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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities 
ORIGINATOR
Interim SGB for Business, Commerce, Mgmnt Studies 
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  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: identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concept business ideas is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Business ideas are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Business ideas are discussed and compared. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Discussions indicate advantages and disadvantages.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Eliminate inappropriate business ideas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate screening techniques are identified and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Factors to consider: market size; quality; cost per job; potential profits; empowerment; number of jobs created.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The selected screening techniques are justified and applied. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ideas are generated through brainstorming; discussion; and observation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The most appropriate ideas are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Analyse and select viable business opportunities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Market research is defined and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different methods of market research are identified and listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate research methods are evaluated and selected. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods include - door-to-door surveys; telephone surveys; interviews; personal needs, taking into account specific type of business.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Selected methods are used to research potential business opportunities. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Labour Laws
2. Human Rights and the constitution
3. Health and Safety regulations.
4. Awareness of contractual obligations. 

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
Core  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
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  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
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 
Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  20183   National Certificate: Banking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  BANKSETA 
Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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. AGB Finance 
2. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
3. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
4. ALMEL TRAINING 
5. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
6. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
7. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
8. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
9. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
10. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
11. Beaches Clothing Cc 
12. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
13. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
14. Boland College Head Office 
15. Bonenhle Investments 
16. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
17. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
18. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
19. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
20. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
21. Capricorn TVET College 
22. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
23. Changing Women 
24. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
25. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
26. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
27. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
28. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
29. Dieketseng Training Centre 
30. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
31. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
32. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
33. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
34. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
35. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
36. Egsibit Training and Development 
37. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
38. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
39. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
40. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
41. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
42. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
43. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
44. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
45. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
46. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
47. Georgia Clothing CC 
48. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
49. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
50. Golden Era Group of Companies 
51. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
52. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
53. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
54. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
55. Gufferty Consulting 
56. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
57. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
58. I Care Resource Centre 
59. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
60. Impangela Trading 
61. Impela Trading cc 
62. Injiya Trading and Projects 
63. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
64. INTERMASIKO CC 
65. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
66. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
67. ISAZI TRAINING 
68. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
69. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
70. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
71. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
72. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
73. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
74. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
75. Kudis Designs and Supply 
76. KWEM Management Solutions 
77. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
78. Learn A Trade 
79. Letaba TVET College 
80. LFS DESIGNS 
81. Lilunzo Creations 
82. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
83. Longata Consultant 
84. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
85. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
86. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
87. Majuba TVET College 
88. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
89. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
90. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
91. Master Patterns by Rona 
92. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
93. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
94. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
95. MFISA 
96. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
97. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
98. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
99. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
100. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
101. Msingwa Training and Development 
102. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
103. National Workplace 
104. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
105. NDIMASE TRADING 
106. Nedbank Ltd 
107. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
108. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
109. Ngaphakathi Investments 
110. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
111. NOFESA cc 
112. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
113. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
114. OTP 
115. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
116. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
117. Phala Projects cc 
118. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
119. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
120. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
121. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
122. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
123. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
124. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
125. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
126. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
127. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
128. Sefudi Business Solutions 
129. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
130. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
131. Sew Africa Training Centre 
132. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
133. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
134. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
135. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
136. SIYAYA SKILLS CAPE 
137. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
138. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
139. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
140. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
141. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
142. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
143. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
144. Talent for Sewing 
145. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
146. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
147. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
148. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
149. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
150. Thitha Training and Development Services 
151. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
152. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
153. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
154. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
155. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
156. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
157. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
158. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
159. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
160. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
161. Tshwane North College 
162. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
163. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
164. Umbuso Training Services 
165. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
166. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
167. Valoworx 278 
168. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
169. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
170. Vhembe TVET College 
171. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
172. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
173. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
174. ZA GEAR 



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