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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14444  Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 candidate credited with this general competence will be able to describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and Literacy skills (ABET level 2)
Unit standard SMME 2 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A business plan is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for, and use of, a business plan is discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access to finance monitoring and development tool.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Outline and analyse the components of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The different components of a business plan are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The different components of a business plan are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The functions of the different components of the business plan are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page; Executive Summary; Introduction; Marketing Plan; SWOT Analysis; Financial Plan; Staff Structure; Technical Plan; Material Purchasing Plan; Environmental Impact Assessment; Conclusion and Appendices.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information relating to the individual selected business idea is gathered and analysed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess component by component, as well as draft to draft, i.e. assess each draft.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The written business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess against the generic business plan.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various presentation skills are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The oral presentation of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo.
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Literacy and Numeracy
2. Negotiation Skills
3. Labour Laws.
4. Human rights and the constitution
5. Health and Safety regulations
6. Awareness of contractual obligations
7. Technical knowledge applicable to business 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
This unit standard also supports the development of the following Developmental Outcomes:

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. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
The Specific outcome: `Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea` is closely linked to the skills and knowledge that must be demonstrated through language, literacy and communication. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
5. ALLINA FRANCIS (SA) 
6. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
7. Amber Tower Training 
8. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
9. Asemhle Trading 
10. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
11. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
12. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
13. BOLAND COLLEGE 
14. Buna Construction And Projects 
15. Buyisiwe Management Services 
16. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
17. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
18. College of Production Technology 
19. Construction Resource Development Centre 
20. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
21. D M Management and Consulting 
22. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
23. Dego Consultants 
24. Eastcape Training Centre 
25. Elata Management Consultants 
26. ENTELEKEY GROUP 
27. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
28. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
29. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
30. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
31. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
32. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
33. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
34. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
35. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
36. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
37. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
38. Isibani Skills Academy 
39. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
40. Itemba Development Consultants 
41. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
42. KayDee Project Management Cc 
43. Kenako Investments 
44. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
45. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
46. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
47. Macsen Construction & Projects 
48. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
49. Mamuhle Academy 
50. MAQHOBOZA CONSULTANTS CC 
51. Marematlou Training Institute 
52. Masima Training Sa Cc 
53. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
54. Microzone Training CC 
55. Mkhosana Civils and Skills Development 
56. Montana Skills Development Agency 
57. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
58. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
59. Mthoms Trading 
60. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
61. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
62. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
63. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
64. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
65. NOLOSHA 
66. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
67. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
68. Northlink TVET College 
69. Novi General Services 
70. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
71. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
72. NTI College 
73. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
74. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
75. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
76. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
77. Organisational Development International (TP) 
78. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
79. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
80. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
81. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
82. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
83. Polly Maths Sci (Pty) Ltd 
84. Poly Maths Sci (Pty) Ltd 
85. Production Management Institute 
86. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
87. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
88. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
89. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
90. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
91. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
92. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
93. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
94. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
95. Realeboga Training Provider 
96. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
97. Retshetse Training Project 
98. Sabela Learning Academy 
99. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
100. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
101. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
102. Sejamo Construction and Training 
103. Setlakala Business Development 
104. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
105. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
106. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
107. Somvi General Services 
108. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
109. Southern African Youth Movement 
110. Sphola Consulting CC 
111. Spotru Training Centre 
112. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
113. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
114. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
115. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
116. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
117. Tembe Service Providers 
118. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
119. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
120. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
121. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
122. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
123. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
124. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
125. Tius Consultants 
126. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
127. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
128. TMG Quality Services 
129. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
130. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
131. TSK Projects 
132. Ulwazi Training & Development 
133. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
134. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
135. Wildfire Development Training Agency 
136. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
137. Zakhele Jwarha Trading PTY LTD 
138. Zama Training & Developments 
139. Zama Zama Training Centre 
140. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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.