Australian Payroll Association

Billed as Australia’s leading payroll trainer and advisory group, the Australian Payroll Association provides a range of online and offline courses.  

All qualifications are nationally accredited, and they can deliver tailored training to suit your specific needs including assessment tests and a leadership academy. 

Australian Payroll Institute

Taking credit as Australia’s first nationally accredited payroll qualification and founded by best-selling author Tracy Angwin, the Australian Payroll Institute offers two courses.  

Both the Certificate IV in Payroll Administration and Diploma of Payroll Management are nationally accredited and will provide a hard-copy of the course materials for free (not every provider offers this).  

Victoria University

If online delivery isn’t your thing and you prefer in-person, check out the Diploma of Payroll Services from Victoria University. Taking six months to complete, you will have access to teachers with current industry experience and all the facilities that the university can offer.  

You may also be eligible for financial support including a subsided place.  

Swinburne University of Technology

If you like the university idea but online learning is more your thing, check out the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping from the Swinburne University of Technology.  

Swinburne is a ranked number for online teaching quality in Australia and you may also be eligible for financial support. 


Get your payroll information straight from the source by visiting the ATO’s dedicated Single Touch Payroll Page. Here you will find the latest updates, webinars, podcasts and interviews.  

They also include all previous webinars for you to view at your leisure.  


If budget is more of an issue, check out the range of courses available from Udemy. While not all are payroll specific, you will find a range of courses that will support your professional development.  

Whether it’s being a better leader in the office or brushing up on your accounting skills, Udemy will have a course and it will usually be under $20. 

CPA Australia

The CPA has over 200 courses alongside their conferences and events. Courses are a mix of online and offline with short seminars to multi-day events.  

CPA’s ‘employment tax essentials’ is a great place to start with all CPA courses eligible for continuous professional development recognition.  

Of course, don’t forget our own blog! We cover the latest payroll and HR developments in Australia, answer your burning payroll questions in our weekly newsletter and show you how our platform makes your job easier.  

Check out the rest of the blog here.