Staffing codes - Primary

Category A: Primary, central or SSP classroom teacher positions

The staffing codes listed below are to be used by:

  • Classroom Teachers completing an online application form to apply for transfer to a primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) classroom teacher position.
  • Principals defining the requirements of a primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) classroom teacher vacancy when it is to be filled.

Position level codes

The position level code refers to the level of the teacher’s current substantive school position.

Code Position level
TCH Teacher

Subject/teaching area codes

General

Code Description of subject/teaching area
INF Infants (K – 2)
PRI Primary (3 – 6)
PSC Pre-school

STEM specialisation

Code Description of subject/teaching area
PRM Primary – Mathematics
PRS Primary – Science and Technology

Primary languages

Code Description of subject/teaching area
PAB Aboriginal Languages
PMA Chinese (Mandarin)
PFR French
CGE German
PIN Indonesian
PIT Italian
PJA Japanese
PKO Korean
PSN Spanish

Community languages

Code Description of subject/teaching area
CAA Arabic
CAS Assyrian
CAU Auslan
CBE Bengali
CCH Chinese (Mandarin)
CCC Chinese (Cantonese)
CDA Dari
CFI Filipino (Tagalog)
CFR French
CGE German
CGR Greek
CHB Hebrew
CHN Hindi
CIN Indonesian
CIT Italian
CJA Japanese
CKH Khmer (Cambodian)
CKO Korean
CLO Lao
CMA Macedonian
CMI Maori
NEP Nepali
CFA Persian
CPO Portuguese
CPU Punjabi
CRU Russian
CSA Samoan
CSE Serbian
CSP Spanish
CTA Tamil
CTO Tongan
CTU Turkish
CUR Urdu
CVI Vietnamese

Other

Code Description of subject/teaching area
AUL Auslan – Primary or Secondary
ESP Primary – English as an additional language or dialect
LIP Library
RER Reading Recovery
DSC School Counselling

Special education

Code Description of subject/teaching area
AUP Autism
BCD Behaviour Difficulties
BLE Braille (Specific positions only)
SCP Substitute Care Program
EDP Emotional Disturbance
HDP Hearing Impairment
LAL Learning Assistance – Language
LAR Learning Assistance – Reading
LSP Learning and Support Primary
LXS Learning and Support K-12
MIP Mild Intellectual Disability
MOP Moderate Intellectual Disability
PDP Physical Disability
EIT Early Intervention
SDP Severe Intellectual Disability
VDP Vision Impairment

Skills and/or experiences codes

Code Skills and/or experience
BAN Band
CIR Choir
DAN Dance
DRM Drama
ICT Information Communication Technology
MUC Music
PSD Public Speaking and Debating
SPO Sport
VIA Visual Arts
GAT Gifted and Talented

Note: The ICT code is for teachers who lead and embed technology into teaching and learning beyond their own classroom. Teachers with the ICT code will be expected to have extensive knowledge of current and emerging technologies which enhance teaching and learning and be able to advise teachers on the most appropriate use of that technology in their classrooms. The ICT code is not intended to be a replacement for the obsolete Computer Coordinator (CCO) staffing code. Teachers who were previously assigned the CCO staffing code will not automatically be given the ICT code.

The skills and experience code for teaching Gifted and Talented students (GAT) can only be used by school principals when filling a vacant position for an Opportunity Class (OC).

Note: Skills and/or experience codes are not utilised for Central Appointment matching methods (Step 1 or Step 2 of the staffing procedure for filling classroom teacher vacancies on a permanent basis).

Category B: Primary, central or SSP executive positions

The staffing codes listed below are to be used by:

  • Executive staff completing an online application form to apply for transfer to a primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) executive position.
  • Principals defining the requirements of a primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) executive vacancy when it is to be filled.

Position level codes

The position level code refers to the level of the executive’s current substantive school position.

Position level Code
Assistant Principal (Infants, Primary, Special Education) APR
Deputy Principal (Infants, Primary, Special Education) DPR

Areas of responsibility codes

Areas of responsibility describe the specific nature of executive positions.

Position level Area of responsibility Code
Assistant Principal (Primary, Special Education) Primary (K – 6) PIW
Learning and Support Primary LSP
Learning and Support K-12 LXS
Special Education – General SSE
Special Education – Emotional Disturbance EDP
Special Education – Hearing Impairment HDP
Special Education – Inclusion and Support API
Special Education – Suspension Centre SEC
Special Education – Vision Impairment VDP
Deputy Principal (Primary, Special Education) Primary (K – 6) PIW
Special Education – General SSE
Special Education – Behaviour Difficulties BCD
Special Education – Emotional Disturbance EDP
Special Education – Hearing Impairment HDP
Special Education – Inclusion and Support DPI
Special Education – Suspension Centre SEC
Special Education – Vision Impairment VDP

Note: Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction

The code for Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction is currently available only to assistant principals who have been appointed in such a role via merit selection. Further advice on access to this code for other assistant principals will be provided prior to the implementation of service transfers for executive teachers commencing Term 3, 2024.s

Subject/teaching area codes

General

Code Description of subject/teaching area
INF Infants (K – 2)
PRI Primary (3 – 6)
PSC Pre-school

Other

Code Description of subject/teaching area
ESP Primary - English as an additional language or dialect
LIP Library

Special education

Code Description of subject/teaching area
AUP Autism
BCD Behaviour Difficulties
BLE Braille (Specific positions only)
SCP Substitute Care Program
EDP Emotional Disturbance
HDP Hearing Impairment
LAL Learning Assistance – Language
LAR Learning Assistance – Reading
LSP Learning and Support Primary
LXS Learning and Support K-12
MIP Mild Intellectual Disability
MOP Moderate Intellectual Disability
PDP Physical Disability
EIT Early Intervention
SDP Severe Intellectual Disability
VDP Vision Impairment


Category C: primary, central or SSP principal positions

The staffing codes listed below are to be used by:

  • Principals completing an online application form to apply for transfer to a primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) principal position.
  • Directors, Public Schools NSW defining the requirements of primary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) principal vacancy when it is to be filled.

Position level codes

The position level code refers to the level of the principal’s current substantive school position.

Code Position level (new principal classification structure)
TP1 Teaching Principal – Level TP1
TP2 Teaching Principal – Level TP2
AP1 Associate Principal – Level AP1
AP2 Associate Principal – Level AP2
PNA1 Principal Level 1
PNA2 Principal Level 2
PNA3 Principal Level 3
PNA4 Principal Level 4
PNA5 Principal Level 5


Code Position level (old principal classification structure)
PP1 Primary Principal Level 1
PP2 Primary Principal Level 2
PP3 Primary Principal Level 3
PP4 Primary Principal Level 4
PC1 Central School Principal Level 1
PC2 Central School Principal Level 2
PC3 Central School Principal Level 3
PC4 Central School Principal Level 4
PS1 SSP Principal Level 1
PS2 SSP Principal Level 2
PS3 SSP Principal Level 3
PS4 SSP Principal Level 4



Category:

  • Human resources

Topics:

  • Teacher recruitment

Business Unit:

  • People Culture and Capability
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