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At Morling, our mission is to equip men and women with the knowledge that they need to serve God in many different roles: pastoral ministry, in the work place, Christian education, missions work, counselling, and chaplaincy. We also recognise that it is often difficult to stop working in order to pursue further study.  In order to accommodate students who cannot attend weekly lectures, Morling has established a study program across the summer and winter breaks, and Intensive Study Units during semesters 1 and 2.

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For information on the 2020 changes to ACT Course Codes and Levels, please see Moodle

  • UNDERSTANDING INTENSIVES (click for more information)

    Intensives are designed to deliver the face-to-face teaching, necessary for skills development, in a short period of time, while utilising online learning for the remainder of the course material. Normally, intensive units will include online learning components designed to be completed prior to the face-to-face intensive days, so please take note of the start date for each intensive. There are three different types of intensives:

    • Intensives - Intensives are units which are delivered primarily on-campus (face-to-face delivery). Students should be aware that approx 20% of course content will normally be delivered online prior to the 4-5 on-campus days.
    • Blended Intensives - Blended Intensives are units with a mixture of both online and on-campus learning e.g. specific online course content modules are to be completed before and/or after the 2-3 days of on-campus delivery.
    • Semi-Intensives - Semi-Intensives are units which normally have 5 on-campus days with face-to-face delivery spread out over the semester with some online support materials. 
    • Year-Long Semi-Intensives - Our two year-long semi-intensives are both certificates designed to train people for specific ministries - Church Planting, Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry. 
    • Regional Hub Intensives - one intensive unit is delivered each semester through each of our regional hubs in Orange & Wagga Wagga

2021 Winter Intensives

  • Pauline Theology & Romans (NT018 / NT019-612/712/812)

    Unit Codes: NT018-612 / NT019-612 / NT018-712 / NT019-712 / NT018-812 / NT019-812
    Delivery: Winter Intensive (pre-intensive online modules PLUS 4 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online pre-intensive component (20%) starts 14th June 2021
    Compulsory On-Campus Intensive Dates: Monday 12th - Thursday 15th July 2021
    Lecturers: David Starling & Tim MacBride

    Study one of the most well-loved and hotly debated books of the New Testament, and discover how its message is at the heart of Christian belief and practice. Understand Paul's best-known letter within the wider context of his theology, looking at old and new perspectives on Paul's theology and rhetoric.

    Students enrolling in the Greek stream will be required to do significant pre-intensive work, involving translation of Romans 3-8, prior to the on-campus intensive days. 

    Over 4 days July 12-15, 9.30am-4.30pm (additional Greek text tutorial hour 4.45-5.45pm July 12-14).

    Enrolment Due Date: 14th June 2021
    Unit Start Date:  14th June 2021
    Admin Date: 14th June 2021
    Census Date: 13th July 2021
    Unit End Date: 15th October 2021 (to allow additional time for completion of the major assessment task)

  • Pastoral Skills & Methods (PC003-512*/612/712/812, PC204-912)

    Unit Codes: PC003-512* / PC003-612 / PC002-712 / PC002-812 / PC204-912
    Delivery: Winter Intensive (pre-intensive online modules plus 4 day On-Campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online pre-intensive component (20%) starts 7th June 2021
    Compulsory On-Campus Intensive Dates: Tuesday 28th June 2021 - Thursday 1st July 2021
    Lecturer: Keith Mitchell

    This unit aims to equip students with skills and knowledge that will help them partner with God and others in the care of people. Integral to this unit is developing awareness of common and significant pastoral issues and growing in confidence to respond to the needs and life circumstances of people in a wide range of contexts. Students taking this unit will normally have completed a foundation level unit in Pastoral Care.

    At the heart of this unit is our understanding that God calls us to partner with Him; inviting people to experience the love, grace, power and purpose found in Jesus Christ.

    *The Level 5 version of PC003 is only available ONLINE in Semester 2. Students cannot enrol at level 5 for the intensive. However Diploma students enrolled in PC003-512 ONL in Semester 2 are welcome to audit the on-campus intensive days if they wish. (Please note: no online materials, or Semester 2 assessment details will be made available until the beginning of Semester 2, for level 5 students wishing to take up this offer).

    Enrolment Due Date: 7th June 2021
    Unit Start Date:  7th June 2021
    Admin Date: 7th June 2021
    Census Date: 7th July 2021
    Unit End Date: 8th October 2021 (to allow additional time for completion of the major assessment task)

2021 Semester 2 Blended Intensives

  • Denominational Distinctives (PC025-612/712/812) - Sydney Campus

    Unit Codes: PC025-612 / PC025-712 / PC025-812
    Delivery: Semester 2 Blended Intensive (40% pre-intensive online modules PLUS 3 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online component (40%) starts 19th July 2021
    Compulsory On-Campus Intensive Dates: 20th-22nd September 2021 (Sydney or LS)
    Lecturers: Edwina Murphy

    If you’re going to serve in a Baptist context, then you need to understand where we come from, who we are (and why that matters), and where we’re going. In PC025 Baptist Distinctives, you get to do all that alongside the women and men who’ll be your colleagues in ministry.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date:  19th July 2021
    Admin Date: 19th July 2021
    Census Date: 13th August 2021
    Unit End Date: 1st October 2021

  • Bio-Ethics (PE019-712/812/912/CAP) - Sydney Campus / Livestream Online

    Unit Codes: PE019-712 / PE019-812 / PE019-912 / PE205-912 (capstone)
    Delivery: Semester 2 Blended Intensive (50% pre-intensive online modules PLUS 2 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online component (50%) starts 19th July 2021
    Compulsory On-Campus Intensive Dates: 10th-11th September 2021 (Sydney or LS)
    Lecturers: Andrew Sloane

    Bioethics raises questions that we need to think about carefully - and faithfully - if we’re to live well as Christians in this time and this place. Some of them are familiar (and controversial, and deeply personal), such as questions related to the beginning and end of life. Others might be new and thought-provoking, such as how we understand and respond to emerging biomedical technologies. And the COVID-19 pandemic probably raised questions most of us hadn’t had to think about before about medicine and its role in society.

