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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Diploma: Business Management|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58341||Diploma: Business Management|
|General SGB 03|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Diploma||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Generic Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||240||Level 5||NQF Level 06||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
The Diploma in Business Management provides a broad understanding of the establishment and management of a business. The programme provides both an academic and theoretical foundation and the applicative practical business skills suitable for the budding entrepreneur or business novice. The aim of the Diploma in Business Management is:
The addressing of equity in the workplace environment and the provision of competencies linked to job creation in South Africa is a matter of economic, social and political importance. In order to create opportunities for individuals entering the job market or investigating the starting of a business venture, skills facilitating individual contribution to the business environment in a productive manner are regarded as a necessity.
The qualification provides a good business skills foundation availing opportunities for the individual interested in the starting of a business venture and or the acquiring of a franchise business venture as the qualification provides foundational knowledge over a broad business spectrum.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The qualification assumes that the learner is competent in the language of instruction of the provider and that the learner has passed grade 12 in the secondary school phase or at least are in possession of an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. Learners can also access the qualification at the age of 23 where the necessary experience has been obtained through skills obtained otherwise.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
In the evaluation of qualifications obtained Syllabus content and currency of the qualification is taken into consideration. Credits for subjects to a maximum of on third of the qualification offered can be provided after the evaluation of the qualification by the following the procedure as indicated:
1. The registration of the qualification will be scrutinized. In the event of the qualification being registered,
2. Syllabus overlap will be investigated in conjunction with the subject lecturer. In the event of a positive comparison in content,
3. The matter will be referred to the quality assurance committee who will,
4. Decide on a final recommendation and decision
5. A copy of the decision will be kept on record with the learner`s academic and administrative record.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
The learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the processes involved in business communication through the integration of knowledge gained in the correct and effective use of oral and written communication in the applicable format and by applying communication skills to assignment s and projects forming part of other programme components.
2. Demonstrate effective use of computer skills with specific emphasis on word processing, the doing of budgets on excel and the effective use of access and Powerpoint for the creation, record-keeping and retrieval of different types of information on an advanced level.
3. Demonstrate the application of knowledge gained in terms of the integration of creativity, innovation and the screening of business opportunities in the realm of entrepreneurship.
4. Demonstrate ability to identify and plan for relevant financial and legal requirements linked to the establishment of a business enterprise.
5. Demonstrate the application of knowledge gained in the area of marketing by compiling a marketing plan as part of the required business plan format.
6. Identifying and analyzing various types of business promotion suited to the identified area of operation in the business environment for suitability, investment return potential and the reaching of an identified consumer base.
7. Apply generic management principles including planning, organizing, implementation, time management and control as part of the development of a work ethic of self -management.
8. Incorporate the principles of customer relationship management in the planning of operations of a SME.
The learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of Communication both as an interactive and business environment tool in order to utilize effective communication skills with different role players for the gathering, reflection and reporting of information linked to the specific area of responsibility both in written and typed format through the application of computer literacy competencies.
2. Demonstrate a good foundational understanding of different forms of business ownership, resources requirements and the options available in South Africa in terms of franchising opportunities.
3. Calculate the cost, input, break-even and profit margins of a potential business enterprise in the relevant financial and budgetary formats.
4. Assess specific requirements in terms of marketing and sales and the promotion of a product or service in the business environment.
5. Demonstrate understanding of the role and function of customer relationship in the successful business environment
6. Demonstrate understanding of the business environment with a specific emphasis on organizational design, organizational culture, diversity, authority, and the nature of business management within the domain of the small firm.
7. Incorporate knowledge gained in the preparation and evaluation of a detailed business plan, meeting the requirements of a financial organization in support of a financial application.
The learner will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the role, purpose and application of communication in the business environment
2. Apply relevant computer knowledge in the setting up, and maintaining of different types of communication, business records, databases, budgets and a business plan within the parameters of individual business interest.
3. Evaluate business opportunities and feasibility potential for the establishment of a SME or operating of a franchise through the assessment of relevant factors and forecasts both from an operational and financial perspective.
4. Identify the factors influencing various aspects of the management and operation of a business venture.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The qualification contributes to the development of competencies linked to critical cross-field outcomes including:
A strong emphasis is placed on business communication skills in the programme through the lecturing of Business Communication theory and the application of skills.
Learners are provided with a sound foundation in terms of computer literacy to be utilized in the application of skills obtained in the more theoretical components of the programme.
Problem solving skills are developed through the completion of various assignments and programme related activities where learners are expected to address practical problem scenarios relevant to the content of the programme.
In addition to individual input learners are also expected to develop group interaction skills through the completion of assignments in group context. The practical exposure to group dynamics will be utilized effectively in the promotion of a culture of teamwork often expected in employment situations.
Organizational and planning skills are developed in the execution of progamme related activities.
Learners are required to apply knowledge gained in practical scenarios linked to programme content in order to promote initiative and problem solving skills in the workplace.
The programme contributes to the enhancement of employability of the individual in the employment market as the necessary theoretical and practical skills foundation is developed for career path development in the employment sector
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Formative and summative assessment is used to gauge the learner`s performance. Learners are continuously assessed via practical, group and class assignments, essays, presentations, and tests. Integrated assessment is done by means of a 3 hour written examination and practical assignments at the end of each semester.
