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.

Apply for/renew your blue card

This form is to be completed by paid employees, volunteers and students proposing to start or continue in child-related employment.  Please complete this form if you do not currently have a Blue Card OR you need to renew your Blue Card.  

It can take up to 28 business days for your application to be processed.  We recomend applying at least 6 weeks before your card is due to expire, however you can apply up to 16 weeks before your card is due to expire.

Do not submit this form directly to Blue Card Services.

Please submit this form in person, along with two pieces of identification (see below for correct forms of ID) to the School of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further information can be found here on the Blue Card Services page

Already have a Blue Card though another organisation

This form is to be completed by applicants/cardholders who have applied for, or hold a blue/exemption card to advise they are undertaking child-related activities with a new or additional organisation.  In order for your current Blue Card to be valid, it needs to be linked to the School of Education.

It can take up to 28 business days for your application to be processed.

Do not submit this form directly to Blue Card Services.

Please submit this form in person, and bring you current Blue Card, to the School of Education.

Each time you renew your blue card with an external organisation you must link it with the School of Education for it to be valid to attend placement.

Cannot submit form in person

These forms are to be completed by a prescribed person where a blue/exemption card applicant cannot have their identification sighted by their organisation because either: the applicant’s usual residence is more than 50km from the business address of the organisation; or the applicant has a disability affecting their mobility

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Do not submit this form directly to Blue Card Services.

Please submit completed forms to education@uq.edu.au.

Lost Blue Card

This form is to be completed where a blue/exemption card has been lost or stolen and a replacement card is required.

Please submit directly to Blue Card Services. 

Further information can be found here on the Blue Card Services page.

Blue Card Exemption Form

This form is to be completed by Queensland registered teachers and Queensland police officers proposing to start or continue in child-related employment.

Do not submit this form directly to Blue Card Services.

Please submit this form in person, along with two pieces of identification (see below for correct forms of ID) to the School of Education.