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Suitability Cards


To assist schools with the costs associated with the renewal of non-teaching staff Blue Cards.

The costs of Blue Cards are normally paid centrally on behalf of schools. However, there are occasions where schools bear the costs directly and need to claim reimbursement.

Duration of Program



State schools with non-teaching staff.

Allocation of Funds

Reimbursement will be for actual costs incurred.

Schools are required to submit application details to the department for payment.

Data Requirements

DateSourceTime collected
Fees paidSchoolOngoing

Payment details

Reimbursement of feesVarious100%

How to apply

Reimbursement is made to schools on receipt of a Suitability (Blue) Card Reimbursement Form Microsoft® Word document (DETE employees only).

Further Information

Working with children check - Blue Cards page


Payroll Services Unit
Telephone: 1300 367 326

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