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Blue card application
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
This form is to be completed by paid employees, volunteers and students
proposing to start or continue in child-related employment.
NEW/RENEWAL
Valid for lodgement
until 30 June 2018
BC
Important Notice
If you are eligible to apply for a blue card (please see disqualified person
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definition on page 4), continue to complete this
application. If you are not eligible, do not complete this form and complete an Eligibility Declaration form instead.
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Applicant’s name
Part A – Child related activity details
(to be completed by the organisation)
1 Please select the type of child-related employment for
which a blue card is required:
Paid employee (payment details required in Part G)
Volunteer (no payment required)
Student (no payment required)
2 Is this application associated with NDIS?
Yes No
Part B – Organisation details
(to be completed by the organisation)
1 Name of organisation
2 Organisation ID number (if known)
3 Postal address of organisation
Postcode
4 Contact person’s name
5 Contact person’s position
6 Telephone
7 Email
Part C – Category of child related activity
(to be completed by the organisation)
Information about categories of child-related employment
and whether any exemptions apply is available from
www.bluecard.qld.gov.au.
Please select the type of child-related activity to which the
employment relates:
Child accommodation services including home stays
Child care (including education and care)
Churches, clubs and associations
Education programs conducted outside school
(suspended or excluded students or flexible
arrangements under the Education (General
Provisions) Act 2006)
Emergency services cadet program
Health, counselling and support services
(including disability services)
Licensed care services
Local Government
Paid private teaching, coaching or tutoring
Religious representatives
Residential facilities
School boarding houses
School crossing supervisors
Schools (other than registered teachers and parents)
Sport and active recreation
OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Receipt number: Date:
Initials:
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Blue Card Services
James Cook University
Cairns Clinical School, JCU Cairns Hospital, PO Box 902
Cairns QLD
4870
Penny Phillips
Academic Services Officer
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penny.phillips@jcu.edu.au
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Applicant’s name
1 Title Mr Mrs Miss Ms
Other
2 Full legal name
Family name
First name
Middle name
No middle name (please tick)
3 Do you have a previous name, or have you been known
by any other name?
Yes
(record details below) No
It does not matter how long ago you used the name
or how long the name was used for e.g.
• birth name • name before marriage • married name
• alias • change by certificate • adoption
• changed order of name
Family name
First name
Middle name
If you require more space, please tick this box
and attach a separate list.
4 Gender
5 Date of birth
6 Place of birth
Town/City
State/Territory
Country
7 Current postal address (within Australia)
Postcode
8 Current residential address (if different to above)
Postcode
9 Telephone number
Daytime
Mobile
10 Email
11 Do you identify as? (if applicable)
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
12 Previous blue/exemption card number (if applicable):
/
13 Are you, or have you ever been a: (please tick)
Foster or kinship carer
Health practitioner
Operator/supervisor/carer of a child care
or education service
Teacher
14 Applicant’s declaration
I declare that:
I have read the information on page 4 and I am not
disqualified from applying for a blue card
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;
I am the applicant named in this form and have not
omitted any names or aliases that I use or have used
in the past;
the information and identification documents provided
by me for this application are true and correct and
I understand it is an oence to provide a false or
misleading statement or document;
I consent to information from any police, court,
prosecuting authority or other authorised agency being
obtained and for the police, courts, prosecuting authority
or other authorised agency to disclose any information
for the purposes of assessing my eligibility to work with
children including ongoing checks while my application/
blue card remains current;
I understand that the information obtained includes
but is not limited to details of convictions
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and
pending or non-conviction charges
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or information on
the circumstances relating to oences committed or
allegedly committed by me, regardless of when and
where the oence or alleged oence occurred;
I understand my organisation will be advised whether or
not I have a current application for, or hold a current blue/
exemption card; the outcome of this application which
may include whether my application is withdrawn, or a
negative notice issued, or if my blue/exemption card is
subsequently suspended or cancelled;
I am proposing to start or continue in regulated
employment and am not entitled to an exemption;
I understand and will comply with my blue card
obligations as a blue card applicant/cardholder; and
I consent to confirmation of the validity of my blue card
being published or provided.
Sign inside the box.
Please do not touch or go outside the lines.
Date of signature
Part D – Applicant’s details (to be completed by the applicant)
D D M M Y Y Y Y
D D M M Y Y Y Y
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Part E – Proof of identity (to be completed by the organisation)
The organisation must check two current, original identification documents from the applicant which collectively show the applicant’s
full name, date of birth and signature. The applicant’s details on their identification documents must match the details provided in
Part D.
One of the following combinations must be used: EITHER
List 1
+
List 1
(one must show a signature)
OR
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List 2
(one must show a signature)
List 1
If one of the valid identification combinations above cannot be provided, complete and attach a ‘Request to consider
alternative identification’ form.
If the applicant resides more than 50km from the organisation or has a disability which aects their mobility, complete and
submit an ‘Confirmation of identity’ form.
