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Payroll Administration Course Online

Learn Payroll - Comprehensive online course for payroll staff

Payroll short course for payroll employees, HR and managers in Australia

Learn how to process payroll for employees, understand entitlements and legal obligations such as superannuation, PAYG and Payroll Tax with this comprehensive online course.

The Payroll Administration course is the perfect short course for anyone wishing to update their payroll skills, kick-start their payroll career or gain recognition of their payroll skills and enhance employment opportunities. No prior knowledge of payroll is required.

This payroll course includes specific legislation for all states in Australia and is suitable to be undertaken Australia wide. Updated with new content for 2020-2021 financial year including the latest ATO rates and rulings. Understand Payroll theory, then apply your knowledge to administer Payroll in Accounting software packages. Answer employee payroll queries confidently and backed up by referencing ATO, state and federal legislation and rulings.

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  • Online Learning

  • Study at your own pace

  • 47 Part course

  • 6 CPD hours

  • 12 Months unlimited access

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Experts in Payroll Training

Applied Education have been delivering this course Australia-wide since 1999, and have had over 20,000 attendees.

Training Manual

Our comprehensive manual has been developed in-house and is updated each year to reflect latest changes in legislation.

Online Learning

Start any time and study at your own pace. Instant access to PDF manual and course tutorials.

Payroll Administration in Australia Course Options

Online Learning
Payroll Course

47-part course

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Electronic manual

Sample exercises provided

6 CPD hours

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4 Course Bundle

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Payroll Administration - 47 Part Course

Salary Packaging - 38 Part Course

Terminations Workshop - 17 Part Course

GST & BAS Workshop - 20 Part Course

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Payroll Course Overview

After this Payroll Online Training, participants will have covered:

  • New Payroll Changes for 2021-2022
  • Payroll Management
  • Procedures and forms for new employees
  • Allowances
  • Payroll tax
  • Deductions (Employee Purchases, Child Support)
  • When to withhold PAYG and current ATO thresholds
  • ATO reporting and payment obligations
  • Superannuation (Super Guarantee, Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions, Salary Sacrifice Super)
  • Annual leave and termination payments
  • Workers’ compensation
  • National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Act
  • Reporting payroll information on your BAS and Activity Statements
  • Single Touch Payroll

New updated payroll course including the latest ATO rates and rulings

The legal obligations surrounding payroll and taxation place a significant burden on every employer, but getting on top of this vital area is easier than it seems. This Payroll Administration training course offers an effective way of gaining up-to-date knowledge on payroll preparation and taxation procedures.

Payroll Course
What you will learn

Detailed Course Contents included in manual and delivered by course presenter

  • Latest changes and rules for the current financial year for Payroll Staff including ATO Tax Rulings and Determinations
  • The introduction of single touch payroll
  • Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 – Reporting requirements
  • Procedures and forms for new employees
  • Allowances paid to employees and withholding PAYG. Where to report on payment summary such as allowances box or gross wages;
    • Car allowance and PAYG withholding
    • Set rate per km car allowance
    • Overnight travel allowances
    • Tool allowances
    • Paying superannuation on allowances
  • Payroll tax
    • Rates of payroll tax in WA, QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, NT, SA, ACT
    • Discussion on contractors and payroll tax
  • Deductions from employee net wages such as
    • Employee Purchases
    • Child Support
    • Donations
  • Tax rates to withhold PAYG from wages and current ATO thresholds
  • Introduction to Fringe Benefits Tax
  • ATO reporting and payment obligations for BAS and IAS for W1 and W2
  • Superannuation
    • Changes to superannuation deductibility and the effect on salary sacrifice
    • First home super saver scheme
    • Super Guarantee and thresholds
    • Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions
    • Member Voluntary Super
    • Salary Sacrifice Superannuation & Payroll
  • Leave calculations and entitlements under Fairwork Australia and the National Employment Standard
    • Annual leave
    • Personal leave
    • Long service leave
    • Community service leave
    • Leave without pay
    • Termination payments and leave entitlements
    • Redundancy
  • Workers’ compensation
  • National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Act
  • Reporting payroll information on your BAS and Activity Statement

1.1 - Forms and Tax File Number Declaration
1.2 - Withholding Variation
1.3 - Employing Foreign Nationals

2.0 - Fairwork Introduction
2.1 - Maximum Weekly Hours
2.2 - Flexible Working Arrangements
2.3 - Fairwork Information Statement
2.4 - Notice of Termination and Redundancy
2.5 - Awards
2.6 - Federal Minimum Wage
2.7 - Agreements
2.8 - Engaging Contractors - Intro
2.9 - Unfair Dismissal
2.10 - Workplace Gender Equality Act

3.1 - PAYG Withholding
3.2 - Tax Withheld Calculators
3.3 - Other Deductions
3.4 - Withholding Variation Applications

4.0 - Commissions Bonuses and Allowance Introduction
4.1 - Bonus PAYG Calculation
4.2 - Commissions PAYG
4.3 - Allowances

5.1 - Introduction and age Percentage
5.2 - Superannuation Exemptions
5.3 - Maximum Earnings Base
5.4 - Contribution Periods
5.5 - TFN's and Super
5.6 - Quoting TFN's
5.7 - Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions
5.8 - Co Contribution
5.9 -Super oice and Super Steam
5.10 -Director Penalty Notices, Contractors and Tax Deductibility

6 - Workcover

7.1 - Annual Leave
7.2 - Personal Carers and Compassionate Leave
7.3 - Unpaid Parental Leave
7.4 - Long Service Leave
7.5 - Community Service Leave and Public Holidays
7.6 - Domestic Violence and Paid Parental Leave
7.7 - Taking Annual Leave

8 - Record Keeping

9.1 - Year End Requirements and Lump Sums
9.2 - Lump Sum E
9.3 - Employment Termination Payments

10 - Payroll Tax

11 - Activity Statements

12 - Tax Agent Services Act

13 - Single Touch Payroll

Payroll Administration Course Information

  • Digital Certificate of Completion
  • Printable PDF Digital Certificate
  • The Certificate is Available as PDF Digital And Has a QR Code to Verify Authenticity.
  • 6 Hours CPD
  • Short Online Assessment to Test Your Knowledge are Included on the Student Learning Platform with a Certificate of Completion Available After the Final Online Quiz.
    Certificate shown are for illustration purpose only.

Most students complete the Online Payroll Course in around 6 hours and the classroom course is a full day. You will have 12 months access to the tutorials. Study online at a pace that suits your personal situation.

  • Online Access to Learning Tutorials
  • Course Presentation Slides
  • Electronic PDF Course Guide
  • Resources and Publications Where Applicable 

The course content is accessed via our online student portal, with additional resources, extra learning materials also available. Please note due to copyright the electronic manuals cannot be printed. Hard copies can be ordered when enroling in your course.

Classroom Course

Class Training

The Payroll training course utilises learning materials that are packed full of high quality content, step-by-step instructions with visuals and plenty of practice exercises offering exceptional value to the participant.

Course suitable for anyone involved in Payroll preparation.

Dates & Schedule

Location: 1/524 Hay St Perth WA 6000

Duration: 9am-4pm

Dates: Postponed due Covid

 Classroom Workshop

Payroll & Accounts Training Bundle

Payroll, Salary Packaging, Terminations, BAS & GST online training bundle

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Over 10 hours of on-demand tutorials

Detailed training manuals in PDF format (non printable)

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Certificates of completion & CPD Hours for each course

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