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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Appraise the SMME business owner and or manager 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115824  Appraise the SMME business owner and or manager 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 is for learners who are involved in offering SMMEs professional, technical and managerial advice or similar types of assistance. It is for learners who are actively involved or wish to become involved in appraising and rehabilitating SMMEs at all stages of their cycle

It will create efficient business advisory services, aimed at fostering the competitiveness and sustainability of the SMME

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Appraising the owner and or management's track record
  • Assessing the owner and or management's personal issues (situations)
  • Appraising the SMME business owner and or management's understanding of business
  • Integrating findings of track records, personal situations and business understanding 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Accountancy and Communications at NQF level 4 or its equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • SMMEs will include those as defined in the National Small Business Act, Act no. 102 of 1996 or amendments
  • Types of evidence will include evidence in the business in one of the elective areas including retailing, services, manufacturing and construction)
  • Assessment instruments will include qualitative questionnaires, quantitative questionnaires, analysis of financial statements, testimonials, business successes and business performances
  • Clients will include current and perspective business owners / managers
  • SMMEs in retail, services, manufacturing and construction only 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Appraise the owner and/or management's track record. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of evidence of previous successes and failures are identified and an explanation given of how they may be used to supply evidence of the efficiency and future viability of the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific evidence to be appraised is selected and its selection motivated against set objectives 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Practical and applicable assessment instruments are identified and described in terms of the requirements of a specific business 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assessment is completed within agreed time frames and format 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Findings are complied in a report that is an a format that complies with organisational and client requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Findings and recommendations are substantiated with facts from the evidence chosen to evaluate the business. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the owner and or management's personal issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The owner's and/or management's commitment to and realism about the small business are assessed against set assessment criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal financial behaviour of the owner and or management is assessed against set assessment criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conclusions from assessment are drawn and compiled in a report that complies with organisational requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the SMME business owner and/or management's understanding of business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of evidence required for assessing business understanding are identified and explained in terms of business requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence to determine business understanding of a manager/owner about a specific business is selected and its choice motivated against set business objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required evidence is gathered within agreed time frames and budget. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evidence is processed and validated by using appropriate methods and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Evidence is appraised against an explicit framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evidence is recorded and documented in accordance with organisational requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Integrate findings of track record, personal situations, and business understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The findings of track records, personal situations and business understandings are analysed and interpreted against set assessment criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report for the client is produced within pre-determined time frames and format 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Client will include owner and or management and / or stakeholders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Confidentiality is maintained throughout the appraisal period 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods and techniques for finalising information
  • Principles and techniques for communicating verbally
  • Cross cultural sensitivity issues
  • Methods for presenting information 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the gathering and interpretation of information of the business owner/manager 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the pursuit of data gathering and reporting 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities to maintain own level of knowledge and skill which will enable better appraisal of client's business 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the appraisal of the business owner/manager 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all business owner/managers in the appraisal and communication of appraisal results 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the recording and analysis of the business owner 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where efficient and effective appraisal leads to better performance of business owner/managers 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: being culturally and socially sensitive across a range of social contexts while appraising the business owner/manager 

    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  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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