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30 Years in Western Sydney

Why Choose The Parramatta College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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What will you learn next?

      • Aquafitness for over 50's

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        Increase your fitness and feeling of well being in a very sociable atmosphere with Aerobic type movements. We use a shallow pool, heated to 32 degrees during winter (lower during hot weather). So you’ll be nice, safe and cosy. And our tutor is patient and friendly, with plenty of experience.

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        The heated water supports your body and is gentle on the joints and muscles. Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome.

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        Above is a photo of the venue and the pool we use.

        Health Fund Rebate
        Did you know there is a possibility that you can get a rebate from your private health fund if you do one of our fitness or health related courses?

        Some health funds will give you a rebate for exercise programs or health management programs that your doctor has prescribed to address or improve a specific medical condition. The health fund may ask you if the provider of the exercise program is qualified, the answer is that all of our tutors have either qualifications and or experience in the field in which they teach. Your medical practitioner may also be required to fill out a form provided by your health fund. Also it will depend on your level of coverage with your health fund.

        Additionally the rules vary between health funds, therefore you would need to check with your health fund as to your eligibility, and also ask them what documentation they require.

      • Payroll with MYOB

        About the course

        This accredited course completes two competencies in one by combining the basics of bookkeeping with practical training in MYOB accounting software. You will learn to record payroll data e.g. pay period details, any deducations and allowances, prepare payroll from these data and handle payroll enquiries. On successful completion of competencies you will receive a statement of attainment for BSBFIA302 Process payroll from BSB30415 Certificate III Business Administration as well as ICTICT208 Operate accounting applications from ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Comprehensive manual and bookkeeping workbook provided. Before you enrol you must be able to: create files and folders,open an application program, copy, rename, delete files, save, open and print a file. You will need to bring pen, notebook and calculator. If you aren’t confident in using computer, this course may not be appropriate for you.


        Knowledge of basic accounting terminologies and processes preferred.

        Learning outcomes

        On successful completion of the course, you should be able to -

        Record payroll data

        1.1 Check payroll data and clarify discrepancies with designated persons 1.2 Enter employee pay period details and any deductions and allowances in payroll system in accordance with source documents 1.3 Calculate payment due to individual employees to reflect standard pay and variations in accordance with employee source data

        Prepare payroll

        2.1 Prepare payroll within designated timelines and in accordance with organisational policy and procedures 2.2 Reconcile total wages for pay period, check or correct irregularities or refer to designated persons for resolution 2.3 Make arrangements for payment in accordance with organisational and individual requirements 2.4 Obtain authorisation of payroll and individual pay advice in accordance with organisational requirements 2.5 Produce, check and store payroll records in accordance with organisational policy and security procedures 2.6 Follow security procedures for processing payroll and for maintaining payroll records

        Handle payroll enquiries

        3.1 Respond to payroll enquiries in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements 3.2 Provide information in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements 3.3 Ensure all enquiries outside area of responsibility and knowledge are referred to designated persons for resolution 3.4 Complete additional information or follow-up action within designated timelines in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

        As well as the above learning outcomes, you should be able to -

        Customise software
        1.1 Select accounting software to meet business requirements
        1.2 Load, register and configure accounting software according to operating instructions

        Create enterprise data
        2.1 Establish chart of accounts according to business requirements
        2.2 Create and add data on customers and sales
        2.3 Create and add data on suppliers and purchases
        2.4 Create and add inventory details
        2.5 Add required/suitable tax codes

        Record and track transactions
        3.1 Generate invoices and track their progress
        3.2 Record customer payments and update customer details
        3.3 Record and track purchases
        3.4 Record payment of wages, allowances, taxation and superannuation
        3.5 Update business data as required

        Save and back up data
        4.1 Save accounting data to disk
        4.2 Make a regular back-up of all accounting data and store in a safe location

        Generated reports
        5.1 Reconcile accounts
        5.2 Generate and print financial reports based on accounting data
        5.3 Check financial reports for errors and discrepancies
        5.4 Discuss errors with appropriate person and rectify as required

        Learning and assessment strategy

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment. Learning strategies include face to face delivery, case studies, practical exercises etc. Assessment strategies include case studies, observation and written questions. You will need demonstrate your ability to -
        plan and perform payroll calculations in accordance with all legislative and organisational requirements, and predetermined timelines and
        refer enquiries outside area of responsibility to an appropriate authority
        load and configure accounting software
        create and maintain enterprise financial records as per business and legislative requirements
        record and track transactions
        back up data
        reconcile accounts and generate reports.

        LLN Skills required

        This course requires strong language, literacy and numeracy skills. At a very simple level, this means you need to understand the trainer and can communicate with the trainer in English. You also need to understand accounting terminologies.

        Need further information?

        Please feel free to contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Yoga

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        A gentle class, in the style of Hatha Yoga. Yoga has been practiced from ancient times in India. Suitable for beginners and continuing students. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonising system of development for the mind body and spirit. The continued practise of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and wellbeing, the practise of yoga makes the body strong and flexible it also improves the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal system. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind.

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        We recommend that you do not do these classes if you are pregnant. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat and blanket, and bottle of water.

        • Breath work
        • Lengthening the spine helping posture
        • Clearer thoughts
        • Helps back pain
        • Massage inner organs
        • Releases toxins from the body
        • Work into Meridians which lines of energy
        • Brings energy into body
        • Flexibility
        • Drains the lymph and boosts immunity
        • Regulates your Adrenal glands
        • Improves your Balance
        • Helps you focus
        • Increases your peace of mind
        • Helps you sleep deeper
        • Maintains your nervous system

        Overall sense of wellbeing, flexibility not only in your body but in your mind and breath. A balance in your life, being able to handle stresses in life in a way that doesn`t end up effecting your health. Massaging the inner organs and building your immune system.

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