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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: 
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. 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. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
7. Amber Tower Training 
8. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
9. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
10. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
11. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
12. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
13. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
14. Beier SafetyFootwear 
15. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
16. Boland College Head Office 
17. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
18. Buna Construction And Projects 
19. Buyisiwe Management Services 
20. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
21. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
22. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
23. Chartall Business College 
24. Construction Resource Development Centre 
25. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
26. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
27. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
28. Dego Consultants 
29. Earth Child Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
30. Eastcape Training Centre 
31. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
32. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
33. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
34. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
35. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
36. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
37. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
38. Golden Era Group of Companies 
39. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
40. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
41. I Care Resource Centre 
42. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
43. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
44. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
45. Impela Trading cc 
46. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
47. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
48. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
49. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
50. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
51. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
52. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
53. Khululekani Training Centre 
54. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
55. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
56. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
57. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
58. KWEM Management Solutions 
59. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
60. Learning at Work 
61. Letaba TVET College 
62. Light and Life Centre 
63. Longata Consultant 
64. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
65. Macsen Construction & Projects 
66. Mamello Service Excellence 
67. Masidle Consulting CC 
68. MFISA 
69. Microzone Training CC 
70. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
71. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
72. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
73. MPACT 
74. Msingwa Training and Development 
75. Mthoms Trading 
76. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
77. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
78. NDIMASE TRADING 
79. Nedbank Ltd 
80. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
81. Ngaphakathi Investments 
82. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
83. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
84. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
85. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
86. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
87. Northlink TVET College 
88. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
89. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
90. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
91. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
92. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
93. Protech Training cc 
94. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
95. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
96. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
97. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
98. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
99. Sejamo Construction and Training 
100. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
101. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
102. Setlakala Business Development 
103. Sew Africa Training Centre 
104. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
105. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
106. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
107. Skills Fusion 
108. SNNB Trading & Projects 
109. Somvi General Services 
110. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
111. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
112. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
113. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
114. Sphola Consulting CC 
115. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
116. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
117. Tembe Service Providers 
118. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
119. The Business Zone 352 
120. Tius Consultants 
121. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
122. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
123. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
124. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
125. Tshwane North College 
126. TSK Projects 
127. Ubucubu Home Industries 
128. Umbuso Training Services 
129. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
130. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
131. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
132. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
133. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
134. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
135. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
136. Zama Training & Developments 



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.