Rather than as a wholly new beginning. Therefore your lecturers and supervisors will expect you to have completed an undergraduate training similar to that described in the previous four chapters. You will be expected to be competent in the academic skills and study habits we have outlined there. If you are enrolling
Graduate Diploma or a Master's degree by coursework , then the explanations of teaching and learning styles which we have given in those chap ters will be relevant to the ways in which you will be studying though now you will be working at a more advanced level. If you are enrolling for a research thesis-based degree, however, there will be significant shifts in your approach which we will examine.
Let us now look at the various diploma and degree courses available at postgraduate level. First we have set out in a chart the relationship between the various courses, and then we explain each degree programme in greater detail.
In Australia it is common for students to work their way through the degree levels without a break. Some postgraduates may also work as tutors while completing their PhD. The Asian pattern of teaching or working for some years between each degree level is not so usual m Australia .