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NZPPA Certificate in Payroll for Non-Payroll Practitioners - eLearning

This course is presented by New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association.

To receive the member price, use discount code CAANZ$150 at checkout. 

This course focuses on providing a better understanding of what payroll actually involves.


Payroll covers one of the largest costs any business has being the cost of labour. If Payroll is not managed, configured and monitored correctly it can become a major risk to the business in regard to legislative requirements, cost and time.

For this reason, managers and other positions within the business that interact with payroll need to have a greater understanding on what payroll actually does, and how they can aid payroll in being successful and effective.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding what is involved in processing payroll (end to end process and related steps)
  • Involving payroll in decisions that impact on payroll and why this is important
  • What needs to be included in employment agreements to assist payroll
  • Checks, monitoring and security to make payroll secure
  • Use of technology to make payroll efficient
  • Using basic payroll measures to assess payroll performance
  • What is an effective structure for payroll in your business?
  • Training, support and developing payroll practitioners
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to have an in-house and outsourced payroll?
  • An overview of the main legislative requirements and how they are conducted in a payroll system, including:
- Holidays Act 2003
- Parental Leave & Employment Protection Act
- Allowances (Non-taxable and reimbursing)
- Bonuses
- Superannuation & KiwiSaver
- Payroll record keeping requirements

Note: this course is an assessed course. Participants will undertake a range of activities throughout the course along with an end of course assessment.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
  • Understand how payroll functions effectively in a business.
  • Identify the risk areas in payroll and how they can be avoided.
  • Understand why payroll needs to be effectively run within the business.
  • Articulate the essential legislative requirements in relation to payroll and why they are done that way.

This course equips professionals with a practical understanding of the components of the payroll process and decisions to maintain compliance to ensure payroll is successful and effective.


Topic: Tax

Sub-Topic: Employment Taxes - PAYE, PAYG & FBT

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 16 hours