Blue Card Working with Children Check
Last updated: September 2020
In Queensland, a working with children check, also known as a Blue Card, is required for any person who provides services to, or conducts activities with children – that is, a person under the age of 18.
The Queensland Government’s Blue Card Services manages the system and facilitates application lodgement; card renewal; fee collection, if applicable; card holder detail changes; and card and/or replacement card issue. The Blue Card Services website has extensive information on the Blue Card system.
No individual can apply for, or retain, a Blue Card if they are or become ineligible. Should a card holder become ineligible by committing a disqualifying offence, they must advise their employer organisation and not continue to provide services to children.
All Blue Cards have a three year period of currency. Should they change, cardholders must update their details within 14 days with Blue Card Services.
All organisations which provide volleyball services in Queensland, whether they are clubs; associations; commercial centres; or coaching service providers, such as coaching, matches, and camps to children, are responsible for ensuring their staff (volunteer or paid) hold a current Blue Card which is linked to their organisation.
For persons resident in other states or territories who provide services to, or conduct activities, with children in Queensland such as coaching, officiating, and competition management, a working with children check from their home location is not recognised in Queensland. These individuals or organisations will need to look into applying for and obtaining Blue Cards before commencing their service or activity.
Volleyball Queensland is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all participants involved in the sport, particularly children, as reflected in the organisation’s Child Safety Policy.
For any Volleyball Queensland service or activity that involves children (a person under the age of 18), Volleyball Queensland requires all service providers, volunteers, and employees to hold a current Blue Card which is linked to the organisation. For clarity, this includes but is not limited to all: coaches, managers, referees, officials, venue managers, court supervisors, chief referees, venue setup crew, photographers and sports medicine providers.