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

Status Current
Effective Date 3rd September 2020
Review Date 3rd September 2023
Approval Authority Director, Human Resources
Approval Date 3rd September 2020
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Head of Work Unit Sharon Farquhar
Director, Human Resources
+61 2 66203768
Author Rebecca Moore
Workplace Relations Advisor
+61 2 66203736
Enquiries Contact HR Services

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

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