Position Code is an item in the NSW Public Sector Workforce Profile Data Collection. All new and amended positions must be coded using PCAT. Positions should not be coded manually. 

You will be asked a series of questions which will be different for each position. You should treat each position separately and determine its code individually. All questions are mandatory. You will need to use task information for each position and should not only refer to job titles.

A report is generated at the end of each search with a position code. This report is your coding record.

Position Coding Automated Tool

The PCAT tool enables straightforward enquiries but may give incorrect Position Customer and/or Service Function details if the enquiry is complex. If you have any concerns about the result shown in the PCAT report, please email the Analytics and Insights team at workforceprofile@psc.nsw.gov.au or call the team on 02 9272 6123.

PCAT resources

There is commentary and guidelines within the tool and further resources can be accessed here: 

Position Coding Guidelines

This pdf explains the rationale and methodology for collecting information through position codes.

A summary of codes

A spreadsheet with descriptions of code categories.