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Unit of competency details

BSBHRM416 - Process payroll (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBFIA302 - Process payroll 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2020


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  19/Oct/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Application

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

The unit 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

Technical Skills – Human Resources

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 relevant stakeholder

1.2 Enter employee pay period details in payroll system according to organisational requirements

1.3 Calculate individual employee’s payment according to employee source data

2. Prepare payroll

2.1 Prepare payroll according to organisational policy and procedures and designated timelines

2.2 Reconcile total wages for pay period, check and correct irregularities or refer to relevant stakeholder for resolution

2.3 Make arrangements for payment according to organisational and individual requirements

2.4 Obtain authorisation of payroll and individual pay advice according to organisational requirements

2.5 Produce, check and store payroll records according to 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 according to organisational and legislative requirements

3.2 Provide payroll information according to 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 according to organisational policy and procedures

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

SKILL 

DESCRIPTION 

Reading

  • Interprets a range of textual information to determine activities required

Writing

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

Oral Communication

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

Numeracy

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

Self-management

  • Takes responsibility for own workload and monitors adherence to specified goals and timelines

Teamwork

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

Problem solving

  • Recognises and takes responsibility for resolving problems relevant to own role
  • Takes responsibility for routine low-impact decisions within familiar situations

Technology

  • Uses digital technologies to access, record, store, organise and compile data, as required

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBFIA302 Process payroll.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on 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 BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • process payroll for an organisation or work area on at least three occasions.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • respond to routine payroll enquiries
  • refer enquiries outside area of responsibility to an appropriate authority.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • key provisions of relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice that may affect payroll operations
  • relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • key features of different types of payroll systems
  • processes associated with Single Touch Payroll (STP).

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • workplace equipment and resources relevant to performance evidence
  • payroll data (samples or actual).

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10