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Manage Payroll BSBHRM526

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If you are a sole trader or employee with payroll duties, you would benefit from our short course in managing payroll. This will give you the skills you need to confidently establish procedures for managing payroll systems and calculations.

This unit derives from the Diploma of Business (Operations) BSB50120.

Completing the Manage Payroll BSBHRM526 unit will give you new skills and knowledge in:

  • Gross pay and annual salaries.
  • Wages and deductions.
  • Claims for allowances.
  • Australian Taxation Office requirements.
  • Employee group certificates.
  • Payroll record management.

This course is an ideal start to a diploma, certificate, or other qualification in business.

Learning Outcomes

BSBHRM526 Manage payroll is a single unit implicit of the BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations).

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and monitor security procedures for managing organisational payroll services, and to calculate and process salary payments, group taxation, and related payments.

The unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to establish and work with payroll systems, and may have responsibility for managing payroll systems and calculations.

Please note, completion of this unit will result in a statement of attainment only.

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Here’s a breakdown of some of the common job roles and opportunities available in Payroll Management:

Payroll Specialist: Payroll Specialists are responsible for calculating and processing employee payroll. Annual salary: AUD $60,000 – $100,000

Payroll Manager: Payroll Managers are responsible for overseeing payroll operations, and ensuring that payroll processes are efficient and compliant with relevant laws and regulations. Annual salary: AUD $80,000 – $130,000

HR and Payroll Administrator: HR and Payroll Administrators are responsible for managing HR processes and supporting payroll operations. Annual salary: AUD $50,000 – $90,000

Compensation and Benefits Specialist: Compensation and Benefits Specialists are responsible for managing employee compensation and benefits programs. Annual salary: AUD $60,000 – $100,000

Payroll Systems Specialist: Payroll Systems Specialists are responsible for managing payroll systems, and ensuring that they are functioning efficiently. Annual salary: AUD $70,000 – $120,000

Time and Attendance Specialist: Time and Attendance Specialists are responsible for managing time and attendance records, and ensuring that they are accurate. Annual salary: AUD $60,000 – $100,000

Tax Specialist: Tax Specialists are responsible for calculating and remitting payroll taxes. Annual salary: AUD $60,000 – $100,000

(Please note that these are estimates, and the salary ranges can vary depending on the company, region, industry, and qualifications of the individual. Research conducted by Polymath)

Course Info

Delivery & Support

This qualification is delivered 100% on-line including theory, text books, projects and assessments.

You will receive full support for the duration of your course and can call our team from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

You can also correspond with our team via email, on-line chat, SMS and communicate to your trainer and support officer through your on-line profile.

Once completed you will be issued a formal hard copy qualification/certificate free of charge including an electronic email version.

Course Breakdown

You have up to 3 months to successfully complete all the training and assessment requirements for this course.

Tools Required

To successfully complete this course, you will require access to a desktop computer or laptop; and adequate access to internet connection.

You will also require an active email account and a mobile phone equipped with a camera.

Software – you will require access to MS Word, MS Excel, and online search platforms.

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Course Units

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to establish and monitor security procedures for managing organisational payroll services. It also describes the calculation and processing of salary payments, group taxation, and other related payments. This unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to establish and work with payroll systems, and who may have responsibility for managing payroll systems and calculations.


Study Options

We offer a range of flexible training options to suit your personal schedule. We understand that life can get in the way, with work, family, and life commitments. It can be challenging, we get it.

Our solution is to provide a tailored approach to your style of learning to help you maximise your time and fit in with your life schedule. Speak to our team for more information regarding the support we can offer you. 


Our easy to use online platform gives you control of your learning experience.

You can access all learning via mobile and tablet, however our platform is desktop oriented and will provide the best experience. 

Assessments are conducted at the end of each unit and delivered in a variety of ways.

We focus on delivering theory based learning through multiple choice questions, written responses, interactive lessons, swipe left to right, and online projects. All part of our dynamic learning experience. 

You will also get access to local student support via phone, email, and online chat.

Self-Paced Learning

Self-paced learning means you can learn on your own time and schedule. You don’t need to complete the same assignments, or learn at the same time as others. 

You can move from one topic or segment to the next at your speed.

You get to select what units you wish to start with, and jump from one to another as you feel you need to. 

We give you full control over your learning experience.

Self paced learning removes the pressure of traditional class room training, and traditional University semesters.


Flexibility means you can work with our team to make the changes you need to get through your course.

You can defer for free or pause your course if your personal circumstances change.

If you find you’ve made the wrong choice when choosing your course, its simple – you can change courses to another that you feel is better suited to you, or you can gift your course to a friend, family member or work colleague – we have options!

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Now, it’s time to choose your payment method. Our most popular option is the upfront payment, which offers you the largest discount. Additionally, we provide interest-free financing and a pay-as-you-go plan for your convenience. All these payment options are readily accessible from the course page. Please note that for all specialised short courses priced under $500, upfront payment is required.



The enrolment process varies based on the course you select. For Accredited Training courses, once your initial payment is processed, our team will personally guide you through the onboarding process with a phone call and follow-up email. For specialised short courses priced under $500, enrolment is streamlined and conducted exclusively through direct email.



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No. Our campus is online! We are 100% virtual. We deliver all our courses online through our student learning portal. Without the large costs of a campus and infrastructure, we can offer the best industry prices. And you can study, anytime and anywhere.

Each course has a suggested time frame for completion. This can be viewed on each course page. Courses are self-paced however all have a specific end date. If you need more time, you can request an extension by contacting our office to discuss.

Yes, but let’s talk first. Contact us if you want to change your course, so we can make sure you move to the right pathway. We can direct you towards a new course of equal value without much difficulty. If the new course costs a little more or less, we’ll find a solution to get you sorted.

Yes. We understand that life gets in the way sometimes. Contact our support team and ask us to suspend your course until you’re ready to start again. We might also grant you an official extension. Some fees may apply.

You can contact our support office 5 days a week. We will listen to your concerns and walk you through your options. Generally, we’ll encourage you to push through. Learning can be challenging sometimes, but the challenge is where all the learning starts!

Once you complete and successfully pass your course, and pay your course fees in full, we will email an electronic copy of your full certificate to you. We will also send a hard copy certificate to your postal address.

We are not tax advisors, so we always advise you to seek professional advice. However, if the qualification relates to your job or industry, it is generally 100% tax-deductible. But please seek advice from your tax professional.

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