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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source information about self-employment opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243949  Source information about self-employment opportunities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7827  Source information about self-employment opportunities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to identify and evaluate the different sources of information that will assist them in making the best decisions regarding self employment opportunities. The qualifying learner will enhance professionalism and promote best practice in the subfield.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify current competencies and potential areas for development.
  • Design a development plan to meet the needs for self-development.
  • Implement the development plan in line with organisational procedures.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the development plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Examine the need for self-employment opportunities in current economic climate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons are provided for investigating opportunities for self-employment in the current economic climate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Details are given on how research can be conducted into self-employnment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources that can be accessed to obtain information on self-employment opportunies are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The way in which the accuracy and reliability of information sources can be assessed are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify self-employment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the different types of companies that offer self-employment opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Companies: Private Company, Close Corporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietor.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is accessed to investigate self-employment opportunities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information may include: Newspapers and other publications, speaking to personal contacts, support agencies/government departments/organisations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details are recorded for later referral when seizing opportunities for self-employment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources may include: Opportunities for small businesses, potential customers, start up costs, competition, legal requirements, skill requirements, grants/financial assistance available, training available, job creation opportunities.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate source information about self-employment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Source information obtained is evaluated in terms of potential self-employment opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Source information obtained is ranked in order of priorities by taking into account available resources, education, training and viability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An identification is made of possible problems relating to information sources relating to self-employment opportunities and suggestions made on how to overcome these. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given on how to obtain and access alternative sources of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Details are given on relevant sections of financial laws governing self-employment opportunities. 


    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 
  • Information sources.
  • Relevant financial legislation of self-employment opportunities.
  • Private Companies.
  • Close Corporations.
  • Partnerships.
  • Sole Proprietor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is evident when investigating information sources for self-employment opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development is enhanced when researching self-employment opportunities. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7827, "Source information about self-employment opportunities ", Level 4, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Gotsec Skills Training 
    2. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    3. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    4. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    5. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Tembe Service Providers 



    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.