To work or volunteer with children in Queensland, you need to have a blue card. You will also need a card if you are a student enrolled in a tertiary course (including certificate, TAFE and university courses) and need to do a practical placement.
 
It is a requirement that you hold a valid blue card for all courses within your Education program that have a professional experience component in Queensland schools. Students that do not hold a valid blue card for the duration of their professional experience are not permitted to attend placement.
 
You must have your Blue Card on you at all times during your professional experience, as Schools will request to see your Blue Card.
 
Further information can be found on the Blue Card services page.