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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write and present a simple business plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10008  Write and present a simple business plan 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: Describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and Literacy skills (ABET level 2 )Unit standard SMME 2. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain and discuss the purpose of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A business plan is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for, and use of, a business plan is discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access to finance monitoring & development tool
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Outline and analyse the components of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The different components of a business plan are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page ; Executive Summary ; Introduction ; Marketing Plan ; SWOT Analysis ; Financial Plan ; Staff Structure; Technical Plan ; Material Purchasing Plan ; Environmental Impact
Assessment ; Conclusion and Appendices
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The different components of a business plan are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The functions of the different components of the business plan are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information relating to the individual selected business idea is gathered and analysed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess component by component, as well as draft to draft, i.e. assess each draft.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The written business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess against the generic business plan.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various presentation skills are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The oral presentation of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Literacy and Numeracy
2. Negotiation Skills
3. Labour Laws.
4. Human rights and the constitution
5. Health and Safety regulations
6. Awareness of contractual obligations
7. Technical knowledge applicable to business 

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
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  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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 


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.
 
1. A4 Consultancy CC 
2. ABA Sebenzi 
3. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
4. African Dream Campus 
5. Agisanang SA Training 
6. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
7. Amabamba Recruitment 
8. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
9. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
10. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
12. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
13. Bantubanye Skills 
14. Beier SafetyFootwear 
15. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
16. Bikologix Projects 
17. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
18. Boland College Head Office 
19. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
20. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
21. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
22. CAPE COLLEGE 
23. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
24. Capricorn TVET College 
25. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
26. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
27. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
28. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
29. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
30. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
31. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
32. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
33. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
34. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
35. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
36. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
37. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
38. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
39. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
40. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
41. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
42. Environmental Leadership Academy 
43. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
44. Essential Skills 
45. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
46. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
47. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
48. Golden Era Group of Companies 
49. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
50. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
51. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
52. Gufferty Consulting 
53. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
54. Hlombe and Associates 
55. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
56. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
57. I Care Resource Centre 
58. Icando 
59. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
60. Impela Trading cc 
61. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
62. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
63. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
64. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
65. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
66. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
67. Josmap Training Institute 
68. Kgolo Institute 
69. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
70. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
71. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
72. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
73. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
74. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
75. Kudis Designs and Supply 
76. KWEM Management Solutions 
77. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
78. Letaba TVET College 
79. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
80. Light and Life Centre 
81. Longata Consultant 
82. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
83. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
84. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
85. Mamello Service Excellence 
86. Mandys Sewing School (PTY) Ltd 
87. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
88. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
89. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
90. MashMP Holdings 
91. Mashphe Logistics Services 
92. Master Patterns by Rona 
93. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
94. MFISA 
95. Mission Point Consulting 
96. MML Consulting CC. 
97. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
98. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
99. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
100. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
101. National Workplace 
102. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
103. NDIMASE TRADING 
104. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
105. Networx for Career Development 
106. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
107. Ngaphakathi Investments 
108. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
109. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
110. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
111. NOFESA cc 
112. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
113. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
114. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
115. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
116. NS Global Academy 
117. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
118. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
119. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
120. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
121. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
122. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
123. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
124. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
125. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
126. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
127. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
128. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
129. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
130. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
131. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
132. Sefudi Business Solutions 
133. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
134. Senelo Trading CC 
135. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
136. Sew Africa Training Centre 
137. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
138. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
139. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
140. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
141. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
142. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
143. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
144. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
145. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
146. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
147. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
148. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
149. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
150. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
151. Tembe Service Providers 
152. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
153. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
154. The Crimson CO CC. 
155. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
156. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
157. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
158. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
159. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
160. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
161. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
162. Tsebong Training Centre 
163. Tshwane North College 
164. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
165. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
166. Twin Peak Technologies 
167. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
168. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
169. Umbuso Training Services 
170. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
171. University of Venda 
172. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
173. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
174. Vicmat Consultants 
175. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
176. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
177. XL AT Consulting CC 
178. XPERTS BODY ARMOUR PTY LTD 
179. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.