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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10009  Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment 
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 start, run and expand a business. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The elements of a business implementation plan are listed and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Draw up a list of what must be done by whom, when & how, e,g premises, recruitment of staff, registration of business, open bank accounts, secure finance, set up contracts with suppliers
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. An activity chart is designed and drawn up. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Show an activity chart / schedule of activities with time-frames and persons responsible, using a bar chart
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The legal requirements are discussed and verified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
UIF, PAYE, VAT, Health & Safety requirements, etc
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Show how to run a business. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The systems required to run and maintain a business are identified, explained and discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Financial management systems, Human resource management, Reporting systems, monitoring systems.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The inter-relationship between the systems are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Financial management systems, Human resource management, Reporting systems, monitoring systems.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The risks involved in running a business are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Theft, competitors, strikes, failure of systems, natural disasters
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Show how to respond to a changing business environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Changes in business environment are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reasons for the changing environment are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ways to adapt to the environment are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Business Plan is adopted to respond to the changing environment. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Language Literacy and Communications
2. Conflict resolution
3. Negotiation Skills
4. Labour Laws. 

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  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
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  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
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  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  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 


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. African Dream Campus 
2. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
3. Amahlabangani Catering and Projects 
4. Aranda Learnership College 
5. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
6. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
7. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
8. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
9. Brightspark Academy 
10. Buna Construction And Projects 
11. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
12. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
13. Earth Child Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
14. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
15. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
16. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
17. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
18. Hot To Go Trading 17 Cc 
19. I Care Resource Centre 
20. In Touch Comm Develop & 
21. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
22. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
23. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
24. Khululekani Training Centre 
25. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
26. Laezonia Horticulture (Pty) Ltd 
27. LETHUKUKHANYA HEALTH INS 
28. Light and Life Centre 
29. Longata Consultant 
30. Mamello Service Excellence 
31. Maphelong Trading Enterprise 
32. Masidle Consulting CC 
33. Masima Training Sa Cc 
34. Mawindy's Community Training Centre 
35. MFISA 
36. Michaelmas College (PTY) Ltd 
37. MPACT 
38. Mpumalanga Skills Training College CC 
39. Msingwa Training and Development 
40. Mthoms Trading 
41. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
42. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
43. Ngaphakathi Investments 
44. Nomasojabula Training Centre 
45. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
46. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
47. Protech Training cc 
48. Roseline Interiors And Catering Academy (PTY) LTD 
49. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
50. Setlakala Business Development 
51. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
52. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
53. Skills Fusion 
54. SNNB Trading & Projects 
55. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
56. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
57. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
58. The Institute of Bankers in south Africa 
59. Tshwane North College 
60. TSK Projects 
61. TVET SA (Pty) Ltd 
62. Umfolozi FET College 
63. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
64. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
65. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C.C 
66. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
67. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.