Please indicate which identification documents have been sighted by placing a
in the box.
LIST 1
SIGNATURE DOCUMENT
Driver licence/learner permit/proof of age card
Licence No:
Issued in the state of:
Australian Passport (current or expired in the last 2 years)
NON-SIGNATURE DOCUMENT
Birth certificate (or extract)
Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency
Overseas Passport (current)
Country of issue:
LIST 2
SIGNATURE DOCUMENT
Pension Concession card/Department of Veterans’ Aairs
Entitlement card/Seniors Health card/Health care card/
any other current financial entitlement card issued by
Department of Human Services.
Credit card or bank card (do not attach copy)
Positive Notice Blue or Exemption card
Student identification card issued by an education
institution (with photo and signature)
Queensland Gaming Machine Licence
NON-SIGNATURE DOCUMENT
Medicare card
Queensland crowd controller/private investigator/
security ocer licence
Passbook or account statement issued by a financial
institution dated in the last 6 months
Australian taxation assessment notice dated in the
last 6 months
Queensland Licence issued under the Weapons Act 1990
If possible, please attach a photocopy of the documents sighted for verification purposes (excluding credit or bank cards).
Part F – Organisation declaration (to be completed by the organisation)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This section must be completed by the organisation's representative irrespective of whether or not the
organisation can sight the identification above.
I declare that:
I understand that it is an oence to provide a false or misleading statement or document;
I am authorised to submit this application on behalf of the organisation;
the applicant is proposing to start or continue in regulated employment and an exemption does not apply;
I have warned the applicant that it is an oence for a disqualified person to sign a blue card application (see page 4)
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; and
I have either:
checked the details provided in this form and confirmed they match those on the identification documents sighted; or
delegated this responsibility to a prescribed person and have attached the ‘Confirmation of identity’ form.
Note: It is an oence not to warn the applicant that it is an oence for a disqualified person to sign a blue card application.
Signature of representative
Date of signature
Name of representative
Position of representative
D D M M Y Y Y Y
Applicant’s name
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Privacy notice
The Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 allows the collection of personal information to assess your
eligibility to be issued with a blue/exemption card.
Information will be provided to Queensland Police, and may be provided to police, courts, prosecuting authorities or other authorised
agencies as part of the screening process. Information may also be given to:
certain disciplinary bodies to obtain relevant disciplinary information; and/or
your employer, any supervisory body, or other person you have authorised to discuss your application on your behalf.
Personal information will only be provided to other persons or agencies with your permission or where required by law.
Important information
You can withdraw your consent to screening at any time before a decision is made.
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Disqualified person
It is an oence for a disqualified person to sign a blue card application form.
A disqualified person is someone who:
has been convicted
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of a disqualifying oence, which includes having sex with a child (irrespective of the type of relationship e.g.
teenage boyfriend/girlfriend, unlawful carnal knowledge) or other child-related sex or pornography oences or the murder of a child
(irrespective of the penalty and regardless of when and where it occurred); or
is the subject of:
reporting obligations under the Child Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004; or
an offender prohibition order under the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008; or
a disqualification order issued by a court prohibiting them from applying for or holding a blue card; or
a sexual offender order under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003.
*Non-conviction charge means, whether a person was charged as an adult or a child, a charge: that has been withdrawn; that has been
the subject of a nolle prosequi, a no true bill or a submission of no evidence to oer; that led to a conviction that was quashed on
appeal; or upon which a person was acquitted or disposed of by a court otherwise than by way of conviction.
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Conviction/convicted means a finding of guilt by a court, or the acceptance of a plea of guilty by a court, whether or not a conviction is
recorded and regardless of when and where it occurred.
A disqualified person can apply to be declared eligible to apply for a blue card in certain limited circumstances.
For more information about the blue card system and your obligations go to www.bluecard.qld.gov.au.
Application lodgement
Fax
Applications may be lodged by one of the following methods:
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Scan and upload
www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/uploadform
By post
PO Box 12671, Brisbane George Street QLD 4003
In person
53 Albert Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
By fax
07 3035 5910
Fax
Applicant’s name
Blue Card Services, Department of Justice and Attorney-General
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Scan and upload at www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/uploadform
PO Box 12671, Brisbane George Street QLD 4003
53 Albert Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
07 3211 6999 or 1800 113 611
07 3035 5910
www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Fax
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Part G – Payment options for PAID employees only
The application fee is GST exempt (under division 81), non refundable and subject to change.
An $87.20 fee is required for paid employees. Please select one of the following payment methods:
Credit card—complete payment online at www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Receipt number Date payment made
To avoid delays in processing, please attach a copy of the receipt when paying by credit card and ensure all applicant details
match those on this form.
Cash or EFTPOS (over the counter transaction only)
Cheque/Money order—made payable to Blue Card Services (ABN 60 789 586 626)
Postal address for receipt (must be completed if the receipt is to be sent to someone other than the applicant)
Postcode
Email address for receipt
D D M M Y Y Y Y
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