FNSSS00012 - Payroll Administrator Skill Set

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The FNSSS00012 - Payroll Administrator Skill Set provides individuals an overview of the skills and knowledge to process salary, superannuation, terminations and other common payroll related tasks. Ideally suited to individuals in job roles who perform payroll administration and payroll management tasks, this course provides an overview of operation requirements related to management of company payrolls.

The FNSSS00012 - Payroll Administrator Skill Set course comprises of core units of competency covering disciplines including:

  • Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances
  • Process superannuation payments
  • Process complex employee terminations
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll

Study Options

This course can be completed in conjunction with multiple Mentor Education qualifications including:

Visit https://www.mentor.edu.au/accounting-bookkeeping-courses/ to view a full list of available nationally recognised and industry endorsed accounting and bookkeeping qualifications.

Mentor Education’s FNSSS00012 - Payroll Administrator Skill Set  is a nationally recognised qualification, complying with the AQF standard and ASQA standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded the FNSSS00012 - Payroll Administrator Skill Set.

The Units from this skill set may contribute to credit towards the FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting and the FNS50417 - Diploma of Payroll Services.

Skill Set Entry Requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications.

We also recommend that students undertaking this course:

  • Are over 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Have successfully completed a year 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Have a strong grasp of computer/technical skills
  • Microsoft Office (or freeware equivalent) installed on their computer
  • Access to a reliable high-quality internet connection
  • Adequate literacy/numeracy skills

Course Duration

Students will be required to undertake 6 core units. Course units are delivered sequentially and should be completed over a 18-week period.

Skillset Outline

Core units

  • Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll
  • Process superannuation payments in payroll
  • Process complex employee terminations in payroll
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll
  • Manage payroll

Download a brochure for detailed course unit information.

Course Delivery

100% online learning.


Assessments will vary amongst individual units and may include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Case Study and Scenario’s
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Research Tasks
Activities that form part of the self-directed study and learning may include:
  • Set reading (textbook/workbook)
  • Instructed research
  • Self-directed research
  • Forums

Online Learning Experience


Throughout their study time with Mentor Education, each student is supported by a fully resourced student support team trained in managing the needs of todays students.

Whilst completing their qualification, students are entitled to unlimited e-mail and phone support by our experienced student support team between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, so they are never left to feel ‘lost’ or stuck during their studies.

Learning Materials

Mentor Education has developed this qualification with student needs central to its structure.

TThe learning materials offered in this course are designed to give students exposure to what they would actually do in the workplace and includes textbooks, learner guides, study guides, PowerPoint presentations and live online classroom-based tutorials - all included in the initial enrolment fee with no more to pay.

Flexibility and Delivery

In addition to the accessible and easy to understand self-directed learning materials, the course gives students additional options on how to best engage with their study commitments.

Upfront payment

Full upfront course fee payments can be made for this course, with regular special discount offers available for upfront payments.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are not available for this course.

Flexible Delivery Options: Nationwide

Mentor specialises in providing professional education and training services to you anywhere, any-time. We appreciate that learning needs differ for each individual and organisation, which is why we allow you to select the approach that works best for you.


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