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5513 Payroll Clerks

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Payroll Clerks prepare payrolls and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • creating files for new employees to record payroll data
  • maintaining and updating files for existing employees to record information such as employee contact details, leave taken, overtime, promotions, transfers, tax deductions, health insurance payments and superannuation
  • preparing payroll data from time sheets and other payroll and personnel records
  • processing payment of wages and salaries
  • issuing and recording adjustments to employees' pay
  • interpreting industrial awards
  • providing information to employees and managers about payroll matters such as tax issues, benefits and deductions
  • finalising files and arrangements when employees retire, resign or transfer
  • may be involved in maintaining superannuation and other deduction and contribution records

Occupation:

  • 551311 Payroll Clerk

551311 Payroll Clerk

Alternative Titles:

  • Pay Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

Prepares payroll and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.

Skill Level: 4