Certificate in Xero Payroll


Certificate in Xero Payroll


ABKA1016 – Certificate in Xero Payroll

Course Access

6 months

Course Duration

Approximately 10 hours

Software Access

Access to the trial version of Xero

Delivery Mode

100% online, available 24/7
No classroom attendance or work placement

Trainer Support

Unlimited trainer support


Learn to use the Xero Payroll module with this online course. You’ll learn to connect your payroll to your accounting system, saving time and stress managing your payroll and PAYG returns. Learn about Single Touch Payroll.

Increase your competence and skills and become Xero Payroll Confident.

Gain employment and improve your career prospects.

Become your own payroll administrator and save money on payroll fees.

Work with an experienced tutor and other students to successfully complete your course.

Delivered by an IAB Accredited Training Provider, this course is accredited by the International Association of Accounting Professionals. The content of this course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service. Gain 10 CPD hours on completion!

The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn.

The availability of Bookkeeping and Accounting related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 50,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for Bookkeepers is between $49,492 – $60,574 per year.

Sources: Seek, The Department of Education

  • BAS Agent
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Assistant Accountant

You may partner this course with several qualifications and short courses. At AOT, these include:

  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business

Multiple choice, short answer and practical assessments

Certificate in Xero Payroll 

ABKA219 Introduction to Xero Online
ABKA200 Setting up Xero Payroll 
ABKA182 Managing Payroll Items with Xero
ABKA107 New Employees & Leave Requests with Xero
ABKA179 Pay Templates in Xero
ABKA178 Pay Runs in Xero
ABKA183 Payslips & Payroll Reporting with Xero
ABKA145 Employment Payment Summaries with Xero
ABKA294 Certificate in Xero Payroll Assessment

To begin your course enrolment, select the prepaid fee button above and follow the prompts through to make the course payment. Once we receive your course payment, AOT will send you a tax invoice.

AOT will register your details with The Career Academy, who will send your welcome email containing your course access details and instructions on how to access The Career Academy’s learning management system (LMS) and how to get started on your course.

When you log in, you will see The Career Academy Introduction course which will ensure you are well prepared to start your online learning journey.

This course is delivered 100% online and is self-paced so you can study where and when it suits you.

Find out more information on how to enrol in the Career Academy courses here.

The Career Academy trainer support

Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm using the orange help button within the Learning Platform. You can also speak with them over the phone by calling 1800 837 550.

For any other post-enrolment support, such as technical support, you’ll need to contact The Career Academy directly. You can phone them on 1800 837 550 or email them at studentservices@thecareeracademy.com.


There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
  • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving email including email with attachment
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Meet technology requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside in Australia

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • A desktop or laptop as we do not actively support other devices.
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 3 Mbps
  • An email address that is unique to you and that you will maintain throughout your enrolment
  • Headset (or speakers and microphone) and
  • Up-to-date web browser version

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