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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. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
11. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
12. Bantubanye Skills 
13. Beier SafetyFootwear 
14. Bikologix Projects 
15. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
16. Boland College Head Office 
17. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
18. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
19. CAPE COLLEGE 
20. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
21. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
22. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
23. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
24. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
25. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
26. DEE& DUU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
27. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
28. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
29. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
30. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
31. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
32. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
33. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
34. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
35. Environmental Leadership Academy 
36. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
37. Essential Skills 
38. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
39. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
40. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
41. Golden Era Group of Companies 
42. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
43. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
44. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
45. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
46. Hlombe and Associates 
47. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
48. I Care Resource Centre 
49. Icando 
50. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
51. Impela Trading cc 
52. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
53. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
54. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
55. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
56. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
57. Josmap Training Institute 
58. Kgolo Institute 
59. Khosithi Training 
60. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
61. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
62. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
63. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
64. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
65. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
66. KWEM Management Solutions 
67. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
68. Letaba TVET College 
69. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
70. Light and Life Centre 
71. Longata Consultant 
72. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
73. Mamello Service Excellence 
74. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
75. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
76. MashMP Holdings 
77. Mashphe Logistics Services 
78. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
79. MFISA 
80. Mission Point Consulting 
81. MML Consulting CC. 
82. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
83. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
84. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
85. Mphela Education Training and Development 
86. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
87. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
88. NDIMASE TRADING 
89. Networx for Career Development 
90. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
91. Ngaphakathi Investments 
92. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
93. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
94. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
95. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
96. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
97. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
98. NS Global Academy 
99. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
100. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
101. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
102. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
103. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
104. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
105. Protech Training cc 
106. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
107. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
108. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
109. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
110. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
111. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
112. Senelo Trading CC 
113. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
114. Sew Africa Training Centre 
115. Sewing Industry Technical Training Cc 
116. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
117. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
118. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
119. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
120. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
121. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
122. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
123. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
124. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
125. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
126. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
127. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
128. Tembe Service Providers 
129. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
130. The Crimson CO CC. 
131. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
132. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
133. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
134. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
135. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
136. Tsebong Training Centre 
137. Tshwane North College 
138. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
139. Twin Peak Technologies 
140. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
141. Umbuso Training Services 
142. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
143. University of Venda 
144. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
145. Vicmat Consultants 
146. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
147. XL AT Consulting CC 
148. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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