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Payroll Essentials Training Courses


What do you need to know to run payroll correctly?

We believe that  employees are the greatest asset and are fundamental to the smooth running of your business.

We know how important it is to keep their morale up and to maintain trust and confidence they have in you. We need to ensure that they get paid right and on time, and to do that we need to understand our responsibilities as an employer.

New Zealand’s payroll legislation is one of the most complicated in the world. To understand the calculation of wages, allowances, payroll taxes and processing of the payroll is essential to running payroll correctly.  How do you know you have it right? How do you check your are not underpaying, or even overpaying your employees?

You #dontknowwhatyoudontknow right?

With a multitude of constant legislative changes, getting it right is not an easy task, but vital for peace of mind and happy employees.  And, as an employer, you are responsible to ensure your employees are getting paid correctly, no matter who is processing your payroll, and this training will ease the worry over payroll and covers what you need to know.

Di Crawford-Errington is a Payroll Specialist and comes to you with 20 years’ experience in NZ payroll, is a NZPPA Certified Payroll Leader Level 5, is passionate about people, providing clarity and getting payroll right, and is your trainer for these courses.

What does the course cover?

The course covers all the essential information you need to understand payroll and your obligations as an employer, including:

  • Income Tax rates
  • Kiwisaver & ESCT
  • Bonuses and extra pays
  • Allowances
  • Contractors v Employees
  • ACC Earners Levy
  • Leave calculations
  • Child Support
  • Parental Leave
  • and so much more


Learning Outcome

To confidently manage and operate payroll and understand the essential complexities of the Employment and Holiday Pay Act in relation to paying staff.


Here’s what some of the attendees from a previous course had to say

“The sheer amount of valuable information that was shared on the course. This should be mandatory training for anyone who does payroll.  It covers a huge wealth of information and is presented in an interesting an engaging way.”  Alsa

“In depth coverage of NZ payroll, all the ins and outs that anyone doing payroll in NZ needs to be aware of.  Filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and I feel much more comfortable running payroll after doing this course.”  Steph

Payroll is so complex and it is worth investing into understanding it because its easy to get it wrong when  you are relying on payroll systems.”  Lauren

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Funding via Regional Business Partner Network

Small businesses may qualify for funding vouchers to help pay for training that helps to build the management capabilities of business owners, operators and key managers. Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to
grow and innovate their business.

This course is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund and you may be eligible for funding to attend. For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to talk to your local Growth Advisor about this course, go to


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