You can apply for a blue card or exemption card when you have an agreement to work in a child related environment that is regulated by the Commission's Act.
Paid employees who require a blue card or exemption card can commence regulated child-related work once they have lodged an application with the Commission and while their application is being processed.
How long will it take?
As a guide, you should allow at least 28 business days for your application to be processed.
Applications will take longer to process if:
When should I renew my blue card?
Paid employees may continue in regulated child-related work as long as they submit a renewal form before their blue card expires.
The Commission will send a renewal application to blue card holders 16 weeks prior to the expiry of their current card. You must advise the Commission of any change to your postal address.
For more information about the renewal process and to access the appropriate form, please click here.
Please note, exemption cards have no expiry date and remain valid as long as the person is a registered teacher or police officer.
Last updated: 13 April, 2011
Paid employees can commence regulated child-related work once their blue card or exemption card application is lodged with the Commission.
Paid employees must submit a renewal application before their card's expiry date to continue working.
Certain people are prohibited from applying for a blue card. Please click here for more information about disqualified persons.
Police officers and registered teachers no longer apply for blue cards and in certain circumstances may need to apply for an exemption card. Please click here (PDF, 174KB) for more information.