Australia has established an active role in educating students from around the world within its own borders or transnationally. As a longstanding provider of education to Asia and some other areas of the world, it has gained a strong foothold as a local educational provider within the region (e.g. Huang 2003). Transnational education offers many advantages for students: they can remain at home with family and friends, contain educational costs, maintain part-time or full-time work and gain a reputable degree from a highly regarded international university (Sheldon 2006). Universities have also seen this method as offering a number of benefi ts-they increase the successful attraction of students (visa entry to Australia is not an issue), and in many cases, the cost of maintaining the campus may be perceived to be signifi cantly lower.