Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Child Safe Environment Procedures

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 3rd September 2020 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 3rd September 2023 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Director, Human Resources The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 3rd September 2020 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date To Be Advised This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Head of Work Unit Sharon Farquhar
Director, Human Resources
+61 2 66203768
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Author Rebecca Moore

+61 2 66203736
This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact HR Services General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

15.02.2021: Terminology updated to be consistent with organisational restructure (Faculties). Approved as minor amendments by Head, Governance Services in accordance with Governance Document Rule. 


Changes to the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 Qld, have been made, effective 31 August 2020. Amendments to the Child Safe Environment Procedures have been made to ensure that the University is compliant with the legislation. The changes reflect: 1. A new "no card, no start" law. Previously if an application was in progress an employee was able to commence. 2. A new online Application/Linking/De-Linking process. The new process allows Applicants apply for their own Blue Card. The University is required to check the photograph on the card against a form of photo ID, and use a new online form to link the person to the organisation. There is also a new online de-linking form, that the University is required to complete as necessary. 3. A New frequency test. After 31 August, people won’t need a Blue Card if they don't work or volunteer with children for more than 7 days in a calendar year. If the child-related work is more than 7 days, they will need a Blue Card.

Clauses Amended:Procedure: Clauses; 10, 19, 20-23, 39, 40-41, 44-45, 47, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55