Morling Student Services

As a community, Morling places a high priority on providing pastoral and academic support for students. Praying for one another and showing God's love to one another are essential aspects of College life. Students are encouraged to share their needs with one another and offer support to each other. While some might consider seeking support as a sign of weakness, we believe that it is a valued aspect of personal and spiritual formation.

At times students will need specific pastoral or academic support, especially if they are also struggling with other life circumstances. The Director of Student Services, alongside the Academic Dean and the Vice-Principal (Students & Community) work together to coordinate pastoral and academic support and can also refer students to other support and counselling services.

Students are also encouraged to share these needs with their Mentors, Course Advisors and/or Lecturers.

No issue is too small to share - especially if it is impacting your life or study!

The key staff for the provision or referral of support services are:

Director of Student Services: Andre Kurniawan - 
Academic Dean: Nicole Starling -
Vice-Principal (Students and Community): Gayle Kent -
Academic Tutor: Wendy Noble -

Please see below for a list of student support services:

Academic support (including help with study skills and academic English):
Wendy Noble -

Gayle Kent - and Andre Kurniawan -

Overseas Student Liaison Officer:
Andre Kurniawan -

Health and welfare services:
Gayle Kent - and Andre Kurniawan -
Lifeline - 24/7 Crisis Support: 13 11 14
Health Direct - 24/7 Health Advice Line: 1800 022 222
Find a GP near you:
Disability services:

Personal counselling:
The Ezra Centre (Sydney): 02 8197 1746
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732 (telephone and online counselling)

Referral for legal support
Gayle Kent - and Andre Kurniawan -
Legal Aid: 1300 650 579 (free info on the law, resources and services)

Student advocacy: Andre Kurniawan -

Health, welfare & Counselling Services

Your wellbeing and safety is important to us. In addition to our Student Services support network, we encourage everyone in our community to access professional support when needed. 

While Morling College does not offer direct health services, we can refer you to doctors, counsellors, and other welfare agencies as required. Please also consider your local services such as medical centres, general practitioners and mental health professionals. 

Sydney Campus: The closest Medical Centre is located at Macquarie Centre. Chemists are located in Macquarie Centre, as well as a 9am to midnight pharmacy at Eastwood Night and Day Pharmacy, 86/88 Rowe Street, Eastwood, Phone (02) 9874 5187.

Perth Campus: The closest Medical Centre is Juniper's Medical Centre. The Acacia Pharmacy Bentley is located at Juniper as well, and there are other Chemists located at the Waterford Plaza, a 5 minute drive from campus.

Other helpful links and resources

The RUOK website has an excellent list of support services around Australia and online services.

This Australian College of Theology webpage provides Sexual Assault, Harassment and Domestic and Family Violence support services.

The Ezra Centre

Ezra means ‘helper’ and this is one of the core aims of Ezra; to be able to come alongside you, or your family in the role of a professional ‘helper’. Situated on our Sydney campus, we offer students and others various counselling services. Counselling and Supervision services are available from experienced clinicians and accredited supervisors. Morling student and campus residents can access a discount rate. NDIS funded services and health fund rebates may be available to eligible clinicians and their clients. Special arrangements can be made for clients experiencing financial hardship and Ezra will endeavour not to turn a client away due to financial constraints. Additionally, Ezra has rooms at Mortdale/Oatley Baptist church and Gordon Baptist Church.

02 8197 1746

Emergency Contact Details

For any emergency health situation which occurs on-campus please call 000 for an ambulance and notify Reception.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek assistance by contacting your trusted healthcare professional or calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, seek immediate assistance by calling Triple Zero (000). 


Police: 131 444
Ambulance service: (02) 9320 7777
Fire brigade: (02) 9265 2999


Police: (08) 9422 7111
Ambulance service: (08) 9334 1234
Fire brigade: (08) 9395 9300

Academic Writing & Study Support

At Morling we encourage all students to achieve a high academic standard and believe that all students can be further equipped by developing their study skills. We realise that many students who are returning to, or beginning, their tertiary study benefit from specific training. We encourage students to have a Study Tutor and also we offer a range of services to support students including:

  • MC101 Academic Writing and Study Skills: completed as through online Tutorials and/or on-campus intensive (offered each Semester).
  • Study Skills page on Morling Online
  • Academic Writing support from our dedicated Academic Tutor
  • Library Academic Support and referral

Students can also discuss their study skills with their lecturers or with the Dean of Students.

Course Advising

Current students have the support of Course Advisors. Course Advisors are available to help students with their Unit selections, Course Progression and to provide information on possible pathways of study. More information about how to contact Course Advisors can be found on Morling Online (Moodle).

First Nations Support Services

Morling seeks to support the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

The following resources are recommended:

Additionally, a large number of support services are listed on the ACT website:

Disability Support

Morling seeks to value, support and assist students with permanent or temporary disability or medical conditions.

Assistance for students could include :

  • Offering advice regarding access and study
  • Arranging for accessible course material
  • Liaising with lecturers and staff
  • Supporting applications for assignment extensions and/or compassionate withdrawals
  • Providing alternative assessment or examination tasks.

The College is committed to respecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality, and will only share information when readily offered by the student or permitted. Students can share their situation with the Dean of Students and/or Director of Student Services.

Please note that students may be asked to provide appropriate documentation where necessary.

Overseas Student Support

The following members of staff are designated specifically to assist and support Overseas Students at Morling College. To find out more information, please contact us.

Andre Kurniawan:, Phone +61 (8) 6313 6200

Ms Gayle Kent:, Phone +61 (2) 9878 0201

ACADEMIC SERVICES OFFICE, Phone +61 (2) 9878 0201

Legal Services

While Morling College does not provide legal services to Overseas Students, Australia has legal protection for Overseas Students studying in Australia. If you have a question about your rights and responsibilities as an Overseas Student, and you cannot find the information you are seeking in the policies on the Morling College, and Australian College of Theology websites, or cannot obtain the information through a conversation with the Student Services Liaison, then you can contact the Australian Government’s Department of Education on 1300 363 079 or 13 33 97.

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Student Rights and Policies

Detailed information about policies relating to study, student wellbeing, dispute resolution, complaints and appeals can be found on the Policies pages of the Morling College, and the Australian College of Theology websites.

Accommodation At Morling

Community is central to College life at Morling. We aim to build community with our residents who live in a variety of options across campus.  These on-campus accommodation options include townhouses, duplexes, units and studio apartments, and are available for students studying at Morling College, Macquarie University and other tertiary institutions.

Accommodation at Morling is a supportive and nurturing community for students undertaking studies at Morling. It is a place where your neighbours share your priorities and understand the joys and challenges of both the academic and Christian journey.