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.

The GETC would also suit non-entrepreneurs as it offers all the grounding required for operating in the business environment in South Africa.

The learner successfully completing this qualification will have gained the knowledge and ability to: Use fundamental skills in a business environment.

  • Make appropriate use of Information and Communications Technology in an office setting.
  • Incorporate a range of life skills in an employment or self-employment situation.

The learner will also develop some entrepreneurial and business knowledge coupled with correct business attitudes.


 It is assumed that the learner attempting this qualification is competent in:

  • Communication at ABET Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3.
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.
Core 14444 Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea Level 1 7
Core 13999 Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices Level 1 4
Core 10006 Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities Level 1 2
Core 9357 Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text Level 1 4
Core 13994 Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications Level 1 4
Core 10007 Identify, analyse and select business opportunities Level 1 3
Core 243189 Manage personal finances Level 1 8
Core 117867 Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment Level 1 3
Core 116932 Operate a personal computer system Level 1 3
Core 15091 Plan to manage one`s time Level 1 3
Core 110082 Understand the impact of customer service on a business Level 1 6
Core 117902 Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment Level 1 4
Fundamental 119373 Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement Level 1 5
Fundamental 119368 Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts Level 1 6
Fundamental 119635 Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes Level 1 6
Fundamental 119631 Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn Level 1 5
Fundamental 110083 Process, analyse and communicate numerical data Level 1 4
Fundamental 119640 Read/view and respond to a range of text types Level 1 6
Fundamental 119362 Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers Level 1 4
Fundamental 119636 Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes Level 1 6
Elective 14656 Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS Level 1 5
Elective 116164 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing Level 1 2
Elective 10009 Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment Level 1 3
Elective 12537 Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace Level 1 4
Elective 243193 Practice good health and grooming habits Level 1 4
Elective 116938 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents Level 1 4
Elective 115091 Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace Level 2 2
Elective 117924 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents Level 2 5



61755 Business Practice

NQF level 1

Minimum Credits 121


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