Sage VIP Premier Payroll Training

Sage Premier Basic Payroll

Course Overview

Recommended for all new VIP users

Course Content:

The purpose of the Premier Payroll Basic training is to provide you with the necessary skills that will enable you to take full ownership of the payroll function. You will be able to complete an entire pay run on the Sage VIP Premier system.

Availability
  • 13 - 14  May 2021
  • 2 -3 June 2021
  • 1 - 2 July 2021
  • 16 - 17 August 2021

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Sage Premier Payroll Pro

Course Overview

Advanced functions to optimise your VIP system.

Availability
  • 17 May 2021
  • 24 June 2021
  • 19 July 2021
  • 18 August 2021

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Premier Payroll Personnel Management

Course Overview

This course shows you how to use the different screens and functions of the Personnel Management module. Various screens are discussed with ideas on how best to use them.

Course Content:

Document various types of interviews | Record OID incidents and medical examinations relating to injuries on duty | Record general medical examinations | Keep track of different items issued such as laptops, cell phones etc | Record training and development interventions accurately | Use tools to determine the viability of employee wellness programs

Availability
  • 27 May 2021
  • 1 June 2021
  • 26 August 2021

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Premier Payroll August submission

Course Overview

The purpose of the Sage Premier August PAYE Submission training is to assist you in understanding your obligations about the submission of the interim reconciliation declarations and how to fulfil these obligations using the Sage Premier system.

Course Content:

Understand legislative changes | Understand how to use the RSA submission tool | Do a validation run on the Sage Premier system | Verify that mandatory fixed employee information is complete | Verify employee information that will influence the tax calculations and tax certificates | Verify information on the Earning Definition screen on the system | Verify information on the Deduction Definition screen on the system | Verify information on the Perks Tax Definition screen on the system | Reconcile the tax paid to SARS to the total tax on employees’ tax certificate

Availability
  • By appointment at Consultancy rates

Premier Payroll Employment Equity

Course Overview

This comprehensive workshop covers everything you need to know about the Employment Equity module on Sage Premier.

Course Content:

Link existing payroll fields to the Employment Equity module and translate them for equity purposes | Define which items must form part of equity remuneration for your equity reports | Create equity plans as numerical goal and interim numerical target plans on the Premier system for reporting purposes | Use additional Premier reports to compare your actual workforce to numerical goals and targets

Availability - on Request

Premier Payroll Leave

Course Overview

This workshop covers all features of the Leave Module, showing you how to use each function in different scenarios.

Course Content:

Explain the theory of leave according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act | Apply the rules of the four statutory leave types on the leave system | Apply the 8-week rule for sick leave | Define different types of leave on the Leave Days Control Screen | Enter leave transactions on the employee’s Leave Day Screen and Payslip Screen | Ensure effective leave management by understanding the standard leave reportAs.

Availability
  • 4 June 2021
  • 25 August 2021

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Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 1

Course Overview

Unit 1 has been specifically developed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts surrounding payroll administration and payroll processing. The course covers all the theory applicable to payroll processing and payroll administration, including the relevant legislative requirements that a company’s payroll should adhere to. Hands-on practical sessions are used to simulate an actual payroll office environment. Learners have ample opportunity to apply the theory that has been discussed.

The Payroll system (Premier) is used for all practical sessions. The course covers all the functions of the system needed by a payroll processor or payroll administrator to be a proficient VIP user.

Course content

  • Overview of statutory requirements governing payroll administration including Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Income Tax Act, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Act, Skills Development Act (SDA) and Skills Development Levies Act (SDL) and Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (OID).
  • Processing payroll data including: Adding a new employee, earnings, deductions and increases
  • Basic leave administration
  • Printing reports and payslips
  • Introduction to fringe benefits, medical aid and retirement reforms.
Availability - on Request

 

Target Learners:

Anybody interested in starting a career in Payroll Administration can attend this course. This is an ideal opportunity for school leavers, students at tertiary institutions or staff in general administrative or accounting positions to gain relevant experience in the application of payroll, as well as the use of the VIP Payroll system.

