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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the alignment of the business system to the business strategy and objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117730  Describe the alignment of the business system to the business strategy and objectives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
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
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of how and why the business system of a business entity is aligned with its strategy and its objectives.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Define the the terms "vision" and "mission"
  • Relate the organisation's vision and mission to its objectives
  • Define and analyse the key elements of the business strategy of the organisation
  • Describe how the business systems support the organisation's strategy and objectives
  • Relate the alignment of a business process to the overall business system strategy 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • End User Computing at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication skills at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard is meant to give learners an understanding of the connection between business enabling systems and the processes they support.
  • Learners are expected to gain an awareness of the manner in which ERP systems can add value in a business environment.
  • This unit standard alone will not give learners comprehensive technical expertise in ERP systems.
  • The unit standard relies on the learners awareness of some aspect of the business functionality, be it through direct experience or observation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Relate the organisation's vision and mission to its objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A definition of the terms "vision" and "mission" are clearly given in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purposes of "vision" and "mission" statements are communicated by means of an oral presentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Oral presentation may be substituted by sign language presentation or using enabling devices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vision and mission are explained in relation to the objectives of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the key elements of the business strategy of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The way in which a business strategy informs/impacts the day to day operations of the company is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The business strategy is outlined and its key elements are elaborated within the context of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe how the business systems support the organisation's strategy and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A business system is analysed with a view to documenting its contribution to the strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A practical example is provided of how the business system assists in meeting an objective within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Business system elements that are counter-productive to the achievement of the organisations strategy and objective are outlined with an indication given of their negative impact. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Business system elements may include but are not limited to specific processes, policies, procedures, functionality, measurements, key performance indicators (kpi's).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Relate the alignment of a business process to the overall business system strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways in which a specific business process impacts on the business strategy is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A critical evaluation is given of the alignment of a specific business process to the business strategy. 


    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 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The concepts of business systems and their interdependencies.
  • The concepts of vision, mission, strategy, value chain and their importance to the success of the business enterprise.
  • An overview of the operational components of a Business System. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self within the context of the business environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of information technology equipment and systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    A systemic approach to business systems within the context of the current business 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
    Core  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  49176   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59325   National Certificate: Environmental Noise Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  LG 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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    3. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    4. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    5. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    6. NEMISA 



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