Payroll Courses

What you need to know to run payroll effectively

We believe that  employees are the greatest asset and are fundamental to the smooth running of your business.

We know how important it is to keep their morale up and to maintain trust and confidence they have in you. We need to ensure that they get paid right and on time.

New Zealand’s payroll legislation is one of the most complicated in the world. To understand the calculation of wages, allowances, payroll taxes and processing of the payroll, is essential to running payroll correctly and this training can ease the worry and covers all you need to know.

With a multitude of constant legislative changes, getting it right is not an easy task, but vital for peace of mind.

Di Crawford-Errington is a Payroll Specialist and comes to you with 20 years’ experience in NZ payroll, is a NZPPA Certified Payroll Leader Level 5, is passionate about people, providing clarity and getting payroll right, and is your trainer for this course.

What does the course cover?

The course covers all the essential information you need to understand payroll and your obligations as an employer.   In a nutshell, the topics covered are:

  • Payroll, the good the bad and the ugly
  • The responsibilities of the employer & employee
  • Starting and ending employment
  • Income Tax rates
  • KiwiSaver & ESCT
  • Bonuses and extra pays
  • Allowances
  • Software
  • Contractors v Employees
  • ACC Earners Levy
  • Pay Day Filing
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Leave
  • Leave calculations
  • Legislation involved in Payroll


Learning Outcome

To confidently manage and operate payroll and understand the complexities of the Employment and Holiday Pay Act in relation to paying staff.


Funding via Regional Business Partner Network

Small businesses may qualify for funding vouchers to help pay for training that helps to build the management capabilities of business owners, operators and key managers. Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to
grow and innovate their business.

This course is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to talk to your local Growth Advisor about this course, go to


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