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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. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
17. BPL Academy 
18. Buscor 
19. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
20. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
21. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
22. College of Production Technology 
23. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
24. CSG SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
25. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
26. DHOU PTYLTD 
27. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
28. DJ Bosman Transport Pty Ltd 
29. DQ Staffing Solutions 
30. DUNSINEA DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING PTY LTD 
31. Eastcape Training Centre 
32. EBN-TEC 
33. EBUS-TECH CONSULTING PTY LTD 
34. EDGE TRAINING CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
35. EFFECTIVE INTERACTIONS 
36. EXECU PRIME TRAINING 
37. EXOUSIA SKILLS ACADEMY 
38. FENNEC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PTY LTD 
39. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
40. Freeway Training CC 
41. Gerotek Test Facilities 
42. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
43. GODUS CLEANING SERVICES 
44. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
45. Greystones Cargo Systems 
46. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
47. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
48. He and She Driver Training Centre 
49. HEIRS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
50. ICOLLEGE PTY LTD 
51. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
52. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
53. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
54. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
55. INJEJE TRAINING 
56. Inkezo HR Solutions 
57. Inkqubela Consultants 
58. Innovative Shared Services 
59. Intercape Mainliner 
60. Interstate Bus Lines 
61. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
62. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
63. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
64. KMS COLLEGE 
65. Kromco (Pty) Limited 
66. KUKHULA GLOBAL PROJECTS PTY LTD 
67. Learncorp 
68. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
69. LFP TRAINING CONSULTANTS 
70. LNR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTYLTD 
71. MACADAMIA SKILLS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
72. Makwedeng Training 
73. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
74. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
75. MILLENNIUM SOLUTIONS 
76. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
77. MOTHUSI MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
78. MPILO ENHLE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PTY LTD 
79. Mpontshe Training 
80. NEMISA 
81. NEW BEGINNINGS STAFFING PTY LTD 
82. Nkoka Training Cc 
83. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
84. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
85. NWK Beperk 
86. Onelogix 
87. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
88. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
89. People''s choice 
90. Phephani Learnerships cc 
91. PHEZULU WORX 
92. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
93. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
94. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
95. PUTCO Limited 
96. Q4 Training Solutions 
97. QUALITY SOLUTIONS 
98. RAM Transport (South Africa)(Pty)Ltd 
99. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
100. Rutisa Training and Recruitment cc 
101. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
102. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
103. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
104. SANTACO Services 
105. School of Shipping 
106. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
107. Senwes Beperk 
108. SERVILINX 65 CC T/A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
109. Shipping and Transport College 
110. Skills Priority 
111. SN Pool Transport 
112. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
113. SPECTRIUM 
114. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
115. Tasa Training Services cc 
116. THABO Training and Services 
117. THE LANGUAGE CONNECTION CC 
118. THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRIVATE PTY LTD 
119. Thembalethu Development 
120. Three Brother Communication PTY LTD 
121. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
122. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
123. Training Force 
124. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
125. TRAINING LEADERSHIP CONSULTING 
126. Transnet School of Pipelines 
127. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
128. Wheelman S A 
129. WHITEHALL TRADING PROJECTS 
130. WMD CIVILS 



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