Pre-requisite:
  • Grade 12 Mathematics
  • Grade 12 English
  • Basic computer skills: The learner should have basic/general computer skills. This includes, but is not limited to, being able to use and operate a mouse, basic keyboard functions and basic terminology.
Assessments:
  • All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.
  • The duration of each assessment is a half day and must be booked on-line.
  • No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 1 Assessment

Assessments

All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.

No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Results:

Delegates will be informed of their results telephonically within approximately 3 weeks of the examination. Certificates will be ready for collection at the training venue within approximately 1 month.

Re-writes:

Re-writes are granted to candidates who were unsuccessful with their 1st assessment at a fee of R950 incl VAT per unit. All re-writes must take place within 3 months after completing the Academy Course. Re-writes will only be granted to candidates who obtained a minimum of 40% per unit.

Repeating Units:

In the event of the learner not qualifying for a re-write, the learner may repeat the unit(s) at 50% of the normal course fee.

Availability
  • Dates on request

Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 2

Course Overview

Unit 2 has been specifically developed to provide you with the tools that you require to reconcile your payroll effectively. Company parameters are also introduced teaching you about modifying the system setup to better work for your company’s needs. Attention is given to the essential concepts relating to the Income Tax Act, including taxability of earnings and deductions, and an introduction to tax calculations.

Theoretical sessions are used to explain more complex calculations, including tax calculations as applicable to payroll administration, advanced BCEA Remuneration calculations and the detailed explanation of Retirement Funding Income and adjustments. Learners have ample opportunity to practice and revise the theory that has been discussed.

The SAGE VIP Payroll system (Premier) is used for all practical sessions.

Course content

  • Detailed reconciliation procedures including an in-depth look into VIP reports.
  • Practical application of all procedures in the form of a payroll simulation exercise.
  • Introduction to company parameters – Setup of a VIP system can be modified to better suit company requirements including adding earning and deduction lines and methods of calculation.
  • Essential concepts relating to the Income Tax Act, including taxability of earnings, deductions, fringe benefits and retirement reforms.
  • Determining employee tax payable through manual tax calculations.
Availability - on Request

 

Target Learners:

Anybody interested in starting a career in Payroll Administration can attend this course. This is an ideal opportunity for school leavers, students at tertiary institutions or staff in general administrative or accounting positions to gain more in-depth knowledge and experience in the application of payroll, as well as the use of the VIP Payroll system.

Pre-requisites:
  • Grade 12 Mathematics
  • Grade 12 English
  • Basic computer skills: The learner should have basic/general computer skills. This includes, but is not limited to, being able to use and operate a mouse, basic keyboard functions and basic terminology.
  • Unit 1

Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 2 Assessment

Assessments

All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.

No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Results:

Delegates will be informed of their results telephonically within approximately 3 weeks of the examination. Certificates will be ready for collection at the training venue within approximately 1 month.

Re-writes:

Re-writes are granted to candidates who were unsuccessful with their 1st assessment at a fee of R950 incl VAT per unit. All re-writes must take place within 3 months after completing the Academy Course. Re-writes will only be granted to candidates who obtained a minimum of 40% per unit.

Repeating Units:

In the event of the learner not qualifying for a re-write, the learner may repeat the unit(s) at 50% of the normal course fee.

Availability
  • Dates on request
Target Learners:

Anybody interested in gaining practical system knowledge of the various VIP Modules used within the personnel environment. (Modules include: Employment Equity, Skills, Personnel History and Leave)

Pre-requisites:
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10)
  • Basic computer skills: The learner should have basic / general computer skills. This includes, but is not limited to, being able to use and operate a mouse, basic keyboard functions and basic terminology.
Assessments:
  • All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.
  • The duration of each assessment is a half day and must be booked on-line.
  • No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 3

Course Overview:

The aim of this training is to equip you with practical system knowledge of how to record and maintain personnel information on the VIP Payroll System.

The training also provides you with tools to assist with leave management using the Leave module.

Make use of the information in the VIP Payroll System to generate reports used for statutory returns, i.e. Skills Development and Employment Equity.

