Postgraduate Transformation (PGx)

Postgraduate Transformation (PGx)

Industries have been evolving faster than the education model that we rely on to equip our workforce. Our model of education must allow for a lifetime of top-up learning to support the quickening frequency of change in skills, competency, capacity and the mental elasticity required to adapt.

WSU aims to develop highly differentiated, sector-leading micro-credentials and programs, with curriculum co-created with industry and focused on the emerging up-skilling needs of the workforce.

Through this project, the University will forge a reputation for pioneering technology-enabled learning in the post-graduate market.

What is PGx?

The key aim of PGx is to modernise our postgraduate offerings to be able to stay competitive in the postgraduate marketplace, as well as to respond to the changing needs of the Western Sydney community. Further to this, the PGx Initiative aims to position Western Sydney University as a leader in pioneering technology-enabled learning in the postgraduate market.

PGx will deliver:

  • Postgraduate offerings for Business, Health, and Construction/Engineering
  • EdTech Hub
  • Digital Uplift
  • Next generation learning

Who we are

Executive Sponsor: Professor Simon Barrie

Initiative Lead and Executive Director: Cherie Diaz

Director: Lynnae Venaruzzo

Project Manager: Iona Reid

Stream Leads:

  • Dr Jayne Bye, School of Business
  • Andrew Komoder, Senior LX Designer
  • Sam Dessen, Senior XR Developer
  • Botong Cheng, Lead Digital Learning Designer


Western Sydney University ranks #1 in the world for commitment to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Western Sydney University Transformation Program aligns with, and specifically addresses, four main SDGs: Quality Education; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Partnerships for the Goals.

Here’s how the Postgraduate Transformation initiative is helping to achieve Goal 4: Quality Education and Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth:

  • Harness new models and technology to deliver a suite of skilling and upskilling courses that address the evolving requirements of industry;
  • Enable ease of access to industry-current lifelong learning through new models and technology; and
  • Increase access to sustainable development education and training through skilling and upskilling courses developed in partnership with industry.

Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Promote Sustained, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth, Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work for All

How can I learn more?

If you would like to learn more or are interested in getting involved please reach out to our Transformation Program team via our Feedback Form or email at

Frequently Asked Questions

The Initiative will contribute to our ability to deliver transformative and innovative postgraduate learning experiences. 

It will also result in a considerable uplift in our Technology Enhanced Learning capabilities.

The Board of Trustees have approved this Initiative as part of the Transformation Program for 5 years. They have approved funding for 3 years, with the option to fund a further 2 years.

Staff and students will have opportunities to provide input and collaborate on different activities within the Program.

If you are unsure who to contact or are would like further assistance please reach out to our Transformation Program team via our Feedback Form or email at

Several project-related roles will be advertised during the course of this program. Please keep checking the Jobs webpage for vacancies.

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