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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Core  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  TETA 
Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CHIETA 
Fundamental  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48655   National Certificate: General Abattoir Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50226   National Certificate: Rooibos Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  MQA 
Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  50228   National Certificate: Wool and Mohair Handling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48902   National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  67465   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  48848   National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  49555   National Certificate: Operation of Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Units  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CHIETA 
Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  48650   National Certificate: Seed Research and Development Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  48651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Classification  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  48649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Examination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "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. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
3. Africa Training Centre 
4. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
5. Akane Training Academy 
6. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
7. Algoa Bus Company 
8. All-in-one Driving Academy 
9. Andebe Group 
10. Andzanie Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
11. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
12. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
13. Bc Training Academy 
14. Bev Short Training Consultants 
15. Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) 
16. Blue Crane Skills Development 
17. Bold Venture Trading (Pty) Ltd 
18. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
19. BPL Academy 
20. Bright Storm Projects 
21. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
22. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
23. Buscor 
24. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
25. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
26. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
27. Certified Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
28. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
29. Circleway College 
30. Coega Development Corporation 
31. College of Cape Town 
32. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
33. Colors Packhouse (Pty) Ltd 
34. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
35. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
36. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
37. CSG Skills Institute 
38. DB Schenker Logistics Campus MEA Pty Ltd 
39. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
40. Dees Driver Training Centre 
41. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
42. DQ Staffing Solutions 
43. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
44. Dynamic Road Safety 
45. EDU - FLEET 
46. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
47. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
48. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
49. Evaflex 
50. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
51. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
52. Facilitation Development (PTY) LTD 
53. Farisanani Health Care Services Pty Ltd 
54. FBT Consultants CC 
55. FRANKLIN GLOBAL RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
56. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
57. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
58. Green Light Training and Projects 
59. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
60. Guest Resource Services 
61. Halfway Service Station 
62. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
63. He and She Driver Training Centre 
64. Hi-Veld Fruit Packers (Pty) Ltd 
65. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY 
66. Humrec Human Resource Training 
67. IKHALA TVET COLLEGE 
68. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
69. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
70. In House Media Instruction 
71. Inkqubela Consultants 
72. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
73. Innovative Shared Services 
74. Intellect Management & Training consultancy 
75. Intercape Mainliner 
76. Interstate Bus Lines 
77. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
78. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
79. Khabanyane Training and development 
80. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
81. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
82. Kromco (Pty) Limited 
83. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
84. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
85. Learncorp 
86. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
87. Limadi Industrial Projects 
88. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
89. LS Multi Copter Projects and Services Pty Ltd 
90. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
91. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
92. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
93. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
94. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
95. Makwedeng Training 
96. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
97. Margie Angamuthu Training (Pty) Ltd 
98. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
99. Mnce Trading cc 
100. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
101. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
102. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
103. Mpontshe Training 
104. National Training Institute (NTI) 
105. Ncameni Kasizane Skills Development PTY LTD 
106. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
107. Networx for Career Development 
108. New Business Solution Cosulting and Training Services 
109. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
110. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
111. Ntsoaki Driving School 
112. NWK Beperk 
113. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
114. Open Learning Group 
115. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
116. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
117. Paradise Skills Development CC 
118. Phephani Learnerships cc 
119. PPLE Group Pty Ltd 
120. Precision skills development and training 
121. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
122. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
123. Pro Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
124. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
125. PUTCO Limited 
126. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
127. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
128. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
129. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
130. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
131. Royal Impression Academy 
132. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
133. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
134. Sanda Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
135. School of Shipping 
136. Segaole Driving School 
137. Senwes Beperk 
138. Seshego Risk Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
139. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
140. Sinovuyolethu Trading Pty Ltd 
141. Skills Priority 
142. SN Pool Transport 
143. Sonani Training and Communications 
144. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
145. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
146. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
147. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
148. SSS Advanced Driver Training 
149. SUPREME ICT CONSULTANTS 
150. THABO Training and Services 
151. Thabomeleng 
152. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
153. The Skills Authority 
154. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
155. Thobologo Training and Education Group 
156. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
157. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
158. Training Consultant and SD College 
159. Training Force 
160. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
161. Triton Express (Pty) Ltd 
162. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
163. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
164. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
165. Varsity Institute of Science & Technology (Pty)Ltd 
166. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
167. VSL General Trading CC 
168. Wheelman S A 
169. WHSE Training College 
170. Yenza Umehluko/ Make a Difference 



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.