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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.
     
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    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    4. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    5. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    6. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    7. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    8. Akili Training 
    9. All Access Holdings 
    10. Amabamba Recruitment 
    11. Amadube Investments CC 
    12. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    13. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    14. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    15. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    16. Avax Training & Development 
    17. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    18. Barcor Learn to Earn cc 
    19. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    20. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    21. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    22. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    23. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
    24. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    25. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    26. Break The Chains Development Services 
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    28. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    29. CB Willemse Training 
    30. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    31. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    32. Compass Academy of Learning 
    33. Continuing Education Programme 
    34. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    35. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    36. Custoda Trust 
    37. D M Management and Consulting 
    38. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    40. DEVELO CC 
    41. Didintle Training Services 
    42. Dintshang Trading 
    43. Directflo 
    44. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    45. Early Inspiration 
    46. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    47. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    48. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    49. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    50. Edu Experts SA 
    51. EDU-Bless College 
    52. Edu-Build Development 
    53. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    54. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    55. Enjo Consultants 
    56. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    57. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    59. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    60. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    61. Frugatrax Consultants 
    62. Future Performance Training and Development 
    63. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    65. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    66. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    67. Golang Kulani ELC 
    68. Goldfields FET College 
    69. Gotsec Skills Training 
    70. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    71. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    72. Happy Day Training and Development Services 
    73. HDPSA 
    74. Hlombe and Associates 
    75. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    76. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    77. Igugu Training and Investments 
    78. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    79. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    80. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    81. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    82. Isamon Integrated 
    83. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    84. Isibani Skills Academy 
    85. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    86. Itireleng Bokamoso Training and Development 
    87. Jabulani Training & Development 
    88. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    89. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    90. JNUTO Trading and Projects 
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    92. Josmap Training Institute 
    93. JTM Empowered 
    94. Kalideen Management 
    95. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    96. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    97. Kegatilwe Construction & Projects 
    98. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    99. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    100. Keydimensions Risk Solutions 
    101. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    102. Kgolo Institute 
    103. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    104. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    105. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    106. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    107. Kids Academy 
    108. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    109. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    110. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    111. KWAZULU NATAL EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE 
    112. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    113. Lebo and Son Investment 
    114. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    115. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    116. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    117. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    118. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    119. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    120. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    121. Loago Business Consulting 
    122. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    123. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    124. Maile Consulting 
    125. Majahd Educational Services Multi-Purpose Primary Co-operative Limited 
    126. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    127. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    128. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    129. Manpower Skills Academy 
    130. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    131. Maqhawe College 
    132. MASAKANE TRUST 
    133. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    134. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    135. Mathye and Ditlou Dynasty Corporate 
    136. Mcebo Technologies 
    137. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    138. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    139. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    140. Miczo's Enterprise 
    141. MIDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
    142. Mission Point Consulting 
    143. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    144. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    145. MML Consulting CC. 
    146. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    147. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    148. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    149. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    150. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    151. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    152. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    153. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    154. Networx for Career Development 
    155. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    156. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    157. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    158. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    159. Noni Community Development 
    160. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    161. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    162. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    163. NS Global Academy 
    164. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
    165. NTATAISE TRUST 
    166. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    167. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    168. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    169. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    170. Peddie Development Centre 
    171. Peddie Development Culture 
    172. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    173. PHAKAMANI AGENCY CC 
    174. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    175. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    176. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    177. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    178. POPUP UPLIFTMENT 
    179. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    180. Powernexus 
    181. Pro-Ed Training 
    182. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    183. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    184. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    185. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    186. Quick Leap Investment 
    187. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    188. Realeboga Development Services 
    189. Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency 
    190. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    191. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    192. Retshetse Training Project 
    193. Rhodes University 
    194. Right 4 u College 
    195. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    196. Sanchaa Connection 
    197. SANTS College 
    198. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    199. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    200. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    201. Seige Trading Solutions 
    202. SEVEN ARROWS PROTECTION ALLIANCE CC 
    203. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    204. Siragelaphambili Abet Skills Development 
    205. Sisazi Consulting 
    206. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    207. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    208. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    209. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    210. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    211. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    212. Southern African Youth Movement 
    213. Spotru Training Centre 
    214. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    215. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    216. Step Up Training and Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    217. Summat Training Institute 
    218. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    219. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    220. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    221. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    222. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    223. Tankimo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    224. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    225. Tekollo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    226. Tembe Service Providers 
    227. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    228. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    229. The Crimson CO CC. 
    230. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    231. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    232. Thembekile training consulting 
    233. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    234. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    235. THUSANANG TRUST 
    236. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    237. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    238. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    239. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    240. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    241. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    242. TLHOAFALO TRAINING CENTRE 
    243. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    244. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    245. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    246. Triads Management Services 
    247. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    248. Tsebong Training Centre 
    249. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    250. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    251. Tsoga re dire Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    252. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    253. Ubuntu Care and Development 
    254. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    255. Umfolozi FET College 
    256. Umsenge SDCS 
    257. Unathi Training 
    258. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    259. Vantage Training 
    260. Vicmat Consultants 
    261. Visionary Academy 
    262. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    263. Winston Academy 
    264. WonderKids Academy 
    265. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    266. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    267. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    268. Wozabona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
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    271. Zag Consultants 
    272. Zanda Izifiso Ezinhle 
    273. Zuzulwazi Development 



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