It is a requirement of Surf Life Saving Australia that all patrolling members 18 years or over, and volunteers working in an official role with children, must hold a current Blue Card; Queensland’s ‘Working with children’ check.
If you do not have a current Blue Card, or you need to renew
If you have any issues, you can refer to this Quick Reference Guide to Online Blue Card Submission to assist you with the process.
Once you have started your application, you will be sent an email asking to link to your Volunteer Organisation. Complete this form and include the number given to you by Blue Card Services to be linked to Palm Beach Qld. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLSQBCSLink
SLSQ will then link your application to our club. Wait to receive an updated email from Blue Card Services to then complete your application.
What if I already have a Blue Card?
If you already have a Blue Card, please complete this form to send the details to SLSQ to link to Palm Beach Qld SLSC. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLSQBCSLink
As a teacher/police officer, can I get an Exemption?
Yes, but you must apply for an Exemption Blue Card.
Registered teachers and police officers remain exempt from requiring a Blue Card as part of their professional duties. However, when providing services which fall outside of these duties, visit your Blue Card Portal and apply for an exemption Blue Card https://my.bluecard.qld.gov.au/login
Then asked to be linked to Palm Beach Qld SLSC using the same survey as above. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLSQBCSLink
Now that I have my Blue Card, do I need to do anything else?
Yes please. Just a little bit of online training.
All organisations falling within the scope of the blue card system are required to develop and implement a Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS) which addresses eight minimum requirements. The SLSQ CYRM Induction Training is required to be undertaken by every member who holds a Blue Card and be updated in line with Blue Card renewal. The training is conducted online and takes approximately 20 minutes.
How do I complete the training?
Login to your SLSA Members Portal, select ‘e-learning’. Tip: when you click eLearning for the first time this season from your Members Portal, you will be asked to log in again. Use your Members Portal login details – this will take you to the new SLSQ Hub.
You will see some Green and Red circles.
- Click on the ‘CYRMS’ circle to complete the Child and Youth Risk Management strategies training.
- Click on the ‘CSA‘ circle to complete the Child Safe Awareness training.
Both courses should take less than 20 minutes combined to complete.
If you require any help please contact our office.