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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Advise on and apply court processes and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113806  Advise on and apply court processes and procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Legal Education and Training 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Justice in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
This unit standard has as its core purpose qualifying learners with the competencies required to manage the functioning of courts of law. It will ensure that learners understand how court management functions impact on case-flow management which includes human resources, the budget, technology, records and facilities. Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Discuss the jurisdiction and management of magistrate's and high courts
  • Explain the litigation processes for all basic case types
  • Ensure that cases are initiated, litigated and disposed.
  • Explain case-flow management as a cooperative effort of all role players
  • Facilitate the training of all role-players 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed to have level 4 competencies in the language of instruction and Mathematical Literacy. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the jurisdiction and organization of South African courts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inherent powers of the courts which give the courts authority to set and enforce rules are explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The adversarial system and the values it supports are explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the organization and jurisdiction of court systems on day to day case management is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The economics of the practice of law is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The independent responsibilities of the three branches of government are discussed and how the interactions between the branches impacts on case flow management is explained and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and discuss the litigation processes for all basic case types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevance of judicial and court manager ethics on day to day case flow management is explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of court management functions on case management is explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All magisterial and high case types, procedures and processes are discussed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The broad purposes of the courts are linked to the goals of accessible, fair, prompt and economical resolution of disputes and effective case flow management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure that cases are initiated, litigated and disposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Case flow challenges are addressed proactively by timeous intervention with the appropriate role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mediation and conflict resolution skills are demonstrated in addressing case flow management challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Model desired bahaviour is applied when dealing with other case flow partners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Case flow management issues and goals are communicated clearly; and concisely orally and in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Prepare, present and negotiate budgets to improve case flow management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and apply case-flow management as a co-operative effort of all role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The agencies and individuals (both inside and outside the courts) with whom the courts must work to bring about effective case flow management are listed and their responsibilities are explained and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Working relationships with role players in case flow management are established and maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Facilitate the training of all role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Court officials and other role players are assisted to understand their roles in the justice system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Initiate changes in court processes that unnecessarily and negatively impacts on other role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The integrity of judicial orders is ensured by verification of each order with the role player/s involved. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA will oversee the assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines that the ETQA will set. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Describe the various types of technology available for communicating in writing.
  • Explain the various ways of using technology in research projects.
  • Check that spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate when communicating in writing using a dictionary or spell-check facility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Case flow management challenges will require problem solving abilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information: Conducting research and reporting involves collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating the information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: Initiating, promoting and maintaining relationships with the role players entails varied forms of high level communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing learners against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and must be in possession of a qualification in or related to Court Management or a related sub-field of Justice in Society at NQF level 6. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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