Staffing codes - Secondary

Category A: Secondary, 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 secondary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) classroom teacher position.
  • Principals defining the requirements of a secondary 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

English

Code Position level
ENG English (Years 7 – 10)
ESG English (Years 11 – 12)
ENE English Extensions 1 & 2

Mathematics

Code Position level
MTH Mathematics (Years 7 – 10)
MSH Mathematics (Years 11 – 12)
MAE Mathematics Extensions 1 & 2

Science

Code Position level
BIO Biology
CHE Chemistry
EVS Earth and Environmental Science
INS Investigating Science
PHY Physics
SCI Science

Human Society and its Environment

Code Position level
ABS Aboriginal Studies
BST Business Studies
COM Commerce
ECO Economics
GEO Geography (Years 7-10)
GES Geography (Years 11-12)
HIS History (Years 7 – 10)
HIA History (Ancient)
HIM History (Modern)
LST Legal Studies
SOC Society and Culture/International Studies
REL Studies of Religion

Languages (other than English)

Code Position level
ABL Aboriginal Languages
ARA Arabic
ARM Armenian
AUL Auslan – Primary or Secondary
CHI Chinese (Mandarin)
CRO Croatian
DUT Dutch
FIL Filipino
FRE French
GER German
GRC Greek Classical
GRM Greek Modern
HBC Hebrew Classical
HBM Hebrew Modern
HIN Hindi
HUN Hungarian
IND Indonesian
ITA Italian
JAP Japanese
KHM Khmer
KOR Korean
LAT Latin
MAC Macedonian
MAL Malay
MAT Maltese
PER Persian
POL Polish
POR Portuguese
RUS Russian
SER Serbian
SPA Spanish
SWD Swedish
TML Tamil
TUR Turkish
VIE Vietnamese

Creative Arts

Code Position level
DNC Dance
DRA Drama
MUS Music
MUE Music Extensions 1 & 2
PHO Photographic and Digital Media
ART Visual Arts
VDN Visual Design

Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Code Position level
CFS Community & Family Studies
ECS Exploring Early Childhood/Child Studies
PHP PD/Health/PE
SLR Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation/Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Technology and Applied Studies

Code Position level
AGR Agriculture/Agriculture Technology
DAT Design and Technology
ITX Technology Mandatory (Years 7-8)
ENS Engineering Studies/ Industrial Technology – Engineering
FTY Food Technology
ITG Industrial Technology – Graphics/Graphics Technology
ITO Industrial Technology – Automotive
ITB Industrial Technology – Building & Construction
ITE Industrial Technology – Electronics
ITF Industrial Technology – Farm Maintenance ITM
ITM Industrial Technology – Metal
ITD Industrial Technology – Multimedia/Photography
ITP Industrial Technology – Polymers
ITW Industrial Technology – Timber
IPT Information Processes & Technology
IST Information & Software Technology
MAR Marine Studies/Marine and Aquaculture Technology
SDD Software Design & Development
TXD Textiles and Design/Textiles Technology

Vocational Education and Training Industry Curriculum Framework areas

Code Position level
VAV Active Volunteering
VAD Assistant Dance Teaching
VSA Athlete
VBS Business Services
VCG Construction
VCB Construction - Brick and Block
VCI Creative Industries
VDF Design Fundamentals
VNG Entertainment Industry – General
VFA Financial Services - Accounts Administration
VFS Financial Services - Financial Services
VSF Fitness
VFM Furniture Making Pathways
VHO Hospitality – Commercial Cookery
VHF Hospitality – Food and Beverage
VIF Information Technology – Foundation
VIG Information Technology – Digital Animation and Graphics
VIN Information Technology – Network and Hardware
VIC Information Technology – Systems and Cyber Security
VEG Manufacturing and Engineering
VMI Music Industry
VSO Outdoor Recreation
VPI Primary Industries - Artificial Insemination
VPT Primary Industries - Certificate III in Agriculture
VPR Primary Industries - Drones
VPG Primary Industries – General Agriculture
VPH Primary Industries – Horticulture
VRI Resources and Infrastructure
VRO Retail Services – Operations
VSM Screen and Media
VSP Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
VSR Sport and Recreation
VSC Sport Coaching
VTI Tourism - Australian Indigenous Culture
VVA Visual Art
VWO Warehousing Operations
VWS Workplace skills

Other

Code Position level
CAR Careers
ESS Secondary - English as an additional language or dialect
GEN General
LIS Library
DSC School Counselling

