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Queensland- Blue Card – Information Page

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QLD- Blue Card - Volunteering with Beacon

The Queensland Blue Card system is the equivalent of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and is administered by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. 

Please contact the Department directly if you have any queries regarding the application process:

Phone:      1800 133 611 or (07) 3211 6999 

Website:    https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/

 

VOLUNTEERS – Please follow one of the processes below.

TEACHERS & POLICE OFFICERS – Scroll to the end of page for information.

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VOLUNTEERS: IF YOU HAVE A CHECK

Holders of a Blue Card card must advise Blue Card Services when they are undertaking child-related activities with a new or additional organisation, by linking their card to the new organisation – i.e. Beacon Foundation.

NOTE:  Only current cards can be linked to Beacon. If your Blue Card has expired, or will expire in the next 16 weeks, do not submit these forms. Instead, please follow the instructions in the ‘I don’t have a check’ section, to renew your card and link it to Beacon. Please provide your card number on the form, if you can.

If you have a current Blue Card, follow this process to link it to Beacon Foundation:

  1. If you are already registered for eBeacon please sign in and include your Blue Card details in the Working with Children section of your eBeacon profile.
  2. If you are not registered for eBeacon please register and then provide your Blue Card details in your eBeacon profile (in the Working with Children section).
  3. Please complete Parts A, C & F of this ‘Link an applicant cardholder to this organisation’ form and a ‘Confirmation of Identity’ form. Scan all pages of both forms and email them to wwcc@beaconfoundation.net. Note: Scans created via mobile or iPad apps are generally not legible to the standard required by Blue Card Services. If possible, please use a printer/photocopier scanner and provide scans in PDF format.
  4. Beacon will lodge the forms with Blue Card Services.
  5. Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your application has been approved. This may take a few weeks.
  6. Beacon will notify you via email when we have validated your Blue Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The Confirmation of Identity Form must be dated on the same day, or a later date, than the Link an Applicant Form, otherwise it will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • Electronic Signatures will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.

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VOLUNTEERS: IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CHECK

If you don’t hold a Blue Card, or if your Blue Card has expired, please follow the steps below to apply for a volunteer card (which is free).  Blue Cards that will expire in the next 16 weeks can also be renewed by following these steps. If renewing your card please provide the card number on the application form, if you can.

  1. If you are not registered for eBeacon please register.
  2. Please complete part D only of the ‘Blue Card Application’ form and complete a ‘Confirmation of Identity’ form. Scan all pages of both forms and email to wwcc@beaconfoundation.net. Note: Scans created via mobile or iPad apps are generally not legible to the standard required by Blue Card Services. If possible, please use a printer/photocopier scanner and provide scans in PDF format.
  3. Beacon will lodge the forms with Blue Card Services.
  4. Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your application has been approved. This may take a few weeks.
  5. Beacon will notify you via email when we have validated your Blue Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The Confirmation of Identity Form must be dated on the same day, or a later date, than the Blue Card Application Form, otherwise it will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • Electronic Signatures will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application form.

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TEACHERS OR POLICE OFFICERS

Teachers

If you are a teacher who is currently registered with the Queensland College of Teachers you are exempt from requiring a Blue Card for Beacon’s purposes.

Please follow step 1 or 2 of the “If you have a check” process above and provide your QCT registration number and expiry date in the Working with Children section of your eBeacon profile.

 

Police Officers

Police officers providing child-related services that fall outside of their professional duties do not require a Blue Card. However, they should instead hold an exemption card.


I HAVE AN EXEMPTION CARD:

NOTE:  Only current cards can be linked to Beacon. If your Exemption Card has expired, or will expire in the next 16 weeks, please follow the ‘I don’t have an exemption card’ process below. Please provide your card number on the form, if you can.

  1. If you are already registered for eBeacon please sign in and update your profile to include your Exemption Card details (in the Working with Children section).
  2. If you are not registered for eBeacon please register and then provide your Exemption Card details in your eBeacon profile (in the Working with Children section).
  3. Once you have provided the details above, please complete the ‘Link an applicant cardholder to this organisation’ form and a ‘Confirmation of Identity’ form. Scan all pages and email to wwcc@beaconfoundation.net. Note: Scans created via mobile or iPad apps are generally not legible to the standard required by Blue Card Services. If possible, please use a printer/photocopier scanner and provide scans in PDF format.
  4. Beacon will lodge the forms with Blue Card Services.
  5. Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your Exemption Card has been linked. This may take a few weeks.
  6. Beacon will email you when we have validated your Exemption Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The Confirmation of Identity Form must be dated on the same day, or a later date, than the Link an Applicant Form, otherwise it will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • Electronic Signatures will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application form.


I DON’T HAVE AN EXEMPTION CARD:

If you don’t hold an Exemption Card, or if your card has expired, please follow the steps below.  Cards that will expire in the next 16 weeks can also be renewed by following these steps. If renewing your card please provide the card number on the application form, if you can.

  1. If you are not registered for eBeacon please register.
  2. Please complete an ‘Exemption Card Application’ form and a ‘Confirmation of Identity’ form, scan all pages of  both forms and email them to wwcc@beaconfoundation.net. Note: Scans created via mobile or iPad apps are generally not legible to the standard required by Blue Card Services. If possible, please use a printer/photocopier scanner and provide scans in PDF format.
  3. Beacon will lodge both forms with the Department and notify you when this is complete.
  4. Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your Exemption Card has been issued. This may take a few weeks.
  5. Beacon will notify you via email when we have validated your Exemption Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The Confirmation of Identity Form must be dated on the same day, or a later date, than the Exemption Application Form, otherwise it will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • Electronic Signatures will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application form.

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