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

Prepare, implement, manage and control budgets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7880  Prepare, implement, manage and control budgets 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-11-03  2011-07-31  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-07-31   2015-07-31  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Each learner must be able to accurately and realistically prepare a range of budgets and reports, and analyse and control variations from budgets. He/she must use a range of skills to ensure that budgeting is successful and financial discipline is exercised. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
`Communicate in a Business Environment`;
`Operate a Computer`;
`Function in a business Environment`;
`Manage Information Flow`;
`Prepare and maintain financial records and statements`. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the value of using communication skills when preparing budgets. 

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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 
    Explain the importance of circulating the draft budget. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 
    Describe the impact of internal and external environments on budget preparation. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 4 
    Relay the financial reporting procedures in the organisation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Relay the financial reporting procedures in the organisation and explain the importance of adherence to these procedures. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 5 
    Outline and analyse the budgetary process. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 6 
    Explain the importance of knowing and understanding the legislative requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the importance of knowing and understanding the legislative requirements specific to record keeping and disbursement of funds. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 7 
    Describe the basic principles, concepts and types of budgets. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe the basic principles, concepts and types of budgets and sources of budgeting data and explain the importance of understanding these. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 8 
    Identify, access, review and analyse data required for budget preparation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Budgets: departmental budget, profit & loss/income statement, capital expenditure budget, project budget. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 9 
    Prepare a draft budget. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare a draft budget that accurately reflects organisational objectives based on all available information and guidelines, and circulate it for input, negotiation, approval and finalisation. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 10 
    Complete the final budget. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Complete the final budget in the required format within specified time frames, inform colleagues timeously of final budget decisions and implementation. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 11 
    Review the budget regularly to assess actual performance against estimated performance. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 12 
    Investigate, report or rectify any significant variances. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Investigate, report or rectify any significant variances in accordance with own area of responsibility. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 13 
    Monitor and report on key ratios. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor and report on key ratios, and advise appropriate colleagues of budget status in relation to targets. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 14 
    Present recommendations clearly and logically to appropriate person or department. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 15 
    Complete all financial and statistical reports accurately, clearly and concisely. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Complete all financial and statistical reports accurately, clearly and concisely within designated time frames. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reports: daily/weekly/monthly transactions & reports, departmental, occupancy, sales performance, commission earnings, sales returns. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 16 
    Use appropriate procedures and documents for the budget. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use appropriate procedures and documents for drawing up, implementing, receiving, controlling and reporting on the budget. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 17 
    Use alternative sources of data or information if specified sources are unavailable. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 18 
    Adjust budgets where necessary to meet challenges. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Adjust budgets where necessary to meet unexpected situational, organisational or environmental challenges. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 19 
    Given a different context such as retail or travel, describe how performance would be adapted. 

    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 standard may be assessed but clear links to the workplace must be evident.
  • 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 consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using a combination of observation, case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate, testimony from relevant persons; and
  • Product sampling of documents drawn up, including identified sources of information, budgets drawn up, control procedures, variances identified and rectified. 

  • 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 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the outcomes section. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (this critical cross field outcomes is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and evaluate information (this critical cross field outcomes is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (this critical cross field outcomes is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recommendations and exemplars for the design of:

    Learning curriculum
    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to prepare, monitor and take management responsibility for budgets in a variety of organisations.
  • Learning should include an understanding of accounting principles and practices in specific relation to budget preparation.
  • The learner must understand budget preparation techniques, different types of budgets, how a budget is structured, how to interpret a budget and business document preparation.
  • It is recommended that the learner focus on the importance of communication skills when preparing budgets. The learner must be able to communicate effectively with both staff and management during budget preparation.
  • The learner must be able to express financial concepts and issues clearly and logically.
  • The learner must have knowledge of internal and external auditing requirements.
  • Report development must include the ability to develop financial and statistical reports - daily, weekly and monthly reports depending on the requirements of the organisation. The types of reports should link with the range of reports.
  • The learner must be able to research new approaches and analyse the advantages and disadvantages for the organisation, customers and colleagues.
  • Training and assessment of this unit should take place over an extended period of time in order to give the learner sufficient time and experience in this field.
  • Learner could identify and access the required data for the preparation of a budget. Data should be analysed in readiness for budget preparation.
  • Learner could prepare draft budgets based on case studies or realistic data. Link budget preparation to the range of budgets.
  • Learner could practice research skills by investigating new approaches for identified areas of improvement within a particular department or budget.
  • Learner could research the format for the different types of financial and statistical reports and write this up as an exercise.
  • Learner could analyse a previous budget and identify areas for improvement in this budget
  • Learner could be given a particular type of budget to prepare, negotiate, develop and manage. This should be done over a period of time so that the learner is able to address issues of ongoing implementation and monitoring. This would require the learner to demonstrate: the ability to analyse and consider the internal and external factors that impact on the budget development process; the ability to calculate ratios accurately; ability to monitor income and expenditure in accordance with the budget and to identify ways to improve budget performance; knowledge of basic budget principles, accounting, auditing, legislative and reporting requirements.
  • Financial and statistical reports should be developed as required by the organisation and within the specified time limits. The financial manager should evaluate these reports in relation to organisation standards and budgeting processes.
  • A portfolio of evidence relating to workplace experience and completed exercises and projects would be relevant. This should include evidence of completed exercises and project work. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24433   Diploma: Hospitality Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49055   National Certificate: Foreign Economic Representation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  49196   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  20415   National Certificate: Conservation Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61589   National Certificate: Banking  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49746   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  48726   Advanced Diploma: Diplomacy  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA 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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Bidvest Bank 
    3. Chartall Business College 
    4. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    6. Plumb Line Risk Alignment 



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