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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257176  Analyse a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to analyse a particular business environment and be able to operate within it. The benefit to the individual is the knowledge and ability to operate confidently and efficiently within a business environment and the benefit to the sub-field is a cadre of personnel able to operate to an industry-accepted standard.

The learner will be able to:
  • Analyse global, national and industry status and factors relevant to an organisation.
  • Investigate a particular entity in terms of its role in an industry and other links it may have.
  • Review the products or services, competitors and client base of an organisation.
  • Analyse the structures of an organisation.
  • Operate appropriately and successfully within a business. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse global, national and industry status and factors relevant to an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The global status of the travel & tourism industry, major trends, and individual events and/or factors affecting that industry can be adequately researched and outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The status of the South African economy, trends, events and/or factors affecting it are clearly reviewed and elaborated on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The state of the travel industry in South Africa, trends, events and/or factors impacting on it are all investigated and explained clearly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate a particular entity in terms of its role in an industry and other links it may have. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ownership and company type of an organisation is researched and outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formal and non-formal links, partnerships and joint ventures between the same organisation and others are carefully reviewed and elaborated on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The same organisation is investigated in terms of any holding or subsidiary companies, group or sister companies, branches and national or regional footprint and the outcome clearly expressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The status of that company in the industry, trends, events and/or factors impacting on its success are looked at and reported on. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Review the products or services, competitors and client base of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Products and/or services of a particular organisation are researched and outlined carefully. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Competitor companies and/or products can be identified, compared and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client base and/or profile of the same company can be reviewed in a report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the structures of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A current, correct and detailed organogram of a company is analysed comprehensively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different departments in the company and their interactions with each other can be highlighted clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Important individuals & teams, and their relationships with each other, in a selected organisation, are identified and detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate appropriately and successfully within a business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant standard operating policies and procedures can be applied and conformed with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own job-role can be outlined and placed in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities are successfully completed in relation to own responsibilities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Global economy, industry status, trends, events/factors affecting them.
  • South African economy, industry status, trends, events/factors affecting them.
  • Relevant aspects of company types and ownership.
  • Organisational structures and relationships.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to competitors.
  • Relevant products and/or services.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to client base.
  • Relevant standard operating policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving:
  • Problem solving is highlighted when reviewing the products or services, competitors and client base of a business. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:
  • Working in a team is outlined when operating appropriately and successfully within an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation:
  • Self organizational skills are used when analysing the structures of an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review:
  • The standard supports the collection, analysis and review of information in the analysing of the structures of an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Effective communication is highlighted when operating appropriately and successfully in a business. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of Science and technology:
  • Appropriate use of science and technology is promoted in analysing products and services, competitors and client base. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Seeing the world as a set of interrelated systems:
  • The relatedness of systems is highlighted in analysing the structures of an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development:
  • The unit standard promotes personal development in operating appropriately and successfully in a business. 

  • 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
    Elective  63109   Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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