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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  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
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. AGB Finance 
2. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
3. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
4. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
5. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
6. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
7. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
8. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
9. Beaches Clothing Cc 
10. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
11. Beier SafetyFootwear 
12. Boland College Head Office 
13. Bonenhle Investments 
14. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
15. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
16. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
17. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
18. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
19. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
20. Capricorn TVET College 
21. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
22. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
23. Changing Women 
24. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
25. Colibri Towelling (Western Cape) Pty Ltd 
26. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
27. Dieketseng Training Centre 
28. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
29. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
30. Divine Shoes 
31. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
32. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
33. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
34. Egsibit Training and Development 
35. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
36. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
37. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
38. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
39. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
40. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
41. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
42. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
43. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
44. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
45. Georgia Clothing CC 
46. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
47. Golden Era Group of Companies 
48. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
49. Gufferty Consulting 
50. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
51. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
52. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
53. I Care Resource Centre 
54. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
55. Ilitha Labantu 
56. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
57. Impangela Trading 
58. Impela Trading cc 
59. Injiya Trading and Projects 
60. INTERMASIKO CC 
61. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
62. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
63. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
64. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
65. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
66. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
67. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
68. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
69. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
70. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
71. Kudis Designs and Supply 
72. KWEM Management Solutions 
73. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
74. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
75. Letaba TVET College 
76. LFS DESIGNS 
77. Lilunzo Creations 
78. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
79. Londisizwe Linguistic & Training Services 
80. Longata Consultant 
81. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
82. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
83. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
84. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
85. Majuba TVET College 
86. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
87. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
88. Mangalisa Group (Pty) Ltd 
89. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
90. Master Patterns by Rona 
91. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
92. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
93. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
94. MFISA 
95. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
96. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
97. Mnambithi TVET College 
98. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
99. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
100. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
101. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
102. Msingwa Training and Development 
103. National Workplace 
104. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
105. NDIMASE TRADING 
106. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
107. Nedbank Ltd 
108. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
109. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
110. Ngaphakathi Investments 
111. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
112. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
113. Northlink College Cape Town 
114. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
115. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
116. OTP 
117. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
118. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
119. Phala Projects cc 
120. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
121. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
122. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
123. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
124. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
125. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
126. REFSET BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
127. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
128. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
129. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
130. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
131. Sefudi Business Solutions 
132. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
133. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
134. Sew Africa Training Centre 
135. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
136. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
137. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
138. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
139. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
140. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
141. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
142. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
143. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
144. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
145. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
146. Talent for Sewing 
147. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
148. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
149. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
150. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
151. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
152. Thitha Training and Development Services 
153. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
154. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
155. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
156. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
157. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
158. Tshwane North College 
159. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
160. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
161. TV Training (Pty) Ltd 
162. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
163. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
164. Umbuso Training Services 
165. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
166. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
167. Valoworx 278 
168. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
169. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
170. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
171. Vhembe TVET College 
172. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
173. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
174. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
175. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
176. ZA GEAR 



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