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Certificate of Payroll

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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 on this course, you will feel confident to create and operate a successful payroll system for your own business or an organisation.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Establishing a payroll system

  • Payroll requirements
  • Employment legislation
  • Acts and regulations
  • Codes of practice
  • Taxation
  • Deductions
  • Health and safety
  • Payroll awards
  • Salary packaging
  • BAS agent services
  • Accurate payroll data
  • Tax file number (TFN)
  • Superannuation
  • Employee data and records
  • Payroll discrepancies
  • Employee details
  • Deductions and allowances
  • Monitoring payroll data
  • Bonus
  • Calculate payments
  • Pay variations
  • Computerised systems
  • Manual systems
  • Senior Australian tax offsets
  • HELP debt
  • Deducting tax
  • Payroll preparation
  • Policies and procedures
  • Workers compensation
  • Leave requirements
  • Reconcile total payments
  • Posting payroll to system
  • Payroll authorisation
  • Payments and pay slips
  • Store payroll records
  • Payroll enquiries
  • Legislation requirements
  • Refer enquiries to supervisor
  • Follow-up action
  • Record keeping
  • Reconcile month end
  • Update systems with salary reviews
  • Generate payroll reports
  • Instalment activity statement (IAS)

Unit 2 - Managing payroll

  • Establish procedures
  • Payroll management
  • Confidentiality and security
  • Claims for allowances
  • Safeguard financial resources
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Statutory regulations
  • Prepare payroll data
  • Industrial awards
  • Legislation to calculate gross pay
  • Contracts and awards
  • Workplace agreements
  • Employment status
  • Calculate statutory deductions
  • Protected earnings (PEA)
  • Internal and external timelines
  • Authorise payment of salaries
  • Pay slip details
  • Reconcile wages and deductions
  • Wage and salary enquiries
  • Dispute resolution
  • Administer salary records
  • Declaration forms
  • Periodic deductions
  • Employee deductions
  • Payments to government authorities
  • Superannuation legislation
  • Accident compensation legislation
  • Calculate group PAYG amounts
  • BAS forms
  • Employee group certificates
  • Employee payment summary
  • PAYG summary statement

Unit 3 - Processing payroll

  • Record payroll data
  • Tax withholding
  • Pay rates
  • Deductions and allowances
  • Notifying discrepancies
  • Income tax
  • Health insurance
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Bonuses / commissions
  • Contracts
  • Calculate payments
  • Computerised systems
  • Manual systems
  • Taxation
  • Tax free threshold
  • HELP debt
  • Prepare payroll
  • Policies and procedures
  • Codes of practice
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Annual leave
  • Long service leave
  • Parental leave
  • Sick leave
  • Workers compensation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Legislative requirements
  • Confidentiality
  • Payroll security
  • Dispute resolution
  • Privacy Act

Unit 4 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

  • Professional working relationships
  • Clarify business needs and expectations
  • Communication
  • Roles and responsibilities of the accounting and tax profession
  • Income tax and GST
  • Employee payments
  • Roles that fall outside role and responsibilities
  • Interview techniques
  • Active listening
  • Quality of service
  • Law and ethics
  • Compliance requirements and support materials
  • ATO reports
  • Industry journals
  • Computer software
  • Legislative and industry requirements
  • Compliance requirements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Codes of practice
  • Flow charts
  • Forms
  • Life cycle model
  • Review and adapt systems
  • Determine tasks to be done
  • The consultation process
  • Develop objectives
  • Manage resources time and priorities
  • Planning
  • Performance management
  • Development opportunities
  • Change management
  • Professional development needs
  • Training needs analysis

Unit 5 - Providing information about records

  • Identify information
  • Responding to enquiries
  • Checklists and request forms
  • Record retrieval methods
  • Keyword AAA
  • Record keeping systems
  • Indexing concepts
  • Truncation
  • Proximity operators
  • Free search text
  • Boolean searching
  • Record location
  • Manual systems
  • Automated systems
  • Obstacles retrieving records
  • Identify person requesting records
  • Access and security procedures
  • Personal and sensitive information
  • Security levels
  • Restriction rules
  • Record preparation principles
  • Health and safety
  • Preparing records for delivery
  • Tracking control information
  • Retrieval requisition
  • Record delivery methods
  • Retrieval timeframes

Unit 6 - Employee and industrial relations

  • Current industrial legislation
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Fair work Australia (FWA)
  • Health & safety legislation
  • Workplace incidents
  • Consultation
  • Anti-discrimination legislation
  • Agreements and awards
  • National employment standards (NES)
  • Contracts of employment
  • Workplace relations policies
  • Statutory requirements
  • Industrial relations procedures
  • Industrial relations conflict
  • Policies and procedures
  • Risk management analyses
  • Corrective actions
  • Contingency plans
  • Grievance procedures
  • Preventing escalations
  • Negotiation plan and strategy
  • Barriers to negotiation
  • Communication/active listening
  • Conflict management training
  • Performance gaps
  • Enterprise agreements
  • SWOT analysis
  • The audit method
  • Employee reward system
  • PDA cycle

Unit 7 - Computerised accounting systems

  • Integrated accounting systems
  • General ledger
  • Journals
  • Expenses
  • Goods & Services Tax (GST)
  • GST calculation
  • Cash system
  • Chart of accounts
  • Double entry accounting
  • ATO business registration
  • Tax invoice requirements
  • Code classify input data
  • Cash and credit transactions
  • Entering cash transactions
  • Transaction principles
  • Trading accounts
  • General ledger
  • Account classification
  • Adding a customer
  • Inventory items
  • Inventory
  • Fixed asset records
  • Australian Accounting Standards Board (AA SB)
  • Financial performance reports
  • Reporting PAYG
  • GST reports
  • PAYG withholdings / instalments
  • NAT number
  • Accounts method
  • GST calculation for BAS
  • Accounting and auditing standards
  • Profit and loss statement
  • GST liability account
  • Subsidiary ledgers
  • Internal control
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Uncleared cheques / deposits
  • Reconciliation problems
  • Online banking
  • System integrity

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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