Payroll Clerk Australia

Payroll Clerk Australia ANZSCO  551311:

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Payroll Clerk Australia ANZSCO 551311:


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

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

  • Pay Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

Group: 5513 Payroll Clerks


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


  • 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

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:
NZ Register 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.

Occupations in this Group

  • 551311 Payroll Clerk