    Whatever the questions, we want to come to grips with them in light of our knowledge of the world and of God’s word. This unit will give you the opportunity to explore these issues, and the underlying ethical framework that might help you answer them, and so equip you to respond faithfully to this changing landscape.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date:  19th July 2021
    Admin Date: 19th July 2021
    Census Date: 13th August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12th November 2021

  • New Testament Christology (NT050-712/812/912) - Perth Campus / Livestream Online

    Unit Codes: NT050-712 / NT050-812 / NT050-912
    Delivery: Semester 2 Blended Intensive (40% pre-intensive online modules PLUS 3 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online component (40%) starts 19th July 2021
    Compulsory On-Campus Intensive Dates: 21st-23rd September 2021 (Perth or LS)
    Lecturers: Michael Kok

    When Jesus asked his disciples about what people were saying about him, he learned that some were comparing him to John the Baptist, Elijah, or to another prophet. Peter, however, identified Jesus as the “Christ” or the “anointed one.” The problem with this description is that prophets, priests, and rulers could all be anointed by God in Second Temple Judaism!

    In this unit, we will explore what the descriptions of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Prophet like Moses, the heavenly high priest, the word and wisdom of God, the Lord, and so on throughout the New Testament really mean. We will compare the Christological views of select New Testament writers to other Second Temple Jewish or Roman beliefs about divine beings, principal angels, exalted humans, or Roman emperors. Discover why the early Christians began making divine claims about Jesus and worshipping him accordingly.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date:  19th July 2021
    Admin Date: 19th July 2021
    Census Date: 13th August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12th November 2021

2021 Regional Intensives

  • Jesus & the Gospels (NT001-512/712)

    Unit Codes: NT001-512 / NT001-712
    Delivery: Semester 1 Intensive (pre-intensive online modules PLUS 4 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online pre-intensive component (20%) starts 22nd February 2021
    Compulsory Intensive Dates: 14th-17th April 2021
    Lecturer: Tim MacBride

    This is the first of two foundational New Testament units. It provides an overview of the four gospels and the portraits that they paint of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It also offers an introduction to the context in which the gospels were written and in which the events they describe took place, and the core message of the gospels for Christian readers today.

    Enrolment Due Date: 29 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 22 February 2021
    Admin Date: 22 February 2021
    Census Date: 19 March 2021
    Unit End Date: 4 June 2021

  • Early New Testament Church (NT002-512/712)

    Unit Codes: NT002-512 / NT002-712
    Delivery: Semester 2 Intensive (pre-intensive online modules PLUS 3 day on-campus Intensive)
    Dates: Online pre-intensive component (40%) starts 19th July 2021
    Compulsory Intensive Dates: 29th September - 1st October 2021
    Lecturer: David Starling

    This is the second foundational New Testament unit, following on from NT001, Jesus and the Gospels. It provides an overview of the book of Acts, as well as seven epistles. It focuses on the way in which the New Testament texts spoke into the lives of their original audience, guiding us in our understanding of how they still speak to us today.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date:  19th July 2021
    Admin Date: 19th July 2021
    Census Date: 13th August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12th November 2021


Existing ACT/Morling Students (studying for credit):

Enrol ONLINE here

New Students (studying for credit)

Before enrolling in any of our units for credit, new students will need to complete the Student Application process. We strongly encourage you to contact us early, to discuss your study options and eligibility. Use one of the forms on this page to apply now as either a full-time or part-time student. 

Casual / Audit (non-credit)

Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit, but does not want to complete assessment tasks or gain credit towards an award. You can download the Casual Enrolment Form here.

For more information

Have questions about this program or how to enrol? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you get started. 




Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Christian Studies, and Associative Degree in Theology.


Currently, Morling offers Intensive Study Units for those striving to obtain the following graduate degrees: Graduate Diploma of Divinity, Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies, and Master of Divinity.


The ACT limits the number of units which may be studied in intensive mode for undergraduate and graduate awards. All students should check the regulations for the award in which they are enrolled.


Intensives are lectures given as a series over several consecutive days (generally a one-week period). Semi-intensives run over several non-consecutive days, spread over several weeks (for example, a series of Mondays). Each intensive unit is run differently, so it is important that you contact Morling College for information on when the intensives are scheduled, the prior reading requirements, and how frequently the unit is offered.

Because of the fast-paced nature of intensive units, we strongly recommend that you enquire with a faculty member of Morling if you are interested in attending these classes.


Many students at Morling are working professionals with families, commitments and a busy schedule. We understand that making time each week to attend lectures can be difficult. Intensive Units provide a way for students to gain the same quality of education at a pace that works around your busy schedule.


Casual accommodation in MRC should be booked by email: or Phone: 02 8458 2320.

Students must book accommodation at least two weeks before the starting date of their booking for their accommodation to be guaranteed. Bookings less than two weeks before the start date may incur significant additional costs.