HEIA(Q) is a Division of the national peak professional association for home economics in Australia—the Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc. Members include professionals from a range of settings. However, the dominant professional status is that linked with formal school-based home economics education:
- practising and retired teachers
- curriculum officers
- tertiary lecturers and students.
This core of home economics educators is complemented by a small but important group of home economics professionals who work in community organisations such as public health, nutrition and consumer affairs.
The Division supports:
- the mission of the Institute—to enhance the professionalism and political legitimation of Australian home economists
- the mission of the profession in Australia—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.
In supporting these missions, the Queensland Division provides leadership in and advocacy for, in particular, effective education related to the wellbeing of individuals and families in their everyday living…