Blue Card and Exemption Card
Preservice teacher education students are required to hold a blue card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian before they are able to undertake practical experience in Queensland schools and other educational settings.
Registered teachers in Queensland do not require a blue card or an exemption card when providing services as part of their professional duties in a school or boarding school.
Registered teachers providing other regulated child-related services, such as working at an early childcare centre, private tutoring or volunteering at a local children's sporting club should apply to the Commission for an exemption card.
There is no fee to apply to the Commission for an exemption card. Once an exemption card application is received, the Commission will liaise with the QCT to confirm the applicant is a registered teacher and whether further employment screening is required.
For further information about the blue card system or making application for an exemption card please refer to the Commission's Website www.bluecard.qld.gov.au.
They provide some further detailed Information for registered teachers on their website.