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)

Invitation for school-based teachers to participate in CQUniversity review

CQUniversity invites teachers to participate in reviewing higher education Home Economics specialisation units

CQUniversity is undertaking a review of their Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (initial teacher training) and Diploma of Secondary School Teaching (upskilling) Home Economics specialisation units in conjunction with their industry partner HEIA and invites school-based teachers to be a part of the review. CQU is seeking teachers with experience in the areas of:

  • Home Economics
  • food technology,

Join our Communities of Practice!

Join our Communities of Practice!

HEIA(Q) will be hosting a range of Communities of Practice to support teachers across Queensland to connect and discuss the implementation of General and Applied subjects. Opportunities will be provided to reflect on and share ideas regarding assessment and learning practices. The events will be held online from 3:30pm – 4:30pm via Zoom to ensure accessibility for all. Don’t miss these fantastic learning and networking events!

HEIA(Q) Teacher Excellence Awards

Nominate a colleague!

Teachers do fantastic things, and it time to recognise the valued efforts and contributions of the community! We all know someone who has supported our professional journey, someone who inspires us with innovative ideas, or someone who is always willing to listen and share advice and resources. Now is the time to recognise their efforts. Never underestimate the power of appreciation.

It doesn’t cost anything to say thank you and to nominate a peer.

The Years 9 & 10 Flavour Forecast® 2022 recipe challenge is a challenge designed by McCormick Foods Australia and the Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc. for Year 9 and Year 10 home economics students in Australian schools. The challenge is for students, individually or in teams, to develop three original recipes to support the McCormick® Flavour Forecast® Looking Back to Look Forward.

Registration for the HEIA(Q) 2022 state conference is now open!

On behalf of the Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA), we invite you to attend the HEIA(Q) 2022 state conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 13 August 2022.

The HEIA(Q) 2022 conference endeavours to address current and topical issues and this year will be no different with the theme, Towards Global Competence. The conference will explore how to thrive and not just survive; explore those aspects of global competence that are most pertinent to home economics practitioners; and encourage a culture of uniting, working together and supporting each other in the interests of these pursuits. Achieving global competence is a collective work in action, which if achieved, will be our legacy to future generations as they navigate the second half of the 21st century.

Download the conference brochure to read about the excellent line-up of keynote and concurrent sessions. Use the brochure to select your concurrent sessions as you will be asked to enter your selections when you register.

Secure early bird rates and your preferred concurrent sessions by registering here.

Early bird rates are available until Friday 17 June 2022.


Why you should register to attend

  1. Engage with our inspiring keynotes presenters! They are expert leaders in their respective fields and together address very pertinent issues for home economics professionals in 2022 and beyond – specifically, -mental skills for thriving; and the relevance of Home Economics to a sustainable future..
  2. Choose 3 concurrent sessions to suit your area of interest and way of learning. Either sit back and listen, watch and learn! Or put your thinking caps on and get down to work with expert guidance from the presenters. Or just be entertained!
  3. Get ahead of the game! Whether it be for personal or professional interests, get ahead with the agendas that are driving our futures. Agendas for personal wellbeing, agendas for success in the workplace; as well as critical societal agendas for a more sustainable and equitable future.

We look forward to welcoming you to another fantastic HEIA(Q) conference.

HEIA(Q) 2022 conference committee

Regional Professional Development

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