Transnational education (TNE)

This key interest area focuses on all aspects, models and sectors of TNE: strategy and management, emerging markets and trends, risk, regulation and compliance, student experience, teaching and learning and graduate outcomes. 


Topics under this KIA typically include: 

  • emerging global trends in TNE, including new markets and models 
  • good practice in TNE management 
  • TNE sector level engagement in the schools, VET and higher education sectors 
  • host country and Australian Government policy and regulatory environment for TNE 
  • managing risk and quality assurance of TNE 
  • innovation and sustainability in TNE 
  • host country perspectives on TNE 
  • benchmarking of TNE globally 
  • professional accreditation of TNE programs 
  • role of technology in TNE 
  • TNE teaching, learning and student experience issues 
  • TNE graduate outcomes 
  • government policy and regulation for TNE
  • quality assurance of TNE.


Topics in this key interest area may overlap with admissions and compliance (A&C), business development (BD&S), employability (EMP), marketing (MKT) and teaching and learning (T&L). 

Target audience

This KIA will be of interest to: 

  • senior professional and academic staff with overarching responsibility for TNE in their organisation 
  • government representatives and affiliated agencies involved in TNE policy, regulatory frameworks, and TNE/ international education markets 
  • delegates interested in keeping abreast of global trends and developments in TNE 
  • delegates interested in identifying emerging markets, understanding changes in existing markets and becoming more informed about competitor activities. 

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