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Home Economics -About home economics education

The central focus of home economics education is the wellbeing of people within the context of their personal, family, community and work roles. Home economics education is about becoming independent, connecting with others and taking action towards preferred futures that support individual and family wellbeing. Through home economics education, students become empowered, active and informed members of society. Home economics education has the potential to play a major role in supporting young people to participate effectively in changing social, cultural and economic times. In order to capitalise on this potential, teachers and curriculum leaders must connect with students' worlds, use contemporary educational research as a guide to planning and develop practices that are empowering.

The HEIA resource Home economics education – Making it work outlines some key ideas for home economics education that prepare students to participate effectively in a changing world.

Home economics and the Australian Curriculum position paper

HEIA has developed a position paper on Home Economics and the Australian Curriculum that provides home economics educators with a comprehensive and contemporary statement on home economics education.

Australian education links

Australian Capital Territory ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies
ACT Education and Training
Association of Independent Schools of the ACT
Catholic Education Office Canberra Goulburn
New South Wales Board of Studies, NSW
Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales (AISNSW)
NSW Department of Education and Training
Catholic Education Office Sydney
NSW Institute of Teachers
Northern Territory Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
NT Catholic Education Office
Association of Independent Schools of the NT
Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory
Queensland Department of Education and Training Queensland
Queensland College of Teachers
Queensland Studies Authority
South Australia Department for Education and Child Development
Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
Association of Independent Schools of SA (AISSA)
SACE Board of South Australia
Catholic Education SA
Tasmania Department of Education
Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA)
Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board
Association of Independent Schools Tasmania (AIST)
Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
Tasmanian Catholic Education Office
Victoria Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)
Independent Schools Victoria
Catholic Education Office
Victorian Institute of Teaching
Western Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority
Catholic Education Office of WA
Association of Independent Schools WA (AISWA)
Department of Education and Training
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