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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 7 3848 2100.
HEIA thanks the following 2017 conference sponsors for their support.
The 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.
Wool4School 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!
Published 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.
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
Interested 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:
- dedicated Home Economics/Hospitality pathways and practical training
- the availability of trade-to-teacher pathways, providing the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning
- ‘hands-on’ practical experiences during residential schools via partnerships with local secondary schools
- flexible study options allowing study by distance education while you work.
For further information please contact Dr Bill Blayney
P +61 7 49232389
M +61 0417 785 709
Design and technologies sponsor
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.