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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write and present a simple business plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10008  Write and present a simple business plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
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-Fundamental  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: Describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and Literacy skills (ABET level 2 )Unit standard SMME 2. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain and discuss the purpose of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A business plan is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for, and use of, a business plan is discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access to finance monitoring & development tool
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Outline and analyse the components of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The different components of a business plan are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page ; Executive Summary ; Introduction ; Marketing Plan ; SWOT Analysis ; Financial Plan ; Staff Structure; Technical Plan ; Material Purchasing Plan ; Environmental Impact
Assessment ; Conclusion and Appendices
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The different components of a business plan are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The functions of the different components of the business plan are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information relating to the individual selected business idea is gathered and analysed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess component by component, as well as draft to draft, i.e. assess each draft.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The written business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess against the generic business plan.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various presentation skills are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The oral presentation of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Literacy and Numeracy
2. Negotiation Skills
3. Labour Laws.
4. Human rights and the constitution
5. Health and Safety regulations
6. Awareness of contractual obligations
7. Technical knowledge applicable to business 

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
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  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  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
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 


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. A4 Consultancy CC 
2. ABA Sebenzi 
3. AGB Finance 
4. Agisanang SA Training 
5. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
6. Amabamba Recruitment 
7. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
8. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
9. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
10. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
11. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
12. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
13. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
14. Bantubanye Skills 
15. Beaches Clothing Cc 
16. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
17. Beier SafetyFootwear 
18. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
19. Boland College Head Office 
20. Bonenhle Investments 
21. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
22. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
23. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
24. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
25. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
26. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
27. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
28. Capricorn TVET College 
29. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
30. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
31. Changing Women 
32. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
33. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
34. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
35. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
36. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
37. Dieketseng Training Centre 
38. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
39. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
40. Divine Shoes 
41. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
42. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
43. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
44. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
45. Egsibit Training and Development 
46. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
47. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
48. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
49. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
50. Environmental Leadership Academy 
51. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
52. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
53. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
54. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
55. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
56. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
57. Georgia Clothing CC 
58. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
59. Golden Era Group of Companies 
60. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
61. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
62. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
63. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
64. Gufferty Consulting 
65. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
66. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
67. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
68. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
69. I Care Resource Centre 
70. Icando 
71. Ilitha Labantu 
72. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
73. Impangela Trading 
74. Impela Trading cc 
75. Injiya Trading and Projects 
76. INTERMASIKO CC 
77. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
78. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
79. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
80. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
81. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
82. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
83. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
84. Kgolo Institute 
85. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
86. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
87. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
88. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
89. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
90. Kudis Designs and Supply 
91. KWEM Management Solutions 
92. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
93. Letaba TVET College 
94. LFS DESIGNS 
95. Lilunzo Creations 
96. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
97. Longata Consultant 
98. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
99. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
100. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
101. Majuba TVET College 
102. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
103. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
104. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
105. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
106. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
107. MashMP Holdings 
108. Mashphe Logistics Services 
109. Master Patterns by Rona 
110. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
111. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
112. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
113. MFISA 
114. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
115. Mind Magic Consulting 
116. Mission Point Consulting 
117. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
118. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
119. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
120. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
121. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
122. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
123. National Workplace 
124. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
125. NDIMASE TRADING 
126. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
127. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
128. Networx for Career Development 
129. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
130. Ngaphakathi Investments 
131. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
132. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
133. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
134. NOFESA cc 
135. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
136. Northlink College Cape Town 
137. NS Global Academy 
138. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
139. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
140. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
141. OTP 
142. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
143. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
144. Phala Projects cc 
145. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
146. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
147. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
148. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
149. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
150. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
151. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
152. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
153. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
154. REFSET BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
155. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
156. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
157. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
158. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
159. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
160. Sefudi Business Solutions 
161. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
162. Senelo Trading CC 
163. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
164. Sew Africa Training Centre 
165. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
166. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
167. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
168. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
169. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
170. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
171. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
172. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
173. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
174. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
175. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
176. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
177. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
178. Talent for Sewing 
179. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
180. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
181. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
182. The Crimson CO CC. 
183. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
184. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
185. Thitha Training and Development Services 
186. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
187. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
188. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
189. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
190. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
191. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
192. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
193. Tshwane North College 
194. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
195. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
196. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
197. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
198. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
199. Umbuso Training Services 
200. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
201. University of Venda 
202. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
203. Valoworx 278 
204. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
205. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
206. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
207. Vhembe TVET College 
208. Vicmat Consultants 
209. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
210. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
211. XL AT Consulting CC 
212. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
213. ZA GEAR 



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