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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.


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

Click HERE for help with how to enrol for our Intensives.

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

Summer 2020 - Blended Intensives & Intensives

  • Chaplaincy Skills (PC049-612/712/812) - Blended Intensive (Online modules + 2 day compulsory January intensive)

    Unit Codes: PC049-612 / PC049-712 / PC049-812
    Delivery: Blended Summer Intensive (60% online modules prior to 2 day compulsory on-campus intensive 21-22 January 2020)
    Dates: 25 November 2019 – 29 April 2020 (online coursework, intensive and extended time for practical assessment completion)
    Compulsory On-Campus Days: 21-22 January 2020

    This unit seeks to introduce students to the basic perspectives and the competencies they will need to work effectively as chaplains. It focuses on chaplaincy skills and practices, especially in the areas of mental health, referrals and holistic care. The emphasis is on what chaplains are expected to know and be able to do in mental health management rather than on the biblical basis and theology of chaplaincy. Students taking this unit will normally have completed a foundation level unit in Pastoral Care. This unit meets the government requirements for Chaplain accreditation. This unit requires 20 hours of practical experience as part of the assessment criteria. 

    The content of this unit includes modules on mental health and making appropriate referrals that were originally created to meet the requirements of the National School Chaplaincy Program, which was at that time administered under the authority of the commonwealth government. Responsibility for delivery of the NSCP has since been transferred to participating state and territory governments. The NSW government currently offers the following advice regarding qualifications for NSCP-funded chaplains in NSW schools:

    For acceptance into the role of school chaplain in NSW under the NSCP, the minimum qualification is a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Certificate IV in Pastoral Care (or equivalent). A person who holds a higher level qualification, such as a diploma or bachelor degree, in a relevant field of education may also be considered. A qualification must include competencies (or equivalent) in mental health and making appropriate referrals. Not all relevant qualifications involve the completion of ‘competencies’ (e.g. bachelor degrees). In these cases, a school should take into account any completed units/subjects relevant to the areas of ‘mental health’ and ‘making appropriate referrals’.

    For more information, see this document.

    Enrolment Due Date: 25 November 2019
    Unit Start Date: 25 November 2019 
    Admin Date
    : 8 December 2019
    Census Date: 3 January 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 25 February 2020
    Unit End Date: 24 April 2020

  • Principles of Hermeneutics (BB003-512/712)

    Unit Code: BB003-512 / BB003-712
    Delivery: Summer Intensive (approx 20% pre-intensive online work required prior to the inensive days)
    On-Campus Days: 3 - 6 February 2020

    This course introduces students to the definition, importance, and scope of hermeneutics. It covers grammatico-historical principles of interpretation, and surveys the interpretive rules and principles appropriate for the study of different literary forms and genres in the Scriptures.

    Enrolment Due Date: 13 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 13 January 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 13 January 2020
    Census Date: 4 February 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 17 March 2020
    Unit End Date: 27 April 2020

  • Research Methods (AS001-912)

    Unit Code: AS001-912
    Delivery: Summer Intensive (approx 20% pre-intensive online work required prior to the inensive days)
    On-Campus Days: 11-13 February 2020

    This Unit introduces students to social scientific research methods, so that they can use them within the framework of Practical Theology in their particular ministry contexts. by introducing students to contemporary approaches to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, with a particular focus on those that are most often used in research in ministry, it provides them with the tools to select and apply a range of methodologies. In doing so, students learn how to formulate a research proposal that evaluates a ministry activity. Students are also introduced to the skills, competencies, and technical methods that are needed to conduct and present research, including identifying a research topic, designing a research process, and obtaining ethics clearances.

    Enrolment Due Date: 21 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 21 January 2020 
    Admin Date
    : 21 January 2020
    Census Date: 12 February 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 27 March 2020
    Unit End Date: 8 May 2020

Could not find what you were looking for? Click here to check the units available for our Summer School Online

Semester 1, 2020 - Semi-Intensives

  • Bio-Ethics (PE019-712/812/912)

    Lecturer: Andrew Sloane

    Unit Code: PE019-712 / PE019-812 / PE019-912 / INO03-712 / INO03-812 / INO03-912
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 3-4 April 2020

    This unit addresses a number of issues that we, as Christians, have to confront in the society that we now find ourselves in. Everyday issues, that most of us will face at some point in time, either personally for ourselves, or for someone that we love. Issues like:

    • "What kind of care do we provide for those that we love, particularly what does care look like at the end of someone's life?" 
    • "Conception, contraception, and when is it appropriate, if at all, to intervene in the process of bringing a human life into being?"

    and other less-everyday issues like the increasingly rapidly evolving medical technology around us - medical interventions for treatment of diseases, or extending human capacities, and the impact (and even appropriateness) of these on our society. 

    And as we look at issues like these, students will explore not only the surface quesitons, but also the underlying theological and philosophical quandries these bring to bear. Are there theological understandings we need to consider? Are there Biblical texts we need to examine, and re-examine? Are there ways of looking at and understanding the world, that we need tocome to grips with, in order to understand the questions that society is posing to us, as Christians, and for us to be able to formulate helpful responses to them?

