Lynne Backholer, who is the current President of the HEIA(V).
Maureen McKeon, a retired home economics school teacher, book author, food stylist, industry consultant and member of the Australian Dairy board.
Judy Ryles, who holds the position of Public Officer in the HEIA
HEIA Annual General Meeting
Contact with other home economics representatives.
HEIA and HEIA(V) provide a forum for resources and issues for working home economics teachers in Australia
Strong affiliations with a global agenda for home economics identity for the future.
Important for home economics teachers to:
unify to understand the benefits of home economics as an important part of the curriculum in secondary schools in the future.
Victorian teachers in particular are encouraged to affiliate themselves as ‘active members of their profession’
Keep abreast the latest developments, innovations and opportunities in their area of learning.
HEIA member benefits
The Institute is made up of eight state and territory divisions
“ The mission of the home economics profession in Australia is to educate, inform, and to act as an advocate to government, industry and the community for families and households, so that individuals can make informed choices in order to enhance their everyday living.”
(Home Economics Institute of Australia, 2010)
Full annual membership costs $110
Student membership costs $55
Annual school membership costs $330
International Federation of Home Economics, (2010), retrieved March 21 from http://www.ifhe.org/
Home Economics Institute of Australia (2010), updated January 6, 2010, retrieved March 21 from http://heia.com.au/
Home Economics Institute of Victoria (2010), updated September 1, 2008, retrieved March 21, from http://www.heia.com.au/heiav/index.html
Victorian Institute of Teaching, (2010), updated February 26, 2010, retrieved March 21, from http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/content.asp?Document_ID=1