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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage finance in a small business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117500  Manage finance in a small business 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Administration   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial finance; South African legislation related to company finance; sources of finance, and financial supervision related both to start-up and operational finance.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Apply for finance and negotiate terms of any loan.
  • Understand how various pieces of legislation affect the finances of a company operating in South Africa.
  • Perform costing and a break-even analysis.
  • Supervise Debtor and Creditor control.
  • Ensure that accurate financial record keeping takes place.
  • Oversee the cash flow of an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Although the learner will gain knowledge of various forms of capital injection he/she will not be expected to act as an expert in any of these methods, based solely on the achievement of this Unit Standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Raise financial support externally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of funds are identified and contacted in order to compile a list of potential financiers, their requirements and possible capital injection values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most suitable source of funds is followed up and any required collateral is assessed and offered against funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Application for the loan or funding is compiled and submitted together with a business plan and any other required documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repayments including any interest are determined, matched to the budget in the business plan; and if feasible the agreement is entered into. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate the break-even budget. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fixed and variable costs are assessed, based on the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contribution margin ratio is determined per unit of product/service offered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trading expenses per a revised business plan are included in order to produce a budget of all anticipated costs and expenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Break-even point is established in terms of rands and units of required sales per period to meet this total budget. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the impact of tax and other statutory expenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of company tax is determined in accordance with the type of business ownership constructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Value Added Tax is managed in accordance with statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All monthly statutory returns are timeously completed and remitted with the appropriate payment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Taxes and other statutory payments are estimated and included in the budget. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise financial record keeping and cash flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Source documents of all income, expense and balance sheet items are appropriately filed and stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is captured on the accounting system in use, in order for the appropriate reports to be compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Debtors and creditors are controlled in order to keep the cash flow in a positive or acceptable position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Overdraft facilities are negotiated with a financial institution. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The process of applying for financing.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • The ability to calculate costs in total and per unit of product or service offered.
  • Break-even calculation and analysis.
  • An employer's knowledge of company tax and Value Added Tax and statutory commitments such as Pay As You Earn, the Unemployment Insurance Fund, RSC Levies, Skills Development Levies and Workmen's Compensation.
  • An overview of Debtors and Creditors control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution in creative ways when supervising record keeping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self within the context of organisational transformation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information when determining which the best source of external financing is. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of information technology equipment and systems when keeping financial records. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Algoa Bus Company 
    2. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. ANDYS BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING 
    5. Chamdor Driver Training CC 
    6. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    7. DICI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL SERVICES 
    8. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. EDU - FLEET 
    11. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    12. Freightmax 
    13. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    14. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    15. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Inkqubela Consultants 
    17. Innovative Shared Services 
    18. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    19. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    20. Learncorp 
    21. LETLHOGELA BUSINESS CONSULTANTS PTY LTD 
    22. Makwedeng Training 
    23. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    24. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    25. PUTCO Limited 
    26. SAULS ATTERIDGE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    27. South African Film Institute 
    28. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    29. The Media Workshop cc 
    30. Yonke Education and Training Solutions 
    31. Zulaka Consulting cc 



    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.