Over compliance with the blue card system

Over the past few months the Queensland Government’s Blue card team has visited remote communities to provide education and support to organisations and individuals around who needs a blue card.

Organisations often have blanket blue card policies that require everyone to apply for a blue card – but really organisations should not have a policy that requires their employees to apply for or hold a blue card if the work they are doing is not regulated by the blue card system.

Determining whether a person requires a blue card will depend on:

  • the environment where the work is carried out
  • the type of work, i.e. paid or unpaid, and
  • the frequency of the work.

Blue Card Services works with organisations to help them understand the blue card system and who will need a blue card. If you’re an organisation who needs help determining which roles need a blue card, please contact the service via email.