Who needs a blue card?
Paid employees need a blue card if their work at a school includes, or is likely to include, providing services directed mainly towards children, or conducting activities that mainly involve children, for at least:
unless an exemption applies.
Please note that police officers do not apply for a blue card and should instead apply for an exemption card under this category if they are providing services which are outside of their professional duties. Please click here (PDF, 174KB) for more information.
If you work in disability services, please click here (PDF, 178KB) for further information about your specific blue card requirements and application forms.
If you are a state government employee there are specific application forms which can be obtained from your Department's HR or Screening area.
Examples of people who need a blue card...
Who doesn't need a blue card?
There are certain people who do not require a blue card under this category, including:
Examples of people who don't need a blue card...
Click here if you need to apply for a blue card or exemption card.
Last updated: 22 June, 2012
Certain people are prohibited from applying for or renewing a blue card. Please click here for more information.
Paid employees can commence regulated child-related work once their application is lodged with the Commission.
Blue cards for paid employees are valid for three years and the prescribed application fee is $73.45
If you don't require screening under this category, you might still need screening under another. Please check all categories.