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

Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10009  Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment 
ORIGINATOR
Interim SGB for Business, Commerce, Mgmnt Studies 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 start, run and expand a business. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The elements of a business implementation plan are listed and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Draw up a list of what must be done by whom, when & how, e,g premises, recruitment of staff, registration of business, open bank accounts, secure finance, set up contracts with suppliers
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. An activity chart is designed and drawn up. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Show an activity chart / schedule of activities with time-frames and persons responsible, using a bar chart
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The legal requirements are discussed and verified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
UIF, PAYE, VAT, Health & Safety requirements, etc
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Show how to run a business. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The systems required to run and maintain a business are identified, explained and discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Financial management systems, Human resource management, Reporting systems, monitoring systems.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The inter-relationship between the systems are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Financial management systems, Human resource management, Reporting systems, monitoring systems.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The risks involved in running a business are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Theft, competitors, strikes, failure of systems, natural disasters
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Show how to respond to a changing business environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Changes in business environment are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reasons for the changing environment are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ways to adapt to the environment are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Business Plan is adopted to respond to the changing environment. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Language Literacy and Communications
2. Conflict resolution
3. Negotiation Skills
4. Labour Laws. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
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. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2028-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  20183   National Certificate: Banking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  BANKSETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 


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. 1 Classie Africa 
2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
3. African Apex Apparel (Pty) Ltd 
4. Akaf Bodyguards 
5. Amahlabangani Catering and Projects 
6. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
7. ASSURED VOCATIONAL SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
8. AVUXENI COMPUTER ACADEMY KZN 
9. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
10. Big Tree Group 
11. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
12. BOLAND COLLEGE 
13. Bold Venture Trading (Pty) Ltd 
14. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
15. Bright Storm Projects 
16. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
17. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
18. Cel Impilo (Pty) Ltd 
19. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
20. Construction Resource Development College 
21. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
22. Cumlaude Institute (PTY) Ltd 
23. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
24. Double ST Training and Skills Development 
25. Durban Overall PTY LTD 
26. Earth Child Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
27. Eastcape Training Centre 
28. Esayidi FET College - Central Office 
29. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
30. Furniture World Training Centre 
31. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
32. Greenrim Training 
33. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
34. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
35. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
36. Impela Trading cc 
37. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
38. Insika Business and Skills Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
39. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
40. INTUTHUKO YESIZWE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NPO 
41. ITHEMBA LOMPHAKATHI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
42. Izinkanyezi Zezulu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
43. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
44. Khanyisa Business and Management Consultancy 
45. Knoop Academy NPC 
46. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
47. Learning at Work 
48. LERIBE TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
49. Longata Consultant 
50. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
51. Masana Social Consultants cc 
52. Masidle Consulting CC 
53. Mavco Engineering 
54. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
55. Microzone Training CC 
56. Mnambithi TVET College 
57. Modiehi Consulting & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
58. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
59. Msingwa Training and Development 
60. Nedbank Ltd 
61. New Heights 1082 
62. Ngaphakathi Investments 
63. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
64. Nkqubela Community Developers 
65. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
66. Northlink College 
67. Northlink TVET College 
68. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
69. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
70. Optimi Workplace 
71. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
72. Phakisa Agricultural Development 
73. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
74. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
75. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
76. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
77. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
78. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
79. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
80. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
81. Setlakala Business Development 
82. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
83. Siphumezulwazi Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
84. SNNB Trading & Projects 
85. Somvi General Services 
86. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
87. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
88. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
89. Take Note Trading 205 Cc t/a Khululekani Training Centre 
90. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
91. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
92. Tayitayi Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
93. Tebkhan Investments (Pty) Ltd 
94. Tembe Service Providers 
95. The Brokers Learning Centre 
96. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
97. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
98. Thuto Skills Development 
99. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
100. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
101. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
102. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
103. Tshwane North College 
104. TSK Projects 
105. U AND G TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
106. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
107. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
108. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
109. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
110. WEST COAST COLLEGE FET 
111. Zama Training & Developments 
112. Zucebise Training Academy 



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.