Blue cards for paid employees are valid for three years. There is an application fee for paid employees - please see the Fees page for more details.
A paid employee can commence regulated child-related work once their application is lodged with Blue Card Services.
Certain people are prohibited from applying for or renewing a blue card. Find out more information about disqualified persons (PDF, 428KB).
Police officers and registered teachers do not apply for blue cards and in certain circumstances may need to apply for an exemption card. More information about exemption cards can be found on the Police Officers Information Sheet (PDF, 310KB) and Registered Teachers Information Sheet (PDF, 399KB).
If you don't require screening under one category, you might still need screening under another. Please check all categories.