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The Casual Conversion Clause and how it may affect your business

July 10, 2019

Are you aware of the Casual Conversion Clause and how it may affect your business? What is the causal conversion clause? The new casual conversion clause, which came into effect on 1 October 2018, addresses the obligations of employers who have casual staff working on a regular and systematic basis. This clause affects over 80 […]

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Are you ready for the minimum wage increase from 1 July 2019?

July 4, 2019

The national minimum wage increased by 3% from 1 July 2019 to $19.49 an hour which, according to the Fair Work Commission, will affect over 2 million workers.   Who does it apply to? It applies to: all modern awards for employees on minimum wage; and the national minimum wage for award free employees. This […]

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How do I become a Payroll Officer?

May 23, 2019

Payroll has become such an important function that businesses want employees with specialised skills, knowledge and qualifications. From bookkeeping to HR and office administration, understanding the responsibilities and legal obligations in processing employee payroll is essential for any business.         Step 1. Complete a payroll qualification Study the FNS50417 Diploma in Payroll […]

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Employing casual workers? Follow the rules

May 21, 2019

Having access to a casual workforce can be a great way for your business to manage busy periods while keeping ongoing costs low. Before you jump at the opportunity, it is important to understand the rules. With the increasing casualisation of the workforce in Australia, there is a large and accessible pool of eager workers. […]

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Legislation passes for Single Touch Payroll for all Australian businesses

March 21, 2019

Last month it was legislated that Single Touch Payroll (STP) will be extended to employers with 19 or fewer employees, starting from 1 July 2019. This means that no longer will any business be reporting their payroll activity once a year to the ATO, instead every business in Australia will need to send a report […]

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Hospitality industry rife with underpayment of staff

October 23, 2018

The hospitality industry has come under scrutiny recently with a number of high-end restaurant chains being investigated following claims of underpayment of staff. Investigations into a number of prestigious eateries have found the problem to be widespread, with Bistro Guillaume and Rockpool Dining Group staff among those affected. According to leaked payslips and rosters, employees […]

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Preparing for Single Touch Payroll

August 21, 2018

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new way that businesses need to report payments such as wages or salaries, as well as PAYG withholding amounts and superannuation information each time payroll is processed. This information will be sent to the ATO direct from your payroll or accounting software, and has been introduced to streamline payroll […]

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Introducing the Diploma of Payroll Services

April 23, 2018

In February 2018, the Australian Government released a new nationally-recognised qualification, the Diploma of Payroll Services. Applied Education is pleased to announce we are now offering this course to our students.Developed in response to a growing need for highly-skilled payroll professionals, the qualification reflects the roles of workers performing payroll administration and payroll management tasks. […]

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FNS50417 – Diploma of Payroll Services released

February 20, 2018

Applied Education is very excited that the Diploma of Payroll has been released as a Nationally Recognised Qualification for 2018. We are currently preparing the course materials and will have this course available soon. We will also offer a pathway for past and existing students who will be able to obtain this formal qualification with […]

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Employee Terminations Workshop updated for 2017-18

October 20, 2017

We are pleased to advise the Terminations Workshop Online course has been updated for 2017-2018. If you need to process an ETP (Employment Termination Payment) or Redundancy with Lump Sum payments then this is the course for you. Full course details can be found here  

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