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:
Conferences, seminars and workshops
A national conference is held biannually. 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.
HEIA purchases publications in bulk and passes on the savings to members.
Information from education, industry and publishers
Inserts into the journal provide information from industry, education, publishers and other resource developers
Advisory, research and project services on a consultancy basis
Links to other associations
HEIA is one of the six member associations of the Technology Education Federation of Australia, and one of 35 member associations of the National Education Forum. 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.