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

Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114598  Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile 
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
263356  Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at learners who would like to identify and develop within themselves, the personal characteristics of an entrepreneur that ensure the successful operation of a new venture.

The unit standard also introduces the learner to the economic, administrative and behavioural (psycho-social) barriers that contribute to failure in starting and sustaining an enterprise. The learner will develop strategies to work effectively in a group and set personal goals in an entrepreneurial context.

In order to contribute to the development of society at large the unit standard will make the learner aware of the importance of the entrepreneur in creating new ventures and employment opportunities.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Describe and discuss entrepreneurship
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.
  • Identify, assess and improve individual entrepreneurial characteristics.
  • Explain and demonstrate effective teamwork strategies in an entrepreneurial context. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy, mathematical literacy and communications at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The individual's context may include family, community, spaza, organisation or business
  • Entrepreneurial characteristics include, but are not limited to commitment, energy, need to achieve, tolerance for stress, decisiveness, and ability to deal with failure, ability to identify opportunities, to make informed decisions, ability to manage risk and time management.
  • The role of entrepreneurship in social development: Job creation, empowerment, local wealth creation, urbanisation and negation of migrant labour.
  • Address shortcomings: skills training, assertiveness training or equivalent programmes.
  • Aptitude and personality tests. Psycho-social barriers contributing to failure.
  • Group work and group dynamics. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and discuss entrepreneurship 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Entrepreneurship is described and discussed in terms of employment opportunities .
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities are identified and described within a specific economic area related to the interest of the learner.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship are explained with examples.
  • Reasons for business failure are identified and discussed with examples.
  • The role of entrepreneurship in social development is explained with examples 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur are identified and discussed with examples
  • Skills, aptitudes, personality and values of entrepreneurial behaviour are clearly differentiated with examples.
  • The importance of each characteristic is analysed in the context of a specific new venture.
  • The technical, business, managerial and personal strategies required for establishing a successful venture are explained with examples. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, assess and improve individual entrepreneurial characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • A base-line knowledge of self in respect of personality, interests and aptitude is established by the learner
  • The characteristics of a successful entrepreneur are identified and listed in the individual's own context.
  • Own strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur are determined with examples.
  • Strategies to address shortcomings are developed and implemented where possible.
  • Enabling programmes for the new entrepreneur are identified.
  • Short term goals for self in entrepreneurial context are clearly articulated and discussed.
  • Medium and long term goals are planned and sustainability of the goals are determined. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and demonstrate effective teamwork strategies in an entrepreneurial context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • The concepts of teamwork are explained and implemented where applicable .
  • The characteristics of group dynamics are analysed with examples given of each.
  • Group roles and stages in team development are identified.
  • Strategies for effective teamwork and the effects of group dynamics in the work place are discussed with examples. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA., or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA .
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Definition of entrepreneur and "intrapreneur".
  • Definitions of skills, aptitudes, personality and values.
  • The distinguishing characteristics and role of an entrepreneurial profile.
  • Understand a range of potential self-employment options.
    > An understanding and an appreciation that it is usually an individual's responsibility to develop entrepreneurial skills.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship.
  • Reasons for business failure.
  • Group dynamics and effective team strategies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems pertaining to the entrepreneurial profile of the individuals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively in a group within a business context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise oneself and one's activities by carefully considering the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur before making a business decision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to develop entrepreneurial skills with a clear understanding of the implications for a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in context of the new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263356, which is "Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    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  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78524   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58308   National Certificate: Informal Small Business Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65051   Further Education and Training Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  64549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64411   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 


    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. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    2. Almel Training 
    3. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    5. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    7. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
    8. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
    9. Bangwaketse Trading and Projects 
    10. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    11. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    12. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    13. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    14. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    15. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    16. Buscor 
    17. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    18. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    19. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    20. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    21. Commisioned Training cc 
    22. Dintshang Trading 
    23. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    24. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    25. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    26. Eastcape Training Centre 
    27. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    28. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    29. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    30. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    31. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    32. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    33. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    34. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    35. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    36. Haggai Contractors 
    37. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    38. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    39. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    40. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    41. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    42. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    43. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    44. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    45. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
    46. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    47. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    48. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    49. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    50. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    51. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    52. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    53. JUSTICE COLLEGE 
    54. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    55. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    56. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    57. LBK Trading 
    58. Learn A Trade 
    59. Leratham Supply Distribution and Enterprise 
    60. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    61. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    62. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    63. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    64. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    65. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    66. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    67. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    68. Milnex - Brakpan 
    69. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    70. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    71. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    72. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    73. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    74. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    75. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
    76. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    77. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
    78. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    80. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    81. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    82. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    83. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    84. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    85. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    86. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    88. PUTCO Limited 
    89. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    90. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    91. Retshetse Training Project 
    92. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
    93. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    94. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    95. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    96. Shukela Training Centre 
    97. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    98. South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind 
    99. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    100. Southern Ambition 171 
    101. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    102. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    103. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    104. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    105. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    106. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    107. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    108. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    109. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    111. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    112. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    113. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    114. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    115. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    117. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    118. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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