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

Apply the budget function in a business unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13941  Apply the budget function in a business unit 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-03-14  2006-11-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242810  Manage Expenditure against a budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost center, section or department.

Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position is term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of budgeting in a business unit.
  • Analysing the budget needs of a business unit.
  • Presenting and justifying a proposed budget for a business unit.
  • Monitoring and controlling actual expenses and revenue against projected expenses and revenue. 

  • 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 and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • For the purpose of this unit standard the term business unit is used to mean a cost center, department or small business.
  • Expenditure includes, but is not limited to payments, commissions payable, claims, management expenses and remuneration. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of budgeting in a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of a budget is explained with reference to income and expenditure in relation to a specific business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The items that make up gross revenue are identified for a specific business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The items that make up expenditure in a business unit budget are listed with reference to cost of sales and cash outflows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The budgeting technique appropriate to the type of budget is explained with reference to the purpose of the budget. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The relationship between the selected budgeting technique and the organisation's budgeting requirements is explained for a specific organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the budget needs of a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The budget needs are identified against the business plan of the business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implications of the identified budgeting needs of a business unit are explained with reference to management expenses and economic viability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Past budgets of a business unit are analysed to forecast budget needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of a zero based budget is applied in order to prepare a budget proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A budget breakdown is prepared for a business unit with reference to planned activities and estimated costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The estimated costs of a budget breakdown are substantiated and an indication is given of how the required figure was calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Project timeframes for income and expenditure are estimated for a specific business unit activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Internal and external constraints on a budget are identified with reference to planned activities, available resources, market size and unpredictable changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present and justify a proposed budget for a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Proposed activities are presented and substantiated in terms of cost benefit returns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The budgeted amounts for the proposed activities are justified in terms of research, rational projections and previous experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and control actual expenses and revenue against projected expenses and revenue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An existing system is used to ensure budget items are recorded correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A variance report is analysed and corrective measures are proposed to address the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Feedback on the budgetary situation of a business unit is provided with reference to variance, actions taken to correct any variance and notable trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    5. Past experience relating to income and costs is used to project future activities and make changes to a current budget. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    4. Control systems are proposed to monitor and control revenue and expenses. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sectors in which the learner is employed.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to make decisions in determining the budget needs of a business unit and in monitoring and controlling revenue and expenses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information in order to forecast budget needs and prepare a budget for a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively in presenting and justifying a proposed budget for a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when aligning a business unit`s budget needs and budget technique to an organisation`s budget. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242810, which is " Manage Expenditure against a budget ", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20175   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  48664   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mail Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    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  57898   Further Education and Training Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  49155   Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  48906   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57121   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Quarrying  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57692   Further Education and Training Certificate: Carbonate Materials Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Debt Recovery  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  48910   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water Purification Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  79246   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wild Land Fire Fighting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    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  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  49511   National Certificate: Lift Inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    5. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    6. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    8. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    9. ADVTECH RESOURCING (PTY) LTD 
    10. AFIKA AMECEBO CC 
    11. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    12. AIM TRAINING 
    13. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    14. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    15. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    16. All Access Holdings 
    17. ASEZASECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    18. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    19. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    20. AURECON TRAINING ACADEMY 
    21. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    22. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    23. Bantubanye Skills 
    24. BESTCOR TRAINING 
    25. Bikologix Projects 
    26. Black Thari Trading Enterprise 
    27. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    28. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    29. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    30. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    31. BRC SOLUTION CC 
    32. Brightspark Academy 
    33. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    34. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    35. CKP Development Agency cc 
    36. Continuing Education Programme 
    37. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    38. Damelin (Pty) Ltd 
    39. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    40. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    41. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    42. DialNx Consultants 
    43. Ditlou Solutions 
    44. EDU - FLEET 
    45. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    46. Edutraining Business College 
    47. EJW Financial Services (PTY) Ltd 
    48. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    49. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    50. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    51. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    52. ENFORCE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD ETHEKWINI 
