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    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.

HEIA(Q) Teacher Excellence Awards

It is that time again to nominate your colleagues for HEIA(Q) Teacher Excellence Awards. This is an invaluable opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work done by home economics practitioners. HEIA(Q) would like to acknowledge high-quality teachers within our profession, but we need your help. Please tell us about their activities and achievements by nominating them for an award. The Excellence Awards will be presented at the HEIA(Q) state conference on Saturday 18 August 2018. Regional functions may be arranged to celebrate awardees from regional centres. To access the nomination form, please click here.
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Exclusive scholarship opportunity for HEIA members—ten $4,000 scholarships currently available for HEIA members to undertake Women & Leadership Australia’s Advanced Leadership Program

NESLI Logo v2All HEIA members registering for the HEIA(Q) 2018 state conference are invited to apply for one of ten $4,000 scholarships to participate in Women & Leadership Australia’s accredited Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), a six-month part-time program specifically designed for female school teachers. The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for HEIA women members. Successful scholarship recipients will be announced at the 2018 HEIA(Q) state conference on Saturday 18 August 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and exhibition Centre.

Scholarship funding is strictly limited and Expressions of Interest close Friday, 27 April 2018. More information is available at where you can complete your details to register your interest and receive the application form.

HEIA(Q) members are urged to apply for a scholarship. A wonderful opportunity for our profession, especially with credits towards a Masters degree (see below).

An academic partnership between the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative and Monash University is now enabling credit towards the Master of Education and Master of Leadership through participation in the Advanced Leadership Program. Under the partnership, Advanced Leadership Program graduates are able to apply for 12 credit points via specified credit for Leadership studies unit (EDF5670) towards the internationally respected Master of Leadership. This equates to 25% of the qualification. Alternatively, graduates may apply for credit in the Master of Education course, in which case, 12 points of unspecified credit will apply. Importantly, both the Master of Education and Master of Leadership include fully online options enabling teaching professionals from anywhere in Australia to realise a world standard advanced degree qualification.


HEIA(Q) 2018 state conference
Home economics, mindful practice and planetary health

The 2018 HEIA(Q) state conference ‘Home economics, mindful practice and planetary health’ will be held on Saturday 18 August 2018. The conference is designed to inspire home economics professionals to embrace and proactively promote mindful ideas, attitudes and behaviours that contribute to personal and planetary health. At a personal level, living mindfully means thinking more deeply, more critically and more creatively about our decisions so that our actions enhance not only the way we live and how we feel but also the health of our planet. At a professional level, mindful teaching nurtures learning communities in which students flourish—academically, emotionally and socially—and in which teachers thrive, both professionally and personally.

Three internationally acclaimed keynote speakers will address mindful practice from their own specialty areas—health presenter Rob Edwards will challenge delegates to be more effective personally and professionally through mindful decision-making; and consumer psychologist Adam Ferrier and co chair of the Policy and Prevention Section of the World Obesity Federation Professor Boyd Swinburn will team up to explore mindful practice in the context of an obesogenic environment.

Please go to the conference pages to learn more about the conference and registration costs. Conference registration opens Monday 16 April 2018 so be sure to set up your funding in readiness for early registration in order to secure your choice of workshops.