The Home Economics Institute of Australia is a powerful voice for the home economics profession. It provides leadership, products and services to meet the professional needs of home economists by the provision of:
Conferences, seminars and workshops
HEIA provides national conferences. In addition, most state and territory divisions offer regular workshops, seminars and conferences to address local needs. Members attend professional development activities at a reduced cost.
Journals and newsletters
A refereed journal brings the latest in research and what is happening in the field, and a national newsletter brings the latest news. Most Divisions have their own publication to bring the local news.
Members online resources
HEIA members have access to the most recent journals online in pdf format. They are also privy to a growing range of resources such as divisional newsletters, units of work, links and presentations.
The Institute provides representation on home economics matters to state and commonwealth governments, industry and to other non-government organisations.
The Institute develops forward-looking resources to support the profession, often with funding from external sources such as governments and/or industry.
Information from education, industry and publishers
Inserts into the journal provide information from industry, education, publishers and other resource developers.
Links to other associations
HEIA is one of the 35 member associations of the Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE). HEIA is a member of the International Federation for Home Economics, the only worldwide home economics organisation, recognised as a non-government organisation by the United Nations. Membership of IFHE is available through HEIA.
Scholarships are awarded in some Divisions.