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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
ORIGINATOR
Interim SGB for Business, Commerce, Mgmnt Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept business ideas is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Business ideas are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Business ideas are discussed and compared. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Discussions indicate advantages and disadvantages.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Eliminate inappropriate business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate screening techniques are identified and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The selected screening techniques are justified and applied. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The most appropriate ideas are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Analyse and select viable business opportunities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Market research is defined and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different methods of market research are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate research methods are evaluated and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs, taking into account specific type of business.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Selected methods are used to research potential business opportunities. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Labour Laws
2. Human Rights and the constitution
3. Health and Safety regulations.
4. Awareness of contractual obligations. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
1. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
2. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
3. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
4. Exploring education and career opportunities; and
5. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  20183   National Certificate: Banking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  BANKSETA 
Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. AGB Finance 
2. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
3. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
4. ALMEL TRAINING 
5. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
6. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
7. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
8. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
9. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
10. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
11. Beaches Clothing Cc 
12. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
13. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
14. Boland College Head Office 
15. Bonenhle Investments 
16. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
17. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
18. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
19. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
20. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
21. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
22. Capricorn TVET College 
23. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
24. Changing Women 
25. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
26. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
27. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
28. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
29. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
30. Dieketseng Training Centre 
31. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
32. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
33. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
34. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
35. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
36. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
37. Egsibit Training and Development 
38. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
39. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
40. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
41. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
42. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
43. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
44. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
45. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
46. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
47. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
48. Georgia Clothing CC 
49. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
50. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
51. Golden Era Group of Companies 
52. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
53. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
54. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
55. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
56. Gufferty Consulting 
57. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
58. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
59. I Care Resource Centre 
60. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
61. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
62. Impangela Trading 
63. Impela Trading cc 
64. Injiya Trading and Projects 
65. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
66. INTERMASIKO CC 
67. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
68. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
69. ISAZI TRAINING 
70. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
71. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
72. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
73. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
74. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
75. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
76. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
77. Kudis Designs and Supply 
78. KWEM Management Solutions 
79. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
80. Learn A Trade 
81. Letaba TVET College 
82. LFS DESIGNS 
83. Lilunzo Creations 
84. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
85. Longata Consultant 
86. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
87. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
88. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
89. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
90. Majuba TVET College 
91. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
92. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
93. Mangalisa Group (Pty) Ltd 
94. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
95. Master Patterns by Rona 
96. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
97. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
98. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
99. MFISA 
100. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
101. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
102. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
103. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
104. Mnambithi TVET College 
105. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
106. Msingwa Training and Development 
107. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
108. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
109. National Workplace 
110. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
111. NDIMASE TRADING 
112. Nedbank Ltd 
113. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
114. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
115. Ngaphakathi Investments 
116. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
117. NOFESA cc 
118. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
119. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
120. OTP 
121. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
122. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
123. Phala Projects cc 
124. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
125. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
126. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
127. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
128. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
129. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
130. REFSET BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
131. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
132. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
133. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
134. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
135. Sefudi Business Solutions 
136. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
137. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
138. Sew Africa Training Centre 
139. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
140. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
141. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
142. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
143. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
144. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
145. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
146. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
147. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
148. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
149. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
150. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
151. Talent for Sewing 
152. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
153. TDMI 
154. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
155. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
156. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
157. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
158. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
159. Thitha Training and Development Services 
160. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
161. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
162. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
163. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
164. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
165. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
166. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
167. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
168. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
169. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
170. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
171. Tshwane North College 
172. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
173. TV Training (Pty) Ltd 
174. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
175. Umbuso Training Services 
176. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
177. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
178. Valoworx 278 
179. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
180. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
181. Vhembe TVET College 
182. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
183. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
184. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
185. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
186. ZA GEAR 



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