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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic business principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8000  Apply basic business principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to understand and effectively apply basic business principles in order to improve productivity and efficiency of practice within the Freight Handling Environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competence expressed in this standard will enable the learner to select and implement the most effective business solution/s to familiar problems within own operational environment, with partial responsibility for quality under limited guidance. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Utilise machinery, equipment, materials and time. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Utilise machinery, equipment, materials and time allocated to the individual cost effectively and productively. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of quality customer service on profitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Generate and consider options and possibilities for improving the profitability of an operation within a simulated environment, making recommendations on new methods and/or technologies which will enhance competitiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify and explain methods for ensuring cost-effective utilisation of allocated resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Suggest methods to be used to combat cost overruns with respect to a given budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain how an individual's actions impact on organisational profit and/or loss and cashflow. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Describe the impact of new technologies on the budget of an organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Describe relationships between the stakeholders in a business and how that will impact on an organisations' success. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and apply goals aligned to the work situation which reflect the organisational goals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of quality customer service on profitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Generate and consider options and possibilities for improving the profitability of an operation within a simulated environment, making recommendations on new methods and/or technologies which will enhance competitiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify and explain methods for ensuring cost-effective utilisation of allocated resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Suggest methods to be used to combat cost overruns with respect to a given budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain how an individual's actions impact on organisational profit and/or loss and cashflow. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Describe the impact of new technologies on the budget of an organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Describe relationships between the stakeholders in a business and how that will impact on an organisations' success. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain and enhance organisational image and customer service (both internal and external). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of quality customer service on profitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Generate and consider options and possibilities for improving the profitability of an operation within a simulated environment, making recommendations on new methods and/or technologies which will enhance competitiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify and explain methods for ensuring cost-effective utilisation of allocated resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Suggest methods to be used to combat cost overruns with respect to a given budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain how an individual's actions impact on organisational profit and/or loss and cashflow. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Describe the impact of new technologies on the budget of an organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Describe relationships between the stakeholders in a business and how that will impact on an organisations' success. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and anticipate customer's requirements. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and anticipate customer's requirements, and meeting those requirements within budget constraints. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of quality customer service on profitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Generate and consider options and possibilities for improving the profitability of an operation within a simulated environment, making recommendations on new methods and/or technologies which will enhance competitiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify and explain methods for ensuring cost-effective utilisation of allocated resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Suggest methods to be used to combat cost overruns with respect to a given budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain how an individual's actions impact on organisational profit and/or loss and cashflow. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Describe the impact of new technologies on the budget of an organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Describe relationships between the stakeholders in a business and how that will impact on an organisations' success. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Select and implement the most effective business solution. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select and implement the most effective business solution to problems within his/her own operational environment and level of authority. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of quality customer service on profitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Generate and consider options and possibilities for improving the profitability of an operation within a simulated environment, making recommendations on new methods and/or technologies which will enhance competitiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Identify and explain methods for ensuring cost-effective utilisation of allocated resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Suggest methods to be used to combat cost overruns with respect to a given budget. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Explain how an individual's actions impact on organisational profit and/or loss and cashflow. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Describe the impact of new technologies on the budget of an organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Describe relationships between the stakeholders in a business and how that will impact on an organisations' success. 


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 accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

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

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learner can understand, explain and apply:

1. Different business entities and the legal relationships and responsibilities that exist in such entities.

2. The principles of supply and demand, and the effect of these principles on an organisation (e.g. remaining globally competitive).

3. The relationship between "accountability" and "responsibility" in a corporate environment.

4. The principles of profit and loss, and the factors which impact on this (e.g. interest rates, fixed costs).

5. Availability and effectiveness of new technologies on the profitability of an organisation.

6. Business ethics, a quality customer service and current labour legislation within an industry context and how this impacts on operations and profitability. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems by taking proactive measures to prevent or eliminate problems that impact on organisation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Demonstrate initiative in developing personal interactions with customers designed to enhance corporate image and quality of service, by working effectively with others and in teams. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to make suggestions for business improvement. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate initiative in analysing impact of own actions (or lack thereof) on budget, by managing and organising oneself. 

