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Payroll Administration Course Online

Become a Payroll Professional - Online course for payroll officers

Latest Content - Includes new Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 Requirements

Payroll short course for Payroll Officers, Human Resources and Payroll Administrators

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

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

This course includes specific legislation for all states in Australia and is suitable to be undertaken Australia wide. Includes the latest ATO rates and rulings. Understand Payroll theory, then apply your payroll 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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  • 47 Part Course

  • Online Learning

  • 6 CPD hours

  • Certificate of completion

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Payroll Administration in Australia - Online Course Options

Short Course

47 Part Course

Online course presentation
Includes digital learning material
PDF payroll manual & reference guide
Learn Australian Payroll
12 Months Access



$262 RRP $349

Accounts and Payroll Bundle

Enrol in all 5 online courses

Payroll Administration - 47 Part Course
Salary Packaging - 38 Part Course
Terminations Workshop - 17 Part Course
GST & BAS Workshop - 20 Part Course
Budgeting and Forecasting - 20 Part Course

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$522 RRP $695

Corporate Pack
10 User Access

Enrol staff into 10 online courses

Upskill your team to match your business needs

Courses in Accounts, Payroll, Xero & MYOB

Choose from 14 online short courses, all with video tutorials and training manuals

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Not sure which course is right for you? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator or book an enrolment consultation.

  • Experts in Payroll Training

    Delivering this course Australia-wide since 1999 to over 20,000 students

  • Online Video Tutorials

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

  • Support Group

    Access our Bookkeeping & Accounting Study Group

  • Training Manual

    Comprehensive manual written in-house and updated every year to reflect latest changes in legislation.

What you will learn

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.

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

New August 2022 - Includes Single Touch Payroll Phase 2

Payroll Online Training Course Information

  • Digital Certificate of Completion
  • 6 Hours CPD
  • Short online assessment to test your knowledge is included on the Student Learning platform.
  • Certificate of Completion is available after the online quiz as a printable PDF and includes a QR code to verify authenticity.

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.

Payroll Course Overview

After this Payroll Online Training, participants will have covered:

  • New Payroll Changes
  • 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

Payroll & Accounts Training Bundle

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

Save $401 off RRP $1096

Over 10 hours of on-demand tutorials

Detailed training manuals in PDF format (non printable)

Access anytime

Certificates of completion & CPD Hours for each course

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