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

Plan strategically to improve business performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114585  Plan strategically to improve business performance 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-05-13  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263456  Plan strategically to improve new venture performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to define the concept of strategic planning: discuss and explain the role of the various organisational structures in business performance; supervise and monitor expenditure as a crucial aspect of business performance and analyse marketing objectives.

The learner will be able to identify and rectify problems occurring in a/own business and develop various attributes of a/own business venture to improve performance.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Define and discuss the concept of strategic planning in managing business performance.
  • Discuss and explain the role of the various organisational structures in business performance.
  • Supervise and monitor expenditure as a crucial aspect of business performance.
  • Analyse marketing objectives related to business performance.
  • Identify and rectify performance problems occurring in own business.
  • Develop business attributes in a specific context to enhance performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification should be competent in: Computer Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF level 4 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Identify and use appropriate organisational structures in setting up and running a business.
  • Need for strategic plans and changes in a venture to ensure performance leads to and is driven by the profit motive.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures including: Finances, business marketing plans, problem identification, culture, politics, vision, ethics and business etiquette.
  • Factors that influence the South African economy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and discuss the concept of strategic planning in managing business performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of strategic planning is defined and discussed using examples from a business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Benefits of strategic planning for performance monitoring are listed using examples from a business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of a good strategic plan are identified using examples from a business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between the timing of a strategic plan and performance of a venture is determined and evaluated using examples from a business venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss and explain the role of the various organisational strategies in business performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of key elements - purpose, process, props, prototype - are determined in the strategy/plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative organisational structures are identified and an explanation given of how key elements operate within each structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advantages and disadvantages of all organisational structures are explained using examples from a business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for choosing particular organisational structures are described in terms of a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Examples of organisational structures are provided for own context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise and monitor expenditure as crucial aspect of business performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Supervision practices, with reference to expenditure are evaluated in own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Marketing expenditure is analysed in accordance with the scope of the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Business progress is monitored and attributes needing development identified against project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workflow is organised to achieve minimal wastage and delay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintenance management techniques and tools are utilised as a process for managing and anticipating expenditure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor, measure and report on business performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Qualitative and quantitative performance indicators are considered for a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Financial indicators are measured and reported for a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Customer satisfaction is monitored and reported for a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A variety of reporting lines are recognised and explained for a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Report priorities and requirements are described and documented for a particular business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Progress is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures and agreed timeframe and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Decisions on the future of business are based on performance indicators. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and rectify performance problems occurring in business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential problems are identified, recorded and notified with a view to their resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symptoms of performance problems are identified and root causes determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques are identified, selected and applied to solve the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performance problems are rectified within set timeframes. 


    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 
  • Market systems, Demand and supply
  • Economic cycle
  • Growth sectors of RSA
  • Business organisational structures
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each type of organisational structure
  • Principles and techniques for general supervision of peoples
  • Comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of business
  • Problem solving techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 members of a team, group organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to understand the way organisational structures work in a business environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in relevant sources and other written/spoken texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate and understand the world as a set of related systems through engaging in a number of tasks that require integration of information from different sources and from existing knowledge. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by the following unit standards ID 263456: Plan strategically to improve new venture performance, Level 4, 6 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    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   
    Core  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    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 
    Elective  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    4. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    5. Akili Training 
    6. All Access Holdings 
    7. ALL CONNECTIONS 
    8. Amabamba Recruitment 
    9. Amadube Investments CC 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
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    15. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Continuing Education Programme 
    18. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    19. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Didintle Training Services 
    21. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    22. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    23. Enjo Consultants 
    24. Envirogreen 
    25. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Essence Human Development (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Explicit Communications 
    29. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    30. Frugatrax Consultants 
    31. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    32. Gakeinehe Pty Ltd 
    33. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    34. Giant Alive Services 
    35. Global Centre for Academic Research 
    36. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    37. Growth Management Consulting 
    38. Gugulethu Management & Training Consultancy 
    39. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    40. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    41. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    42. JNUTO Trading and Projects 
    43. Jobafrik Consulting 
    44. Johsie Enertprise 
    45. K and Z Projects Training and Development 
    46. K Shabangu FET College 
    47. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    48. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    49. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    50. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    51. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    52. Kgolo Institute 
    53. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    54. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    55. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    56. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    57. Lisolethu Consulting PTY LTD 
    58. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    59. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    60. Maile Consulting 
    61. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    62. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    63. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    64. Manpower Skills Academy 
    65. Maqhawe College 
    66. Marsh (Pty) Ltd 
    67. MATEPE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 
    68. Mcebo Technologies 
    69. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    70. Miczo's Enterprise 
    71. Mission Point Consulting 
    72. Mmadiolwana Business Enterprise 
    73. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    74. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    75. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    76. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    77. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    78. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    79. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    80. Networx for Career Development 
    81. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    82. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    83. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    84. Nomsithi Trading 
    85. NS Global Academy 
    86. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    87. Opelong Business Institute 
    88. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    89. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    90. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    91. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    92. Powernexus 
    93. Preamo Project and General Trading 
    94. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    95. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    96. Quick Leap Investment 
    97. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    98. Seige Trading Solutions 
    99. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    100. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    101. Summat Training Institute 
    102. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    103. Tankimo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    104. TCNS Resources (PTY) Ltd 
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    108. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    109. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    111. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    112. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    113. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    114. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Ubuholi Bendabuko Capacity Building (PTY) Ltd 
    116. Umfolozi FET College 
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