Learners are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill through:
i. The correct and effective use and application of verbal and non-verbal communication and communication formats accepted in the business environment by incorporating theoretical understanding of the principles and models of communication.
ii. Utilizing and incorporating principles of communication skills in the sourcing of information, the planning and presentation of a professional business plan
iii. Show a good understanding of the requirements, use and application of computer literacy skills in terms of the creation, recording, storing and accessing of information, the creation and maintenance of a customer database and for the preparation and presentation of a business plan supporting an application for seeding capital / finances.
iv. The correct and effective use and application of marketing theory for the planning of a marketing strategy with an emphasis on the effective utilization of various media for advertising of a product service or brand.
v. Demonstrate competence at applying the theoretical principles of management in the planning, implementation and control of infrastructure, resources and operational activities.
vi. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role and function of advertising, sales and marketing as variables impacting on the planning, design, implementation and assessment of a marketing campaign for a SME.
vii. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of customer relationship management and service in a business environment.
viii. Demonstrate the effective handling of financial aspects associated with cash flow projections and pro-forma balance sheets and income statements according to accepted standards and principles in the evaluation of a business opportunity.
ix. Demonstrate an integration of skills and knowledge gained by planning, designing and presenting of a business plan integrating organizational planning and design, a marketing plan, product and services plan, financial forecasts and executive summary for a product / service or franchise outlet.
Learners are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the academic period and can only gain access to the examination if they meet the requirements stipulated for each section of the programme. Theoretical knowledge and the application of knowledge are measured against the identified outcomes by means of content driven projects, assignments, class presentations and practical work. This is supplemented by assessment through theoretical and practical class tests and examinations.
The assessment of the programme is governed by the institution Rules and Regulations.
|The institution endeavors to ensure that all qualifications offered, compares well with industry standards and requirements on a national and international level. This is mainly achieved through input during the compilation and assessment of the programme during the development phase and subsequently through reviews driven by the Programme Advisory Committee. The advisory committee includes industry experts and tuition providers with a sound academic acumen. The experience of the working environment of the various members ensures currency and the maintenance of relevant content.
The utilization of academic material including textbooks published nationally and internationally is also used to ensure comparability. The generic business management and marketing components of the programme compares well in terms of national and international industry standards on this level and the principles of franchising was benchmarked against the standards of the Franchising Institute of South Africa who has international links.
|The programme articulates vertically with programmes such as the Diploma in Marketing Management the diploma in Advertising and the fundamental skills obtained avails entry opportunities for further studies in computer skills and business studies such as a B Degree with service providers within the Advtech group of companies.|
|External examiners and moderators are appointed to validate Learner assessments. The appointment of individuals in this capacity is governed by specific regulations and individuals are selected for appointment against the set of criteria.
Curriculum Vitaes of the potential candidates are scrutinized and qualifications as well as industry and academic experience in the subject field are evaluated. Individuals are contacted for a personal interview and are contracted for their services linked to their area of expertise.
Recommendation of a moderating body:
The qualifications and experience required from external examiners and moderators with regard to this programme:
The selected individual will meet the following minimum requirements to be appointed as an external examiner/moderator:
In the validation of the assessment it is the responsibility of the individual to:
Evaluation context of external examiners and moderators.
External examiners and moderators contribute predominantly to the quality assurance process through input delivered on the standard of examinations utilized at the end of the academic period which depends on whether the subject is offered is assessed as a year course or semester course.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The required qualifications of assessors:
The selection and appointment of assessors are governed by the institution rules and regulations. Assessors for specific subjects included in the programme are required to meet the criteria:
It is the responsibility of the individual to:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018. As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2018. This qualification has been derived from a provider-based qualification, in order to record Learning Programmes against it.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|58372||Diploma in Business Management||Helderberg College||Level 5||NQF Level 06||400||CHE||HEQSF|
|58371||Diploma in Business Management in Accounting||Helderberg College||Level 5||NQF Level 06||396||2023-06-30||CHE||HEQSF|
|58373||Diploma in Business Management in Marketing||Helderberg College||Level 5||NQF Level 06||400||2023-06-30||CHE||HEQSF|
|49054||Diploma: Business (with specializations in Accounting, Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management)||Helderberg College||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||439||2006-06-30||CHE||HEQSF|
|61696||Diploma: Business Management||Anchorlite College||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||246||CHE||OQSF|
|62549||Diploma: Business Management||Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||263||2011-06-08||CHE||HEQSF|
|36037||Diploma: Business Management||Durban College Of Management And Economics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2006-06-30||CHE||HEQSF|
|58370||Diploma: Business Management||ICESA City Campus - Durban||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||245||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|21058||Diploma: Business Management||Intec College||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||QCTO||OQSF|
|24346||Diploma: Business Management||Oval International Computer Education||Level 5||NQF Level 06||360||2018-10-25||CHE||HEQSF|
|35965||Diploma: Business Management||Rosebank Business College||Level 5||Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L5||240||CHE||OQSF|
|58685||Diploma: Business Management||The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||240||2018-12-31||CHE||HEQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|58372||Diploma in Business Management||Helderberg College|
|58371||Diploma in Business Management in Accounting||Helderberg College|
|58373||Diploma in Business Management in Marketing||Helderberg College|
|61696||Diploma: Business Management||Anchorlite College|
|62549||Diploma: Business Management||Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd|
|21058||Diploma: Business Management||
1. Damelin Correspondence College
2. Intec College
|58370||Diploma: Business Management||
1. ICESA City Campus - Durban
2. ICESA City Campus - Pietermaritzburg
|35965||Diploma: Business Management||Rosebank Business College|
|58685||Diploma: Business Management||The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd|