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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. Abc Developers 
3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
4. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
5. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
6. African Dream Campus 
7. Agisanang SA Training 
8. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
9. Amahlabangani Catering and Projects 
10. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
11. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
12. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
13. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse 
14. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
15. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
16. Bagezile Tourism Transport (PTY) LTD 
17. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
18. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
19. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
20. Better Best Agri Development 
21. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
22. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
23. Bokgoni Training And Development 
24. Boland College Head Office 
25. Brightspark Academy 
26. Buna Construction And Projects 
27. Buyisiwe Management Services 
28. CAPE COLLEGE 
29. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
30. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
31. Construction Resource Development Centre 
32. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
33. D M Management and Consulting 
34. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
35. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
36. Dego Consultants 
37. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
38. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
39. Eastcape Training Centre 
40. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
41. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
42. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
43. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
44. Futureteacher ( Pty ) Ltd 
45. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
46. HEIRS DEVELOPERS AND CONSULTANTS 
47. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
48. Hot To Go Trading 17 Cc 
49. I Care Resource Centre 
50. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
51. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
52. Impela Trading cc 
53. In Touch Comm Develop & 
54. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
55. INKWEKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
56. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
57. IQHINA CONSULTING ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS MANAGERS 
58. Isamon Integrated 
59. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
60. Isibani Skills Academy 
61. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
62. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
63. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
64. KayDee Project Management Cc 
65. Khululekani Training Centre 
66. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
67. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
68. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
69. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
70. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
71. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
72. Laezonia Horticulture (Pty) Ltd 
73. Learning at Work 
74. LETHUKUKHANYA HEALTH INS 
75. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
76. Light and Life Centre 
77. Longata Consultant 
78. Macsen Construction & Projects 
79. MAKO INSTITUTE 
80. Mamello Service Excellence 
81. Mamuhle Projects (PTY) Ltd 
82. Maphelong Trading Enterprise 
83. Marematlou Trading 
84. MAREMATLOU TRADING CC 
85. Masana Social Consultants cc 
86. Masidle Consulting CC 
87. Masima Training Sa Cc 
88. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
89. MFISA 
90. Michaelmas College (PTY) Ltd 
91. Microzone Training CC 
92. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
93. Moribula Investment Solutions 
94. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
95. MPACT 
96. Mpumalanga Skills Training College CC 
97. Msingwa Training and Development 
98. Mthoms Trading 
99. MTL TRAINING AND PROJECTS 
100. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
101. National Workplace 
102. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
103. Ngaphakathi Investments 
104. NISSI TRAINING CENTRE 
105. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
106. NOFESA cc 
107. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
108. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
109. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
110. Nomasojabula Training centre Pty Ltd 
111. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
112. Northlink College - Tygerberg Campus 
113. Northlink Kollege Bellville Campus 
114. NSINGWENI CONSULTING 
115. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
116. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
117. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
118. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
119. PMA Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
120. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
121. Protech Training cc 
122. Qualfurn Furniture Manufacture cc 
123. Realeboga Training Provider 
124. Roseline Interiors And Catering Academy (PTY) LTD 
125. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
126. SASALETHU CONSULTING AND ASSOCIATES 
127. Schoolboy Training Centre 
128. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
129. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
130. Sefudi Business Solutions 
131. Setlakala Business Development 
132. Sew Africa Training Centre 
133. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
134. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
135. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
136. SIMTHO INVESTMENT 
137. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
138. Skills Fusion 
139. SNNB Trading & Projects 
140. Somvi General Services 
141. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
142. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
143. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
144. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
145. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
146. Sphola Consulting CC 
147. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
148. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
149. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
150. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
151. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
152. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
153. Thabethe Business Consultants 
154. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
155. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
156. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
157. Tius Consultants 
158. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
159. TLHALEFO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CC 
160. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
161. TMG Quality Services 
162. TRIOFLEX TRADING 
163. Tshwane North College 
164. TSK Projects 
165. TVET SA (Pty) Ltd 
166. Ulwazi Training & Development 
167. Umfolozi FET College 
168. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
169. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
170. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
171. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
172. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C.C 
173. Zama Training & Developments 
174. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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