Position Coding Automated Tool (PCAT)

Position Code is an item in the NSW Public Sector Workforce Profile Data Collection. All new and amended positions must be coded using PCAT.

PCAT will ask you a series of questions about each position. The questions you are asked will be different for each position depending on its nature. You must answer all questions.

At the end of the inquiry, an Output Report is generated which provides the code for that position. The printed Output Report is your coding record.


  • Code all positions using PCAT. Do not attempt to code positions manually.
  • Treat each position separately and determine its code individually
  • Ensure task information is available for coding – do not refer to job titles alone.

Feedback and help

NOTE: The PCAT tool linked below is a new version. It is functional but some improvements are still being made. The tool will enable straightforward enquiries but may give incorrect Position Customer and/or Service Function details if the enquiry is more complicated.

If you have any concerns about the result shown in the Outcome Report, please email the Help Desk or phone the Workforce Information enquiry line on 02 9272 6123.