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Xero Accounting Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Quickly learn Xero software at the beginner level. Learn the quick and easy way to manage business accounts using Xero. This is a great course designed for business owners or managers, accounts people or anyone managing business accounts, or for those...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
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Advanced Certificate in Payroll Management

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

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 Advanced Certificate in Payroll will enable you to gain an intermediate level of knowledge an...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Advanced Xero Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in Xero. It’s one of the most highly awarded courses that you could take. The Advanced Xero Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially-rated achievements. These inclu...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Advanced Xero and MYOB Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in Xero & MYOB software. With 8 certificates, your career is really flying. It’s one of the most highly awarded packages that you could take. The Advanced Xero and MYOB Package for accountancy, bookkeeping...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Bookkeeper +5
The Career Academy -  Course
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Advanced Excel & Advanced Xero Package

Get two industry-recognised qualifications and become a Xero & Excel expert! This package combines the Advanced Xero Package and the Advanced Excel Package. It will give you a comprehensive and workforce ready understanding of both Excel and Xero,...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Accounts Administration & Payroll Certificate Plus Xero & MYOB

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Take the right path to fast track your career. You’re well on the road to success once you have this course under your belt. You’ll become a professional accounts administrator where you’ll learn how to balance the books, prepare BAS returns and busine...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Diploma of Payroll Services FNS50417

The Diploma of Payroll Services (FNS50417) is a brand new diploma-level qual under the government’s Financial Services Training Package. It’s the ultimate qualification for current (and future) payroll professionals who are serious about their careers....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Human Resources (HR) officer +7
Monarch Institute -  Course

MYOB Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in MYOB. It’s one of the most highly awarded MYOB courses that you could take. The Advanced Certificate in MYOB for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially rated achievements....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Xero & MYOB Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Upskill & gain workforce ready skill sets in Xero and MYOB software. The Basic Xero and MYOB Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles comprise the Certificate in Xero and the Certificate in MYOB AccountRight. If you want to lea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Advanced Certificate in Payroll Management + Xero and MYOB

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an Advanced Certificate 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 Advanced Certificate in Payroll. This advanced online course takes a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Advanced Excel Package & Advanced Certificate in MYOB Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Get two professional qualifications and become an MYOB & Excel expert! This course combines the Advanced Certificate in MYOB and the Advanced Excel Package. It will provide you with comprehensive and workforce ready Excel and MYOB skills required f...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

Accounts Administration and Payroll Pathway

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Take the right path to fast track your career. You’re well on the road to success once you have this course under your belt. You’ll become a certified accounting technician where you’ll learn how to balance the books, prepare BAS returns and business a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with

What is a payroll course?

A payroll course can be anything from a one day course on a program like Xero to a Diploma of Payroll Services.  Typically, payroll courses are taught through TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO). A longer-term course may involve multiple units of competency, and cover a range of course content, including industrial relations, managing payroll systems, payroll training, activity statements, GST and how to use accounting software that may be relevant. 

A payroll course could be helpful for those who want to become:

  • A payroll officer
  • Working in payroll management
  • Working in financial services
  • People creating accounting software
  • Those in HR who may need to understand the payroll process
  • Those who will be working with an accounting system at their work
  • BAS agents or tax agents
  • Bookkeepers and payroll professionals
  • Accounts clerks

How to study payroll courses:

If you’re interested in studying payroll, it’s important to know what training course is right for you.

If it’s a small part of your job, then a more specific short course or training package that teaches a particular skill set, such as how to use particular accounting software like Xero or MYOB may be more suitable. 

Meanwhile, if you’re interested in working as a full-time payroll manager, then a Certificate IV or Diploma in Australia may be more suitable for your needs. The course materials will be more extensive.

There are a number of ways to study, including online courses and part-time study. That means that no matter where you live, whether it be a city like Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, or rural NSW or rural South Australia and still be able to study a payroll course.

Entry requirements vary depending on which RTO you’re interested in enrolling in, so make sure to check with the specific course that you’re interested in, and get started on your future in payroll today!

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