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Xero Payroll Course

(4.87 out of 5) 187 Student Reviews

About the Course

During this 1-day Xero payroll course, participants will learn how to use Xero accounting software software to efficiently manage their company’s payroll. A hands-on approach is taken, and participants work through real-life scenarios to take practical skills and knowledge back to the workplace. All courses are taught by expert Xero consultants with real-world bookkeeping experience.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for participants who wish to learn how to set up and use the payroll features in Xero Accounting Software, including setting up a payroll and employees, conduct pay runs, leave entitlements and timesheets, conducting a pay run and generating payroll reports.


Participants should have a practical understanding of Xero accounting software in the workplace, or have successfully completed the Xero Accounting course. In addition, participants must come ready with a username and password to access their own Xero account or Xero trial account.

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Course Details

  • $385 incl GST
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: In Class
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    13 Oct 17 Fri
    02 Nov 17 Thu
    22 Nov 17 Wed
    14 Dec 17 Thu
    12 Jan 18 Fri
    31 Jan 18 Wed
    22 Feb 18 Thu
    16 Mar 18 Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    13 Oct 17 Fri
    02 Nov 17 Thu
    24 Nov 17 Fri
    14 Dec 17 Thu
    11 Jan 18 Thu
    02 Feb 18 Fri
    22 Feb 18 Thu
    16 Mar 18 Fri
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    27 Oct 17 Fri
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    16 Feb 18 Fri
    09 Mar 18 Fri
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    06 Oct 17 Fri
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    19 Jan 18 Fri
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    16 Mar 18 Fri
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Adelaide

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Payroll Settings

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  • Understanding Payroll Settings
  • Understanding Organisation
  • Organisation Tab (Setup)
  • Understanding Calendars
  • Adding a Pay Calendar
  • Understanding Holidays
  • Understanding Payslips
  • Understanding Superannuation
  • Adding a Superannuation Fund
  • Understanding Pay Items
  • Adding an Earnings Rate
  • Adding a Deduction Type
  • Adding a Reimbursement Type
  • Adding a Leave Type

Unit 2: Adding Employees

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  • Adding an Employee
  • Adding Personal Details
  • The Employment Tab Explained
  • Completing the Employment Tab
  • The Taxes Tab Explained
  • Completing the Taxes Tab
  • The Bank Accounts Tab Explained
  • The Pay Template Explained
  • Pay Template - Adding an Earnings Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Deduction Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Super Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Reimbursement Line
  • The Opening Balances Tab Explained
  • The Notes Tab Explained
  • My Payroll

Unit 3: Leave Entitlements

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  • Understanding Leave Entitlements
  • Adding Opening Leave Balances
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Enter Rate Method)
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Fixed Amount Method)
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Variable Method)
  • Adding Leave Applications
  • Approving Leave Applications
  • Rejecting Leave Applications

Unit 4: Timesheets

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  • Understanding Timesheets
  • Adding a Timesheet
  • Save a Timesheet as a Template
  • Adding a Timesheet Using Template
  • Approving a Timesheet
  • Reverting an Approved Timesheet
  • Deleting an Approved timesheet

Unit 5: Conducting a Pay Run

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  • Understanding Pay Runs
  • Commencing a Pay Run
  • Pay Run Summary Screen
  • Making Changes during a Pay Run
  • Posting a Pay Run
  • Sending Pay Slips
  • Reconciling a Pay Run

Unit 6: Payroll Reports

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  • Understanding Payroll Reports
  • Run A Payroll Report
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Grouping)
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Hide Columns)
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Filter)
  • Export Payroll Reports
  • Print Payroll Reports

Unit 7: Payroll Obligations

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  • Understanding Payroll Obligations
  • Paying PAYG Withholding
  • Paying Superannuation
  • Generate the Superannuation Accruals Report
  • Paying Deductions
  • Reconciling Obligation Payments
  • Generating Payment Summaries


(4.70 out of 5) Janet S [ 31 August, 2017 ]
Having used Xero for many years, I was unsure as to how helpful this Payroll Course would be. But I was pleasantly surprised. Although lots of it was self-explanatory, it was great to work through examples with Jeff and have him help with practical examples relating to my own situation. It was also great to have an instructor who was lively and good at his job. Thanks Jeff
(5.00 out of 5) Diana M [ 31 August, 2017 ]
Samantha was an excellent instructor, very knowledgable and went a good pace, overall very beneficial.
(4.70 out of 5) Mark J [ 09 August, 2017 ]
I felt Shanyn was very energetic and interesting to listen to and covered a somewhat boring topic with enthusiasm. A very good day overall
(5.00 out of 5) Maria R [ 09 August, 2017 ]
This course was great, I understood everything very clearly. Shanyn was a really good teacher. I enjoyed learning xero.

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