This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in the Payroll Administration function in any organisation or business in any sector, or field as well as in non-commercial organisations such as clubs and charitable organisations. The Qualification will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the administration field in all sectors.
The Core component contains competencies in Payroll Administration, General Administration, Human Resources and Project Management. The Elective component allows the learner to gain specialist knowledge, skills and insight in the areas of Payroll Administration, Project Management, Human Resources, aspects of Financial Services and organisational research.
The National Diploma in Payroll Administration Services: NQF Level 5 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved, or wish to become involved, in the field of Payroll Administration. It is applicable to employed and unemployed learners. It is particularly suited to those learners who are performing Payroll tasks, in commercial and non-commercial organisations across the entire spectrum, but have not had the opportunity to obtain a formal Qualification beyond NQF level 4.
Payroll Administration is an essential field of learning as the competences required by people doing Payroll administrative tasks are generic in nature and apply to all businesses in all sectors and to many non-business organisations such as sports and cultural clubs and the like.
Payroll Administration is done at various levels depending upon the nature and size of the organization and its management structure. People involved in Payroll Administration are known by such terms as Payroll Administrators, Payroll Clerks, Wage and Salary Clerks, Payroll Supervisors, and Payroll Managers, depending on the organisation in which they are employed.
There is therefore an on-going need for highly skilled Payroll administration personnel and a need for a well-developed learning pathway to cater for Payroll administrative personnel at the various levels at which they operate, especially since it is becoming a specialised profession in its own right in South Africa.
The National Diploma in Payroll Administration Services at NQF: Level 5 is the second Qualification in a learning pathway that starts at NQF level 4 and ends with the National Diploma in Payroll Administration Level 5. It is planned to develop higher diploma's and degrees in Payroll Administration at levels 6, 7 and 8 as the final steps in the learning pathway and investigations are being undertaken into overseas degrees in this field so that benchmarking from an international perspective is undertaken.
The National Diploma in Payroll Administration Services at NQF: Level 5 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered Qualification. The Qualification also offers learners the opportunity to have the knowledge and skills that they have developed in the workplace recognised through the awarding of a registered qualification, either in whole or in part. It will ensure that the quality of education and training in the sub-field is enhanced and of a world-class standard. The Qualification will allow learners not only to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of Administration, but will also enable them to benchmark their competence against international standards.
The following courses will be covered in this qualification:
Manage the payroll function
Comply with BCOE and ethical requirements
Ascertain Gross Pay
Track payments on the HR information system
Manage customer service relationship
Manage staff in the payroll function
Process financial data
Complete year-end procedures
Manage payroll projects
To enter this qualification you will require the following:
- Grade 12
- NQF 4 Qualification or Equivalent
- Stable Internet Connection
- Printer and Scanner
- Minimum of 3 hours per week for studying
- A quiet place where you can study
You will complete the following assessments throughout your study:
- Online Quiz (Knowledge Questions)
- Ice Tasks (Formative Assessment)
- Assignments (Summative Assessment)
- Examination (Final Integrative Summative Assessment)