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Changing or finishing child-related work

As a blue or exemption card holder, you need to let us know about any changes to your child-related work.

Starting with a new employer

If you already have a blue/exemption card and start work with a new employer, your employer will need to let us know by using the online Organisation Portal or submitting a link an applicant / card holder to this organisation form to us.

If you are a volunteer (V) card holder who starts in child-regulated paid work, you will need to advise us within 14 days by completing the volunteer to paid transfer form and paying the prescribed fee. As long as there has not been a change to your eligibility, we will issue you a paid (P) blue card.

Volunteer card holders transferring into paid employment

If you are an existing volunteer (V) card holder and intend to start in paid child-related employment, you must apply to transfer your existing volunteer card to a paid card before starting paid work. You can do this by completing the volunteer to paid employment transfer and paying the prescribed fee.

If you hold a disability worker screening check and you are an existing volunteer (V) card holder who intends to start paid child-related employment, you must transfer your existing volunteer blue card to a paid card by completing the blue card application or renewal for disability service workers (DWS) form and pay the reduced fee.

If your volunteer card does not have your photo on it, we recommend you register for an online account. This will simplify the process for you and be processed more quickly.

You can start in paid work once the correct form has been completed, paid for and submitted to us.

As long as there has not been a change to your eligibility, we will issue you a paid (P) blue card.

Finishing work with an employer

If you stop working with your employer, you need to let us know by completing a no longer with organisation (for applicants/cardholders) form.

No longer need a blue card

If you are no longer working in child-regulated employment, you don’t need to cancel your card. If you want to cancel your card, you need to fill in a request to cancel card form.

If you cancel your card and need a card again in the future, you will need to re-apply and pay the prescribed fee.

Starting a business

If you already have a volunteer (V) blue card, you need to advise us within 14 days by completing a volunteer to business transfer form and paying the prescribed fee.

Otherwise, if you hold or have applied for a Queensland disability worker screening clearance and you need to transfer from a volunteer to a paid blue card (business operator), you should complete the blue card application or renewal for disability service workers (DWS) form instead.

As long as there has not been a change to your eligibility, we will issue you a paid (P) blue card to use as a business operator.

If you already hold a paid (P) blue card or (E) exemption card, you need to complete a notification of change for self-employed persons form.

You will also need to develop and implement a child and youth risk management strategy. Find out more about your risk management requirements.