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The Payroll Management Certificate is run by The Association for Payroll Specialists. It is designed to give payroll specialists an understanding of how to manage staff resources and systems to enable the production of punctual and accurate payments to employees and meet company reporting requirements. On completion of the course, graduates are awarded with a certificate of completion from Charles Sturt University, one of Australia’s leading distance education providers.
Students need to have general payroll experience and knowledge before enrolling, as the course
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To understand State and Federal legal requirements as they relate to the payroll function.
To understand the overall payroll function within an organisation in either the private or public
To understand the integration of the payroll, human resources and accounting functions.
2014 Course Outline & Timetable
Following are the five core modules of the course:
• Computing (February 24 - April 2)
Each module runs for six weeks and students will need to complete both an assignment and an
Exams are scheduled for the last day of each module.
Please note that the module order is subject to change.
Students can enrol starting with any module during the year.
This course is available via distance learning only.
The notes will be mailed to the students in a folder, complete with the assignment details approx.
For each module, students will be able to dial in and participate in five lectures. A message board
Students must complete both an assignment and an exam for each of the five modules.
An assessment will be made at the end of each module with an overall yearly assessment. Successful
Assignment - 30%
Note: Students must also obtain a pass of 50% in the exam to pass the module. The exam will be
Students will be advised of the full details of the major project in week 3 of module one.
It is advisable to attempt the Major Project after completing the Computing Module (Major Projects
A webinar will be run about the Major Project in the second half of the year (for students completing
• Bureau services
People Management Module
• Customer focus
• Broad overview of the history of superannuation viz accord, trade unions, leading cases.
Human Resources Module
Terms and Conditions: Payment must be made prior to the commencement of each module. Course materials will not be supplied until payment is received. Deferment, without penalty, is only approved in extenuating circumstances. Application, with any supporting documentation, is to be made to the National Training Manager.
Lump sum yearly payment
Students usually complete the course over a one year period.
2014 Module Dates
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