FNSPAY502 - Process superannuation payments in payroll

Unit code: FNSPAY502 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process employee superannuation payments in payroll systems. It applies to individuals who, within their level of authority, use specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and analytical techniques to prepare data, calculate and verify superannuation payments, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements using established payroll systems.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • establish procedures to ensure employee superannuation information is handled according to legislative and organisational obligations;
  • collect information required to process superannuation payments in a payroll system;
  • interact with stakeholders to ensure completeness and accuracy of information required to process superannuation payments;
  • calculate superannuation payments using a payroll system based on ordinary time earnings;
  • calculate reportable superannuation payments for inclusion in employee payment summaries, and;
  • prepare, produce, distribute and store reports on superannuation payments according to organisational and legislative requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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