Education programs conducted outside of school
Who needs a blue card?
A person seeking to operate a business needs a blue card if the usual activities of the business include, or are likely to include, providing services directed mainly towards children, or conducting activities that mainly involve children, as part of:
- an alternative education program to allow a student who has been suspended or excluded to continue his or her education under sections 286(2), 291 or 304 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, or
- an alternative education program to allow flexible arrangements for a student, instead of the student taking part in the school’s educational programs in the usual way, under sections 182 or 183 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006,
unless an exemption applies.
Police officers and registered teachers do not apply for a blue card and should instead apply for an exemption card under this category if they are providing child-related services which are outside of their professional duties. Read more about applying for an exemption card (PDF, 231KB).
Find out more about the application process for disability service providers (PDF, 287KB)
Who doesn't need a blue card?
There are certain people who are exempt and do not require a blue card under this category, including:
- Persons conducting the business as a provider under section 232 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.
If you require a blue or exemption card under this category you will need to complete and submit an application form.
Last Updated: 23 May, 2014