University of Cape Town

Payroll and Tax Administration online short course


For any business with multiple employees, payroll and tax management is an aspect that requires scrupulous attention to detail. Effective and efficient management of the payroll and tax function is crucial to running a successful organisation that complies with relevant legislation.

This highly practical 6-week short course gives you a comprehensive understanding of the principles of payroll and tax administration, and the practical skills to apply them in your working environment, making you an attractive prospect for a role in the field. Whether you are seeking to start a career in bookkeeping, want to advance a career in finance, or are looking to manage these functions within your own business, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to perform the vital bookkeeping function of payroll and tax administration, or manage the process, in any small, medium or large business. As an experienced bookkeeper, you will also find value in taking this course by formalising and updating your skills, and learning the most up-to-date processes and legislation involved in the payroll and tax function. 

Course modules

Module 1 Basic tax concepts for individuals
Module 2 Advanced tax concepts for individuals
Module 3 Basic tax concepts for businesses
Module 4 Advanced tax concepts for businesses
Module 5 Payroll principles and administration
Module 6 Payroll administration

Getsmarter marianne anderson
“Tax legislation continues to evolve over time, and it is easy to get left behind. It is therefore very important to stay in touch with changes. In my opinion, this course was an easy and hassle-free way to achieve just that.” Marianne Anderson
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