SACOB Short Course on Payroll Practices



This course aims to train individuals to be competent in completing the monthly payroll function. It focuses on employee and payroll records, statutory registrations and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. It is also a thorough study of employees’ tax, interactions with SARS, and computerised payroll.


This is a SACOB Short Learning Programme or Short Course. 

Entrance Requirements

This course is suited for anyone who is wanting to gain knowledge and understanding with in the field of Payroll Practices. There are no specific entrance requirements.


This short course runs over ten weeks

Starting Dates: 

14 August 2017
11 September 2017
16 October 2017
13 November 2017
15 January 2018
12 February 2018
12 March 2018

16 April 2018
14 May 2018
11 June 2018
16 July 2018
13 August 2018
10 September 2018
15 October 2018
12 November 2018


• Plan, organise, implement, monitor and work within the payroll environment
• Record and validate input variations on employee records
• Basic conditions of employment
• Statutory registrations
• Complete PAYE documents
• Computerised payroll
• Monthly SARS returns and eFiling


AssessmentsSelf-assessment quizzesTimed Quiz 1Written assignmentTimed Quiz 2
Weighting 0% 30% 40% 30%
Duration n/a 60 minutes n/a 60 minutes
Total marks n/a 20 questions
20 marks
60 marks 20 questions
20 marks


On successful completion of this short course you will receive a digital SACOB Certificate. A hard copy certificate is available on request, a courier fee of R150 is payable though.


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