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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  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: 
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1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
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. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
8. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
9. Amber Tower Training 
10. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
11. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
12. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
13. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
14. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
15. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
16. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
17. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
18. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
19. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
20. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
21. Bokgoni Training And Development 
22. Boland College Head Office 
23. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
24. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
25. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
26. Buna Construction And Projects 
27. Buyisiwe Management Services 
28. CAPE COLLEGE 
29. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
30. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
31. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
32. Construction Resource Development Centre 
33. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
34. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
35. D M Management and Consulting 
36. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
37. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
38. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
39. Dego Consultants 
40. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
41. Eastcape Training Centre 
42. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
43. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
44. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
45. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
46. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
47. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
48. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
49. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
50. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
51. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
52. Golden Era Group of Companies 
53. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
54. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
55. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
56. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
57. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
58. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
59. I Care Resource Centre 
60. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
61. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
62. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
63. Impela Trading cc 
64. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
65. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
66. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
67. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
68. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
69. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
70. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
71. IQHINA CONSULTING ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS MANAGERS 
72. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
73. Isamon Integrated 
74. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
75. ISAZI TRAINING 
76. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
77. Isibani Skills Academy 
78. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
79. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
80. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
81. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
82. KayDee Project Management Cc 
83. Kenako Investments 
84. Khululekani Training Centre 
85. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
86. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
87. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
88. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
89. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
90. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
91. KWEM Management Solutions 
92. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
93. Learn A Trade 
94. Learning at Work 
95. Letaba TVET College 
96. Light and Life Centre 
97. Longata Consultant 
98. LULU GWAGWA DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
99. Macsen Construction & Projects 
100. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
101. Mamello Service Excellence 
102. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
103. MAREMATLOU TRADING CC 
104. Marematlou Training Institute 
105. Masidle Consulting CC 
106. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
107. MFISA 
108. Microzone Training CC 
109. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
110. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
111. MPACT 
112. Msingwa Training and Development 
113. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
114. Mthoms Trading 
115. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
116. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
117. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
118. NDIMASE TRADING 
119. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
120. Nedbank Ltd 
121. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
122. Ngaphakathi Investments 
123. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
124. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
125. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
126. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
127. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
128. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
129. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
130. Northlink TVET College 
131. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
132. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
133. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
134. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
135. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
136. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
137. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
138. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
139. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
140. Protech Training cc 
141. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
142. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
143. Retshetse Training Project 
144. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
145. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
146. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
147. SASALETHU CONSULTING AND ASSOCIATES 
148. Schoolboy Training Centre 
149. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
150. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
151. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
152. Setlakala Business Development 
153. SETSMOL ENTERPRISE CC 
154. Sew Africa Training Centre 
155. Sewing Industry Technical Training Cc 
156. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
157. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
158. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
159. SIMTHO INVESTMENT 
160. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
161. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
162. Skills Fusion 
163. SNNB Trading & Projects 
164. Somvi General Services 
165. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
166. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
167. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
168. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
169. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
170. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
171. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
172. Sphola Consulting CC 
173. Spotru Training Centre 
174. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
175. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
176. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
177. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
178. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
179. Tembe Service Providers 
180. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
181. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
182. The Business Zone 352 
183. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
184. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
185. Thembekile training consulting 
186. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
187. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
188. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
189. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
190. Tius Consultants 
191. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
192. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
193. TMG Quality Services 
194. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
195. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
196. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
197. Tshwane North College 
198. TSK Projects 
199. Ubucubu Home Industries 
200. Ulwazi Training & Development 
201. Umbuso Training Services 
202. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
203. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
204. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
205. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
206. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
207. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
208. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
209. Wildfire Development Training Agency 
210. Zama Training & Developments 
211. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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