Few business functions have as adverse an impact on employee job satisfaction and overall business expense as the incorrect management of payroll and tax.
The effective and efficient management of the payroll and tax function is therefore crucial to running a successful organisation that not only values its employees, but also complies with relevant legislation.
With this payroll course you’ll cover the fundamental principles of payroll and tax administration, and leave the online short course empowered with the most up-to-date processes and legislation involved in the payroll and tax function.
You’ll walk away from the payroll and tax administration course with the confidence to:
Apply your comprehensive understanding of payroll systems and tax processes, including tax law
Accurately calculate, allocate and deduct payroll, and understand the calculations in employee leave systems
Perform the vital bookkeeping function of payroll tax administration
Use your knowledge of payroll tax to positively influence employee job satisfaction and overall business expense
This UCT-backed online short course in payroll and tax administration is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Success Manager as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.
Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
Course Module 1: Basic tax concepts for individuals
Course Module 2: Advanced tax concepts for individuals
Course Module 3: Basic tax concepts for businesses
Course Module 4: Advanced tax concepts for businesses
Course Module 5: Payroll principles and administration
Course Module 6: Payroll administration
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market. Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
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You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.