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.

VOLUNTEERS: IF YOU HAVE A CHECK

Holders of a Blue 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, 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, please follow this process to link your card 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. Provide a copy of the front and back of the Blue Card to wwcc@beaconfoundation.org.au for Beacon Foundation to lodge a linking form to Blue Card Services on your behalf (see has check below).
  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).
VOLUNTEERS: IF YOU HAVE A CHECK

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

    1. Please provide your Blue Card details :Full name, Blue Card number or account number and DOB, in the wvp section of your eBeacon profile
    2. Then scan both sides of your card and send to wwcc@beaconfoundation.org.au  (Please 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 form with Blue Card Services on your behalf.
    4. Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your card has been linked to our organisation. This may take a few weeks.
    5. Beacon will notify you via email when we have validated the linking of your Blue Card.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Electronic Signatures will not be accepted by Blue Card Services.
  • It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.

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 or student card (which is free when volunteering with an organisation). 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 section 2 to 5 of the Blue Card application form
  3. To support your application, you must provide a clear, certified copy of an identification document (ID) or Customer Reference Number issued by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
  4. A copy of your ID or Customer Reference Number must be certified as a true copy of the original by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, Lawyer or Police Officer.
  5. If you do not attach a certified copy, it will delay your application.
  6. Instructions for applying are available here: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/applications/apply
  7. Once you have completed the application form and have had your ID or CRN certified by a prescribed person, scan both forms and send back to us at wwcc@beaconfoundation.org.au

Please return scanned forms in PDF format, if possible. Scans created via mobile or iPad apps are generally not legible to the standard required by Blue Card Services.

Once we have received both completed forms from you, we will lodge them directly with Queensland Blue Card Services.

Both you and Beacon will receive written notification from Blue Card Services once your check has been processed and approved.  This may take up to six weeks.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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.

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 Full name and Exemption Card details (in the Working with Children section).
  2. Once you have provided the details above, please scan a copy of the front and back of your exemption card and email to us at wwcc@beaconfoundation.org.au.

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.

  1. Beacon will lodge the forms with Blue Card Services on your behalf.
  2. 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.
  3. Beacon will email you when we have validated your Exemption Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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
  3. To support your application, you must provide a clear, certified copy of an identification document (ID) or Customer Reference Number issued by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
  4. A copy of your ID or Customer Reference Number must be certified as a true copy of the original by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, Lawyer or Police Officer.
  5. If you do not attach a certified copy, it will delay your application.
  6. Instructions for applying are available here: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/applications/apply
  7. Once you have completed the application form and had your ID or CRN certified by a prescribed person scan both forms and send back to us at wwcc@beaconfoundation.org.au

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.

Beacon will lodge both forms with the Department and notify you when this is complete.

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.

Beacon will notify you via email when we have validated your Exemption Card details.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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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