    53. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    54. Executive People Development Solutions(PTY) Ltd 
    55. Express Model 405 
    56. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    57. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    58. Fidelity Security Services 
    59. FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    60. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    61. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    62. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    63. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    64. GOLDFIELDS TVET COLLEGE 
    65. Gotsec Skills Training 
    66. Growth Management Consulting 
    67. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    68. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    69. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    70. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    71. Hlombe and Associates 
    72. HLONGWANE SECURITY CC T/A HLONGWANE SECURITY CC 
    73. Icando 
    74. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    75. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    76. Independent Development Trust 
    77. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    78. Institute for Quality cc 
    79. Institute of Business Management 
    80. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    81. Institute of Professional Studies and Services (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Intec College 
    83. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    84. Intercept Consulting and Training Solutions 
    85. INTERMASIKO CC 
    86. Invuya Institute of Learning 
    87. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    88. Isago Communications and Consulting 
    89. Isambulela Group Administrator Pty Ltd 
    90. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    91. ITO Focus Reagile 
    92. Jobafrik Consulting 
    93. Josmap Training Institute 
    94. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    95. Kalideen Management 
    96. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    97. Kgolo Institute 
    98. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    99. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    100. Khosithi Training 
    101. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    102. Kia Chuma 
    103. KZN Tourism Training Centre 
    104. Lapa La Afrika Farming and Projects 
    105. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    106. Leon Liedeman and Associates 
    107. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    108. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    109. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    110. License to Skill 
    111. Lorpen Investments 
    112. Lwazi Community Facilitator 
    113. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    114. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    115. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    116. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    117. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    118. Mamuhle Projects (PTY) Ltd 
    119. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    120. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    121. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    122. Masifunde Training Centre 
    123. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    124. Mathaveiya Skills Enhancement 
    125. Mbokazi & Mkhize 
    126. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    127. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    128. Mission Point Trading 69 
    129. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    130. MMI Group LTD 
    131. MML Consulting CC. 
    132. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    133. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    135. MTL TRAINING AND PROJECTS 
    136. Multiple Productive Management Solutions 
    137. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    138. National Peace Accord Trust 
    139. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    140. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    141. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    142. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    143. Networxs for Career Development t/a Career Development Networxs 
    144. NGT Training and Development Consultants 
    145. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    146. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    147. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    148. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    149. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    150. NS Global Academy 
    151. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    152. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    153. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    154. Omithombo Management Academy 
    155. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    156. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    157. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    158. Pandelani Investment Holdings (PTY) LTD. 
    159. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    160. PFIM Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    161. Philani Solutions 
    162. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    163. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    164. POTCH - UTC (PTY) LTD 
    165. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    166. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    167. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    168. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    169. QUEMIC SOUTH (PTY) LTD 
    170. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    171. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    172. REGEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 
    173. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    174. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    175. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    176. RJM Educational Consulting PTY LTD 
    177. RMCII Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    178. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    179. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    180. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    181. SAS SALDANHA 
    182. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    183. Seige Trading Solutions 
    184. Senelo Trading CC 
    185. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    186. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    187. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    188. Siljeur Training Academy 
    189. Solstice Networks CC. 
    190. South African Governance and Business College 
    191. Staff Management Services 
    192. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    193. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    194. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    195. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    196. TC Skills Development & Training Centre 
    197. TEE ZET Group 
    198. Telesure Investment Holdings 
    199. Thando Consulting Services 
    200. THE BTC GROUP 
    201. The Crimson CO CC. 
    202. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    203. THOMA TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    204. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    205. Tlaletso Consultants 
    206. TLD Consulting 
    207. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    208. Tsebong Training Centre 
    209. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    210. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    211. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    212. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    213. TSK Projects 
    214. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    215. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    216. TTTC 
    217. Twin Peak Technologies 
    218. UBUNTU 
    219. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    220. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    221. Umbuso Training Services 
    222. Umsenge SDCS 
    223. University of Venda 
    224. Vantage Training 
    225. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    226. Vicmat Consultants 
    227. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    228. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 
    229. WENDY SECURITY AND ARMED RESPONSE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    230. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa 
    231. Woolworths Pty Ltd 
    232. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    233. Zenzele Training School Cc 



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