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 12 June 2020

  • Missional Leadership (PC071-812/912)

    Unit Code: PC071-812 / PC071-912
    Delivery Mode: Semi-Intensive 
    On-Campus Days: 2 March, 23 March, 6 April, 4 May

    Morling has an enviable reputation for delivery of cutting-edge leadership theory and practice Units. Designed and delivered by acknowledged leaders in their field, our leadership Units will equip you for ministry and mission in a variety of leadership contexts, both in Australia and overseas.

    The challenges raised by the missional church discussion call for a new kind of leader and a new approach to leadership. This unit will reintroduce the basics of the missional paradigm to students and then explore the distinguishing contours of a distinctly missional leadership. Major attention will centre on three necessary shifts:

    • the shift from an internal to an external focus;
    • the shift from program delivery to people development as a central activity of the missional church; and
    • the shift from traditional church-based leadership to apostolic-era leadership. 

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 12 June 2020

  • Ministry with Non-Church Youth (DM013-612/712/812)

    Lecturer: Steve Dixon

    Unit Codes: DM013-612 / DM013-712 / DM013-812
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 24 February, 9 March, 23 March, 6 April, 11 May

    This Unit gives students the skills with which to identify and understand the characteristics of and issues facing adolescents in Australia. In addition, students explore how to develop leadership teams and programs to connect with non-church youth and how to share the Gospel. Students learn strategies and models for conducting evangelistic outreach, as well as hear from youth organisations such as Power to Change, Scripture Union, Generate Ministries and Word of Life. They also develop a theology of mission with non-church youth, and think through the relationships between secular and Christian bodies working with youth in Australian society.

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 24 February 2020
    Admin Date: 24 February 2020
    Census Date: 20 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 1 June 2020

  • Missional Spirituality (EM023-812/912)

    Unit Code: EM023-812 / EM023-912
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 20 February, 12 March, 9 April, 30 April, 21 May

    We hear a lot of talk today about what it means to "be missional". However without missional formation, the church will never become missional. Often but not always, Christian spirituality is perceived as inward, disembodied, withdrawing from the world and even self-absorbed. But authentic missional spirituality focuses on formation of God’s people for the sake of the world.

    In this subject we will explore Christian traditions from the past, such as Celtic and monastic spiritualities, which will inform our formation as well as contemporary writers in this relatively new field. We will also look at the missional spirituality of Jesus and how Scripture informs our missional spirituality. Students will be encouraged to engage in missional disciplines throughout the subject so that theory is applied in the lived experience of the student.

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 18 February 2020
    Admin Date: 18 February 2020
    Census Date: 15 March 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 30 April 2020
    Unit End Date: 28 May 2020

2020 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.

  • SENT Church Planting (PC030-612/712/812)

    Unit Codes: PC030-612 / PC030-712 / PC030-812
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: TBC

    SENT is Morling’s internal Church Planting Certificate. As a one-year part-time experience pioneering church planting leaders will be equipped to take the gospel to the world. SENT is for anyone who isn’t simply interested in “content download” but wants to be trained in an environment where practical application, relevant experience, and formation are crucial for learning. You will have the opportunity to connect with other church planters who have a dream for planting, as well as be trained by some of our best practitioners and theoreticians inside and outside of our denomination.

    For more information about SENT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: TBC
    Unit Start Date: TBC 
    Admin Date
    : TBC
    Census Date: TBC
    Withdrawal Date: TBC
    Unit End Date: TBC

  • IMPACT Children's or Youth Ministry Certificate (PC044-612/712/812)

    Steve Dixon

    Unit Codes: PC044-612 / PC044-712 / PC044-812
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: (see below for dates for each stream)

    Children's Ministry:

    • 4 March 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 21 May 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 26 August 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • Attend Activate Children’s Ministry Leadership Conference or Family Connect Day

    Youth Ministry:

    • 4 March 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 21 May 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • 26 August 2020 - Lectures at Morling (10am - 4pm)
    • Attend BYM State Conference

    “Impact” is a one year course designed to help equip you for ministry with children or teenagers, by exploring different approaches to ministry, Australian culture, healthy personal practices and effective programming. You will also get connected with practitioners from across NSW and ACT. Impact builds on your involvement with your local church, by helping to build good theory upon which to develop your approach, through engaging with guided readings, and a network of practitioners you can learn from.

    For more information about IMPACT, click here.

    Enrolment Due Date: 31 January 2020
    Unit Start Date: 17 February 2020
    Admin Date: 17 February 2020
    Census Date: 17 April 2020
    Withdrawal Date: 29 July 2020
    Unit End Date: 13 November 2020


Existing ACT/Morling Students:
  1. Enrol ONLINE here, or
  2. Complete the normal Enrolment Form (found on Moodle) and return to the Registrar's Department - (Intensives and Summer School Online enrolments can also be included on your semester 1 or 2 enrolment form).
New Students

Before enrolling in any Summer School or Intensive units, 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 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 Intensives, Blended Units or Summer School Online? 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 through Tiana or Judith 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.




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