Whether you aspire to work in a payroll department or simply need to acquire essential skills to operate payroll for your own business, this online payroll course delivers.
The Certificate of Payroll will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage the entire payroll process from preparing payroll documentation and dealing with payroll enquiries to processing payroll in manual or computerised payroll systems.
You will learn how to establish a payroll system, prepare payroll data, apply payroll legislation and manage employee records. This professional development program will introduce you to employee entitlements and awards and Fair Work legislation and provide you with the knowledge required to meet national employment standards. You will also learn to establish and monitor security procedures for managing organisational payroll services and to calculate and process salary payments, group taxation and related payments.
Throughout the course you will learn how to calculate pay and salaries and discover the range of statutory and voluntary deductions available, as well as produce accounting reports to meet organisational requirements and legislative obligations.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to create and operate a successful payroll system for your own business or an organisation.
Unit 1 - Processing payroll
Features of a payroll system
Deductions and allowances
Accuracy of payroll data
Australian business numbers (ABN)
Business activity statements (BAS)
The code of professional conduct
The national employment standards (NES)
What data to enter
Calculating pay rates
Timelines (pay weeks)
Policies and procedures
Code of practice
Singe Touch Payroll (STP)
Unit 2 - Manage Payroll
Confidentiality and security of payroll information
Substantiation of claims for allowances
Safeguarding financial resources
Statutory and documentation obligations
Calculating gross pay and annual salaries
Deductions and allowances
Child support deductions
Authorisation (salaries and wages payments)
Handling salary and wage enquiries
TFN declaration form
Withholding declaration form
Deductions authorised by an employee
Dispatching payments to government authorities
Reporting with a STP system
Unit 3 - Employee and industrial relations
Current industrial legislation
Fair work Australia (FWA)
Health & safety legislation
Agreements and awards
National employment standards (NES)
Contracts of employment
Workplace relations policies
Industrial relations procedures
Industrial relations conflict
Policies and procedures
Risk management analyses
Negotiation plan and strategy
Barriers to negotiation
Conflict management training
The audit method
Employee reward system
Unit 4 - Computerised accounting systems
Integrated accounting systems
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
Chart of accounts
Double entry accounting
ATO business registration
Tax invoice requirements
Code classify input data
Cash and credit transactions
Entering cash transactions
Adding a customer
Fixed asset records
Australian Accounting Standards Board (AA SB)
Financial performance reports
PAYG withholdings / instalments
GST calculation for BAS
Accounting and auditing standards
Profit and loss statement
GST liability account
Uncleared cheques / deposits
Estimated duration 60 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
The ability to study in my own time and at my own pace was invaluable, as it allowed me to better balance my time between working full time and completing this course.
The way that answers could be typed directly into the web page I found a good idea.
R. Symmonds, Altona Meadows, VIC | Certificate of Payroll
The course material was well set out and easy to understand. The content was relevant to my current role in which I have no prior experience (Payroll Officer in training) – a great foundational course. Assessments were marked in a timely manner, with feedback where required
M. Allard, Slacks Creek, QLD | Certificate of Payroll
I enjoyed my experience, as it allowed me flexibility as to when I could study.
The study material was also very detailed, but practical at the same time.
N. Struthers, Mahogany Creek, WA | Certificate of Payroll
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 60 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $350.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.