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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  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 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  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
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  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
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  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  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


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. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
5. African Dream Campus 
6. AGB Finance 
7. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
8. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
9. Amber Tower Training 
10. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
11. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
12. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
13. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
14. Asemhle Trading 
15. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
16. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
17. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
18. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
19. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
20. Beaches Clothing Cc 
21. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
22. Beier SafetyFootwear 
23. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
24. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
25. BOLAND COLLEGE 
26. Boland College Head Office 
27. Bonenhle Investments 
28. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
29. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
30. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
31. Buna Construction And Projects 
32. Buyisiwe Management Services 
33. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
34. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
35. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
36. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
37. Capricorn TVET College 
38. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
39. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
40. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
41. Changing Women 
42. Chartall Business College 
43. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
44. Colibri Towelling (Western Cape) Pty Ltd 
45. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
46. Construction Resource Development Centre 
47. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
48. Corporate skills Development services 
49. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
50. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
51. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
52. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
53. Dego Consultants 
54. Dieketseng Training Centre 
55. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
56. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
57. Divine Shoes 
58. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
59. Earth Child Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
60. Eastcape Training Centre 
61. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
62. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
63. Egsibit Training and Development 
64. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
65. Elata Management Consultants 
66. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
67. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
68. ENTELEKEY GROUP 
69. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
70. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
71. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
72. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
73. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
74. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
75. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
76. Ferrini Shoe Components Cc 
77. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
78. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
79. Georgia Clothing CC 
80. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
81. Golden Era Group of Companies 
82. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
83. Gufferty Consulting 
84. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
85. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
86. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
87. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
88. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
89. I Care Resource Centre 
90. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
91. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
92. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
93. Ilitha Labantu 
94. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
95. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
96. Impangela Trading 
97. Impela Trading cc 
98. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
99. Injiya Trading and Projects 
100. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
101. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
102. INTERMASIKO CC 
103. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
104. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
105. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
106. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
107. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
108. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
109. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
110. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
111. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
112. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
113. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
114. Khululekani Training Centre 
115. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
116. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
117. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
118. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
119. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
120. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
121. Kudis Designs and Supply 
122. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
123. KWEM Management Solutions 
124. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
125. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
126. Learning at Work 
127. Lesiphosethu Clothing Manufacturing & Training (Pty) Ltd 
128. Letaba TVET College 
129. LFS DESIGNS 
130. Light and Life Centre 
131. Lilunzo Creations 
132. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
133. Londisizwe Linguistic & Training Services 
134. Longata Consultant 
135. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
136. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
137. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
138. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
139. Macsen Construction & Projects 
140. Majuba TVET College 
141. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
142. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
143. Mamello Service Excellence 
144. Mangalisa Group (Pty) Ltd 
145. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
146. Masana Social Consultants cc 
147. Masidle Consulting CC 
148. Master Patterns by Rona 
149. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
150. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
151. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
152. MFISA 
153. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
154. Microzone Training CC 
155. Mkhosana Civils and Skills Development 
156. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
157. Mnambithi TVET College 
158. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
159. Montana Skills Development Agency 
160. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
161. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
162. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
163. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
164. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
165. Msingwa Training and Development 
166. Mthoms Trading 
167. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
168. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
169. National Workplace 
170. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
171. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
172. NDIMASE TRADING 
173. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
174. Nedbank Ltd 
175. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
176. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
177. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
178. Ngaphakathi Investments 
179. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
180. Nkqubela Community Developers 
181. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
182. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
183. NOLOSHA 
184. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
185. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
186. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
187. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
188. Northlink College Cape Town 
189. Northlink TVET College 
190. Novi General Services 
191. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
192. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
193. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
194. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
195. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
196. OTP 
197. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
198. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
199. Phala Projects cc 
200. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
201. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
202. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
203. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
204. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
205. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
206. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
207. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
208. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
209. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
210. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
211. Realeboga Training Provider 
212. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
213. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
214. REFSET BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
215. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
216. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
217. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
218. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
219. Salutary Corporations 
220. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
221. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
222. Sefudi Business Solutions 
223. Sejamo Construction and Training 
224. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
225. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
226. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
227. Setlakala Business Development 
228. Sew Africa Training Centre 
229. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
230. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
231. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
232. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
233. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
234. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
235. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
236. Skills Fusion 
237. SNNB Trading & Projects 
238. Somvi General Services 
239. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
240. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
241. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
242. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
243. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
244. Sphola Consulting CC 
245. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
246. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
247. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
248. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
249. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
250. Talent for Sewing 
251. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
252. Tembe Service Providers 
253. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
254. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
255. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
256. The Business Zone 352 
257. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
258. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
259. Thitha Training and Development Services 
260. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
261. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
262. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
263. Tius Consultants 
264. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
265. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
266. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
267. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
268. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
269. Tshwane North College 
270. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
271. TSK Projects 
272. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
273. TV Training (Pty) Ltd 
274. Ubucubu Home Industries 
275. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
276. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
277. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
278. Umbuso Training Services 
279. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
280. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
281. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
282. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
283. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
284. Valoworx 278 
285. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
286. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
287. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
288. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
289. Vhembe TVET College 
290. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
291. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
292. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
293. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
294. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
295. ZA GEAR 
296. Zakhele Jwarha Trading PTY LTD 
297. Zama Training & Developments 
298. Zama Zama Training Centre 
299. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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