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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the legal structures and requirements for a wholesale and retail business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335914  Explain the legal structures and requirements for a wholesale and retail business 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
This Unit Standard is aimed at individuals operating in the Wholesale and Retail sector who are required to understand the basic legal structures and requirements used as it applies to a Wholesale and Retail business.

Individuals who complete the Unit Standard will understand the legal structures applicable to different business types, basic requirements of legal contracts and will form a good understanding of the legislation impacting on the Wholesale and Retail industry.

On achievement of this Unit Standard the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the different legal structures relevant to the registration of a business.
  • Exlain the obligations and consequences of entering into a legal contract.
  • Describe the legislation impacting on the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 1 or ABET Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the different legal structures relevant to the registration of a business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different legal structures are identified and listed as it applies to the options available for the registration of a business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different legal structures include Sole Proprietor, Closed Corporation, Private Company (Pty) Ltd and Non-Profit Organisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of reserving and registering a name for a small business is explained in accordance with the Companies and Intelectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of registering a small business with CIPRO is explained as it applies to a selected legal structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal requirements and processes of registering a business with SARS is explained in terms of different types of tax registration. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of tax include but is not limited to Value Added Tax (VAT), Paye, Site, provisional tax, business tax as per SARS requirements and small business responsibilities.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the obligations and consequences of entering into a legal contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A legal contract/agreement is defined in terms of the purpose and requirement for contracts in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of legal contracts are identified and explained in terms of their purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different types of legal contracts include but are not limited to employer contracts, supplier/provider contracts, lease agreements, confidentiality agreements, and payment agreements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The responsibilities of the various parties are explained as it applies to different types of contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements for entering into a legal contract/agreement are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for declaring a legal contract invalid are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the legislation impacting on the wholesale and retail industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various forms of legislation impacting on the industry are identified in terms of their titles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The objective of the different pieces of legislation is explained as it applies to each piece of legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for displaying different legislation are explained as it applies to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required legislation is obtained from relevant sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include but is not limited to the Internet, Department of Labour, and Government Gazette.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the Unit Standard (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) 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.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legal structures/juristic persons relevant to the registration of a business.
  • CIPRO requirements.
  • Relevant forms used for registration.
  • Tax registration requirements.
  • Tax types relevant to the small business entity.
  • Basics of contract law.
  • Legislation relevant to the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Own activities are organised in the establishment of legal requirements pertaining to business registration, contractual responsibilities and legislative compliance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • A broad range of information is handled in the collecting (gathering), analysis and evaluation of legal information relevant to juristic persons, contracts and the Wholesale and Retail environment. 

  • 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:
  • The impact, consequences and requirements of the legal framework relevant to the Wholesale and Retail industry is observed so as to support the interrelatedness of systems in the industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Personal development through evaluation legal requirements is supported in the unit standard through familiarisation with the structures and requirements applicable to the Wholesale and Retail environment. 

  • 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
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58308   National Certificate: Informal Small Business Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    2. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    3. Southern Ambition 171 



    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.