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The Queensland Government Working with Children Blue Card System is an independent statutory authority which promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people in Queensland. The Working with Children Check is a detailed national check of a person’s criminal history, including any charges or convictions.

All AIECS Students are required to have a current Blue Card to be able to work or volunteer within Childcare Services. Students cannot work or volunteer in position until their application has been approved, as per the No Card, No Start Law.

Child care services and similar employment - Who needs a blue card?

Paid Employees need a Blue Card if their work includes, or is likely to include:

  • Working as a carer or staff member in a child care service, or
  • Carrying out work other than child care at a child care service while child care is being provided, or
  • Providing child care in the course of a commercial service, other than a child care service for at least:

                           Eight consecutive days, or

                           Once a week, each week, over four weeks, or

                           Once a fortnight, each fortnight, over eight weeks, or

                           Once a month, each month, over six months unless an exemption applies

Please note that there is an application fee for paid employees.


Volunteer and trainee students need a blue card if their work includes, or is likely to include:

  • Working as a carer or staff member in a child care service, or
  • Carrying out work other than child care at a child care service while child care is being provided, or
  • Providing child care in the course of a commercial service, other than a child care service unless an exemption applies.

Please note that there is no application fee for volunteers or students.


The student is required to provide AIECS with a copy of their “Blue Card” upon enrolment and will not be able to commence their studies without one.

 
The AIECS warns applicants that it is an offence for a ‘disqualified person’ to apply for a card.

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