Xero Payroll

Elevate your Xero skills, boost your career growth and increase your value in the workplace by becoming certified in Xero Payroll! 

Xero Payroll is a payroll software that allows businesses to pay employees, file payroll taxes, and manage employee benefits and HR in one place. This course will ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of payroll processes in Xero whilst growing your career options in bookkeeping or accounting.

Course developed and taught by real world industry leaders, not academics

100% flexible – Study online, anytime, anywhere, on any device

Industry connections to connect you with employers and industry contacts

Who should enrol in this course

Bookkeepers or Payroll Specialists who are using or considering using Xero payroll

Those wanting to get into a bookkeeping or accounting career and to develop a better understanding of payroll concepts and how they are used in Xero

Business professionals who want to further develop their knowledge of how Xero payroll works

Those seeking to gain a Xero Payroll certification through the official platform

Course outline

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to perform key functions in the Xero Payroll module. By completing the Xero Payroll course, you will be confident in using the Xero Payroll module, including how to:

Maintain payroll employee details and leaves

Create and finalise standard and unscheduled pay runs

Incorporate deductions and reimbursements

Setting award rates

Single Touch Payroll

Payroll reporting

Preparing for year-end payroll and employment summaries

Course Modules

This course has been specifically built by industry experts who have real-world practical experience and knowledge of the industry. The design of this course develops best-practice skills and knowledge to equip you for the next step of your career.
  • Setting up and managing employees’ profiles
  • Payroll settings, such as recurring templates and employee access
  • Enter and managing timesheets
  • Single Touch Payroll setup
  • Setting up superannuation funds and allocating them
  • Creating pay calendars and holiday groups
  • New employees and leave requests, entering opening balances, and assigning leave
  • Award rates
  • Types of deductions and reimbursements
  • How to prepare and finalise a standard pay run
  • How to prepare and finalise an unscheduled pay run
  • Termination pays
  • Reverting posted pay runs
  • Producing pay slips
  • Single Touch Payroll
  • Process superannuation payments/manage automatic superannuation
  • Reporting
  • Preparation for year-end payroll
  • Relevant reporting and ATO submissions
  • Course information

Course Information

You do not need to formally complete any program prior to starting this course. However, we do recommend you complete Xero Basics to maximise what you get out of this course.
The Xero Payroll course is comprised of online, self-paced modules delivered through the Ab² digital learning portal. At Ab2, we pride ourselves on providing the best student experience, and we will support you throughout the whole of your program completion by providing:
  • Online learning, enabling you to study anywhere, anytime
  • One-on-one and group coaching sessions with industry experts
  • 24/7 support
  • Student Facebook groups so you can connect with your fellow learners!
Approximately 15 hours

6 months from enrolment


  • A working computer with Microsoft Office
  • An internet connection

P7500 – Installment plan available

Why choose Ab2

100% online – Complete Flexibility – Study Online, anywhere, and anytime

Unrivalled student support by specialists that only serve the accounting and bookkeeping industry

Course developed and taught by real world industry leaders, not academics.

AB² is one of very few RTOs to offer the Tax Practitioners Board approved course to become a registered BAS agent.

Deep industry connections – we participate actively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, allowing us to connect you with employers and industry contracts to further your career.

Free student membership with accounting and bookkeeping industry bodies

Want to know more?

Our student experience team are here to help answer any questions you have. We’ll support you every step of the way to ensure you have the best learning experience and complete your program sooner.


Special Introductory Offer

Grab our introductory offer for only $1,490 per student. Regular price at $1,990. For a limited time only. 

Ab2 offers two options for you to pay for your course costs, as well as flexible payment options.

Upfront $1,490: You can save 15% by making an upfront payment of $1,490.

Weekly $65.90: Get started right away by making weekly payments of $65.90, over a period of 26 weeks

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