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Support for International Students

International Student Support Services

Morling College has an international student advisor and mentor,4 International Students Rev. Han Kim.  Han is on campus a few days per week throughout the semester where he is available to meet with our international students.

To get in contact with Han or to find out more, please contact us.

Morling College offers a range of services and information to support and help students succeed in their studies.

Student Information

All students enrolled in on-campus Bible, Ministry, Mission & Theology studies at Morling College should read the Student Handbook.

International Students undertaking an accredited course of the Australian College of Theology at Morling College should be familiar with the ACT’s International Student Information which contains important details, policies, documents and a downloadable copy of the ACT’s International Student Handbook.

International Students undertaking an accredited course of the University of Divinity at Morling College should be familiar with the University’s International Student Information.

International Students undertaking an accredited Counselling course at Morling College should download a copy of the Morling Counselling International Student Handbook.

Once enrolled all students have access to other forms of the latest news and information via Moodle and a Weekly Student eNewsletter called @Morling.


International Student Support Staff

The following members of staff are designated specifically to assist and support International Students at Morling College.

International Student Services

Rev Han Kim: ghop.syd@gmail.com

Dean of Students and International Student Support Officer

Ms Gayle Kent: gaylek@morling.edu.au, Phone +61 (2) 9878 0201

Academic Registrar and International Student Support Officer

registrar@morling.edu.au, Phone +61 (2) 9878 0201


Orientation

Community Week (Orientation Week) is an important time to come together at the start of every year as the Morling College community. All full-time on-campus students undertaking study in the areas of Bible, Ministry & Theology and Counselling are required to attend Community Week, and Community Week is a compulsory event for all International Students.

During Community Week, International Students will take part in sessions specifically designed to provide information and introduce them to resources to assist and support them throughout their time at Morling College.

Library Orientation

Orientation tours of the Library are held in Community Week in Semester 1, as part of Morling College Open Days/Nights and Information Days, and can be arranged as necessary. Our helpful Library staff are available during Library opening hours to provide assistance.


Academic Support

In line with our value of Education Excellence the lecturers at Morling College are committed to helping students develop the skills and disciplines needed to research and write well.

If you have any concerns about your skills for study you can:

  • Discuss your skills with your lecturer
  • Enrol in MC101: Techniques for Theological Study in Semester 1 (this is a requirement for all new full-time students)
  • Discuss your skills and your assessments with the Dean of Students, Gayle Kent, or with Pastor Han Ku Kim, who is available to support our Korean students
  • You can also find information and advice on the MC101: Study Skills Page for Theology and Counselling on the College’s Moodle page.

Course Advice and Planning

It is a student’s responsibility to see that they fulfil the requirements of their chosen course of study at Morling College and we provide a number of resources to help you navigate your way:

  • Student Handbooks and the Course Planning Information page on Moodle provide information on the requirements of each course.
  • Course Advisors for each level of study are available to discuss your questions and options.
  • The Academic Registrar is available to discuss all enrolment and course progression related enquiries.

Pastoral Support

All students at Morling College are encouraged to seek pastoral support throughout their studies. It is hoped that you will have your own support networks through family, friends, church communities and small groups. However, we also recognise that the process of moving to a new country and undertaking theological study in itself may raise a number of personal issues for you and/or your families for which these networks may not be entirely adequate.

All students are welcome to discuss matters with the Dean of Students, International Student Support Officers or other members of faculty.


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, Australian College of Theology and University of Divinity websites.


Legal Services

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


Health, Welfare and Counselling Services

While Morling College does not offer direct health or counselling services, we can refer you to doctors, counsellors, and other welfare agencies as required.

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

The closest Medical Centre is located at Macquarie Centre, Shop 45, Level 2 Macquarie Shopping Centre, Phone (02) 9878 6666.

Chemists are located in the 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.


Public Transport

The Macquarie University train station is about 400 metres from our front entrance, in Herring Road. Macquarie University Station is on the Northern Line. Check the relevant timetable for details or call the Transport Information Line on 131 500.

Buses depart from the bus interchange at Macquarie Centre to the City, Eastwood, Epping, Chatswood, Gordon, Burwood, Hurstville, Blacktown and Quakers Hill (via M2). Bus timetables are displayed at the Macquarie Centre bus interchange and readily available on the Transport NSW website.

Macquarie Shopping Centre

Macquarie Shopping Centre  is located five minutes’ walk from the College. Major stores are Myer, Woolworths, Big W and Target; other facilities are a post office, cinemas, banks, NRMA, RTA, Medicare, Medibank, HCF, food outlets and an ice skating rink.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is adjacent to the College. The Library facilities are available for use but there are no borrowing privileges. The University has student facilities such as a gym (fee payable), food outlets and a bookshop.


Other Helpful Resources

For emergencies while in Australia, please dial 000 to speak to an operator.

For crisis support services phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.

For a list of welfare support services the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services has a range of information on support available. Phone 132 468 or 131 763 for International Services.

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