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  58975   National Certificate: Automated Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Core  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Core  20656   National Certificate: Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  20658   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Plant Baking Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
Fundamental  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-12-03  TETA 
Elective  59099   National Certificate: Agricultural Equipment Service and Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48655   National Certificate: General Abattoir Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50226   National Certificate: Rooibos Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50228   National Certificate: Wool and Mohair Handling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48902   National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  67465   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  48848   National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  49555   National Certificate: Operation of Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Units  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-06-29  TETA 
Elective  48650   National Certificate: Seed Research and Development Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  59019   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
Elective  60650   Professional Qualification: Business Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  48651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Classification  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Examination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


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. AAH Skills and Development 
2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
3. Africa Training Centre 
4. Agisanang SA Training 
5. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
6. Algoa Bus Company 
7. ALL CONNECTIONS 
8. All-in-one Driving Academy 
9. ALMENTA 240 
10. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
11. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
12. Areka Logistics Solution 
13. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
14. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
15. BETANOCARE PTY LTD 
16. Bev Short Training Consultants 
17. Blessed Assurance Worship Centre 
18. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
19. BPL Academy 
20. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
21. Buscor 
22. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
23. Cargo Carriers Limited 
24. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
25. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
26. College of Production Technology 
27. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
28. CSG SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
29. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
30. DHOU PTYLTD 
31. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
32. DJ Bosman Transport Pty Ltd 
33. DQ Staffing Solutions 
34. Driving Sense 
35. DUNSINEA DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING PTY LTD 
36. Eastcape Training Centre 
37. EBN-TEC 
38. EBUS-TECH CONSULTING PTY LTD 
39. EDGE TRAINING CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
40. EFFECTIVE INTERACTIONS 
41. EXECU PRIME TRAINING 
42. EXOUSIA SKILLS ACADEMY 
43. FENNEC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PTY LTD 
44. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
45. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
46. Gerotek Test Facilities 
47. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
48. GODUS CLEANING SERVICES 
49. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
50. Greystones Cargo Systems 
51. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
52. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
53. He and She Driver Training Centre 
54. HEIRS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
55. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
56. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
57. Humrec Human Resource Training 
58. ICOLLEGE PTY LTD 
59. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
60. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
61. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
62. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
63. INJEJE TRAINING 
64. Inkezo HR Solutions 
65. Inkqubela Consultants 
66. Innovative Shared Services 
67. Intercape Mainliner 
68. Interstate Bus Lines 
69. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
70. Kagano Consulting Services 
71. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
72. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
73. KMS COLLEGE 
74. Kromco (Pty) Limited 
75. KUKHULA GLOBAL PROJECTS PTY LTD 
76. Learncorp 
77. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
78. LFP TRAINING CONSULTANTS 
79. LNR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTYLTD 
80. MACADAMIA SKILLS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
81. Makwedeng Training 
82. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
83. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
84. MILLENNIUM SOLUTIONS 
85. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
86. MOTHUSI MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
87. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
88. MPILO ENHLE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PTY LTD 
89. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
90. Mpontshe Training 
91. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
92. National Training Institute (NTI) 
93. NEMISA 
94. NEW BEGINNINGS STAFFING PTY LTD 
95. Nkoka Training Cc 
96. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
97. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
98. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
99. NWK Beperk 
100. Onelogix 
101. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
102. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
103. People''s choice 
104. Phephani Learnerships cc 
105. PHEZULU WORX 
106. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
107. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
108. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
109. PUTCO Limited 
110. Q4 Training Solutions 
111. QUALITY SOLUTIONS 
112. RAM Transport (South Africa)(Pty)Ltd 
113. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
114. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
115. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
116. SANTACO Services 
117. School of Shipping 
118. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
119. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
120. Senwes Beperk 
121. SERVILINX 65 CC T/A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
122. Shipping and Transport College 
123. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
124. Skills Priority 
125. SN Pool Transport 
126. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
127. SPECTRIUM 
128. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
129. Tasa Training Services cc 
130. THABO Training and Services 
131. Thabomeleng 
132. THE LANGUAGE CONNECTION CC 
133. THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRIVATE PTY LTD 
134. Thembalethu Development 
135. Three Brother Communication PTY LTD 
136. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
137. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
138. Training Force 
139. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
140. TRAINING LEADERSHIP CONSULTING 
141. Transnet School of Pipelines 
142. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
143. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
144. Wheelman S A 
145. WHITEHALL TRADING PROJECTS 
146. WHSE Training College 
147. WMD CIVILS 



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