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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14444  Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A candidate credited with this general competence will be able to describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and Literacy skills (ABET level 2)
Unit standard SMME 2 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain and discuss the purpose of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A business plan is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for, and use of, a business plan is discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access to finance monitoring and development tool.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Outline and analyse the components of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The different components of a business plan are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The different components of a business plan are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The functions of the different components of the business plan are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information relating to the individual selected business idea is gathered and analysed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess component by component, as well as draft to draft, i.e. assess each draft.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The written business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess against the generic business plan.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various presentation skills are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The oral presentation of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo.
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Literacy and Numeracy
2. Negotiation Skills
3. Labour Laws.
4. Human rights and the constitution
5. Health and Safety regulations
6. Awareness of contractual obligations
7. Technical knowledge applicable to business 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
This unit standard also supports the development of the following Developmental Outcomes:

1. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
2. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
3. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
4. Exploring education and career opportunities; and
5. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
The Specific outcome: `Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea` is closely linked to the skills and knowledge that must be demonstrated through language, literacy and communication. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
5. Amber Tower Training 
6. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
8. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
9. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
10. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
11. BOLAND COLLEGE 
12. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
13. Buna Construction And Projects 
14. Buyisiwe Management Services 
15. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
16. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
17. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
18. College of Production Technology 
19. Construction Resource Development Centre 
20. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
21. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
22. D M Management and Consulting 
23. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
24. Dego Consultants 
25. Eastcape Training Centre 
26. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
27. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
28. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
29. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
30. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
31. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
32. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
33. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
34. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
35. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
36. Isamon Integrated 
37. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
38. Isibani Skills Academy 
39. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
40. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
41. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
42. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
43. KayDee Project Management Cc 
44. Kenako Investments 
45. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
46. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
47. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
48. Macsen Construction & Projects 
49. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
50. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
51. Marematlou Training Institute 
52. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
53. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
54. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
55. Microzone Training CC 
56. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
57. Mthoms Trading 
58. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
59. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
60. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
61. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
62. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
63. Northlink TVET College 
64. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
65. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
66. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
67. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
68. Organisational Development International (TP) 
69. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
70. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
71. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
72. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
73. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
74. Production Management Institute 
75. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
76. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
77. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
78. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
79. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
80. Protech Training cc 
81. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
82. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
83. Retshetse Training Project 
84. Sabela Learning Academy 
85. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
86. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
87. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
88. Sejamo Construction and Training 
89. Setlakala Business Development 
90. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
91. Skills Fusion 
92. Somvi General Services 
93. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
94. Sphola Consulting CC 
95. Spotru Training Centre 
96. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
97. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
98. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
99. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
100. Tembe Service Providers 
101. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
102. The Business Zone 352 
103. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
104. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
105. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
106. Thembekile training consulting 
107. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
108. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
109. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
110. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
111. Tius Consultants 
112. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
113. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
114. TMG Quality Services 
115. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
116. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
117. TSK Projects 
118. Ulwazi Training & Development 
119. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
120. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
121. Wildfire Development Training Agency 
122. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
123. Zama Training & Developments 



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.