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People who work with children and young people must hold a blue card or an exemption card if their work falls into one of the regulated categories of business or employment.
If you are an employer, volunteer coordinator or education provider and engage people as paid employees, volunteers or trainee students to work with children and young people, there are specific categories, exemptions and obligations that apply to each group.
Please note that you cannot make it a compulsory requirement for employees, volunteers or trainee students to hold a blue card or an exemption card unless they are providing child-related services that are regulated by the Commission's Act.
Please click on the relevant links below for further information:
Last updated: 27 June, 2012
Blue cards for are valid for three years.
The prescribed application fee for business and paid employee blue cards is $73.45
There is no application fee for volunteers and trainee students.
Certain people are prohibited from applying for a blue card. Please click here for more information about disqualified persons.
Police officers and registered teachers do not apply for blue cards and in certain circumstances may need to apply for an exemption card. Please click here for relevant exemption card application forms.
Please check all categories that might apply to your staff. If they don't require screening under one category, they might still need screening under another.