Working with children check (Blue Card)

What is a Blue Card?

All children have the right to be safe and protected from harm. Blue Card Services administers the blue card system – Queensland’s working with children check.  Working with children checks provides a check of a person’s criminal history and is also an ongoing assessment of your eligibility to work with children while you are on placement.

If your application is approved, you will be issued with a Positive Notice and a Blue Card which allows you to work with children while on placement for 3 years.  It is your responsibility to hold a valid Blue Card for the duration of your placement.

Most students will be required to hold a valid Blue Card before the commencement and for the duration of their placement.  If you are required to hold a valid Blue Card, it is against the law for you to commence or continue your placement without one.

What do I need to do?

If you don’t already have a Blue Card you will need to apply for one as long as you are not a disqualified person.  If you are a disqualified person, it is an offence to apply for a Blue Card and penalties may apply.

If you have an existing valid Blue Card you will need to request that your Faculty/School link it to UQ before you commence your placement.

Faculty contacts are:

If your card is due to expire, you will need to renew it before it expires.