Payroll with MYOB

About the course

This accredited course completes two competencies in one by combining the basics of bookkeeping with practical training in MYOB accounting software. You will learn to record payroll data e.g. pay period details, any deducations and allowances, prepare payroll from these data and handle payroll enquiries. On successful completion of competencies you will receive a statement of attainment for BSBFIA302 Process payroll from BSB30415 Certificate III Business Administration as well as ICTICT208 Operate accounting applications from ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Comprehensive manual and bookkeeping workbook provided. Before you enrol you must be able to: create files and folders,open an application program, copy, rename, delete files, save, open and print a file. You will need to bring pen, notebook and calculator. If you aren’t confident in using computer, this course may not be appropriate for you.


Knowledge of basic accounting terminologies and processes preferred.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to -

Record payroll data

1.1 Check payroll data and clarify discrepancies with designated persons 1.2 Enter employee pay period details and any deductions and allowances in payroll system in accordance with source documents 1.3 Calculate payment due to individual employees to reflect standard pay and variations in accordance with employee source data

Prepare payroll

2.1 Prepare payroll within designated timelines and in accordance with organisational policy and procedures 2.2 Reconcile total wages for pay period, check or correct irregularities or refer to designated persons for resolution 2.3 Make arrangements for payment in accordance with organisational and individual requirements 2.4 Obtain authorisation of payroll and individual pay advice in accordance with organisational requirements 2.5 Produce, check and store payroll records in accordance with organisational policy and security procedures 2.6 Follow security procedures for processing payroll and for maintaining payroll records

Handle payroll enquiries

3.1 Respond to payroll enquiries in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements 3.2 Provide information in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements 3.3 Ensure all enquiries outside area of responsibility and knowledge are referred to designated persons for resolution 3.4 Complete additional information or follow-up action within designated timelines in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

As well as the above learning outcomes, you should be able to -

Customise software
1.1 Select accounting software to meet business requirements
1.2 Load, register and configure accounting software according to operating instructions

Create enterprise data
2.1 Establish chart of accounts according to business requirements
2.2 Create and add data on customers and sales
2.3 Create and add data on suppliers and purchases
2.4 Create and add inventory details
2.5 Add required/suitable tax codes

Record and track transactions
3.1 Generate invoices and track their progress
3.2 Record customer payments and update customer details
3.3 Record and track purchases
3.4 Record payment of wages, allowances, taxation and superannuation
3.5 Update business data as required

Save and back up data
4.1 Save accounting data to disk
4.2 Make a regular back-up of all accounting data and store in a safe location

Generated reports
5.1 Reconcile accounts
5.2 Generate and print financial reports based on accounting data
5.3 Check financial reports for errors and discrepancies
5.4 Discuss errors with appropriate person and rectify as required

Learning and assessment strategy

This course will be delivered in a classroom environment. Learning strategies include face to face delivery, case studies, practical exercises etc. Assessment strategies include case studies, observation and written questions. You will need demonstrate your ability to -
plan and perform payroll calculations in accordance with all legislative and organisational requirements, and predetermined timelines and
refer enquiries outside area of responsibility to an appropriate authority
load and configure accounting software
create and maintain enterprise financial records as per business and legislative requirements
record and track transactions
back up data
reconcile accounts and generate reports.

LLN Skills required

This course requires strong language, literacy and numeracy skills. At a very simple level, this means you need to understand the trainer and can communicate with the trainer in English. You also need to understand accounting terminologies.

Need further information?

Please feel free to contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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