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Xero Payroll

Course Outline

This Xero course is ideal for individuals who have solid bookkeeping knowledge, have previously used Xero software and wish to expand on their Xero knowledge. Topics include

Payroll Settings

  • Understanding Payroll Settings
  • Understanding Organisation
  • Organisation Tab (Setup)
  • Understanding Calendars
  • Adding a Pay Calendar
  • Understanding Holidays
  • Understanding Payslips
  • Understanding Superannuation
  • Adding a Superannuation Fund
  • Understanding Pay Items
  • Adding an Earnings Rate
  • Adding a Deduction Type
  • Adding a Reimbursement Type
  • Adding a Leave Type

Adding Employees

  • Adding an Employee
  • Adding Personal Details
  • The Employment Tab Explained
  • Completing the Employment Tab
  • The Taxes Tab Explained
  • Completing the Taxes Tab
  • The Bank Accounts Tab Explained
  • The Pay Template Explained
  • Pay Template – Adding an Earnings Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Deduction Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Super Line
  • Pay Template – Adding a Reimbursement Line
  • The Opening Balances Tab Explained
  • The Notes Tab Explained
  • My Payroll

Leave Entitlements

  • Understanding Leave Entitlements
  • Adding Opening Leave Balances
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Enter Rate Method)
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Fixed Amount Method)
  • Adding Leave Accruals (Variable Method)
  • Adding Leave Applications
  • Approving Leave Applications


  • Understanding Timesheets
  • Adding a Timesheet
  • Save a Timesheet as a Template
  • Adding a Timesheet Using Template
  • Approving a Timesheet
  • Reverting an Approved Timesheet
  • Deleting an Approved timesheet

Conducting a Pay Run

  • Understanding Pay Runs
  • Commencing a Pay Run
  • Pay Run Summary Screen
  • Making Changes during a Pay Run
  • Posting a Pay Run
  • Sending Pay Slips
  • Reconciling a Pay Run

Payroll Reports

  • Understanding Payroll Reports
  • Run A Payroll Report
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Grouping)
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Hide Columns)
  • View & Filter Payroll Reports (Filter)
  • Export Payroll Reports
  • Print Payroll Reports

Payroll Obligations

  • Understanding Payroll Obligations
  • Paying PAYG Withholding
  • Paying Superannuation
  • Generate the Superannuation Accruals Report
  • Paying Deductions
  • Reconciling Obligation Payments
  • Generating Payment Summaries


  • Participants should have a practical understanding of Xero accounting software in the workplace, or have successfully completed the NBCC Xero for Beginners course.
  • Prior to the course commencement all students must have set up their own access to Xero with access to authenticator. Students must have a smart phone in class to access the authenticator.


If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown OR meet other eligibility criteria, this course may be fully funded under the NSW Government’s Adult & Community Education funding. See ACE Community Service Obligation Funding page for details or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email to check eligibility or for further information.

$115 Limited GST free / $103.50
Xero Payroll

<h3 id="CourseOutline">Course Outline</h3><p>This Xero course is ideal for individuals who have solid bookkeeping knowledge, have previously used Xero software and wish to expand on their Xero

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown and wish to apply for a funded position in this course, please email Susan Wilkinson at or phone her on 9970 1000.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Maxine is a very good instructor with a thorough knowledge of Xero and is committed to ensuring that everyone learns as much as possible in the time allotted. In fact she is so thorough, she made herself available for an extra hour of tuition and through the lunch break.
  • our teacher was fantastic. It was very informative and extremely helpful course. Thankuuuu
  • A very hands-on and practical course conducted extremely well by an excellent tutor, Maxine.
  • Maxine is very competent and knows the subject well. Very helpful
  • Very informative and helpful
  • I learnt so much! The teacher was very enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and we covered a great amount of content. Would highly recommend this course to anyone using Xero.
  • Our trainer was very patient, thorough and helpful.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113