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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.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) invited from Brisbane (and surrounds) schools/trade training centres and tutors to facilitate CQUniversity’s 2017 (and beyond) four-day intensive residential schools

CQUniversity’s School of Education and The Arts (Home Economics discipline area) is seeking schools or trade training centres and appropriately qualified tutors to facilitate their Brisbane residential schools. Whilst called residential schools, they are not live-in schools. Rather, they are four-day intensive workshops held each year during Queensland school holidays to provide teachers (mainly pre-service) with intensive hands-on practical training. CQUniversity is seeking EOIs from host schools and tutors for:

  • Food Technology (April, 2017)
  • Fashion Design (June, 2017)
  • Textile Technology (July, 2017)
  • Culinary Science for Teachers (September, 2017).

You are invited to nominate to host one or more units.  Schools or trade training centres used for the residential schools must have fully equipped facilities and tutors must be confident using a wide variety of contemporary techniques within their specialisation field.

To receive a full copy of the EOI with terms and requirements, to apply, or for further information, please contact Dr Jay Deagon as a matter of priority via email Applications should be forwarded as soon as possible and no later than 5 December 2016.

Invitation to contribute to HEIA(Q)’s display at the 2017 intocraft exhibition

In March 2016 HEIA(Q) displayed student work in the Stitches and Craft Show. Next year we would like to do the same. The show has been renamed ‘Intocraft’ and Jill Shehab from All Saints Anglican College has generously offered to coordinate the 2017 display. We would like to give HEIA members the opportunity to submit work to be exhibited as part of the HEIA(Q) display. We encourage you to take this opportunity to showcase high-quality student work. Further information regarding dates and processes is available on the flyer Calling for student work for intocraft display. Looking forward to seeing a fantastic display of student work in 2017.

The National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) once again offers the opportunity for HEIA members to win a full scholarship valued at $5890 for the Women’s Advanced Leadership program—applications close 16 December 2016

Following the success of the NESLI awards at the HEIA(Q) state conference in August this year, HEIA is delighted to announce that it has partnered with NESLI) to enable HEIA members registering for the HEIA 2017 national conference in January 2017 to be awarded similar scholarships. A full scholarship to the Women’s Advanced Leadership Program valued at $5890 will be awarded, along with five partial scholarships. This program is approved for 12 credit points towards Monash University’s Master of Education and Master of Leadership. Subject to Monash University admission requirements. If you missed out on the awards at the HEIA(Q) conference, now is your chance for another opportunity. Don’t underestimate your potential and the fact that future leadership positions will demand higher-level qualifications. Applications close 16 December 2016. For further information go to the HEIA national website where you will also find the Prospectus and the application form. Good luck!

Still time to register for the HEIA national conference

The conference will be held 11–13 January 2017 at Rydges Melbourne, so there is still time to register. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity—end of term is approaching so if you are in a school, now might be the time to make your bookings. Although HEIA(Q) has its own fabulous annual conference, the national conference is able to offer a different range of experiences—fabulous site visits, pre- and post-conference workshops and tours including hands-on food and textiles experiences, all complementing a fabulous academic program. If you are looking for company at the social functions, please email Jan Reynolds at and Jan will put you in touch with other Queenslanders attending similar events. The conference brochure and registration are both available online.