Advance your career as a payroll professional
Applied Education have been delivering payroll courses since 1999. We understand the importance of properly trained payroll staff who are able to efficiently process payroll using the most up-to-date technology and comply with all relevant state and territory laws.
The Diploma of Payroll Services will prepare you in becoming a payroll professional, enabling you to perform a vast array of functions including:
- Manage payroll
- Process salary packaging and complex terminations
- Process and manage superannuation
- Be compliant with industrial regulations and taxation systems relevant to payroll.
Payroll has become such an important function that businesses want employees with specialised skills and knowledge that can only be obtained through a nationally recognised qualification.
The Diploma of Payroll Services is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.
Potential jobs for payroll professionals:
- Payroll Manager
- Payroll Officer
- Salary Packaging Administrator
- Finance Manager
- Payroll Consultant
- Small business operator
Upgrade Package* (6 units)
Select this option if you have completed a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Certificate IV in Accounting. Qualifying students only.
Full Course (11 units)
Classroom Delivery, Live Online Classroom and Online Self Paced options also available, see Study Options for details.
*Students who have completed a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Certificate IV in Accounting may be eligible for the 6-unit Upgrade Package. Please include statement of attainment from previous qualification when enrolling.
Start anytime and study at your own pace.
Log in to our student portal to access course material, class recordings and bonus upskill courses. Complete your studies and assessments at a time that fits in with your lifestyle or other work commitments.
Full Course (11 units) - $4,390
Cert IV Upgrade Package (6 units) - $3,390
The benefits of a classroom from anywhere you are.
Applied Education is pleased to offer students the latest in online learning – Live Online Classroom.
One day per week over 11 weeks, 9am-12 noon WST. Commences Friday 20 July.
Note - 6 Unit Upgrade pack class dates are weeks 4,6,7,9 & 10. Fri 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sept, 21 Sept.
Full Course (11 units) - $4,590
Cert IV Upgrade Package (6 units) - $3,590
Comprehensive instructor-led training.
Attend a classroom course for a hands-on classroom environment and personal interaction with a course trainer.
Our classroom training provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the course content for you to complete the unit assessments in your own time. Classes are run at various times throughout the year from our head office in Perth.
Next course commences Tuesday 17 July 2018.
Full Course (11 units) - $5,490
One day per week over 11 weeks, 9am-4pm, commencing Tuesday 17 July.
Cert IV Upgrade Package (6 units) - $3,990
Upgrade Package class dates will be weeks 4,6,7,9 & 10 of the full course.
(7 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 18 Sep)
Students completing the full course will have up to 24 months to complete the Diploma of Payroll Services.
Students enrolling in the Upgrade Package have 18 months.
There is no minimum time frame to complete the course.
The full course is estimated to be approximately 600 hours of study and assessment time, however this will vary depending on the individual rate of learning.
Assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal.
Diploma of Payroll Services assessments are conducted open book at either your home or office, and comprise of theoretical and practical exercises which are to be submitted within 18 months from your enrolment date.
CERT IV UPGRADE PACKAGE - 6 UNITS
Available to students who have completed a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Certificate IV in Accounting. Please include statement of attainment from previous qualification when enrolling.
- Online Self Paced - $3,390
- Live Online Classroom - $3,590
- Hands-on Classroom July (Perth only) - $3,990
FULL COURSE - 11 UNITS
- Online Self Paced - $4,390
- Live Online Classroom - $4,590
- Hands-on Perth Classroom July - $5,490
We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer payment plans to get you moving faster towards your future.
- Pay a $475 deposit at commencement of course
- Remainder is paid over 6 or 12 equal monthly instalments, depending on the option selected.
- An administration fee of $100 applies for the 6 month option, and $150 for the 12 month option.
- All you need is a valid credit card.
All course material for the Diploma of Payroll Services is included as part of the course at no additional cost. The content is available digitally via our online student portal, there are no hard copy textbooks for this course.
Units of Competency
This course comprises 11 units of study.
8 Core Units
BSBFIM502 Manage Payroll
FNSPAY501 Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll
FNSPAY502 Process superannuation payments in payroll
FNSPAY503 Process complex employee terminations in payroll
FNSPAY504 Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll
FNSPAY505 Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems*
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry*
3 Elective Units
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets*
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning*
FNSACC313 Perform Financial Calculations*
Other units from an endorsed training package can be considered towards elective component on request.
*If you have previously completed the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting you may not be required to complete these units, and may be able to select our Cert IV Upgrade Package (6 remaining core units).
Email us for details and include your previous results or statement of attainment.
Receive access to the full suite of Google Apps with your student ID, including:
- Google Drive
- Google Sheets
- Google Docs
- and more
2018 Tax Summary
Free electronic copy included in course (RRP $149). This tax guide is essential for anyone navigating the Australian taxation system.