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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Interpret basic financial statements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10388  Interpret basic financial statements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-06-12  2004-12-02  SAQA 0742/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-12-02   2008-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117156  Interpret basic financial statements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who achieve this unit standard are able to interpret an income and expenditure statement and use information in the statement to make a financial decision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing the basic elements of an income and expenditure statement.
  • Analysing the basic elements of a balance sheet.
  • Compiling a personal assets and liabilities statement.
  • Using the evidence in financial statements to make a financial decision. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is
  • Different types of financial statement including business, personal and organisation.
  • An enterprise could be a school, body corporate, club, church, small business, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the basic elements of an income and expenditure statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of an income and expenditure statement are explained and an indication is given of how often these statements are required for two case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sources of income and expenditure are identified for three different types of financial statements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sources of income and expenditure are explained with reference to an income and expenditure statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Three income and expenditure statements are examined and evaluated in terms of financial viability of the enterprise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the basic elements of a balance sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of a balance sheet is explained and an indication is given of how often a balance sheet is necessary for two case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A balance sheet is analysed and evaluated in terms of equity or financial net worth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The concept of an asset is explained and the assets in a balance sheet are classified in terms of fixed and current assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of a liability is explained and the liabilities in a balance sheet are classified in terms of long term and current liabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Balance sheets for an entity are compared and evaluated in terms of performance over two years and a decision is made based on evidence in the balance sheet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compile a personal assets and liabilities statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A personal assets and liabilities statement is compiled based on own financial situation over the past year. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The situations when an assets and liabilities statement are required are listed and an indication is given of the advantages of keeping such records. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use the evidence in financial statements to make a financial
    decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The financial strengths and weaknesses of an entity are analysed and suggestions are made of ways to improve income and reduce costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The concept of a cost to income ratio is explained and suggestions are made on how to improve the ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relationship between turnover, income, revenue, sales/earnings and profit is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of cash flow is explained in terms of liquidity. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This unit standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA,
    INSQA framework for assessment and moderation. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify, solve problems and make decisions based on the information in basic financial statements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself effectively compiling a personal assets and liabilities statement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation when evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of an entity. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by 117156, which is ' Interpret basic financial statements', Level 4, 4 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48812   Further Education and Training Certificate: Heritage Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  20638   National Certificate: Collective Investment Schemes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Fundamental  48493   National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  20639   National Certificate: Healthcare Benefits Administration: Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  20773   National Certificate: Long Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Fundamental  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  21796   National Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67462   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48808   Further Education and Training Certificate: Performing Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  24194   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24197   National Certificate: Corrections Science  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 
    Elective  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   


    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. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    2. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    3. African Resources & Financial Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. All Access Holdings 
    5. ALMENTA 240 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. Astute Performing Arts Academy of SA 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    10. Bafedile M (PTY) LTD 
    11. Bantubanye Skills 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    14. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    16. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Continuing Education Programme 
    18. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    19. DialNx Consultants 
    20. Discovery Life Ltd 
    21. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    22. Ditlou Solutions 
    23. Edutraining Business College 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. EXECU PRIME TRAINING 
    26. Express Model 405 
    27. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    29. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    31. Hlombe and Associates 
    32. Intec College 
    33. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    34. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    35. ITO Focus Reagile 
    36. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    37. Jobafrik Consulting 
    38. Josmap Training Institute 
    39. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    40. Kalideen Management 
    41. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    42. Keydimensions Risk Solutions 
    43. Kgolo Institute 
    44. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    45. KHANYISELA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    46. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    47. Kia Chuma 
    48. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    49. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    50. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    51. LFP TRAINING CONSULTANTS 
    52. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    53. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    54. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    55. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    56. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Matambwaashu Performing Arts Academy Pty Ltd 
    58. Mathye and Ditlou Dynasty Corporate 
    59. Mbokazi & Mkhize 
    60. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    61. Miczo's Enterprise 
    62. Misol Projects cc 
    63. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    64. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    65. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    66. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    67. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    68. Moving Into Dance Mophatong Trust 
    69. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    70. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    71. Networx for Career Development 
    72. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    73. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    74. Northlink College - Central Office 
    75. NS Global Academy 
    76. Ntho di Teng IT Services 
    77. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    78. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    79. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    80. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    81. Plumb Line Risk Alignment 
    82. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    83. Powernexus 
    84. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    85. Sebobatho Project Management 
    86. Senelo Trading CC 
    87. Sisodwa Investment Enterprise 
    88. Solstice Networks CC. 
    89. South African Roadies Association 
    90. Star Quality (Pty) Ltd 
    91. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    92. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    93. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    94. The Academy of Financial Markets 
    95. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    96. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    97. Tlaletso Consultants 
    98. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    99. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    100. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    101. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    102. TSIBA EDUCATION 
    103. TTTC 
    104. Twin Peak Technologies 
    105. Umfolozi FET College 
    106. UMFOLOZI TVET COLLEGE 
    107. Umqondo Consultancy 
    108. Umsenge SDCS 
    109. University of Venda 
    110. Vantage Training 
    111. Vicmat Consultants 
    112. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    113. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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