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Did you know you don’t need to commit to an entire degree to study at Morling College?
If you are curious and want to grow in knowledge and faith, enrol as a casual student in one of our 2023 units and don't worry about exams or assessments. Casual Studies are perfect for bible study groups and church leaders wishing to get equipped to better serve their churches. 

Choose from list of recommend subjects below. (If you would like to see all of our options, consult our semester 2 timetable, and contact to discuss whether there are any prerequisites.)

To enrol in one of our units on a casual basis (not for course credit), please enrol with the relevant online Casual Enrolment Forms below. 

Casual Units Without Pre-Requisites: Recommendations for New Students

2023 Bible & Theology Units

  • Foundational Christian Beliefs - Monday Night Live

    Know what you believe in and why you believe it: this overview unit introduces some of the key doctrines of the Christian faith and equips you with the tools to read and study in the area of systematic theology. It will also give you an opportunity to evaluate your personal beliefs.

    Location: livestream online
    Dates: Monday Nights - 7pm to 9:15 pm
    Lecturer: Graeme Dunkley

  • Early New Testament Church

    This is the second foundational New Testament unit, following on from Jesus and the Gospels. It provides an overview of the book of Acts, as well as sic epistles and the book of Revelation. It focuses on the way in which the New Testament texts spoke into the lives and social situations of their original audience, guiding us into our understading of how they still speak to us today.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney | Vose Campus - Perth
    Delivery: (Syd) Tuesday Evening | (Per) Wednesday Evening
    Lecturer: (Syd) Tim MacBride | (Per) Michael Kok

  • Old Testament Overview

    This isa one semester overview of the Old Testament. It explores the Old Testament from the perspective of covenant: the relationship between God and his people that plays out throughout the Old Testament and into the New. For the most part, this is a big-picture overview; yet at times, the unit stops to consider in more detail some of the idnividual stories and passages that demonstrate the bigger themes.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery: Tuesday Morning
    Lecturer: Marc Rader

  • Christianity in History from 1550

    In this unit we’ll be learning about how God has worked in history from the English Reformation to the present. We’ll discover the people, movements and ideas that made an impact – for better or worse. You'll learn about everything from Henry VIII to the abolition of slavery, from missions to the church in Nazi Germany, and from Baptist beginnings to Vatican II. We’ll see how people have followed Jesus in the past and reflect on how we can emulate their successes and learn from their failures. 

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery: Wednesday Afternoon
    Lecturer: Nicole Starling

  • Preaching I

    This unit teaches introductory skills i preaching, focusing on faithfully communicating the content and function of the biblical text to a contemporary audience. In the first half of the unit, a foundational model for preaching is taught: discerning the theological focus of the biblical text, mapping the flow of the sermon, and filling out each scene inthe sermon with explanation, illustration, and application. The second half looks at aspects of sermon delivery, as well as topical and evangelistic preaching.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery: Tuesday Afternoon
    Lecturer: Tim MacBride

  • Cross Cultural Communication

    Over half of Australia's population either born overseas, or have at least one parent that was, if you're not communicating crocc-culturally then you're effectively not reaching half your audience. Taking a look at culture and communication this unit is designed to have you thinking about how you can best communicate in light of people's cultural differences and their ways of understanding the world.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery: Wednesday Afternoon
    Lecturer: Graeme Dunkley

  • Aid and Development

    This unit helps develop an integrated understanding of aid and development and its place within the context of holistic minsitry. It draws on biblical, theological, philosophical and theoretical perspectives, integrating these with a discussion of practical and strategic considerations and close evaluation of a case study, with the aim of equipping students to be reflective practitioners.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery: Thursday Evenings (Livestreamed every 2nd week)
    Lecturer: Graeme Dunkley

  • Spiritual Warfare

    Spiritual Warfare looks at the 'excluded middle' of the Western worldview. Many of us have grown up heavily influenced by secular materialism, with Western Christians largely ignorant of the demonic. This is not the case in the Majority World, where people are all too aware of the 'powers and principalities.' If you're working in an intercultural context where spiritual conflict is part of everyday life or interested in learning more about spiritual warfare then this course is for you.

