Ambulance officers employed by the Queensland Ambulance Service under the Ambulance Service Act 1991, do not require a blue card when carrying out a function under that Act (for example, providing an emergency service).
However, ambulance officers employed by a private ambulance service providing a health service to a child which requires physical contact or where the service is provided while no-one else is present (for example first aid at sporting carnivals) will require a blue card if they work, or are likely to work, for at least:
- eight consecutive days, or
- once a week, each week, over four weeks, or
- once a fortnight, each fortnight, over eight weeks, or
- once a month, each month, over six months
unless an exemption applies.
You can apply for a blue card by submitting a Blue card application (BC) form (PDF, 251KB) and selecting the ‘Health, counselling and support services’ category of regulated employment.
Please note, as a paid employee you can commence child-related work after you have lodged your blue card application with Blue Card Services.
Last Updated: 30 June, 2015