChoices® curriculum resource makes learning about healthy eating both fun and challenging for students. Designed for Australian secondary schools in collaboration with teachers, FoodChoices® has practical and exciting lesson ideas, easy-to-use nutrition analysis software, and plenty of supporting resources that make lesson preparation easy. FoodChoices® is created by Xyris Software (Australia) Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA). Find out more at FoodChoices®. To purchase a subscription to this fabulous resource, visit the HEIA Shop.

Wool 4 SchoolWool4School is a real-life fashion design experience, with $10 000 worth of prizes for both students and teachers. Wool4School sets the challenge to design an outfit made from one of the world’s most innovative and natural fibres—Australian Merino wool. Teachers can also take part in the competition by incorporating the lesson plans into their classroom. Resources are available to support the lesson plans that coincide with the Australian Curriculum. So register now at www.wool4school.com, and receive a free resource pack for your classroom. And don’t forget #wool4school your class progress!

Australian Mushroom GrowersPublished scientific research in the last decade reveals that mushrooms can improve human health through their influence on immune function. The CSIRO report (2014) on mushrooms and health stated: ‘[i]n comparison to common vegetables, the common white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) remains a remarkable source of protein, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D. Cultivated mushrooms are a valuable source of several micronutrients and are a low kilojoule, nutrient-dense food’. Visit our stand to get the latest on the mushroom and your health. Please stay and sample some mushrooms dishes at our table at the conference.

Program sponsor

King & Amy O’Malley Trust The King & Amy O’Malley Trust awards annual scholarships to students studying or planning to study, a home economics-related program at a tertiary level. Eligible areas of study include teaching, nutrition and dietetics, child and family studies, food science, community studies and consumer science. Full-time Undergraduate, as well as part-time and full-time Postgraduate scholarships are available. For more information and application details, please visit the King & Amy O’Malley Trust website.

Teacher Education sponsor

CQUniversityInterested in becoming home economics/hospitality teacher?
CQUniversity is the only university in Queensland offering a dedicated Home Economics/Hospitality pathway. Study Home Economics through CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and benefit from:

For further information please contact Dr Bill Blayney
P +61 7 49232389
M +61 0417 785 709
E b.blayney@cqu.edu.au

Design and technologies sponsor

Primary Industries Education Federation Australia

The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) provides national leadership for food and fibre education in Australian schools. Through its website, PIEFA provides a single point of access to over 500 resources linked to the Australian Curriculum. PIEFA also provides professional learning for teachers and connects teachers directly to industry to increase student understanding of the primary industries sector and the careers within it.

Lunch sponsor



Genesis Creations

Nelson Cengage Learning

Wool 4 School

Buckleys store

Primary Industries Education Federation Australia


Australian Mushroom Growers

Central Queensland University

King & Amy O’Malley Trust



Textiles Direct

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