Exemption card FAQs
Registered teachers and police officers remain exempt from requiring a blue card or exemption card when providing regulated child-related services as part of their professional duties (e.g. teaching at a school or boarding facility or providing a function as a serving member of the Queensland Police Service).
However, when providing regulated child-related services which fall outside of their professional duties, registered teachers and police officers must now apply for an exemption card. Examples of this include where a police officer is volunteering at a local sporting club or community group and / or a registered teacher is working in a child care centre or private tutoring business.
- How to apply for an exemption card (PDF, 231KB)
- Information for registered teachers (PDF, 399KB)
- Information for police officers (PDF, 310KB)
There is no fee for an exemption card and it remains valid as long as the person remains a registered teacher or police officer, unless cancelled or suspended earlier.
Police officers and registered teachers can commence blue card related work after Blue Card Services has received their completed application for an exemption card.
Last Updated: 30 June, 2014