Certificate in Xero Payroll


The industry accredited Certificate in Xero Payroll provides individuals a detailed overview of Xero Payroll functions and reporting.

Ideal for individuals currently working as or aspiring to be payroll officers, the Certificate in Xero Payroll provides knowledge and information related to Xero’s single touch payroll (STP). Businesses using Xero accounting have the opportunity to take advantage of reporting payroll directly to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) using STP, meeting government digital reporting payroll needs.

Delivered by The Career Academy (a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn), this specialised Xero short course is ideal for those individuals seeking payroll administration expertise, covering modules of study including:

  • Xero introduction
  • Xero Payroll setup
  • Xero Payroll management including pay runs, payslips and payment summaries
  • Xero Payroll reporting

This Certificate in Xero Payroll short course can also be combined with other ABS Institute Accounting and Bookkeeping qualifications including the FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and is accredited by the International Association of Accounting Professionals.

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Investment: $395 + GST on our payment options noted below

Course Duration: 15 hours

Access Time: 6 months

Delivery Method: Online with unlimited tutor support

Entry requirements: None

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day

Assessments: Multiple choice, short answer and practical assessments

CPD Hours: 15

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive the Certificate in Xero Payroll.

Students completing this course will gain 15 CPD hours on completion (CPD Certification Service).

This short course is not VET (Vocational Education and Training) accredited, but can be completed alongside a VET nationally recognised qualification.

Relevant Occupations

Small business bookkeeper, small business owners and sole traders.

Prospective career outcomes

This course with additional formal qualifications can lead students towards careers in the Accounting and Bookkeeping sector.

  • Introduction to Xero Online
  • Setting up Xero Payroll
  • Managing Payroll Items with Xero
  • New Employees & Leave Requests with Xero
  • Pay Templates in Xero
  • Pay Runs in Xero
  • Payslips & Payroll Reporting with Xero
  • Employment Payment Summaries with Xero
  • Certificate in Xero Payroll Assessment

+ The Certificate in Xero Payroll course is owned and delivered by The Career Academy (TCA). TCA is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn. Please note that this short course is not VET (Vocational Education and Training) accredited, but can be completed alongside a VET nationally recognised qualification.


Quizzes and exercises are undertaken throughout studies with a final practical assessment on completion of all modules.

  • Flexible start dates – enrol online and start when you are ready
  • Interest free payment plans available
  • Local contacts for quick response to any queries.
  • Complete your studies online, at your own pace with unlimited tutor support.
  • This course is accredited by the International Association of Accounting Professionals and ICOES
  • The content of this course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service. Gain 40 CPD hours on completion!
  • Get a FREE 12-month student membership to the Institute of Public Accountants on enrolment.
  • ABS Institute partners with The Career Academy who are a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn
  • Developed and delivered by an IAB Accredited Training Provider

Full upfront course fee payments can be made for this course. This industry recognised short course can be combined with an ABS Institute Nationally Recognised course.

Please note that prices for ABS Institute short course do not include assessment.

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