Special Education

Code Position level
AUS Autism
BCD Behaviour Difficulties
BLE Braille (Specific positions only)
SCP Substitute Care Program
EDS Emotional Disturbance
HDS Hearing Impairment
LSS Learning and Support Secondary
LXS Learning and Support K-12
MIS Mild Intellectual Disability
MOS Moderate Intellectual Disability
PDS Physical Disability
SDS Severe Intellectual Disability
TRI Transition
VDS Vision Impairment

Skills and/or experiences codes

Code Skills and/or experience
BAN Band
CRL Choral
DAN Dance
PSD Public Speaking and Debating
ICT Information Communication Technology
FLM Film Making
MMA Multimedia
MUT Musical Theatre
ORC Orchestra
XSC Sports Coaching

Notes

1. Teachers who use the subject/teaching area codes of English Extensions 1 and 2, History Extension, Mathematics Extensions 1 and 2, and Music Extension, are expected to have the capacity to teach these NSW Education Standards Authority.

2. Extension course/s. Teachers who use these codes must be willing to accept an appointment to teach the extension course/s indicated.

3. A teacher may demonstrate the capacity to teach the extension course/s through a range of ways including successful teaching experience with extension classes, completion of related academic study, participation in relevant professional learning activities, involvement in related professional association courses and/or successful teaching of talented students in the junior years.

4. In the case of English Extensions 1 and 2, History Extension, Mathematics Extensions 1 and 2 and Music Extension, the principal will need to submit to the School Recruitment and Placement team supporting documentation that shows either the course is currently being offered or that it will be offered. This documentation should include at least one of the following:

  • elective lines
  • timetable
  • NSW Education Standards Authority entry records
  • school plan
  • faculty evaluations
  • class roll for the particular course.

5. In the case of the skills and/or experience codes, the teacher’s skills and/or experiences must be at a level which equips the teacher to lead and manage whole school programs requiring the relevant skills and/or experiences, across the full range of schools to which the teacher may be considered for appointment.

6. 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: Secondary, 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 secondary school, central school or school for specific purposes (SSP) executive position.
  • Principals defining the requirements of a secondary 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.

Code Position level
HED Head Teacher
DPH Deputy Principal (Secondary)
DPI Deputy Principal Inclusion and Support

Area of responsibility codes

Areas of responsibility describe the specific nature of executive positions.

Notes

1. The codes for education and support head teacher areas of responsibility are applicable to head teachers who have been appointed in such a role via merit, including head teacher:

  • Access
  • Administration
  • Distance Education
  • Director of Sport
  • Female students
  • Sport
  • Teaching and learning
  • Welfare

2. To be eligible for head teacher positions in secondary or central schools candidates need to meet the Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools, including specific academic requirements for curriculum head teacher positions.

Areas of responsibility codes

Areas of responsibility describe the specific nature of executive positions.

Position level Area of responsibility Code
Head teacher Access* ACS
Administration* ADM
Agriculture AGR
Commercial Studies CMS
Computing Studies CST
Creative and Performing Arts CPA
Director of Sport * HTS
Distance Education* DED
Drama DRA
English ENG
English/History EHI
Female Students* GIR
History HIS
Home Economics HEC
Human Society and Its Environment HSE
Industrial Arts INA
Intensive English Centre INL
Languages LAN
Learning Support LRN
Mathematics MTH
Mathematics/Science MSC
Music MUS
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education PHP
Science SCI
Secondary Studies SES
Social Sciences SSC
Special Education – General SSE
Special Education – Hearing Impairment HDS
Special Education – Vision Impairment VDS
Special Education – Suspension Centre SEC
Senior Psychologist, Education DSC
Sport* SPT
Teaching and Learning* TAL
Technological and Applied Studies TAS
Visual Arts ART
Vocational Education and Training VET
Welfare* WEL

Subject/teaching area codes

English

Code Position level
ENG English (Years 7 – 10)
ESG English (Years 11 – 12)

Mathematics

Code Position level
MTH Mathematics (Years 7 – 10)
MSH Mathematics (Years 11 – 12)

Science

Code Position level
BIO Biology
CHE Chemistry
EVS Earth and Environmental Science
INS Investigating Science
PHY Physics
SCI Science

Human Society and its Environment

Code Position level
ABS Aboriginal Studies
BST Business Studies
COM Commerce
ECO Economics
GEO Geography
HIS History (Years 7 – 10)
HIA History (Ancient)
HIM History (Modern)
LST Legal Studies
SOC Society and Culture/International Studies
REL Studies of Religion

