Course Title: Process payroll

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3216

Course Title: Process payroll

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 30.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2009,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Lyn Montalti (Mrs.)

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5988

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Technical Skills

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process payroll from provided data using manual and computerised (MYOB) payroll systems.

Dealing with payroll enquiries is also covered, as an important function/service of Payroll staff.

Class activities and assessments aim to develop not only the above technical skills, but also the Employability skills of the students.

Employability Skills
Are the non-technical skills and competencies that are an important part of effective and successful participation in the workplace.
The course aims to develop the full range of transferable skills, attitudes and behaviour required for successful participation in the workplace.

These include:
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Problem solving
• Technology
• Planning and Organising
• Initiative and Enterprise
• Self-Management
• Learning

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBFIA302A Process payroll


1. Record Payroll Data.

3. Handle Payroll Enquiries.

2. Prepare Payroll.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the technical skills to competently process payroll manually and using MYOB software, as well as the employability skills to participate in the workforce successfully.

This is achieved by designing class work and assessments that link these two skills sets, to make students "work ready".

Overview of Assessment

Students will be required to study and apply current government legislation, business policy and procedures to prescribed exercises and assessment work.

A range of assessment methods will be used including:

  • Class Exercises
  • Test
  • Assignment/Group Project
  • Group Discussion and Solution Report
  • MYOB Exercise

These assessment methods have been designed to measure the achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, as well as the employability skills of the student.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their  teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are met.