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 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.


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  • Unit Standard Title: Business Administration Services
  • SAQA Qualification ID:61755
  • Credits:¬†120
  • NQF Level: 1

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  1. Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship
  3. Identify, analyse and select business opportunities
  4. Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan
  7. Plan to manage one`s time
  8. Understand the impact of customer service on a business
  9. Operate a personal computer system
  10. Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment
  11. Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface environment
  12. Manage personal finances
  13. Process, analyse and communicate numerical data
  14. Work with numbers; operations with numbers
  15. Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts
  16. Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement
  17. Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn
  18. Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes
  19. Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes
  20. Read/view and respond to a range of text types
  21. Graphical User Interface (GUI) web-browser to search Internet
  22. Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to create and edit slide presentations
  23. Enhance, edit and organise electronic messages using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based messaging application
  24. Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents
  25. Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace
  26. Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS
  27. Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace


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