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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write and present a simple business plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10008  Write and present a simple business plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 candidate credited with this general competence will be able to: Describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and Literacy skills (ABET level 2 )Unit standard SMME 2. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain and discuss the purpose of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A business plan is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for, and use of, a business plan is discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access to finance monitoring & development tool
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Outline and analyse the components of a business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The different components of a business plan are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Title Page ; Executive Summary ; Introduction ; Marketing Plan ; SWOT Analysis ; Financial Plan ; Staff Structure; Technical Plan ; Material Purchasing Plan ; Environmental Impact
Assessment ; Conclusion and Appendices
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The different components of a business plan are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The functions of the different components of the business plan are analysed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Design and present a business plan relevant to the selected business idea. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information relating to the individual selected business idea is gathered and analysed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess component by component, as well as draft to draft, i.e. assess each draft.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The written business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Assess against the generic business plan.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various presentation skills are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The oral presentation of the business plan is assessed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Body language; ability to answer questions; ability to convey ideas, tone, tempo
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Literacy and Numeracy
2. Negotiation Skills
3. Labour Laws.
4. Human rights and the constitution
5. Health and Safety regulations
6. Awareness of contractual obligations
7. Technical knowledge applicable to business 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
1. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
2. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
3. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
4. Exploring education and career opportunities; and
5. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

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
Elective  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-09-16  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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2. A P L CARTONS CT 
