Home Economics Institute of Australia (Qld)

A powerful voice for the home economics profession in Queensland. We provide leadership, products and services to meet the professional needs of home economics professionals.
Our Community

Our members from across Queensland are passionate about what they do. We provide opportunities for collaboration, advocacy, and networking through our variety of events and online networks.

Our Focus

We represent and advocate for home economics professionals in the workplace and in the community. We also develop resources, and provide continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Awards & Competitions

Throughout the year HEIA(Q) makes a number of awards to HEIA(Q) members, and also works with other organisations to present scholarships and prizes to members and their students.

News from HEIA(Q)

HEIA Workshops

2020 has been a challenging year for people across the country and around the globe. We have all been required to make changes to our ways of living and operating, and HEIA has been no exception. Whilst we have had to postpone many of our in-person events this year, we are very excited to offer our members the opportunity to attend this online Professional Learning Series. Find out more details here. Cost is free to HEIA members but you will need the promo code emailed to you on the 16th September from the HEIA newsroom.




Communities of Practice

In term 3, HEIA(Q) hosted its first two communities of practice through the Zoom platform In Term 3, HEIA(Q) hosted its first two online communities of practice through the Zoom platform, with one focused on Senior Design and the other on Senior Food and Nutrition. Click here for more information.



HEIA(Q) 2020 state conference?

No, not in 2020.

As many of you have gathered, HEIA(Q) will not be holding a one-day state conference in 2020. Instead, it had been planned that rather than holding the traditional state conference, HEIA(Q) would host the HEIA national 2020 conference. However, due to COVID-19, the 2020 national conference has been postponed to 27–29 September, 2021. The 2021 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre—we hope to see you there.

HEIA(Q)’s exciting new digital newsletter

The HEIA(Q) Committee of Management is proud to launch its new digital newsletter. For 2020, members will receive the first two issues as hard copy, but will also be able to access the newsletters digitally. Click here to access the digital copy of the first issue for 2020. We hope that you enjoy the new format.​

McCormick/HEIA 2020 Recipe Challenge

Check out the news and resources related to the 2020 McCormick/HEIA Recipe Challenge. On the same page you will find links to the resources for all the Challenges since 2013. Plenty of material to develop your own Challenges.​

Due to COVID-19, the HEIA national 2020 conference has been postponed to 27–29 September 2021. It will still be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and it is planned to retain the current academic program, site visits and pre-and post-conference tours, as well as the planned social events—the conference dinner, welcome reception and dine-around.

Members are urged to plan ahead and maybe consider spreading your registration fees and other expenses across both 2020 and 2021.

Full three-day registration includes:

  • attendance at the welcome reception on Sunday 27 September at The (fabulous) Brisbane Powerhouse
  • attendance at all six plenary sessions, six concurrent sessions and one site visit, with 48 concurrent sessions and nine site visits from which to choose
  • tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch each day 
  • closing drinks.

Daily registration is also available.

We hope to see you at the conference. 

HEIA 2021 Conference Secretariat 

Expert Events 
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100  
Email: heiabrisbane2020@expertevents.com.au 
PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia 

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