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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage business operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119668  Manage business operations 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be working within a SMME (Small, Medium, Micro Enterprise) environment, specialising in New Venture Ownership and Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills so that they can become more marketable for bigger contracts, including commercial and public sector contracts, for example the Department of Public Works programmes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Implementing an action plan for business operations
  • Mobilising resources for a new venture
  • Managing own time productively
  • Monitoring productivity in a business venture
  • Implementing and managing a basic quality system in a new venture 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this qualification must be in possession of a GETC or equivalent qualification. The learner must be competent in mathematical and communications literacy at NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement an action plan for business operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An action plan for the managing of business operations is drawn up according to goals set in business plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Action plan includes a list of goals, objectives and activities, as well as timeframes for the achievement of these.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business concepts are ideas outlined in business plan are integrated into action plan and a task list compiled accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal issues, safety regulations and risk factors are considered in the compilation of action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Roles and responsibilities pertaining to action plan are explained and assigned in order to effectively execute business activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mobilise resources for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available resources for new venture are identified in relation to business context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Available resources include but are not limited to lawyers, accountants, specialist consultants and business counselors, human resources, contractors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cost of resources are analysed and prioritised accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The resources identified are evaluated according to suitable contribution to effective business performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advice is sought and used to supplement competences where relevant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Advice includes but is not limited to subcontractors, outsourcing, professional advice, informal advice.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage own time productively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and process for scheduling activities in own business is identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business activities are organised and scheduled with timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own time management preferences are identified and work scheduled accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interruptions are accounted for and built into schedule to ensure that productivity levels are effectively measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Schedule is monitored and managed daily. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Private and business time is balanced to ensure overall personal productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor productivity in a business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic concepts of productivity is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate productivity concepts and principles are applied to own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The productivity of new venture is monitored on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measures are taken to ensure continuous improvement of productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement and manage a basic quality system in a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic quality concepts, systems and principles are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences and risks associated with non- compliance to quality procedures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality requirements of new venture are identified and explained according to quality principles and compliance requirements and value for own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic quality procedures are drawn up and monitored for own venture. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • A basic understanding business operation management principles
  • Basic techniques for compiling an action plan for business operations
  • An understanding of legal issues affecting new venture businesses
  • An understanding of safety regulations that apply to own business
  • An understanding of basic risk management principles in the management of business operations of own business
  • Techniques for identifying and analysing resources for a new business venture
  • The principles of time and self-management within a new venture context
  • Basic principles of continuous improvement
  • Basic principles of quality management and quality management systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to manage business operations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to compile and manage an action plan for business operations in a new venture 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure business operations are managed proactively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and crtically evaluate financial and related information in order to identify and mobilise suitable resources for a new business venture 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to compile and manage operations plan for business venture 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to gather necessary data to interpret how effectively business is running 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that factors influencing the business operations do not exist in isolation and that wider economic issues, supplier and community issues can affect operations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by iensuring that business operation is managed proactively within the context of economic, socio-political and community trends and developments and that all safety regulations, risk factors and legal issues are considered 

    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  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  58950   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CHIETA 


    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. African Dream Campus 
    2. Aranda Learnership College 
    3. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    4. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    5. Brightspark Academy 
    6. Buscor 
    7. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    8. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    9. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    10. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    11. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    12. I Care Resource Centre 
    13. Indub Trading c.c. 
    14. Institute for Quality cc 
    15. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    16. Longata Consultant 
    17. MFISA 
    18. Mpumalanga Skills Training College CC 
    19. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    20. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
    22. Roseline Interiors And Catering Academy (PTY) LTD 
    23. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    24. Sedibeng Public FET College - Central Office 
    25. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    26. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    27. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    28. Tshwane North College 
    29. Umfolozi FET College 
    30. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    32. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C.C 



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