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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Business Advising Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48967||National Certificate: Business Advising Operations|
|SGB Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Generic Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||138||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|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|
|This Qualification is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be appointed as Business Advisors who have an important role to play in the management of small business organisations where they can assist in supervising and monitoring the success of the organisation. This Qualification is for any individual who is or, who wishes to be involved in the Business Advising field.
A learner can complete the Qualification specialising as a Business Advisor in retailing and services, manufacturing or construction. The Core Unit Standards are relevant to all three areas of specialisation.
This Qualification is designed with the objective of encouraging the widest possible access to the Business Advising profession. Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their job. This Qualification is intended to enhance the provision of service within the Business Advising Industry. This Qualification and the Assessment Criteria and guidelines which accompany them have been designed to ensure that access to NQF registered Qualifications in Business Advising Operations is not limited to those who are employed in a Business Advising function.
It will provide the broad knowledge, skills and values needed in the Business Advising industry and will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and progress along a learning path for learners who:
The Qualification has building blocks that can be developed further at NQF Level 7.
The intention is:
Rationale of the qualification:
The National Certificate in Business Advising Operations: NQF Level 6 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved in the field of Business Advising and now wish to practice in a higher level in the Business Advising Operations Industry. Many businesses require input and advice as to the direction, growth opportunities and feasibility of the business. There is a need to develop career paths in this field, and it is an industry constantly in need of skilled people in this particular line.
This Qualification aims at equipping learners to perform more advanced business advising operational functions in small to medium organisations and to provide support to those organisations in order that the management functions are more effectively performed within those organisations to avoid unnecessary problems.
The National Certificate in Business Advising Operations at NQF Level 6 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered qualification on the National Qualifications Framework, which recognizes his/her competencies in a specific area irrespective of how those competencies were developed or acquired. It will therefore ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced and be of a world-class standard.
The National Certificate in Business Advising Operations: NQF Level 6 will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in organisations in the Business Advising industry access to a Qualification that can be used as a benchmark to gauge their competence against local and international standards.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Business Advising Operations Qualification. Credit will be given for the Unit Standards covered by such competencies and/or for the whole qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
All Recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education, Training and Quality Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. RPL should be done using any/all of the teqniques that are applicable to the learner who has accessed the complete qualification and its constituent unit standards. The learner and the assessor will jointly decide how prior learning will be jointly demonstrated and assessed.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Levels, Credits and Electives
The Fundamental Component consists of two Unit Standards that develop competencies and knowledge in communication, ethical behaviour and the implementation of policies on HIV/AIDS. These are regarded as essential for anyone working in the Business Advising Sector at this level.
All the standards are compulsory.
There are Unit Standards totalling 105 credits in the Core Component. These standards develop the essential knowledge and skills required by the Business Advisor and cover such things as evaluating the business and the application of a performance management system, accounting practices, marketing practices and the principles as well as designing of logistics and stock handling functions.
All these standards are compulsory.
There are elective Unit Standards totalling 73 credits in the Qualification, and learners must choose standards totalling a minimum of 17 credits from the list.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Implement and understand the impact HIV/AIDS and professional ethics and values have of the overall success of the business.
2. Apply strategic and critical approaches to the development and implementation of a business plan in order to provide an effective business advising service.
3. Gather and evaluate financial information of the business and communicate these findings to those who need to make decisions.
4. Manage, employ and effectively control a diversity of business operational and administrative functions, projects and resources to build and maintain the feasibility of the business.
5. Describe the legal and regulatory environment and analyse the impact of changes in relevant requirements, constraints, and competitive practices.
6. Anticipate and meet the client's changing needs by being client and market focused.
7. Use strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and problem-solving in order to deliver services and provide value in the business sector in which the business operates.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.
Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated.
Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Business Advising contexts wherever possible.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|The Business Advising industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards in the practices of running and conducting business advice.
Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards / Outcomes of learning against:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority Qualifications -
New Zealand Unit Standards:
A direct comparison with each Unit Standard was undertaken and applicable competencies were highlighted and incorporated into each Unit Standard. However the points incorporated were written in a South African context.
|This Qualification articulates virtually with the National Certificate: Business Advising NQF Level 7.|
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||7886||Develop and implement a business plan||Level 5||NQF Level 05||8|
|Core||7885||Research and update the legal knowledge required for business compliance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||116356||Align Manager's personal objectives and skills to those of the business||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Core||116338||Apply basic business accounting practices||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||9|
|Core||116368||Apply basic business marketing practices||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|Core||116367||Apply basic human resources practices||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|Core||116349||Apply business performance management practices||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Core||14505||Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to a business environment||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||6|
|Core||116366||Assess and design stock policies and logistics services for small/medium enterprises||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||7|
|Core||12138||Conduct an organisational needs analysis||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Core||7887||Develop and Manage Marketing Plans and Strategies||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||12|
|Core||116365||Evaluate the financial practices of a business||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||9|
|Fundamental||9224||Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||14515||Present a well-structured argument derived from qualitative and/or quantitative data to map new knowledge and generate a competitive advantage||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||12|
|Elective||9895||Coordinate predictive and preventive maintenance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||7624||Influencing stakeholders in Retail/Wholesale practices||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||9897||Manage inventory||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||7628||Managing integrated data in Retail/Wholesale practices||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||12885||Apply concepts and principles relevant to the practical aspects of corporate governance and accountability||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Elective||14504||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of e-business as a competitive tool||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||7|
|Elective||10597||Implement operational management principles and techniques||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|Elective||10604||Manage skills, training and development within a team in a manufacturing unit||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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