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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a business plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7886  Develop and implement a business plan 
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 5  NQF Level 05 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 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 access and use information to draw up a business plan to reflect planned business activities to meet organisational and environmental needs, and apply the skills and knowledge required for strategic business planning and management. 

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`;
`Develop and Manage Marketing plans and Strategies`. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the importance of developing and implementing a thorough business plan in the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of having a broad knowledge of legal and liability issues when developing a business plan is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for why good communication and leadership skills are important when implementing a business plan in an organisation or department are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of a business plan as a document that outlines the organisation's strategic intent is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The organisational systems (such as accounting or distribution) that are required in a business plan are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare a business plan, consulting and including the inputs of all stakeholders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for why staff, management and stakeholders should be consulted when developing a business plan are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Relevant staff, management and other stakeholders are consulted and their inputs are included in the development of the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
A business plan is prepared by using recognised business planning techniques. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • The range for a business plan is: Division/department, new division/department and new product.
  • The range for business planning techniques is: Vision statement, business objectives, mission statement, current/potential new product, operational strategy, industry/business environment, market analysis/strategy, management and organisational structure, labour requirements and skills, financial plan and projections, action plan and schedule, liability and legal issues and customer analysis/strategy.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the business plan in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives and content of the plan are communicated in a timely manner to staff, management and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actions detailed in the plan are implemented in a cost efficient manner according to schedule and budgets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The business plan is managed in a manner that promotes staff commitment to targets and service quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review and monitor the implementation of the business plan and adapt the plan accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The business plan is reviewed and the activities are monitored on an ongoing basis using the evaluation methods detailed in the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental changes that might impact on the success of the plan are identified and the plan is adapted accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agreed changes to the plan are implemented immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contingency plans are implemented to meet challenges or problems that may arise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible suggestions of adapting service performance for a small or large business environment are described. 


    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 WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (this critical cross field outcome is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems (this critical cross field outcome is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recommendations and exemplars for the design of learning curriculum:

    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required for strategic business planning and management.
  • Learning should include research on current business trends, economic issues, internal /external business environments and relevant government policies.
  • The learner must be able to apply this knowledge to a specific industry context.
  • The learner should explore different business planning techniques.
  • The learner must be able to express ideas, concepts and complex issues clearly in a logical, written format when developing the business plan.
  • 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 present research in a report format or as a discussion topic.
  • Learner could be given a business plan to develop, implement and monitor for a department/new product. Management should evaluate the content and implementation of the business plan. An integrated approach is required.
  • A portfolio of evidence relating to workplace experience would be relevant. This should be collected over a period of time to allow the learner the opportunity to deal with issues of implementation and ongoing monitoring/review of the business plan. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49122   National Certificate: Radio Station Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 
    Core  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Core  48967   National Certificate: Business Advising Operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  79809   Bachelor of Design  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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