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Payroll Certified Administrators Course (PCA)

Completing this training course within 6 months, and its associated exam with at least 75% pass mark, will allow you to become a Certified Payroll Administrator. The three modules you will work through will equip you with the knowledge and skills to implement effective payroll processing, helping your business gain the optimal return from its payroll software.

Payroll Certified Administrators Certification Course (PCA)


Sage HR & Payroll Certified Administrators (PCA) Course

Course Overview

The Certified Administrators course is mandatory for all Payroll administrators, to ge an optimal return from their payroll software. The Certified Administration certification includes less detail around Payroll calculations than the Certified Installer certification. Annual refresher examination is compulsory to retain your certification.

Entrance Requirements

Learners need to meet the following prerequisites before attending this course:

Mathematical Literacy of Standard 8/Grade 10 Mathematics, and Computer literacy.

Duration of Course

This is a five-day course. The methods include self-study and facilitated workshops.

Certification & Assessment

The assessment forms part of the course and has to be written 6 months from the commencement date of your course. Sage Pastel will issue an Electronic Certificate of Competence to delegates who successfully achieve a minimum of 75% for the assessment associated with this course.

Course Outline

Module 1 - The ins and outs of Payroll legislation

·         Introduction to Payroll

·         The Basic conditions of Employment Act

·         The Skills Development Act

·         The Unemployment Insurance Fund Act

·         The Labour Relations Act

·         The Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

·         The Income Tax Act

·         The Employment Equity Act

Module 2 - Mastering employee's tax principle & calculations

·         Processing Payroll from A to Z

·         Overview of Income Tax

·         Income / Earning Transactions

·         Fringe Benefits

·         Deduction transactions

·         Tax calculations

Module 3 - Sage Pastel Payroll Pro

·         Getting started with Sage Pastel Payroll

·         Setting up your company

·         Setting up employees

·         Setting up payslips

·         Processing your Payroll

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