Course Description

Build connections in the financial services industry and develop a broad range of payroll skills with the Diploma of Payroll Services.

Taught by teachers with current industry experience, you will learn a diverse range of skills including superannuation, taxation and communication skills.

You will gain confidence and knowledge in:

  • establishing and maintaining a payroll system
  • salary packaging
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • implementing internal controls
  • taxation systems for payroll
  • managing payroll
  • business performance information.

Upon completion of this course, you'll have the practical and technical skills to begin work or continue onto further study.


0.5 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 65.0% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 81.3% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.7% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 64.1% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 13.4% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $53,500 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: FNS50417

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.