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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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
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  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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  2018-06-30  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  2018-06-30  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  2018-06-30  CETA 
Elective  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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  2018-06-30  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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
3. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
5. African Dream Campus 
6. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
7. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
8. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
9. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
10. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
11. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
12. Boland College Head Office 
13. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
14. Buyisiwe Management Services 
15. CAPE COLLEGE 
16. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
17. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
18. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
19. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
20. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
21. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
22. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
23. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
24. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
25. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
26. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
27. I Care Resource Centre 
28. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
29. Impela Trading cc 
30. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
31. IQHINA CONSULTING ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS MANAGERS 
32. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
33. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
34. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
35. KayDee Project Management Cc 
36. Khululekani Training Centre 
37. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
38. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
39. Learning at Work 
40. Longata Consultant 
41. Macsen Construction & Projects 
42. MAKO INSTITUTE 
43. MAREMATLOU TRADING CC 
44. Media Works 
45. MFISA 
46. Microzone Training CC 
47. Moribula Investment Solutions 
48. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
49. MPACT 
50. Mpumalanga Skills Training College CC 
51. Msingwa Training and Development 
52. MTL TRAINING AND PROJECTS 
53. National Workplace 
54. Nedbank Ltd 
55. Ngaphakathi Investments 
56. NISSI TRAINING CENTRE 
57. NOFESA cc 
58. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
59. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
60. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
61. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
62. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
63. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
64. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
65. Printafoil Pty Ltd 
66. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
67. Roseline Interiors And Catering Academy (PTY) LTD 
68. SASALETHU CONSULTING AND ASSOCIATES 
69. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
70. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
71. Setlakala Business Development 
72. Sew Africa Training Centre 
73. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
74. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
75. SIMTHO INVESTMENT 
76. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
77. Skills Fusion 
78. Skillspro (Pty)Ltd 
79. SNNB Trading & Projects 
80. Somvi General Services 
81. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
82. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
83. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
84. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
85. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
86. Sphola Consulting CC 
87. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
88. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
89. The Business Zone 352 
90. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
91. Tius Consultants 
92. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
93. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
94. Tshwane North College 
95. TVET SA (Pty) Ltd 
96. Umbuso Training Services 
97. Umfolozi FET College 
98. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
99. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
100. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
101. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
102. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 



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