Students enrolled in the below degrees are required to obtain and provide evidence of a valid blue card by the end of first year in order to complete the requirements of the program.

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)

BClinExP(Hons) and BExSS (Hons) students are required to have a valid Blue Card before the commencement of Year 2 of their program. BHSPE (Hons) students are required to have a valid Blue Card before commencing a course in which children or young people may be involved.

It is your responsibility to apply for your Blue Card, to make sure it is linked to the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, and to renew your card in a timely manner. It can take up to three months to process a Blue Card. 

If you fail to get a Blue Card in time for your prac, you may have to defer your studies by 12 months.

Blue Card requirements

The Blue Card Check (or Working with Children Check) involves a national check of an individual's criminal history, including any charges or convictions to ascertain suitability to work in child-related employment (Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000). Eligible individuals are then issued a positive notice letter and a blue card. Failing to have a current card on your person while working with children is a finable offence.

Visit the Queensland Government Blue Card site to check your obligations and rights.

Already have a Blue Card?

If you have a Blue Card, you can check if your card is still valid.

If the card is current and but was not applied for through us, you need to submit a 'Link' form (formerly an authorisation form) at the office.

How to apply

  1. Get the relevant form online (PDF, 220KB) or from the School Administration Office
  2. You must sign the form in front of School Office staff and present ID (see form for instructions).
  3. We will submit your form for you. 

A Blue Card is valid for a length of three years from the date of application approval.


Visit the Blue Card Services website or email the Student Administration Office: