UCT Payroll and Tax Administration online course

Duration: 6 weeks (excluding orientation)

Poor management of payroll and tax matters can cost a business significantly in both time and money, and is likely to frustrate and demotivate employees. Effective payroll administrators that are familiar with current legislation and best practices are, therefore, a valuable asset to any organisation.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Payroll and Tax Administration online short course is designed to empower you with the skills to effectively perform these vital bookkeeping-related functions. You’ll be introduced to key concepts underpinning individual and business taxation, and gain an understanding of how eFiling and VAT returns work. You’ll also learn about different payroll systems and packages, and acquire the tools to manage employees’ remuneration effectively and efficiently to ensure a happy workforce.

Is this course for you?


As this course covers current legislation and practices, established payroll administrators, finance clerks, bookkeepers, and business owners will be able to update current skills and refresh their tax legislation knowledge. Those looking to develop their careers and move into the administrative, finance, or human resources function of a business will also likely benefit from this curriculum. No prior knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting, or finance is needed for this course.