Form Parent Consent Form for School-Aged or Young Child (Under 18)

  • The Child Employment Act 2006 and the Child Employment Regulation 2006 define specific restrictions on work that can be performed by school-aged or young children. It requires a parent’s consent for their school-aged or young child to work. The restrictions and requirements for parent’s consent do not apply to a child who is not a school-aged or young child.

    In this form, a parent is required to give consent to their child working within the restrictions set by the legislation and provides information about when their child is required to be at school. Once the form has been completed and signed by a child’s parent, this form is to be given to the child’s employer or prospective employer and the employer must keep this form on file. It is suggested that parents should also keep a copy of the parent’s consent form.

    It is an offence under the legislation for an employer to require or permit a school-aged or young child to perform work unless the employer has a parent’s consent form for the child. It is also an offence for an employer to require or permit a school-aged or young child to perform work when the child is required to attend school as stated in this form. It is an offence under the Education General Provisions Act 2006 for a parent to allow their child to work when the child is required to be at school.

    This parent’s consent form is only applicable to employment with the employer mentioned in this form. The legislation requires that a parent must keep the information in this form up to date by completing a new form and giving it to the child’s employer within 14 days of the parent becoming aware of any change in their child’s school hours.
  • Please provide details of another person who may be contacted by the child or the child's employer if the child's parent or guardian cannot be contacted
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  • The times mentioned above only apply during school term and are exclusive of public holidays and pupil free days. Please advise if the arrangements for school holidays or pupil free school days differ from the standard arrangements for Queensland state high schools.
  • Note: This parents consent form is only valid while the information contained is current. If the school hours stated in this form change, you must complete a new consent form and give it to your child's employer within 14 days of becoming aware of the changes.
  • If a flexible schooling arrangements has been entered into please advise if a condition has been imposed requiring the child to be tutored by an appropriately qualified teacher?
  • In addition to the employer named in Section 4, please provide details on any other employer of the child.
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