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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce business plans for a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114592  Produce business plans for a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
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
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard has as its core purpose to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce business, financial and/or operations plans for implementing a new venture. It will also address the economic and administrative issues that prevent the starting of a new venture and contribute to the inability of an entrepreneur to sustain a new venture

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify, gather and analyse the relevant information needed to compile a business plan.
  • Formulate an ethical framework for the operational plans of a new venture.
  • Establish and prioritise business, financial and/or operational goals and objectives for a new venture.
  • Design and present business, financial and/or marketing plans based on a budget for a new venture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be competent in Computer Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and Communications and NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legal business types for new ventures.
  • Legislation applicable to the sector in which the new venture is situated.
  • Legal registrations include PAYE, VAT, UIF, RSC, COIDA, Skills Development Levy and Industry registrations.
  • Business, financial, marketing and/or operations plans.
  • Elements of a business plan.
  • Codes of ethics and conduct. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, gather and analyse the relevant information needed to compile a plan for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and importance of a business plan is discussed in terms of its contribution to a successful business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different elements of a successful business plan are listed and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information on the resources needed and procedures to be followed to achieve the plan is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The industry specific and legal requirements for own venture are identified and explained in terms of how they will affect the venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate an ethical framework for the operational plans of a venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation and relevant regulations relating to the type of venture are identified for use in drawing up a code of ethics for the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-statutory regulations applicable to the sector are identified and used for use in drawing up a code of ethics for the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Codes of conduct that are used by similar organisations in the sector are evaluated and elements identified for inclusion in an ethical framework for then business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Social and ethnic considerations are identified for inclusion in the ethical framework of a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal values are identified for modifying an ethical framework for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An ethical framework and codes of ethics and conduct are drawn up for the new venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and prioritise business, financial and/or operations goals and objectives for new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal objectives are clearly articulated and aligned to the plans of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business objectives are analysed and specific goals formulated to achieve objectives set out for own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A vision statement of a new venture is compiled to represent goals and objectives set for own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific short and long term goals are formulated allowing flexibility for possible changing circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible contribution to community and regional growth objectives are identified and considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cultural values and beliefs of prospective employees and expected consumers are incorporated into the plans of own venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design and present business, financial and/or marketing plans based on a budget for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The business of the venture is introduced and described based on research and analyses of competitors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structure and layout of the business plan is designed to be compatible with the nature of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Marketing and promotion of the own venture is concisely presented in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Finance requirements for the business are stated in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The projected income and expense items for own venture are tabulated in the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The costs, risks and proposed infrastructure of the operations plan is presented in the business plan of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant documentation is compiled to support the business plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Business plan information is presented in relevant and clear format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Procedures to present the business plan for own venture to a financier is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of designing and developing plans (finance, marketing, operational, administrative, management)
  • Elements of a business plan include: Description of the business, market research of product, need or service, proposed business structure, location of the new venture, analysis of competition, projected budget income statements, projected cash flow data, personal investment and skills.
  • The importance of planning according to time frames and priorities.
  • The importance of monitoring and revising implementation plans.
  • Evaluate relevant human, physical, human and financial resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that could arise if business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information needed to compile a business plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so procedures are completed as set out by the business plan of the new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to collect and analyse the data to be used in the plans for a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that planning takes place within a broader context when establishing a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities, by beginning to understand the responsibilities and implications of creating a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  50371   Further Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49511   National Certificate: Lift Inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49087   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice for Blind and Partially Sighted Persons  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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    5. ALMEL TRAINING 
    6. AMG Training and Hygiene Consultants 
    7. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    8. Avax Training & Development 
    9. Bavelile Consultants and Training 
    10. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    12. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    14. Botshabelo 
    15. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    16. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    17. Browers Entertainment 
    18. Candy Nxusani Trading 
    19. Carol Creche 
    20. Cedars Academy for Technical 
    21. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko Labantu be Afrika 
    22. Changing Lives Community Development Training 
    23. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    24. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    25. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    26. Comfortable Tech 
    27. Compass Academy of Learning 
    28. Custoda Trust 
    29. D M Management and Consulting 
    30. DALUXOLO HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT 
    31. DEVELO CC 
    32. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. Dintshang Trading 
    34. Directflo 
    35. Early Inspiration 
    36. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    37. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    38. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    39. Edu Experts SA 
    40. EDU-Bless College 
    41. Edu-Build Institute 
    42. EduProf Training Centre 
    43. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    44. Elgin Community College 
    45. Enjo Consultants 
    46. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    47. Esigangeni General Trading 
    48. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    50. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    51. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
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    54. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    55. Future Families Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Future Performance Training and Development 
    57. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    59. Giver of Givers Foundation Organisation 
    60. Golang Kulani ELC 
    61. Goldfields TVET College 
    62. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    63. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    64. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    65. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    66. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    67. Igugu Training and Investments 
    68. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    69. Imvana Training College 
    70. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    71. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    72. Isibani Skills Academy 
    73. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    74. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    75. Jabulani Training & Development 
    76. Josmap Training Institute 
    77. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    78. Kay-Madume Business Enterprise 
    79. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    80. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    81. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    82. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    83. Kids Academy 
    84. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    85. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    86. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    87. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    88. KWINDLA INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND CONSULTING 
    89. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Learn A Trade 
    91. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    92. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    93. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    94. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    95. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    97. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    98. Loago Business Consulting 
    99. Longata Consultant 
    100. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    101. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    102. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    103. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    104. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    105. MATSP Training 
    106. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    107. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    108. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    109. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    110. MPACT 
    111. Nasinasi Trading and Projects 
    112. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
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    114. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    115. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    116. Networx for Career Development 
    117. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    118. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    120. Noni Community Development 
    121. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    122. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    123. Northlink College 
    124. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    125. NTATAISE TRUST 
    126. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    127. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    128. Nyelati Trading Enterprise 
    129. Omphile Botshelo Trading 
    130. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    131. Palat Rophe Skills and Training (PTY) LTD 
    132. Peddie Development Centre 
    133. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    134. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    135. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    136. Pineridge Training Centre 
    137. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    138. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    139. Pro-Ed Training 
    140. Pro4Kidz Academy 
    141. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    142. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    144. Read Educational Trust 
    145. Realeboga Development Services 
    146. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    147. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    148. Retshetse Training Project 
    149. Rhodes University 
    150. Rhuboni 
    151. Right 4 u College 
    152. Royal Express 
    153. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    154. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    155. SANTS College 
    156. SBONGUKHANYO PTY LTD 
    157. Semase Institute Community Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    158. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    159. Sisazi Consulting 
    160. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    161. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    162. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    163. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    164. South African Film Institute 
    165. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    166. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    167. Southern African Youth Movement 
    168. Spotru Training Centre 
    169. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    170. SSD Consultants 
    171. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    172. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    173. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    174. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    175. Tekollo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Tembe Service Providers 
    177. Tendazwau Trading 8 (PTY) LTD 
    178. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    179. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    180. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    181. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    182. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    183. THUSANANG TRUST 
    184. THUSEGA FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    185. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    186. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    187. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    188. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    189. Trainyoucan (Pty) Ltd 
    190. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    191. Tsoelopele Leadership Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    192. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    193. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    194. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    195. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    196. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    197. VCK Training and Technical Services Pty Ltd 
    198. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    199. Vukuthu Training Development 
    200. Vuselela TVET College 
    201. Waterberg TVET College 
    202. Winston Academy 
    203. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    204. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    205. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    206. Zuzulwazi Development 



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