Course Content:

  • Adding a new employee on the VIP system.
  • Utilising existing payroll fields to update fields in the additional VIP system modules.
  • Recording and maintaining personnel information, such as disciplinaries, interviews, training, qualifications, etc using the Personnel Management module.
  • Recording leave transactions and defining leave lines according to the company’s requirements using the Leave Administration module.
  • Capturing employment equity information on the VIP system and generating the reports that must be submitted to the Department of Labour using the Employment Equity module.
  • Recording skills development information required for SETA reporting on the VIP system using the Skills Development module.
Availability - on Request
Target Learners:

Anybody interested in gaining practical system knowledge of the various VIP Modules used within the personnel environment. (Modules include: Employment Equity, Skills, Personnel History and Leave)

Pre-requisites:
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10)
  • Basic computer skills: The learner should have basic / general computer skills. This includes, but is not limited to, being able to use and operate a mouse, basic keyboard functions and basic terminology.
Assessments:
  • All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.
  • The duration of each assessment is a half day and must be booked on-line.
  • No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Sage Premier Payroll Academy Unit 3 Assessment

Assessments:

All study units are concluded with an assessment. The pass rate is 50%.

No learner will be allowed to reschedule or postpone the examination date.

Results:

Delegates will be informed of their results telephonically whein approximately 3 weeks of the examination. Certificates will be ready for collection at the training venue within approximately 1 month.

Re-writes:

Re-writes are granted to candidates who were unsuccessful with their 1st assessment at a fee of R950 incl VAT per unit. All re-writes must take place within 3 months after completing the Academy Course. Re-writes will only be granted to candidates who obtained a minimum of 40% per unit.

Repeating Units:

In the event of the learner not qualifying for a re-write, the learner may repeat the unit(s) at 50% of the normal course fee.

Availability
  • Dates on request

Sage Premier HR Job Management

Course Overview:

This is the first of three training solutions that will equip you with knowledge on how to add new positions, to complete the position detail and to manage the position. The training provides you with the necessary skills that will enable you to set up, use and maintain the Premier HR system, with specific focus on the Job Management module.

Course Content:

  • Understand the Total Solutions Package offered by Sage
  • Create new job families and positions
  • Add position detail
  • Basic Navigation
  • Link employees to positions
  • Manage employees’ position movements
  • Update positions with bulk information
  • Print Job Management reports
Availability
  • By appointment at Consultancy rates
Target Learners:

If you are working in the HR department and have not worked on Premier HR, then this course is for you.

Sage Premier HR Employee Management

Course Overview:

This is the second of three training solutions. It will provide you with the necessary skills that will enable you to keep record of employee related information and documentation electronically.

Course Content:

  • Load new employees on the Premier HR system
  • Load employee photo’s
  • Capture employee-related transactions, for example, training, disciplinaries etc
  • Attach supporting documentation, for example, employment contracts, increase letters etc
  • Set up email reminders for important events
  • Print employee management reports, such as Employee Detail reports, items issued Lists, Disciplinary and Grievance Graphs, etc
  • Complete the termination process on the Premier HR system
  • Find suitable candidates for succession planning purposes and manage their development

 

Availability
  • 18 June 2021
  • 16 July 2021
  • 23 August 2021

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Target Learners:

If you are working in the HR department and have attended the Premier HR Job Management course, then this course is for you.

Sage Premier HR Performance Management

Course Overview:

The purpose of the performance management training is to provide you with the necessary skills that will enable you to complete a successful performance review process. You should be able to set up the performance agreement / competency framework on the position, complete a performance / competency review, set up goals and development areas and print management reports.

Course Content:

  • Complete a performance, competency, and free format review on the Premier HR system
  • Make changes to performance and competency criteria on position level
  • Define performance goals
  • Define development areas for development of competencies
  • Set up and manage Personal Development Plans
  • Set up free format review templates
  • Utilise performance review reports.
Availability
  • 28 May 2021
  • 25 June 2021
  • 24 August 2021

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Target Learners:

If you are working in the HR department and have the Performance Management module, then this course is for you.