3. A Z Community Services 
4. African Apex Apparel (Pty) Ltd 
5. Agisanang SA Training 
6. AL Development Services cc 
7. Al-fidaa Foundation 
8. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
9. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
10. Amos / Kgaphamadi Community Organisation 
11. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
12. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
13. Arden School of Management 
14. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
15. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
16. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
17. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
18. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
19. Bafikile Skills & Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
20. Bakgoni Empowerment Centre (Pty) Ltd 
21. Basimodi Training and Projects 
22. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
23. Beier Safety Footwear 
24. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
25. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
26. Bikologix Projects 
27. Bokamoso Competence (Pty) Ltd 
28. BOLAND COLLEGE 
29. Boland College Head Office 
30. Bold Venture Trading (Pty) Ltd 
31. Bonenhle Investments 
32. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
33. Broadway Sky Trading 
34. BT Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
35. Btech 
36. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
37. Buya Sphe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
38. Camblish Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
39. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
40. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
41. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
42. Cape Business & Engineering College (Pty) Ltd 
43. CAPE COLLEGE 
44. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
45. Capricorn TVET College 
46. Careerlinx Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
47. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
48. Changing Women 
49. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
50. Circleway College 
51. CKWEI Clothing (Pty) Ltd 
52. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
53. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
54. CRE8TION PROJECTS 6 (PTY) LTD 
55. CS Hentiq 1121 
56. Cumlaude Institute (PTY) Ltd 
57. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
58. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
59. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
60. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
61. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
62. Dlabane Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
63. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
64. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
65. Dr M Investments 
66. Dumolwakhe Academy (Pty) Ltd 
67. Durban Overall PTY LTD 
68. Duzi-Corp 56 
69. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
70. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
71. Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
72. Ekurhuleni TVET College 
73. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
74. Ergonomic Construction and Managed Disability Projects 
75. Esayidi FET College - Central Office 
76. Eshet Chayil Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
77. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
78. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
79. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
80. Fanonde Investment Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
81. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
82. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
83. Flavious Mareka TVET College 
84. Forthwawe Business Centre 
85. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
86. Fundani School of Thought (pty) Ltd 
87. Furniture World Training Centre 
88. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
89. Future Dynamics Learning 
90. Gauteng City College 
91. Gia Development Trades 
92. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
93. GNBR Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
94. Golden Era Group of Companies 
95. Golden Ratio College 
96. Goldfields TVET College 
97. Goodwill Institute of Technology 
98. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
99. Grandstar Projects 
100. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
101. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
102. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
103. Helpers For Life NPC 
104. HHO Enterprise 
105. Hlombe and Associates 
106. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
107. Honey Cube Projects & Services (Pty) Ltd 
108. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
109. Hybrid Dynamics 
110. I Care Resource Centre 
111. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
112. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
113. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
114. Impela Trading cc 
115. In Time Industrial (Pty) Ltd 
116. Inkwenkwezi Private Community College & Skills Development 
117. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
118. INTERMASIKO CC 
119. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
120. Inyathi Visions 
121. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
122. Ithuteng Learning Academy & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
123. Ivulandlela (Pty) Ltd 
124. Izintombizekhethelo (Pty) Ltd 
125. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
126. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
127. Jordan & Co 
128. Josmap Training Institute 
129. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
130. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
131. kagisho Business Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
132. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
133. Khazimula Diamond (Pty) Ltd 
134. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
135. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
136. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
137. Kingsgate Clothing Pty Ltd 
138. Knoop Academy NPC 
139. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
140. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
141. Kuhlemaphitha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
142. Kusabelele Investments 
143. KWEM Management Solutions 
144. La Gratitude Academy 
145. Lailadoo Trading 
146. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
147. Legacy African Global Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
148. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
149. Letaba TVET College 
150. LFS DESIGNS 
151. Lisakhanya Skills Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
152. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
153. Longata Consultant 
154. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
155. Lwaziphezinhle (Pty) Ltd 
156. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
157. Maboko Skill Development & Projects 
158. Majuba TVET College 
159. Malitinne (Pty) Ltd 
160. Maluti TVET College 
161. Mamuhle Academy 
162. Masikila Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
163. Master Patterns by Rona 
164. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
165. Maxlen Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
166. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
167. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
168. Media Works 
169. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
170. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
171. Mind Magic Consulting 
172. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
173. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
174. MML Consulting CC. 
175. Mnambithi TVET College 
176. Modiehi Consulting & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
177. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
178. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
179. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
180. Mudau Picture Framers 
181. Mugazi Consultancy cc 
182. Mukwevho Training and Development 
183. National Workplace 
184. NDIMASE TRADING 
185. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
186. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
187. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
188. Networx for Career Development 
189. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
190. Ngaphakathi Investments 
191. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
192. Nhlanzi Investments (Pty) Ltd 
193. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
194. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
195. NNC and Sons Company 
196. NOFESA cc 
197. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
198. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
199. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
200. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
201. Northlink College 
202. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
203. Northlink College Cape Town 
204. Nosino Projects (Pty) Ltd 
205. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
206. Nteko Investments 
207. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
208. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
209. Ntuthuko Projects & Services 
210. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
211. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
212. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
213. OTP 
214. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
215. Pectosource (Pty) Ltd 
216. Penny Lane Fashion School (Pty) Ltd 
217. Pesac Professional Training (Pty) Ltd 
218. Phala Projects cc 
219. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
220. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
221. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Iqhayiya Campus 
222. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
223. Practice Makes Perfect Training Centre 
224. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
225. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
226. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) LTD 
227. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
228. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
229. Professional Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
230. Prominent Emzansi Projects 
231. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
232. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
233. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
234. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
235. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
236. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
237. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
238. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
239. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
240. Samkeliso Craft NPC 
241. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
242. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
243. Sedibeng TVET College 
244. Sefudi Business Solutions 
245. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
246. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
247. Sew Africa Training Centre 
248. Sibalwethu Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
249. Sibani Consulting cc 
250. Sibonguthando Projects And Services Cc 
251. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
252. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
253. Sinovuyolethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
254. Sisiziwe Training Centre Co-operative 
255. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
256. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
257. Sko Group (Pty) Ltd 
258. SL Fashions 
259. Souls 4 Life Trading (Pty) Ltd 
260. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
261. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
262. SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER AGENCY 
263. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
264. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
265. SPLS Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
266. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
267. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
268. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
269. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
270. Talent for Sewing 
271. TBL Empowerment Hub 
272. Tebkhan Investments (Pty) Ltd 
273. Tembe Service Providers 
274. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
275. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
276. The Brokers Learning Centre 
277. The Crimson CO CC. 
278. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
279. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
280. The New Look 
281. The Sefranos Trading and Project Management (Pty) Ltd 
282. Thitha Training and Development Services 
283. Thuto Skills Development 
284. TIBZA Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
285. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
286. Tovani Traiding 299 
287. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
288. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
289. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
290. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS 
291. Tshwane North College 
292. U AND G TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
293. Ubucubu Home Industries 
294. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
295. Udumo Services & Projects 
296. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
297. UL Projects (Pty) Ltd 
298. Umbuso Training Services 
299. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
300. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
301. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
302. Umtha Developments 
303. Umunotho Wealth Management Pty Ltd 
304. Uyabusisa Arts and Development Pty Ltd 
305. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
306. Value Added Reward (Pty) Ltd 
307. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
308. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
309. Verge (Pty) Ltd 
310. Vhembe TVET College 
311. Vicmat Consultants 
312. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
313. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
314. Visionary Skill Academy 
315. VMMK Capital Investment (Pty) Ltd 
316. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
317. Vuliqgondo Research & Manufacturing Centre 
318. Vuthlari Marketing Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
319. Warona Owethu Projects (Pty) Ltd 
320. Wattville Community Learning College 
321. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
322. Womens Leadership & Empowerment Initiative 
323. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
324. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
325. Xhamela Development Services 
326. XL AT Consulting CC 
327. Yahweh Shammah Socio-Economic Development 
328. Youth for Survival NPO 



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