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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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
2. Abc Developers 
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. Amahlabangani Catering and Projects 
8. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
9. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
10. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
11. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse 
12. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
13. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
14. Bagezile Tourism Transport (PTY) LTD 
15. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
16. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
17. Boland College Head Office 
18. Brightspark Academy 
19. Buna Construction And Projects 
20. Buyisiwe Management Services 
21. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
22. Chic Shoe Manufacturers 
23. College of Cape Town - City Campus 
24. Construction Resource Development Centre 
25. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
26. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
27. Dego Consultants 
28. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
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. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
35. Hot To Go Trading 17 Cc 
36. I Care Resource Centre 
37. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
38. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
39. Impela Trading cc 
40. In Touch Comm Develop & 
41. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
42. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
43. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
44. Khululekani Training Centre 
45. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
46. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
47. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
48. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
49. Laezonia Horticulture (Pty) Ltd 
50. Learning at Work 
51. LETHUKUKHANYA HEALTH INS 
52. Light and Life Centre 
53. Longata Consultant 
54. Macsen Construction & Projects 
55. Mamello Service Excellence 
56. Mamuhle Projects (PTY) Ltd 
57. Maphelong Trading Enterprise 
58. Masana Social Consultants cc 
59. Masidle Consulting CC 
60. Masima Training Sa Cc 
61. MFISA 
62. Michaelmas College (PTY) Ltd 
63. Microzone Training CC 
64. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
65. Moribula Investment Solutions 
66. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
67. MPACT 
68. Mpumalanga Skills Training College CC 
69. Msingwa Training and Development 
70. Mthoms Trading 
71. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
72. National Workplace 
73. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
74. Ngaphakathi Investments 
75. NISSI TRAINING CENTRE 
76. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
77. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
78. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
79. Nomasojabula Training centre Pty Ltd 
80. Northlink College - Tygerberg Campus 
81. Northlink Kollege Bellville Campus 
82. NSINGWENI CONSULTING 
83. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
84. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
85. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
86. Protech Training cc 
87. Qualfurn Furniture Manufacture cc 
88. Realeboga Training Provider 
89. Roseline Interiors And Catering Academy (PTY) LTD 
90. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
91. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
92. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
93. Sefudi Business Solutions 
94. Sejamo Building Construction Civil Eng 
95. Setlakala Business Development 
96. Sew Africa Training Centre 
97. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
98. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
99. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
100. Skills Fusion 
101. SNNB Trading & Projects 
102. Somvi General Services 
103. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
104. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
105. Sphola Consulting CC 
106. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
107. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
108. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
109. Thabethe Business Consultants 
110. Tius Consultants 
111. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
112. TLHALEFO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CC 
113. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
114. Tshwane North College 
115. TSK Projects 
116. TVET SA (Pty) Ltd 
117. Umfolozi FET College 
118. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
119. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
120. VEB CELE AND ASSOCIATES 
121. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
122. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C.C 
123. 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.