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

Source information about self-employment opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7827  Source information about self-employment opportunities 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-01-23  2007-06-14  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-06-14   2011-06-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243949  Source information about self-employment opportunities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Each learner must be able to identify and evaluate the different sources of information that will assist them in making the best decisions regarding self employment opportunities. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Explain the reasons for thorough research into self-employment opportunities.

2. Explain why it is important to identify sources of information.

3. Stress the importance of obtaining accurate and reliable information.

4. Describe the different types of companies that offer self-employment opportunities. (Range of companies: Private Company, Close Corporations, Partnerships and Sole Proprietor). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit may be assessed.
  • It is recommended that this unit standard be assessed in conjunction with other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning and product sample.
  • Questioning to cover the sources of information available.
  • Product sample supplemented by questioning regarding the research into the communication range. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication: telephone, fax, letter, visit, e-mail
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    5. Given self-employment opportunities, determine the sources of relevant information and record them for later referral. (Range of sources : newspapers and other publications, speaking to personal contacts, support agencies / government departments/ organisations) (Range of information: opportunities for small businesses, potential customers, start up costs, competition, legal requirements, skill requirements, grants / financial assistance available, training available, job creation opportunities)

    6. Evaluate and rank the information obtained in terms of potential self employment opportunities, and take into account available resources, education, training, and viability 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit may be assessed.
  • It is recommended that this unit standard be assessed in conjunction with other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning and product sample.
  • Questioning to cover the sources of information available.
  • Product sample supplemented by questioning regarding the research into the communication range. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication: telephone, fax, letter, visit, e-mail
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    7. Identify potential problems relating to sources of information, and suggest how to overcome them.

    8. Describe alternative sources of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit may be assessed.
  • It is recommended that this unit standard be assessed in conjunction with other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning and product sample.
  • Questioning to cover the sources of information available.
  • Product sample supplemented by questioning regarding the research into the communication range. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication: telephone, fax, letter, visit, e-mail
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

    3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

    4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
    This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

    The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

    Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

    The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

    We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

    If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and evaluate information (Specific Outcomes 5,6,7,8) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development - Explore education/career opportunities (Specific Outcomes 5,6) 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  64469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14116   National Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  14111   National Certificate: Professional Cookery  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  14122   National Diploma: Retail Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14118   National Diploma: Wholesale Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ADvTECH Resourcing Pty Ltd t/a Corporate College International 
    2. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    3. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    4. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    5. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    6. Isibani Community College 
    7. Martiq 414 cc T/A Ulwazi Training & Development 
    8. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    9. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Ntingantakandini Training, Education and Development Company 
    11. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    12. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    14. Retshetse Training Project 
    15. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    16. The Fundamentals Training Centre 
    17. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    18. Thembekile Training Consulting 
    19. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    20. Tinissa Trading 29 (PTY) Ltd 
    21. TMG Quality Services 
    22. Wildfire Development Training Agency 



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