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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. 1st Black Rand Group (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
3. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
4. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
5. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
6. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
7. African Dream Campus 
8. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
9. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
10. ALLINA FRANCIS (SA) 
11. Almel Training 
12. Amber Tower Training 
13. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
14. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
15. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
16. Asemhle Trading 
17. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
18. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
19. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
20. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
21. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
22. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
23. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
24. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
25. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
26. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
27. Bokgoni Training And Development 
28. Boland College Head Office 
29. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
30. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
31. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
32. Buna Construction And Projects 
33. Buyisiwe Management Services 
34. CAPE COLLEGE 
35. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
36. Capricorn TVET College 
37. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
38. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
39. Construction Resource Development Centre 
40. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
41. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
42. D M Management and Consulting 
43. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
44. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
45. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
46. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
47. Dego Consultants 
48. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
49. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
50. Eastcape Training Centre 
51. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
52. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
53. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
54. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
55. Elata Management Consultants 
56. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
57. ENTELEKEY GROUP 
58. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
59. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
60. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
61. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
62. Gautech Training Institute 
63. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
64. Golden Era Group of Companies 
65. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
66. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
67. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
68. Gufferty Consulting 
69. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
70. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
71. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
72. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
73. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
74. I Care Resource Centre 
75. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
76. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
77. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
78. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
79. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
80. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
81. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
82. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
83. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
84. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
85. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
86. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
87. Isamon Integrated 
88. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
89. ISAZI TRAINING 
90. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
91. Isibani Skills Academy 
92. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
93. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
94. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
95. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
96. KayDee Project Management Cc 
97. Kenako Investments 
98. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
99. Khululekani Training Centre 
100. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
101. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
102. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
103. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
104. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
105. Kudis Designs and Supply 
106. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
107. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
108. KWEM Management Solutions 
109. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
110. Learn A Trade 
111. Learning at Work 
112. Letaba TVET College 
113. Light and Life Centre 
114. Longata Consultant 
115. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
116. Macsen Construction & Projects 
117. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
118. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
119. Mamello Service Excellence 
120. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
121. Marematlou Training Institute 
122. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
123. Masana Social Consultants cc 
124. Masidle Consulting CC 
125. Master Patterns by Rona 
126. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
127. MFISA 
128. Microzone Training CC 
129. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
130. Mkhosana Civils and Skills Development 
131. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
132. Montana Skills Development Agency 
133. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
134. MOSARABO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
135. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
136. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
137. MPACT 
138. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
139. Msingwa Training and Development 
140. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
141. Mthoms Trading 
142. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
143. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
144. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
145. National Workplace 
146. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
147. NDIMASE TRADING 
148. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
149. Nedbank Ltd 
150. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
151. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
152. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
153. Nkqubela Community Developers 
154. NOFESA cc 
155. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
156. NOLOSHA 
157. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
158. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
159. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
160. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
161. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
162. Northlink TVET College 
163. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
164. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
165. NTI College 
166. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
167. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
168. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
169. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
170. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
171. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
172. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
173. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
174. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
175. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
176. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
177. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
178. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
179. Realeboga Training Provider 
180. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
181. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
182. Retshetse Training Project 
183. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
184. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
185. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
186. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
187. Schoolboy Training Centre 
188. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
189. Sefudi Business Solutions 
190. Sejamo Construction and Training 
191. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
192. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
193. Setlakala Business Development 
194. SETSMOL ENTERPRISE CC 
195. Sew Africa Training Centre 
196. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
197. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
198. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
199. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
200. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
201. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
202. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
203. Skills Fusion 
204. SNNB Trading & Projects 
205. Somvi General Services 
206. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
207. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
208. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
209. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
210. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
211. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
212. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
213. Sphola Consulting CC 
214. Spotru Training Centre 
215. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
216. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
217. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
218. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
219. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
220. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
221. Tembe Service Providers 
222. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
223. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
224. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
225. The Business Zone 352 
226. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
227. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
228. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
229. Thembekile training consulting 
230. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
231. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
232. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
233. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
234. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
235. Tius Consultants 
236. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
237. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
238. TMG Quality Services 
239. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
240. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
241. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
242. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
243. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
244. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
245. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
246. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
247. Tshwane North College 
248. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
249. TSK Projects 
250. Ubucubu Home Industries 
251. Ulwazi Training & Development 
252. Umbuso Training Services 
253. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
254. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
255. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
256. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
257. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
258. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
259. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
260. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
261. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
262. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
263. Wildfire Development Training Agency 
264. Zakhele Jwarha Trading PTY LTD 
265. Zama Training & Developments 
266. Zama Zama Training Centre 
267. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
268. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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