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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Keep informed about current affairs related to one`s own industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14341  Keep informed about current affairs related to one`s own industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the business environment. It is the starting point for a learner new to the industry they are working within. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying events in the physical, social and business environment that impact on the industry in which they are working
  • Identifying people and business trends from the news 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should:
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification
  • Be competent in communication and mathematical literacy NQF level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is events in the physical, social and economic environments and other items of news that appear on television, radio newscasts or in a daily or weekly newspaper. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify events in the physical environment that could impact on a selected industry 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The term physical environment is understood and a list is made of possible events related to the physical environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information relating to current events in the physical environment is collected and organised demonstrating basic processing of readily available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A brief indication is given of how each event could impact on the selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The ways in which the selected industry could be affected by such an event are named for three different sub-sector/s of the industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify events in the social environment that could impact on a selected industry 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The term social environment is understood and a list is made of possible events related to the social environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information relating to current events in the social environment is collected and organised demonstrating basic processing of readily available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A brief indication is given of how one such event could impact on one of the sub sectors of the selected industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify events in the economic environment that could impact on a selected business sector 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The term economic environment is understood and a list is made of three possible events related to the economic environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information relating to current events in the economic environment is collected and organised demonstrating basic processing of readily available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A brief indication is given of how one such event could impact on one of the sub-sectors of the selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The groups of people and kinds of work most likely to be affected are identified for each event. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify people and companies in the news 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Achievements of people and companies in the selected business sector in the news are identified with examples of why they are newsworthy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Problems in the industry and possible causes for the problems are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. New developments in the industry are discussed with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and Moderation:
  • Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the Services Seta Education and Training Quality Assurer (SSETQA) through assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor and Moderators must be registered as moderators with SSETQA.
  • SSETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners can identify:
  • Floods, earthquakes, drought and other natural disasters as events in the physical environment.
  • Human disasters, accidents, epidemics, pandemics, HIV/AIDS, crime, war and other people related disasters as events of the social environment.
  • Insolvencies, mergers, acquisitions and retrenchments as events in the economic environment. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    A learner is able to identify and provide possible causes and solutions to problems by identifying events in the environment and the industry that could impact on one`s own industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner can work effectively with others as a member of a community when gathering information about the industry from the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    A learner is able to collect and organise information gathered to indicate how events in the physical, economic and social environments could impact on one of the sub-sectors of one`s own industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively and responsibly to describe or present information gathered during research activities into the events in the physical, economic and social environments that could impact on one`s own industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising and identifying the impact that the different environments can have on one`s own industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A learner can explore educational and career opportunities in their research of the industry and current events. 

    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  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58308   National Certificate: Informal Small Business Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. 2 Boys Training Consultants 
    2. 3 Coin Investments 
    3. A5 Competence Evolution 
    4. Advanced Assessments and Train 
    5. AFRICA INFORMATION HUB 
    6. Angel Career Development 
    7. ANSEAT AFRICA PTY 
    8. Arion Solutions 
    9. ATLEGANG BUSINESS CONSULTING 
    10. Biashara Properties 
    11. Bright Idea Projects 447 t/a Mind -the- Gap 
    12. BTM CONSULTING AND PROJECTS CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED 
    13. Camblish Training Institute 
    14. CBM Training 
    15. CHULUSI DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS 
    16. Credo Business College 
    17. CUMLAUDE INSTITUTE 
    18. Dithoriso Phepo Hlweko Services 
    19. Dunsinea Development and Consulting 
    20. EMA SEBATA TRADING 
    21. Enter Wide Institute Of Enterpreneurship Excellence 
    22. Epic Solutions 
    23. Essential Skills Development 
    24. EXCUTELAB PTY LTD 
    25. Exousia Skills Academy 
    26. Future Performance Training 
    27. Golden Lanes Trading 
    28. Greenline ETC 
    29. Heartlines College 
    30. IdleAds 
    31. iLearn 
    32. IMITHENTE DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    33. Inzalo Enterprise Management Systems 
    34. JARANA BV CONSULTING AGENCY CC 
    35. JMT Executive Training Centre 
    36. k2015174402(South Africa) 
    37. KA-MAPHATHA CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENTS 
    38. Kalideen Management Services 
    39. KGOSHI SELLO KEKANA III RURAL DEVELOPMENT NPO 
    40. Khabonina Investment Holding 
    41. KHANYA TEMBU TRADING ENTERPRISE PTY LTD 
    42. Khulani HR Consultancy 
    43. KVR Training and Business Solutions 
    44. Kwa Mzamo Centre 
    45. LAWGICAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    46. Lebeko Business Consultants 
    47. Lebone Institute 
    48. LFP Training Consultants 
    49. LM Training Development 
    50. LM Training Instititute 
    51. Lonos Projects 
    52. Lulaway Holdings 
    53. Madadzhe Civil Construction 
    54. MADYONZI TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    55. MAISLY Training College 
    56. Masiqhame Trading 126 cc 
    57. Masithuthuke Holdings 
    58. Meyiswa Training Academy 
    59. Micy Projects 
    60. MindColours Consulting 
    61. MJV RECRUITMENT AND CONSULTING AGENCY PTY LTD 
    62. MUMA INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 
    63. National Institute Community Development and Management 
    64. NHE TRADING CC 
    65. Nhlanhla Nontando Trading Projects 
    66. Niv Consultancy 
    67. October Wind Trading 85 
    68. ORA BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT PTY LTD 
    69. OSCAR MADLALA CONSULTING AND PROJECTS 
    70. Paramount Training Academy 
    71. Pax Projects 
    72. Phoenix Agricultural Solutions 
    73. Prudent Training Innovation 
    74. Purple Leaves 
    75. PurpleGrowth Training & Executive Coaching 
    76. Radah Skills Academy 
    77. Rand International Management and Training Consultants 
    78. Raxela Trading Enterprise 
    79. RCG Markets 
    80. RUS CONSULTING SERVICES 
    81. S THE GROWTH PTY LTD 
    82. Seed Solutions Academy 
    83. Shirs Vision Compleadev 
    84. Signa Academy 
    85. Sillo Consultancy and Business Solutions 
    86. Siyakha Learning 
    87. Siyaphambili Trading 98 
    88. Skill Tech Solutions 
    89. SKILLUS TRAINING 
    90. South African Fashion Designers Agency 
    91. Southern Ambition 171 
    92. STEVEN SAMUELS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    93. Subimanzi 
    94. Tebesutfu Training and Development 
    95. The Skills College for Development and Training 
    96. The Skills Development Corporation Private 
    97. TPN Training and Recruitment 
    98. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    99. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    100. Tsingamo Management Consultant and People development (PTY) 
    101. Umzansi Fretex Consultancy 
    102. VHUENDEDZI TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    103. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (Pty) Ltd 
    104. VM HR Consultants & Projects Management 
    105. VNI Consultants 
    106. VPK Business Venture 
    107. Whitehall Trading Projects 
    108. Yenza Umehluko/ Make a Difference 
    109. Yenza Umehluko/Make a Difference 
    110. Your Soul Puzzle 
    111. ZAMSIBA DEVELOMENT CONSULTANTS 
    112. ZINTLEINTOMBI 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.