    Location: Macquarie Park Campus - Sydney
    Delivery:  July 3-6 (delivered in intensive mode)
    Lecturer: Graeme Dunkley

  • Mission Perspectives

    Beyond talking, beyond concepts - this unit will pitch you into the midst of a cross-cultural experience. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Biblical principles of mission as you do it! Mission perspectives will give you the opportunity to consider how the Christian Church engages in mission today and why. You'll be challenged to think and engage cultures from a theological perspective, not just a reactive one. At the end of this unit you'll have a better understanding of what it means to be involved in missino and how to minister amongst people of another culture.

    Location: Vose Campus - Perth
    Delivery: Tuesday Evening
    Lecturer: Lloyd Porter

  • Old Testament Prophets and Writings

    This unit gives students the opportunity to engage with the second half of the Old Testament, including the prophetic books (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve) and The Writings (Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, Psalms, Daniel and Wisdom Literature).

    Location: Vose Campus - Perth
    Delivery: Tuesday Afternoon
    Lecturer: Erin Crause

    Bible, Theology & Ministry (Single Unit)


Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Units 2023

  • Spirituality and Ageing

    This unit outlines the impact of ageing, how common health conditions affect the spiritual and psychological perspectives of older persons, models of spiritual and pastoral care that provide meaning and promote spiritual growth and the process of spiritual assessment. Students will develop a pastoral and theological understanding of the spirituality of ageing through the integration of rituals, symbols, sacred texts and prayers as facilitators of meaning. This unit also explores the social context of ageing and the impact this has on spiritual wellbeing in order to promote spiritual growth within the community and in diverse, multi-disciplinary settings.

    Location: Online via Zoom
    Delivery: Semester 1 - Weekly Zoom Class
    Date & Time: Monday evenings starting 20th February 2023 | 6:00pm-8:45pm (Sydney time)

  • Palliative and Dementia Care

    This unit outlines current developments and knowledge of the nature, course, common trajectories, and types of dementia, as well as an understanding of current palliative care theory in a chaplaincy and spiritual care setting.

    Students will develop an applied understanding of end-of-life care, including grief and loss and appropriate responses to palliative care in a chaplaincy and spiritual care setting. This unit will explore the theological and spiritual insights and ethical dimensions that emerge as care is offered to aged persons with dementia as well as exploring the role of chaplaincy and spiritual care within a multidisciplinary approach to dementia care and palliative care.

    Location: Online via Zoom
    Delivery: Semester 2 - Weekly Zoom Class
    Date & Time: Tuesday evenings starting 18 July 2023 | 6:00pm-8:45pm (Sydney time)

    Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care (Single Unit)


Semester 2 Starting Day: 17th July
Bible & Theology Unit Fee: $390 per unit*
Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Unit Fee: $500

* Alumni special available - if you are Morling alumni, get in touch with our Future Student Advisors 

ENQUIRE NOW: Let us know you are interested by entering your details on the form below and one of our Future Student Advisors will get in touch with you.  

Single Unit For Credit - Bible & Theology

Single Unit Study with the Australian College of Theology is an enrolment method which does not lead to a formal ACT award and does not form part of an award course at another higher education provider. If a student does not intend to complete an academic award and wants instead to enrol only in individual units, then the student is to enrol through single unit study mode.

Enrolment will normally be allowed only if the student has met the ACT’s entry requirements for the award to which the units normally belong. Single unit study is recognised for credit transfer into an ACT qualification at a later date, subject to the normal ACT regulations regarding credit transfers. However, successful completion of single unit study does not of itself guarantee later course admission.

Students undertaking single unit study are ineligible for FEE-HELP funding and must pay their tuition fees upfront. Fees are set as per our tuition fee schedule at the domestic/overseas per-unit rate.

Existing students at Morling College can enrol in a single unit of study for credit by selecting 'Non-Award (single unit for credit)' in the Course of Study dropdown list on the Enrolment Form.

Future students of Morling College will need to fulfil the admission requirements prior to enrolling by completing our full Application Process. 

Bible, Theology & Ministry - Single Unit Study ENROL ONLINE