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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Business Studies: FET Phase 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22461  National Certificate: Business Studies: FET Phase 
ORIGINATOR
Department of Education 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Generic Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
To provide the learner with the necessary technological, numerical and communication skills, knowledge, experience and attitudes to perform the tasks related to a Level 3 National Business Studies Certificate for individual and social transformation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification can apply the basic social, communication, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills comparative with those gained in Grade 9. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The learner must obtain a pass in five (5) instructional offerings including the two (2) languages, having received instruction in the sixth instructional offering and failed.
One of the languages must be at first language level, while the other must be at first or second language level.
Has passed one (1) Business language, one (1) Grade 11 language and the relevant N2 Instructional Offerings. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The Level 3 National Certificate graduate in Business Studies can identify and solve problems by:
  • Working effectively as an individual and with others.
  • Organising and managing activities.
  • Collecting and critically analysing information through the effective use of science and technology.
  • Demonstrating and understanding of the inter-relationships of world systems for personal, social and economic development.

    Specific Outcomes:

    The Level 3 National Certificate graduate in Business Studies can:
  • Communicate effectively using visual and language skills.
  • Use computer technology at an introductory level.
  • Carry out elementary office functions.
  • Execute basic numerical functions.
  • Internalise and apply information logically. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria associated with Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
  • Engage in effective problem solving by effectively and critically collating and evaluating information.
  • Carry out effective problem solving within a group that displays an understanding of the inter-relationship of concepts and social constructs.

    Assessment Criteria associated with Specific Outcomes:
  • Communicate practical understanding of theoretical concepts.
  • Communicate elementary understanding of technology.

    Integrated assessment to ensure that the purpose on the qualification is achieved:
  • Continuous assessment is done in order to compile a year-mark for the learner.
  • Summative assessment is conducted through a National Examination.
  • Formative and summative assessment are integrated to provide a coherent indication of learner ability. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    1. Articulation with other Technical Colleges.

    2. Qualifying learners will be able to enrol for a further education and training certificate: Business Studies (ACC),(SEC),(ADMIN).

    3. Exit Level outcomes articulating with other qualifications are:
  • Languages
  • Computer Technology. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators are appointed by the National Department for Examinations and Assessment (for each instructional offering) to ensure standards. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The staff of the relevant Service Provider will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the relevant institution. The relevant staff must be registered with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) and the relevant legislation as laid down in the Personnel Administrative Measures Document (PAM) must be adhered to. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.