Maintain Payroll with MYOB

About the course

This accredited course the payroll functions of MYOB accounting software. You will learn to record payroll data e.g. pay period details, any deductions and allowances, prepare payroll from these data and handle payroll enquiries. On successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Comprehensive manual and bookkeeping workbook provided.


Knowledge of basic accounting terminologies and processes preferred. Also you must be able to open and shut down a computer, have experience working on Windows 10 operating system, be comfortable using computer mouse and keyboard create files and folders, open an application program, copy, rename, delete files, save, open and print a file. If you aren’t confident in using computer, this course may not be appropriate for you.

Resources required

As this course will be delivered in a virtual class room via video conferencing, you must have a computer or laptop, a good internet connection, a web camera (essential as the trainer will need to see your screen) and a printer (optional). Once you have enrolled, you will receive instructions on how to join the virtual classroom. Your computer must be operational with no known faults that may disrupt the learning process. If you believe the computer may have issues, we will strongly recommend you to fix up those issues before enrolling into the course.

Please note that MYOB AccountRight 2019 version must be already installed on your computer. You may be able to download a trial version from MYOB website:

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 strategy

This course will be delivered in in a virtual classroom environment via video conferencing led by a qualified and industry experienced trainer. Learning methods will include face to face lecture, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers.

Assessment strategies

There is no assessment for this course; however, the trainer may ask the participants to complete some activities to ensure they are gaining the intended skills.

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.

Need further information?

Please feel free to contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.