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

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of a business strategy in managing a small business or a business unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13942  Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of a business strategy in managing a small business or a business unit 
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" 
2006-03-14  2006-11-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242813  Explain the contribution made by own area of responsibility to the overall organisational strategy  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost center, section or department.

Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position or term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing the business strategy of an organisation.
  • Communicating a business strategy to a business unit.
  • Aligning a business unit with business strategy.
  • Identifying the training needs of a business unit to provide support for the business strategy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purpose of this unit standard the term business unit is used to mean a cost center, department or small business. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the business strategy of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of a business strategy is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The advantages of having a business strategy are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The disadvantages of not having a business strategy are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The business objectives of an organisation are identified and an indication is given of how the achievement of business objectives is measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The business strategy of an organisation is analysed and an indication is given of how the strategy assists in achieving business objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A business strategy is compared to an organisation's code of conduct and any inconsistencies in the two documents are identified in terms of ethics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate a business strategy to a unit or small business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Communications from senior management about the business strategy of an organisation are interpreted and communicated to a business unit in role play or in an authentic situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The response of the business unit to the business strategy is reported and an indication is given of the perceived problems, threats and opportunities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Align a business unit with the business strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of a business unit in supporting the business strategy and achieving the organisation's objectives is explained and an indication is given of the consequences for the organisation if the business unit fails to deliver. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The factors that could prevent a business unit from assisting the business in realising the objectives of the business strategy are identified and an indication is given of steps that could be taken to minimise the negative impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources required by a business unit in order to align the unit to the business strategy are identified and estimation is made of the financial implications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the training needs of a business unit to support the proposed business strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The skills and expertise needed to implement a business strategy are analysed for a specific business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A skills audit is conducted to identify the gaps in a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A training programme is proposed that will empower employees in the business unit to meet the knowledge and skill requirements implied by the business strategy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sectors in which the learner is employed.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to make decisions in identifying the skills and expertise needed to implement a business strategy and proposing training programmes for employees in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information as this critical outcome is implicit throughout the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly when interpreting communications from senior management about the business strategy, communicating it to a business unit and reporting the unit`s response. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when recognising how their business unit contributes to the achievement of the objectives of an organisation`s business strategy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners begin to explore education and career opportunities through deciding on the skills programme for employees in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242813, which is "Explain the contribution made by own area of responsibility to the overall organisational strategy ", 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  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49059   National Diploma: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Debt Recovery  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    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. ACADEMY OF LEARNING JHB CENTRAL 
    2. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BRC Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    4. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    5. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    6. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    10. Intec College 
    11. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    12. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    14. NEMISA 
    15. O'Keeffe & Swartz Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    18. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 



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