Home Economist

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Home economists teach, inform and advise government, industry and the community, in order to assist individuals to make better lifestyle choices. 

Home economists may perform the following tasks:

  • educate the community about aspects of everyday living such as family and interpersonal relationships, food and nutrition and leading balanced lifestyles
  • teach independent living skills to school students, disabled or disadvantaged people
  • assist people to take control of their health, develop healthy behaviours and make informed consumer decisions
  • design, evaluate and promote products and services such as foods, household appliances or services for everyday living
  • design and plan nutritious meals and assist people to prepare them