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Duration:
0.5 years full time or longer for part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
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Overview

Build connections in the financial services industry and develop a broad range of payroll skills with the Diploma of Payroll Services.

Taught by teachers with current industry experience, you will learn a diverse range of skills including superannuation, taxation and communication skills.

You will gain confidence and knowledge in:

  • establishing and maintaining a payroll system
  • salary packaging
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • implementing internal controls
  • taxation systems for payroll
  • managing payroll
  • business performance information.

Upon completion of this course, you'll have the practical and technical skills to begin work or continue onto further study.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

Careers

Workplaces are becoming more globalised with employees traveling overseas frequently. There is a need across businesses for well-trained payroll personal who are knowledgeable and can keep accurate payroll systems. The Diploma of Payroll Services will equip you with skills to seek employment working as a:

  • payroll officer
  • payroll manager
  • working across other specialised payroll functions.

Course structure

To be awarded the FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll Services, a student must successfully complete a total of eleven (11) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eight (8) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units, of which:
  • all three (3) units may be chosen from the elective units listed in the FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll Services qualification;
  • up to two (2) units may be from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by Victoria University Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers who perform payroll administration and payroll management tasks in a variety of industries. It includes establishing payroll systems and using them to perform sometimes complex tasks, including preparing salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances, processing superannuation payments, and processing employee terminations.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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