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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. 1st Black Rand Group (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
3. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
4. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
5. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
6. African Dream Campus 
7. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
8. Amber Tower Training 
9. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
10. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
11. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
12. Asemhle Trading 
13. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
14. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
15. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
16. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
17. Beier SafetyFootwear 
18. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
19. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
20. Boland College Head Office 
21. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
22. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
23. Buna Construction And Projects 
24. Buyisiwe Management Services 
25. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
26. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
27. Capricorn TVET College 
28. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
29. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
30. Chartall Business College 
31. Construction Resource Development Centre 
32. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
33. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
34. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
35. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
36. Dego Consultants 
37. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
38. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
39. Earth Child Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
40. Eastcape Training Centre 
41. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
42. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
43. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
44. Elata Management Consultants 
45. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
46. ENTELEKEY GROUP 
47. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
48. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
49. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
50. Golden Era Group of Companies 
51. Gufferty Consulting 
52. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
53. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
54. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
55. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
56. I Care Resource Centre 
57. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
58. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
59. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
60. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
61. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
62. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
63. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
64. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
65. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
66. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
67. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
68. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
69. Khululekani Training Centre 
70. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
71. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
72. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
73. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
74. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
75. Kudis Designs and Supply 
76. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
77. KWEM Management Solutions 
78. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
79. Learning at Work 
80. Letaba TVET College 
81. Light and Life Centre 
82. Longata Consultant 
83. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
84. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
85. Macsen Construction & Projects 
86. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
87. Mamello Service Excellence 
88. Mandys Sewing School (PTY) Ltd 
89. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
90. Masana Social Consultants cc 
91. Masidle Consulting CC 
92. Master Patterns by Rona 
93. MFISA 
94. Microzone Training CC 
95. Mkhosana Civils and Skills Development 
96. Montana Skills Development Agency 
97. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
98. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
99. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
100. MPACT 
101. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
102. Msingwa Training and Development 
103. Mthoms Trading 
104. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
105. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
106. National Workplace 
107. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
108. NDIMASE TRADING 
109. Nedbank Ltd 
110. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
111. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
112. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
113. Ngaphakathi Investments 
114. Nkqubela Community Developers 
115. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
116. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
117. NOLOSHA 
118. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
119. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
120. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
121. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
122. Northlink TVET College 
123. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
124. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
125. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
126. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
127. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
128. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
129. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
130. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
131. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
132. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
133. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
134. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
135. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
136. Realeboga Training Provider 
137. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
138. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
139. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
140. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
141. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
142. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
143. Sefudi Business Solutions 
144. Sejamo Construction and Training 
145. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
146. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
147. Setlakala Business Development 
148. Sew Africa Training Centre 
149. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
150. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
151. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
152. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
153. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
154. Skills Fusion 
155. SNNB Trading & Projects 
156. Somvi General Services 
157. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
158. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
159. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
160. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
161. Sphola Consulting CC 
162. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
163. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
164. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
165. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
166. Tembe Service Providers 
167. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
168. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
169. The Business Zone 352 
170. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
171. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
172. Tius Consultants 
173. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
174. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
175. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
176. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
177. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
178. Tshwane North College 
179. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
180. TSK Projects 
181. Ubucubu Home Industries 
182. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
183. Umbuso Training Services 
184. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
185. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
186. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
187. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
188. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
189. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
190. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
191. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
192. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
193. XPERTS BODY ARMOUR PTY LTD 
194. Zakhele Jwarha Trading PTY LTD 
195. Zama Training & Developments 
196. Zama Zama Training Centre 
197. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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