When you apply for registration or permission to teach, the QCT requests an Australian criminal history check from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) or a Blue Card verification from the relevant agency if you hold a current Queensland Blue Card.
The fee for the criminal history check or Blue Card verification is included in your general application fee. If the blue card agency advise us further screening is required you will need to pay a QPS fee before we can continue to process your application.
If you have lived overseas for twelve months or longer during the past ten years you will need to provide a national police record check from the relevant country/ies.
The check/s must:
As it often takes some time to receive an overseas check you should apply early.
If you have applied for an overseas check but have not received it by the time you apply to the QCT, you should supply us with:
A statutory declaration form will be attached to the email you receive on submission of your online application. Statutory declaration forms are also available on our website.
Procedures and costs for obtaining checks vary between countries. Contact the local embassy for the relevant country for more details. You can also find information on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.