Payroll Foundation Skills (Level 1)
Thu 7 April 9:00am - Fri 8 April 4:15pm
Learn how payroll is processed including how each step and legal requirements impact its processing

This session is offered in partnership with the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA).

This entry level payroll course covers off the basic payroll process steps and payroll activities that are present in any payroll (manually processed or using a computerised payroll application). It will provide new payroll staff with a clear understanding of what the steps are and why they are done. Each participant will be provided with a comprehensive course manual full of references that also includes templates and basic payroll process steps and procedures.

Staff new to payroll or who act as a back up to payroll and small business owners that need an understanding of how to process a basic payroll for their employees.
  • Overview of the payroll process
  • How to setup new employees and prepare final pays for terminated employees
  • How to gather employee time data
  • What basic payroll documentation is required?
  • How employees are taxed
  • What types of government and agency deductions are processed in payroll?
  • Overview of KiwiSaver payroll requirements
  • Payroll timeframes and deadlines
  • Filing and reporting requirements (externally)
  • Payroll process checks, verification and sign off
  • What payroll reports to provide to the business
  • Payroll record management
  • Income tax and PAYE
  • ACC Earner Levy / Student Loans / ESCT
  • Types of employee allowances
  • Overview of leave entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003
  • The different leave calculations used by the Holidays Act 2003
  • Types of Parental leave
  • Other legislation impacting on payroll
At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the end-to-end payroll process
  • List the payroll process steps and what is required for each step and to ensure payroll is kept compliant
  • Describe all the elements that are involve in processing a pay
  • Describe the various leave entitlements and calculations under the Holidays Act 2003
  • Understand other pieces of legislation that have an impact on payroll

  • 2 days 

This course is offered as a virtual classroom and learners will need to be willing to be part of an online classroom environment. 
Gaining a NZPPA Certificate:
If the learner wishes to gain a NZPPA certificate, we offer the opportunity to complete an online assessment after the course. If the learner does not want undertake assessment, a certificate of attendance will be issued if requested. This course in part will help in completing the online assessment requirements for NZPPA Certification to be a recognised payroll professional.
  • Payroll Law (Level 2)
This course can also be completed by eLearning through NZPPA. For more information please email
$975.00 + GST
$1,175.00 + GST
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