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.

 

1. Blue Card

All children have the right to be safe and protected from harm. Blue Card Services administers the blue card system – Queensland’s working with children check.  Working with children checks provides a check of a person’s criminal history and is also an ongoing assessment of your eligibility to work with children while you are on placement.

 

The Blue Card application process has recently been changed by Blue Card Services. We encourage you to visit the University’s Blue Card FAQs webpage or contact the Faculty on 07 3346 4922 or med.enquiries@uq.edu.au for further information.

 

Please Note: If you are an international student, you will need to wait until you have arrived in Brisbane. You will be required to visit a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) office in-person to organise your Customer Reference Number (CRN) upon arrival. Once you have a CRN, you can then register for your Blue Card Account Number as mentioned above.

Year 1

Apply for a Blue Card:

As stated in the Doctor of Medicine program rules all students are required to hold a valid Blue Card for the duration of their studies to remain compliant with the program. It is also is against the law for you to commence or continue your placement without one.

  • Application time: At least 5 days plus internal processing time at UQ.  Can take longer if further investigation is needed.
  • Cost: $0 (students are classed as volunteers)
  • Due Date: You must hold a valid Blue Card and be linked to UQ by the 31st March 2021 (census date).

Step 1:

You will need a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) customer reference number (CRN) in order to prove your identity to Blue Card Services.

You can find your customer reference number in the top right area on the front of a range of TMR products including a Queensland driver’s license or proof of age card. 

If you don’t already have a Queensland TMR customer reference number, you will need to obtain one before you can progress your Blue Card application. To obtain a TMR customer reference number, check which identity and Queensland residential address documents you will need, then take these documents to a TMR centre in person and request a customer reference number.

Step 2:

Register for an online account and receive your Blue Card account number. Please visit the Queensland Government application portal and have your CRN ready. If asked, ensure you enter The University of Queensland as your institution.

Step 3:

Once you have received your Blue Card account number please submit this via the MD Community Site 2021. Navigate via the left hand side menu to 'Compulsory Program Requirements’ and select Commencing Students - Blue Card account number. We will need this to link you UQ.

Step 4:

Once you have been notified by Blue Card Services that you have been linked to UQ, you need to log in to the Blue Card applicant portal and apply for a Blue Card.

Step 5:

Once Blue Card Services have approved your application, you should receive a ‘Blue Card Application Approved’ via email and your new Blue Card will be mailed to your nominated address. UQ will also be notified that your card has been approved so there is nothing further for you to do.

Link your existing valid Blue Card:

If you already hold a valid Blue Card that is linked to another organisation, you will need to link it to UQ. To do this, please enter your existing Blue Card number into the MD Community Site 2021. Navigate via the left hand side menu to 'Compulsory Program Requirements’ and select Commencing Students - Blue Card account number. We will need this to link you UQ.

The team will then be able to link your card to UQ and there is nothing further for you to do.

Years 2-4

Renew your Blue Card:

As stated in the Doctor of Medicine program rules all students are required to hold a valid Blue Card for the duration of their studies to remain compliant with the program. It is also is against the law for students to commence or continue placement without one.

You will receive a reminder from Blue Card Services when your card is going to expire. Do not ignore this reminder. It is your responsibility to hold a valid Blue Card. You must submit your Blue Card renewal before your current card expires.

  • Application time: At least 5 days plus internal processing time at UQ.  Can take longer if further investigation is needed.
  • Cost: $0 (students are classed as volunteers)
  • Due Date: Prior to expiry date displayed on current Blue Card.

Step 1:

You will need a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) customer reference number (CRN) in order to prove your identity to Blue Card Services.

You can find your customer reference number in the top right area on the front of a range of TMR products including a Queensland driver’s license or proof of age card. 

If you don’t already have a Queensland TMR customer reference number, you will need to obtain one before you can progress your Blue Card application. To obtain a TMR customer reference number, check which identity and Queensland residential address documents you will need, then take these documents to a TMR centre in person and request a customer reference number.

Step 2:

Register for an online account and receive your Blue Card account number. Please visit the Queensland Government application portal and have your CRN ready. If asked, ensure you enter The University of Queensland as your institution.

Please enter your Blue Card account number into the MD Community Site 2021 > Compulsory Program Requirements > Continuing Students - Blue Card account number section.

Step 3:

As you will already be linked to UQ, you can log in to the Blue Card applicant portal to renew your blue card online. In the event that you are required to be re-linked to UQ please email med.enquiries@uq.edu.au.

Once Blue Card Services have renewed your blue card, you will receive a ‘Blue Card Application Approved’ email and your new blue card will be mailed to your nominated address.  UQ will also be notified that your card has been renewed so there is nothing further for you to do.