Languages (other than English)

Code Position level
ABL Aboriginal Languages
ARA Arabic
ARM Armenian
AUL Auslan – Primary or Secondary
CHI Chinese (Mandarin)
CRO Croatian
DUT Dutch
FIL Filipino
FRE French
GER German
GRC Greek Classical
GRM Greek Modern
HBC Hebrew Classical
HBM Hebrew Modern
HIN Hindi
HUN Hungarian
IND Indonesian
ITA Italian
JAP Japanese
KHM Khmer
KOR Korean
LAT Latin
MAC Macedonian
MAL Malay
MAT Maltese
PER Persian
POL Polish
POR Portuguese
RUS Russian
SER Serbian
SPA Spanish
SWD Swedish
TML Tamil
TUR Turkish
VIE Vietnamese

Creative Arts

Code Position level
DNC Dance
DRA Drama
MUS Music
PHO Photographic and Digital Media
ART Visual Arts
VDN Visual Design

Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

Code Position level
CFS Community & Family Studies
ECS Exploring Early Childhood/Child Studies
PHP PD/Health/PE
SLR Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation/Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Technology and Applied Studies

Code Position level
AGR Agriculture/Agriculture Technology
DAT Design and Technology
ITX Technology Mandatory (Years 7-8)
ENS Engineering Studies/ Industrial Technology – Engineering
FTY Food Technology
ITG Industrial Technology – Graphics/Graphics Technology
ITO Industrial Technology – Automotive
ITB Industrial Technology – Building & Construction
ITE Industrial Technology – Electronics
ITF Industrial Technology – Farm Maintenance ITM
ITM Industrial Technology – Metal
ITD Industrial Technology – Multimedia/Photography
ITP Industrial Technology – Polymers
ITW Industrial Technology – Timber
IPT Information Processes & Technology
IST Information & Software Technology
MAR Marine Studies/Marine and Aquaculture Technology
SDD Software Design & Development
TXD Textiles and Design/Textiles Technology

Vocational Education and Training Industry Curriculum Framework areas

Code Position level
VAV Active Volunteering
VAD Assistant Dance Teaching
VSA Athlete
VBS Business Services
VCG Construction
VCB Construction - Brick and Block
VCI Creative Industries
VDF Design Fundamentals
VNG Entertainment Industry – General
VFA Financial Services - Accounts Administration
VFS Financial Services - Financial Services
VSF Fitness
VFM Furniture Making Pathways
VHO Hospitality – Commercial Cookery
VHF Hospitality – Food and Beverage
VIF Information Technology – Foundation
VIG Information Technology – Digital Animation and Graphics
VIN Information Technology – Network and Hardware
VIC Information Technology – Systems and Cyber Security
VEG Manufacturing and Engineering
VMI Music Industry
VSO Outdoor Recreation
VPI Primary Industries - Artificial Insemination
VPT Primary Industries - Certificate III in Agriculture
VPR Primary Industries - Drones
VPG Primary Industries – General Agriculture
VPH Primary Industries – Horticulture
VRI Resources and Infrastructure
VRO Retail Services – Operations
VSM Screen and Media
VSP Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
VSR Sport and Recreation
VSC Sport Coaching
VTI Tourism - Australian Indigenous Culture
VVA Visual Art
VWO Warehousing Operations
VWS Workplace skills

Other

Code Position level
CAR Careers
ESS Secondary - English as an additional language or dialect
GEN General
LIS Library
DSC School Counselling

Special Education

Code Position level
AUS Autism
BCD Behaviour Difficulties
BLE Braille (Specific positions only)
SCP Substitute Care Program
EDS Emotional Disturbance
HDS Hearing Impairment
LSS Learning and Support Secondary
LXS Learning and Support K-12
MIS Mild Intellectual Disability
MOS Moderate Intellectual Disability
PDS Physical Disability
SDS Severe Intellectual Disability
TRI Transition
VDS Vision Impairment

Category C: Secondary Principal positions

The staffing codes listed below are to be used by:

  • Principals completing an online application form to apply for transfer to a secondary school principal position.
  • Directors, Public Schools NSW defining the requirements of a secondary 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)
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)
PH1 High School Principal level 1
PH2 High School Principal level 2



Category:

  • Human resources

Topics:

  • Teacher recruitment

Business Unit:

  • People Culture and Capability
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