As a UQ medical student you are required to complete a number of compulsory annual program requirements. Some of the associated tasks can be done well in advance, while others cannot be completed until your enrolment becomes active, or you are on campus in Brisbane.

It is important that you read the information below carefully and ensure that you provide all documentation by the posted deadlines. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the student administration team (med.enquiries@uq.edu.au). 

Year 1 Please upload the below requirements onto the Year 1 Community Blackboard site.  

Year 2 and Phase 2  If you have any annual requirements to update (e.g. CPR or First Aid) please email these directly to med.enquiries@uq.edu.au

1. Blue Card

Trainee students who work with children and young people in Queensland must hold a valid blue card if their work falls into a category of regulated employment, regardless of how often they will come into contact with children and young people. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have a valid Blue Card at all times.

If your blue card expires and you have not submitted your renewal application at least 30 days before the expiry date, you cannot continue in your studies in the clinical environment until after you have received a new blue card.

How to complete this task

For new and renewing Blue Card applications (special processing during COVID-19 restrictions):

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the University will not be able to check an applicant’s identification in person. Instead, the Faculty of Medicine Student Administration team will be using the video conferencing platform 'Zoom' to verify an applicants identity.  The Faculty must be satisfied the applicant is the person providing the identification via video so they can complete ‘Part F – Organisation declaration’ on the application form.

To comply with the identification requirements, the Faculty must be satisfied the applicant’s identification documents (e.g. driver licence with photo) match the details on the Blue Card application form. Students must provide photo identification as per the accepted documents (page 3 of the applications form) and they must be of sufficient quality to identify the particular details of the applicant (e.g. their full name, date of birth and signature must be visible).

This approach respects the current restrictions of social distancing.  Blue Cards has advised that this process will only be accepted while the current COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Important to note:

  • Please sign the form manually and scan, or insert an actual signature (Blue Cards will not accept font signatures or computer generated signatures).  Clear photos of applications can also be accepted.  
  • Please email your applications to med.enquiries@uq.edu.au
  • The Student Admin team will contact you for a brief Zoom meeting in order to confirm your identity.
  • You can submit paperwork for Blue Card renewal to the Faculty med.enquiries@uq.edu.au no more than 16 weeks prior to your Blue Card expiring.

Thank you for your patience while we establish these new procedures.  

    Please click here to begin your blue card application form.

    To ensure efficient processing of your application, please use the following details when completing the ‘Organisation Details’ section on the online form:

    Name of organisation

    University of Queensland - Faculty of Medicine

    Organisation ID number

    261937

    Organisation address

    288 Herston Road

    Town, city or suburb

    Herston QLD

    State

    QLD

    Postcode

    4006

    Country

    Australia

    Contact person’s name

    Ashleigh Prager

    Contact person’s position

    Administration Assistant​

    Contact person’s phone

    07 3346 4922

    Contact person’s email

    med.enquiries@uq.edu.au

    Please use the following details when completing the ‘Category of child related activity’ section on the online form:

    Type of child-related activity to which the employment relates

    Health, counselling and support services (including disability services)