National Certificate: Entrepreneurship and Business: New Venture Creation (SMME)

NQF Level



Minimum 138

Estimated Days




Accrediting Body


This qualification has been developed to form a solid basis for potential and existing entrepreneurs to capitalise on opportunities; to start and grow sustainable businesses that form part of the mainstream economy; and to enable learners to tender for business opportunities within both the public and private sectors. 

This qualification is designed for learners who intend to set up, or have already set up, their own ventures.

Entry Level Requirements

Communication and Numeracy at ABET Level 4 Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 KVR Pre-assessment


Entrepreneurship Numeracy Skills Business Writing New Venture Financial and Industry Aspects Produce a business plan Manage marketing and sales Apply ethics and customer service Manage finance and contracts Manage people and processes Deal with HIV / AIDS Occupational learning Manage operations and OHS

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