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Certificate Business Practice

About the Course

Our Certificate Business Practice is for utilisation by all members of the population. Anyone preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business whatsoever would be the persons most likely to be attracted to this qualification. In fact many newly (or not-so-newly) appointed personnel, or struggling entrepreneurs, could benefit from part or all of this qualification. It seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business organisations: Numeracy, Literacy, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Technological and Cognitive.

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PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION
This General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice is for utilisation by all members of the population. Anyone preparing to become employed, or self-employed, in any business whatsoever would be the persons most likely to be attracted to this qualification. In fact many newly (or not-so-newly) appointed personnel, or struggling entrepreneurs, could benefit from part or all of this qualification. It seeks to embed the six key literacies required by business organisations: Numeracy, Literacy, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Technological and Cognitive.

The GETC: Business Practice integrates the literacies into one qualification while also allowing each to be addressed separately in short courses and skills programmes, based on the constituent unit standards.

Furthermore, this Certificate allows a seamless movement into the New Venture Creation learning way, thus providing bridging between South Africa’s First and second Economies.

The Fundamental Component of the qualification enables learners to communicate and work with figures in a business environment, while the Core component offers empowerment in the areas of technology, life orientation, human and social sciences (customer service), economics and management (entrepreneurship), as well as cognition theory and practice. The qualification is aimed particularly at entry level personnel, including those that operate their own business or are part owners in a business. It provides grounding in the key business essentials, while offering a range of elective choices which assist in preparing learners for the world of work.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
1. Use fundamental skills in a business environment.

2. Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting.

3. Understand and apply entrepreneurial and business knowledge and attitude.

4. Incorporate life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The qualification addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as embedded in the Core unit standards of the qualification:

Problem Solving:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Manage personal finances.
• Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment.
• Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment.
• Describe the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of its components in a healthy and safe manner.
• Operate a personal computer system.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Teamwork:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Organization:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Manage personal finances.
• Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment.
• Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment.
• Describe the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of its components in a healthy and safe manner.
• Operate a personal computer system.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Information:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Manage personal finances.
• Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment.
• Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment.
• Operate a personal computer system.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Communication:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Technology:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment.
• Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment.
• Describe the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of its components in a healthy and safe manner.
• Operate a personal computer system.

Related Systems:

• Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea.
• Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
• Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Manage personal finances.
• Understand the impact of customer service on a business.

Personal Development:

• Plan to manage one’s time.
• Manage personal finances.