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Award in Payroll Administration MQF Level 5

Start Date
12 Sep 2022
Instructors
Noel Agius
Duration
7 Evenings
Course Level
Valid towards CPE Annual return
Requirements
No Specific requirements
Certification
MQF Level 5

Award in Payroll Administration 

MQF Level 5 

What is it about?

This course is designed at MQF Level 5 and will provide you with the tools and skills you need to become proficient in a payroll context.

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. An award accredited with 4 ECTS credits (MQF Level 5) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Who is it for?

This award is valuable for those who are employed in a human resources/payroll environment, students, employers and professionals who wish to enhance their accountancy/payroll skills or those wishing to enter this employment sector.

Entry Requirements

MQF Level 3, Conversant in English language, possesses basic IT skills such as use of Microsoft Teams, Search Engines and email. Some prior experience in payroll is desirable, but not essential as the Award caters for all levels of knowledge in the subject matter.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

1)      Enhance and develop a career in Payroll as part of the HR or Finance function of an employer and expand skills in payroll processes.

2)      Advance his/her administrative role by administering an essential task applicable to any business, irrespective of a number of employees.

3)      Understand the current  Employment Acts (ITA, ITMA, SSA, EIRA, ETSA) and interpret general employer and employee obligations and rights.

4)      Correctly compile forms and issue the required reports with confidence by the due deadlines and remain compliant with the General Data Protection Rules.

5)      Understand Taxation and insurability concerning employment and become specifically proficient with Fringe Benefits and Special Tax Regimes computations.

6)      Be knowledgeable in Payroll Software Interface and conversant with online tools relevant to payroll purposes.

 

Course Modules

Module 1, Employment Regulations

a)     Engagement checklist and documentation

b)    Work Permits, Employment Licences and Residence Documents

c)     Termination checklist and documentation required

d)    Legislations relevant to Payroll

e)     Wage Regulation Orders and Collective Agreements

f)     Different types of entitlements, rights and obligations

g)    Rules governing the Itemised payslip.

 

Module 2, Taxation and Insurability

a)     The Tax at source charging system

b)    The Tax Status

c)     Tax treatment on Primary and Secondary employment and overtime

d)    The Final Settlement System

e)     The Social Security Classes and Categories

f)     Insurability of directors of limited liability companies and partners in commercial partnerships

g)    Insurability of Seafarers

h)    Determine insurability exemptions

i)      The Maternity Fund contributions 

j)      The mechanism of VOPS

k)    Residence, Ordinary residence, and Domicile

l)      Basis of Taxation

m)   Special Tax Regimes

n)    Fringe benefits Rules

 

Module 3, Payroll Management

a)     The Itemised payslip

b)    Building a payslip and Employer’s costs

c)     GDPR and retainment policies

d)    Defaults to legislations relevant to Payroll

 

Module 4, Online Tools

a)     Payroll Software Interface

b)    Electronic Identity

c)     2-Factor Verification

d)    Government portals

e)     Electronic Filing

 

 

Assessment & Certification.

Learners are required to conclude 3 assignments and attend at least 80% of live or online lectures.

Assignment no.1 consists of working out the case scenarios presented. Students will be evaluated on their ability to analyse the situation and their treatment of the issues presented based on legislation and practices explained in the training. 

Assignment no.2 consists of a summary and explanation in own words of a given sub-legislation. 

Assignment no. 3 consists of both multiple choice and short answers to case studies provided.  

All assignments have a 50% pass mark.

  

Practice:

During the course, there will be the opportunity to indulge in recorded practice sessions. Feedback will be delivered on a group and individual basis.

 

Total Hours of Learning
This course runs over a span of 5 weeks part-time. It is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies.

 

 Course Breakdown

Module

Dates and time

Module 1: Employment Relations

12/09/2022 17:00-20:00

14/09/2022 17:00-20:00

Groups Workshop (Assignment 1)

19/09/2022 17:00-19:00

Module 2: Taxation and Insurability

23/09/2022 17:00-20:00

03/10/2022 17:00-20:00

05/10/2022 17:00-20:00

Assignment 2

Deadline to complete by 23/10/2022

Module 3: Payroll Management

19/10/2022 17:00-20:00

24/10/2022 17:00-20:00

Module 4: Online Tools

17/10/2022 17:00-20:00

Assignment 3

Deadline to complete by 06/11/2022

 

Delivered by an experienced Tax Practitioner and Lecturer

 Course Notes and workbooks are included.


 This course is currently being delivered live-streamed and in English.

 

We also offer this course broken down into modules. Please refer to the below links according to requirements.

 Module 1: Employment Relations

 Module 2: Taxation and Insurability

 Module 3: Payroll Management

 Module 4: Online Tools

 

Course Fee: 1200.00

 

Course Funding:

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People Co ltd IIS Jobsplus funding Malta EU

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*Disclaimer: Kindly note scheduled dates and times are subject to change. We will do our best to avoid re-scheduling, however, in the unlikely event that this occurs, new dates/times will be discussed with applicants.

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