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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce a business plan for a small business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262380  Produce a business plan for a small business 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Integrated Health Professions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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
120202  Produce a business plan for a golfing pro-shop  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a small business environment, specialising in retailing or service provision, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to the individual's job.

Learners credited with the unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a business plan.
  • Compile an organisation structure for own business to determine how a business plan can best be integrated.
  • Identify resources and information required to complete own business plan.
  • Compile a business plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal business types are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business types include but are not limited to sole trader, partnerships, close corporations, private companies, public companies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal registrations and any legislative compliance in relation to the proposed business are explained and included in business plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal registrations include but are not limited to PAYE (Pay As You Earn), VAT (Value Added Tax), RSC (Regional Services Council), COIDA, Skills Development Levy, Industry regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A business plan is explained in terms of business, financial, marketing and operations plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The codes of ethics pertaining to a business plan are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The business plan for the purpose of a management tool for a business is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile an organisation structure for the proposed business to determine how a business plan can best be integrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A business organogram is drawn up for the proposed business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The broad functions required to effectively complete business activities are described according to overall business goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lines of authority and responsibility are designated in relation to organogram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any relevant human resources needs are determined accordingly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify resources and information required to complete the proposed business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information on the resources needed and procedures to be followed to achieve the plan is compiled in order to effectively execute business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The type of business ownership is decided upon and registration completed accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The industry specific and legal requirements for own venture are identified and explained in terms of how they will affect the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant information is gathered for the completion of the business plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure and layout of the business plan is designed to be compatible with the nature of business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business and operational goals include but are not limited to short, medium and long-term goals extending for at least five years.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business and operational goals are identified and procedures for the effective implementation thereof are outlined in business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Marketing plans are included in business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Financial and cash flow plans are included in business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An outline of how business will operate and achieve marketing and financial objectives are included in business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A vision statement that represents the goals and objectives of the new venture is outlined and integrated into overall business activities. 


    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 principles of researching and compiling a business plan.
  • Compiling organograms and defining the business functions related thereto.
  • Legal compliances affecting a business.
  • The applications of a business plan.
  • Types of business ownerships.
  • Resource requirements.
  • Setting business and operational objectives for inclusion in a business plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems using critical and creative thinking are demonstrated in the learner's ability to compile a viable business plan for a business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively is demonstrated in the learner's ability to gather all the necessary data to effectively compile a business plan for a business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information are demonstrated in the learner's ability to gather marketing, financial, industrial specific, legal and all other relevant information to include in a business plan for a business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion is demonstrated in the learner's ability to compile business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically are demonstrated in the learner's ability to gather necessary data for inclusion in business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation is shown in the learner's ability to recognise that factors which influence a business include showing responsibility to the general environment and acknowledging actions that may influence the health and welfare of others. 

    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 qualification replaces unit standard 120202, "Produce a business plan for a golfing pro-shop", Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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