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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce business plans for a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114592  Produce business plans for a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
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
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard has as its core purpose to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce business, financial and/or operations plans for implementing a new venture. It will also address the economic and administrative issues that prevent the starting of a new venture and contribute to the inability of an entrepreneur to sustain a new venture

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify, gather and analyse the relevant information needed to compile a business plan.
  • Formulate an ethical framework for the operational plans of a new venture.
  • Establish and prioritise business, financial and/or operational goals and objectives for a new venture.
  • Design and present business, financial and/or marketing plans based on a budget for a new venture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be competent in Computer Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and Communications and NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legal business types for new ventures.
  • Legislation applicable to the sector in which the new venture is situated.
  • Legal registrations include PAYE, VAT, UIF, RSC, COIDA, Skills Development Levy and Industry registrations.
  • Business, financial, marketing and/or operations plans.
  • Elements of a business plan.
  • Codes of ethics and conduct. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, gather and analyse the relevant information needed to compile a plan for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and importance of a business plan is discussed in terms of its contribution to a successful business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different elements of a successful business plan are listed and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information on the resources needed and procedures to be followed to achieve the plan is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The industry specific and legal requirements for own venture are identified and explained in terms of how they will affect the venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate an ethical framework for the operational plans of a venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation and relevant regulations relating to the type of venture are identified for use in drawing up a code of ethics for the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-statutory regulations applicable to the sector are identified and used for use in drawing up a code of ethics for the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Codes of conduct that are used by similar organisations in the sector are evaluated and elements identified for inclusion in an ethical framework for then business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Social and ethnic considerations are identified for inclusion in the ethical framework of a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal values are identified for modifying an ethical framework for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An ethical framework and codes of ethics and conduct are drawn up for the new venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and prioritise business, financial and/or operations goals and objectives for new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal objectives are clearly articulated and aligned to the plans of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business objectives are analysed and specific goals formulated to achieve objectives set out for own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A vision statement of a new venture is compiled to represent goals and objectives set for own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific short and long term goals are formulated allowing flexibility for possible changing circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible contribution to community and regional growth objectives are identified and considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cultural values and beliefs of prospective employees and expected consumers are incorporated into the plans of own venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design and present business, financial and/or marketing plans based on a budget for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The business of the venture is introduced and described based on research and analyses of competitors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structure and layout of the business plan is designed to be compatible with the nature of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Marketing and promotion of the own venture is concisely presented in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Finance requirements for the business are stated in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The projected income and expense items for own venture are tabulated in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The costs, risks and proposed infrastructure of the operations plan is presented in the business plan of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant documentation is compiled to support the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Business plan information is presented in relevant and clear format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Procedures to present the business plan for own venture to a financier is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of designing and developing plans (finance, marketing, operational, administrative, management)
  • Elements of a business plan include: Description of the business, market research of product, need or service, proposed business structure, location of the new venture, analysis of competition, projected budget income statements, projected cash flow data, personal investment and skills.
  • The importance of planning according to time frames and priorities.
  • The importance of monitoring and revising implementation plans.
  • Evaluate relevant human, physical, human and financial resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that could arise if business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information needed to compile a business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so procedures are completed as set out by the business plan of the new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to collect and analyse the data to be used in the plans for a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that planning takes place within a broader context when establishing a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities, by beginning to understand the responsibilities and implications of creating a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  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 
    Core  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  50371   Further Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49511   National Certificate: Lift Inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49087   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice for Blind and Partially Sighted Persons  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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    7. Avax Training & Development 
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    10. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
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    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    13. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    14. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
    15. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    16. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    17. Browers Entertainment 
    18. Cedars Academy for Technical 
    19. Changing Lives Community Development Training 
    20. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    21. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    22. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    23. Comfortable Tech 
    24. Compass Academy of Learning 
    25. Custoda Trust 
    26. D M Management and Consulting 
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    29. Directflo 
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    31. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    32. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    33. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    34. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
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    56. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
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    58. Happy Day Training and Development Services 
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    63. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
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    68. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    69. Itireleng Bokamoso Training and Development 
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    75. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
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    80. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    81. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    82. Learn A Trade 
    83. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    84. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    85. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    86. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
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    88. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    89. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    90. Loago Business Consulting 
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    92. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    93. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    94. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    95. MASAKANE TRUST 
    96. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    97. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    98. Media Village Communication 
    99. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    100. MIDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
    101. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    102. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    103. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    104. MPACT 
    105. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    106. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    107. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    108. Networx for Career Development 
    109. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    110. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    111. Noni Community Development 
    112. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
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    114. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    115. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
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    118. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    119. Nyelati Trading Enterprise 
    120. Omphile Botshelo Trading 
    121. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    122. Peddie Development Centre 
    123. Peddie Development Culture 
    124. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    125. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    126. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    127. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    128. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    129. POPUP UPLIFTMENT 
    130. Pro-Ed Training 
    131. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    132. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    133. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    134. Realeboga Development Services 
    135. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    136. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    137. Retshetse Training Project 
    138. Rhodes University 
    139. Right 4 u College 
    140. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    141. SANTS College 
    142. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    143. Sisazi Consulting 
    144. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    145. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    146. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    147. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    148. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    149. South African Film Institute 
    150. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    151. Southern African Youth Movement 
    152. Spotru Training Centre 
    153. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Step Up Training and Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    155. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    156. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    158. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    159. Tekollo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Tembe Service Providers 
    161. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    162. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    163. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    164. The Media Workshop cc 
    165. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    166. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    167. Thembekile training consulting 
    168. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    169. THUSANANG TRUST 
    170. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    171. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    172. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    173. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    174. TLHOAFALO TRAINING CENTRE 
    175. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    176. Trainyoucan 
    177. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    178. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    179. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    180. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    181. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    182. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    183. Winston Academy 
    184. WonderKids Academy 
    185. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    186. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    187. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    188. Wozabona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    189. Yellow Media Publishers (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Zuzulwazi Development 



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