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Certificate in Payroll Administration – MYOB Stream​ Course Guide

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Certificate in Payroll Administration – MYOB Stream​ Course Guide


This course will take a look at the fundamentals of payroll and payroll management concepts, and will include but not be limited to employee record information that must be retained, the purpose of checking payroll data and how to reconcile payroll information, the different types of employees and how to determine the PAYG withholding tax that is to be deducted from wages.

This course provides an overview of business legislation and its importance in dealing with customers, staff and the general public. It will include but not be limited to the importance of complying with the requirements of the relevant business legislation, the potential implications for a business that fails to comply, the roles and duties of a company director and the rights of shareholders.

In this course, you will be introduced to payroll in Australia and using MYOB Essentials Payroll. The course will look at using software, ATO obligations, Workers Compensation, and Superannuation to ensure you are meeting your requirements as an employer.
In this course, you will be introduced to linked accounts, look at how to import data and add users. You will work with pay items and set up leave, superannuation, deductions, wages and salary items.
In this course, you will be introduced to setting up employees and individuals. The correct set up is vital to ensure employees are paid correctly. You will create a new employee and load all the payroll and payment details required before the first pay run.
In this course, you will be introduced to single touch payroll (STP) which is built into MYOB Essentials payroll. You will set up STP and look at how to connect to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
In this course, you will be introduced to processing pays using timesheets and salary pays, and setting up jobs to track wage costs for employees.
In this course, you will be introduced to paying superannuation and how to set up Pay Super in MYOB, and how to run and customise reports.
In this course, you will complete a case study based assessment that will allow you to test your understanding of MYOB Essentials Payroll Software. You will need to create a new business within MYOB Essentials and then enter a range of transactions, before generating several reports to submit to your tutor for marking.


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This course costs $695 + GST or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 80 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Bookkeeper.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 1800 837 550 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. Employers often approach The Career Academy looking for students and advertise jobs in our Career Centre, which you can access once enrolled. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got an 7-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Yes. Payroll skills can be applied across a broad range of industries.

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