Get Qualified with a Diploma in Payroll Management!

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ADMN1016 – Diploma in Payroll Management

Gain a Diploma to match your experience, and become a Certified Payroll Practitioner!

Gain the Payroll knowledge you need to stand out from the crowd with our accredited Diploma in Payroll. This advanced online course takes approximately 200 hours to complete and combines six qualifications into one. It will further enhance your payroll skills, enabling you to pursue a career in the payroll sector as a Payroll Manager or Senior Payroll Officer. You will also receive a FREE 12 month membership to the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association.


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Key Benefits

  • Gain an employer recognised Diploma in Payroll
  • Learn the fundamentals of payroll legislation, payroll software and administration as well as the key aspects of personnel management, and successful leadership
  • Increase your job prospects or move forward in your career
  • Complete your studies online, at your own pace and receive unlimited tutor support

Course Summary

Investment: $1,795 + GST from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.


Assessments: Case studies, quizzes, written assessments and practical exercises


Duration:  200 hours. Maximum of twelve months


Career Academy Level: 6


Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support by phone and email.


This course is designed for: Individuals seeking or currently in a payroll position wanting to move into a senior role or those hoping to hit the ground running in a new career in payroll.

Accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

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Our Diploma in Payroll Management

Introduction to Payroll

  • ABKN214 – Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  • ADMN150 – Understanding Key New Zealand Business Legislation
  • ABKN294 – Xero Payroll Assessment

Certificate in Xero Payroll

  • ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online
  • ABKN200 – Setting up Xero Payroll
  • ABKN182 – Managing Payroll Items with Xero
  • ABKN107 – New Employees & Leave Request with Xero
  • ABKN179 – Pay Templates in Xero
  • ABKN178 – Pay Runs in Xero
  • ABKN183 – Payslips & Payroll Reporting with Xero
  • ABKN145 – Filing Obligations Using Xero


Certificate in MYOB Payroll

  • ABKN332 – Installing MYOB Payroll & Introduction
  • ABKN323 – Setting up an MYOB Payroll File
  • ABKN324 – Setting up Employee Pay Details
  • ABKN325 – Preparing & Processing Pays with MYOB
  • ABKN326 – Managing Leave with MYOB
  • ABKN327 – Preparing Payroll Reports with MYOB
  • ABKN328 – MYOB Payroll Assessment

Certificate in Personnel Management & HR

  • MGTG114 – Human behaviour
  • MGTG150 – Workplace Communications Skill
  • ADMN127 – Workplace Health and Safety
  • MGTG106 – Controlling Operations
  • MGTG136 – Recruitment
  • MGTG142 – Staff Training
  • MGTG149 – Work Teams
  • MGTG135 – Positive Discipline
  • MGTG112 – Grievances and Complaints
  • MGTG130 – Monitoring and Reporting


Certificate in Budgeting & Financial Management

  • ABKN202 – Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals – Accounting Basics
  • ABKN152 – General Journal
  • ABKN153 – General Ledger & The Trial Balance
  • ABKN218 – Depreciation
  • ABKN106 – Adjusting Entries
  • ABKN146 – Financial Statements
  • ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis

Certificate in Leadership & Team Building

  • MGTG118 – Introduction to Leadership
  • MGTG121 – Leadership Qualities
  • MGTG116 – Interpersonal Relationships
  • MGTG105 – Communication Skills
  • MGTG144 – Team Building
  • MGTG143 – Systematic and Lateral Thinking

What our students say

★★★★★ “I found it affordable and could do it online as I work full-time.” – Hendriena Pienaar


★★★★★ “The course is great, I like being able to study from home!”  – Chelzie Mischewski

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