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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
ORIGINATOR
Interim SGB for Business, Commerce, Mgmnt Studies 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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: identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept business ideas is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Business ideas are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Business ideas are discussed and compared. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Discussions indicate advantages and disadvantages.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Eliminate inappropriate business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate screening techniques are identified and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The selected screening techniques are justified and applied. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The most appropriate ideas are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Analyse and select viable business opportunities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Market research is defined and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different methods of market research are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate research methods are evaluated and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs, taking into account specific type of business.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Selected methods are used to research potential business opportunities. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Labour Laws
2. Human Rights and the constitution
3. Health and Safety regulations.
4. Awareness of contractual obligations. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
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. 

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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  20183   National Certificate: Banking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  BANKSETA 
Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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58. Impela Trading cc 
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60. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
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67. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
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76. Khanyisa Business and Management Consultancy 
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80. Lamus Training Academy Pty Ltd 
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83. LOKO TRADING PTY LTD 
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86. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
87. Majoncor Projects and Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
88. Marematlou Training Institute 
89. MARULENG TRAINING ACADEMY 
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91. Masidle Consulting CC 
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93. Matibidi Raphela Investments (Pty) LTD 
94. Mavco Engineering 
95. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
96. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
97. Microzone Training CC 
98. Mnambithi TVET College 
99. Modiehi Consulting & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
100. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
101. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
102. Msingwa Training and Development 
103. Mthoms Trading 
104. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
105. Nedbank Ltd 
106. New Heights 1082 
107. Ngaphakathi Investments 
108. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
109. Nkqubela Community Developers 
110. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
111. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
112. NOMAGWANISHE INVESTMENTS 
113. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
114. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
115. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
116. Northlink College 
117. Northlink TVET College 
118. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
119. NTF Electrical and Training 
120. NTI College 
121. NTLEMO PROJECTS 
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125. Phakisa Agricultural Development 
126. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
127. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
128. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
129. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
130. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
131. Ratidzo Trading PTY Ltd 
132. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
133. Retshetse Training Project 
134. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
135. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
136. Setlakala Business Development 
137. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
138. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
139. Siphumezulwazi Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
140. SNNB Trading & Projects 
141. Somvi General Services 
142. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
143. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
144. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
145. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
146. Southern African Youth Movement 
147. Spotru Training Centre 
148. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
149. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
150. Take Note Trading 205 Cc t/a Khululekani Training Centre 
151. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
152. Tayitayi Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
153. Tebkhan Investments (Pty) Ltd 
154. Tembe Service Providers 
155. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
156. The Brokers Learning Centre 
157. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
158. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
159. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
160. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
161. Thembekile training consulting 
162. Thuto Skills Development 
163. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
164. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
165. TMG Quality Services 
166. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
167. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
168. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
169. TSHWANE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY (PREMOS) 
170. Tshwane North College 
171. TSK Projects 
172. U AND G TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
173. Ubucubu Home Industries 
174. Ulwazi Training & Development 
175. Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc 
176. Vicresco (Pty) Ltd 
177. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
178. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
179. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
180. WEST COAST COLLEGE FET 
181. Wildfire Development Training Agency 
182. Zama Training & Developments 
183. ZERO1ZERO5 GROUP PTY LTD 
184. Zucebise Training Academy 



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