Diploma in Payroll Management

This is one course that will really pay off

Looking to be the next stand out candidate in the numbers game? Well, here’s your opportunity. The Career Academy Diploma in Payroll will enable you to gain an intermediate level of knowledge and a strong understanding of payroll legislation and software, plus how to organise and analyse data in Excel. This practical course will set you up to be effective and efficient with some of Excel’s extended features, plus you’ll learn how to process payroll using payroll software.

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Duration & Course Level

~300 Hours | 12 Months Access | Level 6

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

Get Qualified & Earn More

Become a Payroll Specialist

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $1795 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

  • Learn the fundamentals of payroll legislation, payroll software and administration
  • Obtain a major understanding of how to process payroll
  • The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner – receive the official Xero advisor certification on completion
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email
  • Gain an industry and employer recognised certificate – with an endorsed course on your CV
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time.
  • Be qualified and earn more with a new job or promotion

Course Modules

The Diploma in Payroll Management comprises the following courses;

  1. Fundamentals of Payroll
  2. Understanding Key New Zealand Business Legislation
  1. Introduction to Xero Online
  2. Setting up Xero Payroll
  3. Managing Payroll Items with Xero
  4. New Employees & Leave Requests with Xero
  5. Pay Templates in Xero
  6. Pay Runs in Xero
  7. Payslips & Payroll Reporting with Xero
  8. Employment Payment Summaries with Xero
  9. Certificate in Xero Payroll Assessment
  1. Installing MYOB Payroll & Introduction  
  2. Setting up an MYOB Payroll File    
  3. Setting up Employee Pay Details    
  4. Preparing & Processing Pays with MYOB  
  5. Managing Leave with MYOB    
  6. Preparing Payroll Reports with MYOB    
  7. MYOB Payroll Assessment
  1. Human Behaviour
  2. Workplace Communication Skills
  3. Workplace Health and Safety
  4. Controlling Operations
  5. Recruitment
  6. Staff Training
  7. Work Teams
  8. Positive Discipline
  9. Grievances and Complaints
  10. Monitoring and Reporting
  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger and the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Adjusting Entries
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  1. Introduction to Leadership
  2. Leadership Qualities
  3. Interpersonal Relationships
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Team Building
  6. Systematic & Lateral Thinking

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

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Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anywhere from 10 weeks to six months in duration.
A payroll accountant is someone who performs both payroll and accounting related tasks
At a minimum, you should complete a Diploma in Payroll Management to be considered for Payroll Manager roles.
You should complete a professional payroll qualification such as the Certificate in Accounts Administration & Payroll or the Diploma in Payroll Management.
A payroll course will teach you everything you need to know about payroll and how to process this.
You should complete an online course which also covers payroll software.
The Diploma in Payroll Management is best for those seeking a payroll role.

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 0800342829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through 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 less a $50 + GST administration fee.

Our qualifications prepare you take on a huge range of practical based roles. Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise for jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

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Your course will be delivered by our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students in the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors will check in on your progress and you do need to set up time to do your work. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer, or if you have time you can do more than one module a week.
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