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Unit of competency details

BSBFIA302 - Process payroll (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBFIA302A - Process payrollUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBHRM416 - Process payroll 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

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SIR - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.0-5.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 14.4-14.6 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.0 
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SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-4.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-6.1 
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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FNS30317 - Certificate III in Accounts AdministrationCertificate III in Accounts Administration
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BSB30415 - Certificate III in Business AdministrationCertificate III in Business Administration1-2 
SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and RecreationCertificate IV in Sport and Recreation
BSB30915 - Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)1-3 
SIT60316 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080101 Accounting  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080101 Accounting  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to process payroll from provided data using manual and computerised payroll systems.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for payroll functions within an organisation. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be other members of staff who have been delegated payroll responsibilities.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Finance – Financial Administration

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 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

2 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

3 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

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

  • Interprets a range of textual information to determine activities required

Writing

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4

  • Accurately records textual information and maintains personal and banking details using format, language and structure in context

Oral Communication

1.1, 3.1-3.4

  • Explains financial issues clearly using terminology and tone appropriate to audience
  • Uses questioning and listening skills in verbal exchanges to clarify information

Numeracy

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5. 3.1-3.3

  • Uses a limited range of mathematical calculations to calculate and reconcile amounts and arrange/compare numerical information

Navigate the world of work

1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3-2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

  • Adheres to legislative requirements and organisational policies and procedures relevant for own work

Interact with others

1.1, 2.2, 3.1-3.3

  • Selects the appropriate mode of communication for a specific purpose
  • Collaborates with others to achieve predetermined goals

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.6, 3.2, 3.4

  • Takes responsibility for own workload and monitors adherence to specified goals and timelines
  • Recognises and takes responsibility for resolving problems relevant to own role
  • Takes responsibility for routine low-impact decisions within familiar situations
  • Uses digital technologies to access, record, store, organise and compile data as required

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBFIA302 Process payroll

BSBFIA302A Process payroll

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • plan and perform payroll calculations in accordance with all legislative and organisational requirements, and predetermined timelines
  • refer enquiries outside area of responsibility to an appropriate authority.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify the key provisions of relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice that may affect payroll operations
  • outline relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • list the different types of payroll systems.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the financial administration field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • computer with relevant software
  • payroll data (samples or actual
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10