At Morling we recognise that not all students can attend weekly lectures, so we have established a flexible program offering both day and evening classes, fully online units, units with classes spread throughout semester and units across the summer and winter breaks.
Please be aware that not all units are available in every mode - please refer to the yearly schedule to find out which units are available each semester, in each mode.
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 chaplainc, and it is often difficult to stop working in order to pursue further study - check out our flexible study options now!
A standard full-time load comprises an enrolment of 48 credit points (normally four Units) per semester. 36 credit points is also considered full-time. In addition to enrolled Units, full-time on-campus Bible & theology students are encouraged to participate in a Transformational Discipleship Group, weekly chapel services called The Gathering, mentoring, church visits, Orientation Week activities, as well as other extra co-curricular activities such as Partnership Mission or a Missions Conference. If you would like to study Bible & Theology full-time with us, please download and complete a Full-Time Application Form. You will then proceed through the full-time application process, which includes an interview.
A part-time load consists of a maximum enrolment of 24 credit points (normally two Units) per semester. If you would like to study part-time with us, please download and complete a Part-Time Application Form.
On-campus lectures are held mornings, afternoons, and evenings (6.45pm-9.30pm) during the semester. Students can study either part-time or full-time and may combine on campus study with online study throughout their course (however each individual Unit must be taken as either fully on-campus or fully online). On-Campus study options are available at both our Macquarie Park/Sydney and Perth Vose Campuses, with additional options at our Orange/Wagga Wagga regional program, for Bible & Theology students or through Monday Night Live at Morling South.
Evening classes are available at both our Macquarie Park/Sydney and our Perth Vose Campuses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. You can enrol either for personal interest, or for credit towards a Diploma or Degree. There is also an evening lecture that can be taken for credit at Monday Night Live.
Our online Units allow you to study from the convenience of your own home, anywhere in the world, while also enjoying the opportunity to meet with the lecturer and other students regularly 'face-to-face' through online virtual classroom sessions throughout semestger. Online Unit codes are denoted with a "D". Please ensure that you place the "D" after your Unit code in all correspondence, and choose 'Online' as the delivery mode on your enrolment form, as lecturers and assignments may differ from on-campus study Units.
Our hybrid classroom model has been so successful, it’s become the new normal. Not just during the pandemic, but into the future. While we love having as many students as we can on campus, joining in the livestream is also a good option. You can still participate in classes while caring for young children or keep up with your studies while managing illness. You can also study purely online or mix different study modes! Those in rural and regional areas don’t have to pack up and move to the city just to be trained for ministry and you can pursue your studies while working full time! We'll really meet you where you are. Check our timetables with units available here.
Most of our on-campus units can be enrolled in on a casual (non-credit) basis, for students who wish to upskill or pursue study for personal interest. Single Unit Study does not lead to a formal award, but involves completing the unit in full, including assignments. Find out more...
Morling College offers Study Tours to Greece and Turkey and Israel and Jordan in January each year. 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 Bible & Theology units in the year prior to the trip, with pre-reading done before the tour commences, and assessments 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.
Study Tours are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
These fully online units are designed to be studied, in an accelerated mode, over 10 weeks through coursework, and the completion of assessment tasks, over the Summer break (end of November to early February). 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.
Full lecturer, academic and library support is available for students - please check ahead of time for any library closure dates over Christmas/New Year.
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 throughout the 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 Units.
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.
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE
Monday Night Live at Morling South is for anyone who would like to be equipped with a better understanding of the Bible, Theology and Mission in an accessible way. You can join us at Monday Night Live in person or via livestream for weekly lectures from Morling's world-class teaching faculty.
- Attend in person at our Southern Sydney Hub* in Hurstville, just a few minutes’ walk from Hurstville station;
- Zoom in to the livestream from home;
- Gather as a church or small group to watch via livestream.
Morling College offers study tours to Greece and Turkey, Israel and Jordan & Reformation Study Tours, on rotation, in January each year.
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.
*Delivery of any Study Tour is dependent on meeting minimum numbers, and the schedule is subject to change dependent on travel and curriculum considerations. Please register your interest with us to be kept updated on any changes.
Since 1995, morling has been the premier provider of bible, ministry, and theology distance courses: with almost 500 students currently studying online, morling is the leading, and the largest, online theology program in australia.MORE