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Blue card resources

We have resources available for individuals and organisations to help you understand how the blue card system works.

Resources available on this page:

You can download and print these resources as required.

We also have a suite of videos to help you understand the blue card system.

General information about the blue card system

When a card is required and how to apply

Application process

Application process outline for:

For individuals

Learn whether you need a blue card and how to apply for your industry:

School-related:

Exemption cards

This flow chart outlines when an exemption card may be needed by a police officer or teacher.

Learn more about getting an exemption card for work outside your professional duties as a:

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For organisations

Learn when a blue card is needed for:

These flow charts outline if a blue card is required and how to apply for:

This flow chart explains to employers how to authorise the card of new employees, students and volunteers requiring a blue card.

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Forms

Access our blue/exemption card application forms.

Other information for individuals

The fact sheet about the rights and obligations of blue card holders explains:

  • using a blue card in different roles
  • what to do if your
    • card is lost or stolen
    • police information changes
    • card is suspended or cancelled
  • when to renew
  • updating us about changes.

You can also learn:

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Other information for organisations

Learn more about:

Compliance information and resources

If your organisation or business is regulated by the blue card system, you must have a child and youth risk management strategy. It has 8 mandatory requirements to help create a safe and supportive environment for children.

Templates to help manage your compliance activities:

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community resources

Learn how to apply for a blue card in remote communities and frequently asked questions for remote communities.

Put these posters up around your organisation to help your community understand the blue card system:

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Restricted persons and restricted employment

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Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community resources

Services in-scope of the HSQF

These resources are for services in-scope of the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF).

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Disability work

You can no longer apply for disability worker screening through Blue Card Services.

These resources are available for people working with children with disability:

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