HEIA South Australia

HEIA (SA) Past Chairs and Presidents – March 2022

Awards for South Australian Members

HEIA SA Award for Excellence


The HEIA SA Award for Excellence was initiated by the 2013 HEIA SA Executive Committee. The award was designed to replace the HEIA SA Perpetual Trophy, which had evolved over the years from it’s orginal purpose to become an award for recognition of excellence. This change will allow for a modernisation of the trophy and clarity of the award’s purpose. It is also hoped that with this clarity of purpose more nominations for the award will be received. The Award for Excellence Trophy was chosen to reflect the HEIA logo. The Flame of Learning that runs through the HEIA logo is represented in the trophy’s design. The trophy is a handblown glass vase, etched with the trophy details.

Please Nominate a Home Economics Professional who stands out for their commitment and effort in support of Home Economics during the year.
You may nominate at any time throughout the year, using the form below, nominations close 1st of March for the previous year.

Complete the Nomination Form

A generous donation to honour the contribution made by Ellen and Marietta Resek to Home Economics has enabled the establishment of the Resek Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the most deserving candidate on the basis of a successful application. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage undergraduate training in Home Economics by providing financial support to a student enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis. One Resek Scholarship is available annually for study in Home Economics.

In 2016 an extensive review of the Resek Scholarship and application process was completed in consultation with Marietta Resek. Through this review the Resek Scholarship changed to a personal application, with supporting reference statements and documentation.

The Resek Scholarship is currently valued at $5000.00 a year, paid in two instalments. Marietta & Ellen Resek were iconic to Home Economics, in particular dressmaking, during the 1960s – 1980s, when they inspired so many training teachers to pursue excellence in clothing construction.

An application comprises of a personal application and referee statement(s). Referee forms can be downloaded and emailed to the appropriate person and returned as part of the overall application or emailed separately directly to HEIA(SA) before end of business on the closing date.

For full details of the Resek Scholarship, please click here

Personal Application form

Referee Statement form


*Note that you will be applying for a scholarship during the same calendar year, based on your results from the previous year of study. The successful applicant will be contacted by a member of the Resek Scholarship Selection Committee. The Resek Scholarship will be announced by the public acknowledgement of the scholarship winner at the HEIA(SA) World Home Economics Day event.