The Professional Standards Department now has its home at the Lutheran Church of Australia. Please see http://www.lca.org.
Blue Card - Working with Children Check
INFORMATION ABOUT THE QUEENSLAND BLUE CARD is available on the website: www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
PASTORS in active service, RETIRED PASTORS providing locum service, DISTRICT, PARISH and CONGREGATION EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND TRAINEE STUDENTS who work with children and young people are required to have and maintain a current Blue Card and have the details recorded at the Professional Standards Department, Queensland District Office.
PASTORS in active service are required to complete the Blue card application (BC) form.
RETIRED PASTORS are required to complete the Blue card business application (BCB) form.
Enter the details in Part A of the form as shown below, checking the box indicating you are a ‘Religious Representative’. The LCAQD will cover the cost of a Blue Card for retired pastors. Forward your completed application with documents to the Professional Standards Department for Part F to be completed.
TEACHERS AND POLICE OFFICERS
Registered teachers, Chaplains (who are registered teachers) and Police Officers who participate in a congregation’s ministry should apply for an Exemption Card.
Please note the two different Exemption card application forms: (E) form and (EB) form.
Blue Cards are valid for three years.
Paid employees (including Pastors) can commence regulated child-related work after the application is lodged with Blue Card Services.
Volunteers, trainee students and business operators (including retired Pastors) must hold a valid Blue Card before they can commence regulated child-related work. If a renewal application is submitted at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the card they can continue to work while the renewal application is processed.
BLUE CARD REGISTER
Blue Card Home: www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Application Forms: www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/applications.html
Information Sheets and General Resources: http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/info-sheets.html
Update Information Online: www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/updateContact_form.aspx
If you would like to contact the Professional Standards Officer, please either write to:
LCA Qld Professional Standards Officer
Elizabeth A Kloeden
P O Box 1535
Milton Q 4064
Or alternatively call Elizabeth on 07 3511 4089.