Intensives, Summer & Winter School

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 program across the summer and winter breaks, and Intensive Study Units.


These fully online units are designed to be studied over 10 weeks of coursework, and through the completion of assessment tasks, over the Summer break (27 November 2017 to 8 February 2018). This accelerated delivery mode is the perfect way to fit in an extra unit, or get a head start on your studies for the following year.


These blended intensive units give students the opportunity to complete some components of the unit online, as well as attending a three-day on-campus intensive. Our blended delivery mode is well-suited to online students who would love the chance to share in the on-campus experience, and it’s an excellent way for any student to flexibly fit another unit into their busy schedules.


Our intensive units run on campus for a one-week block during Summer (in the weeks before Semester 1) and Winter (in the weeks between Semester 1 and Semester 2), and are taught by Morling lecturers and guest lecturers who are internationally recognised and acclaimed specialists in their field. Intensive units are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time.  (Please check with your Course Adviser whether your award has any limits on the number of intensives you are allowed to complete). Intensives are also a great opportunity for online students who would like to experience on-campus classes.


Semi-intensive units are run on campus, with specific class dates. This delivery mode offers students the opportunity to study regularly on campus, without needing to commit to the usual weekly class format. Dates are available in the unit summaries below. Please ensure that you are able to attend all dates for your class.


Morling College offers Study Tours to Greece and Turkey (even years) and Israel and Jordan (odd years) in January. A Study Tour is an unparalleled learning experience as you are immersed in the place and space in which key biblical events occurred. The tours are, administratively, Semester 2 units in the year prior to the trip, with pre-reading done before the tour commences, and assessment to be completed after the tour (by early Semester 1). Fee-Help is available for a significant portion of the cost of the unit for eligible students.

Semester 2, 2018 - Winter Intensives

Anthony Petterson

Unit Code: OT302/502i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 4-6 July

An overview of the second half of the Old Testament, including the Prophetic books (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and The Twelve) and the writings (Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, Psalms and wisdom literature).

Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson

Unit Code: PE420/620i
Delivery: Intensive
Dates: 16–20 July

Morling is committed to equipping the church to be at the forefront of sharing the relevance of the truth of the Christian faith in the marketplace and within the church. Apologetics equips students for preaching, Bible study, evangelism, and pastoral care. This course looks at movements such as ‘Spiritual not Religious’, ‘New Atheism’, ‘Nominalism’, historical attacks on faith, as well as the ways in which the giants of apologetics have shared the faith in the past. It gives students the chance to learn from some of the leading apologists in Australia.

Miyon Chung

Unit Code: TH702i
Delivery: Intensive
Dates: Theology Connect Conference (July 13-14) plus a two-day post-conference intensive, taught by Miyon Chung (July 19-21)

For more information on Theology Connect 2018, see the conference website. For information about how to apply for a student scholarship to cover the conference registration fees, email Darrell Jackson.

Rev Darrell Jackson and Scott Moreau

Unit Code: EM780i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 9-13 July

Di Joseph

Unit Code: DM414/614i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 9-13 July

This Unit lets students explore the practice and theology of chaplaincy in the contexts of both state and private, and primary and secondary systems. This Unit examines the various models and settings for chaplaincy, focusing on the role of school chaplains, as well as introducing students to issues of ethics, confidentiality, and various legal issues. It will also cover professional development, supervision, self-care, approaches to classroom religious education in the multi-faith classroom, appropriate pastoral care and counselling models in an educational institution, a theology of chaplaincy to young people, as well as the major issues confronting youth in Australian society. This Unit will also examine the various development stages of young people.

Semester 2, 2018 - Intensives

Andrew Sloane

Unit Code: PE/IN753i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 14-15 September

Rev Darrell Jackson and David Starling

Unit Code: EM/IN721i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: 27 July, 17 August, 7 September, 28 September, 26 October

Unit Code: PC755i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: September
In conjunction with Morling College Preaching Conference

Steve Dixon

Unit Code: DM412/612i
Delivery: Semi-Intensive
Dates: TBA

Edwina Murphy

Unit Code: PC416/616i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 10-12 October

This unit helps students develop an understanding of the historical, theological and spiritual roots of the Baptist denomination. It also equips students to assess critically contemporary trends in Baptist belief and practice, and enables students to reflect upon their own attitudes towards formation and ministry within a Baptist context.

Edwina Murphy

Unit Code: CH759i
Delivery: Blended Intensive
Dates: 11-12 October

This unit helps students understand the history and distinctive beliefs and practices of the Baptist denomination. It enables them to analyse key primary sources, interpret denominational developments and evaluate dis/continuities between past and present. It also equips them to represent and shape current perspectives and practices on the basis of Baptist history and traditions.


Complete a Morling College 2018 Enrolment form, which can be found on our website here.


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.

Important Information

Undergraduate Intensives

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.

Graduate and Postgraduate Intensives

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.

How do Intensives work?

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.


Intensives run on-campus in blocks of 1 week during Summer School (the weeks prior to Semester 1 commencement) or Winter School (the weeks prior to Semester 2 commencement). These are a great way to complete all of your in-class requirements in a short period of time. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Intensives you may complete. Intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.


Much like Intensives, Semi-intensives are a great way of completing your in-class requirements in a short space of time. These are four to five full day blocks of study spread out throughout a semester. Please speak with your course advisor to find out if your course has any limits on the number of Semi-intensives you may complete. Semi-intensive units are denoted with an “i”. Please ensure that you place the “i” after your unit code in all correspondence, as the lecturers and assignments may differ to on-campus study.

The benefits of Intensive Units

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.


Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to contact Morling to discuss your study options and eligibility. 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 enroled. Used this form to apply now.

Intensive Units are available for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of each academic year. Please contact us to enrol in an Intensive Unit.

Casual Enrolments

Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit and does not want credit towards an award, download the casual enrolment form here.

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