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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Draft Legal agreements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113807  Draft Legal agreements 
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  10 
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 to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required to draft and use various legal agreements that are part of the legal profession. Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamentals of a legal agreement
  • Discuss the general principles governing parties entering into a legal agreement.
  • Draft a range of legal documents 

  • 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 fundamentals of a legal agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs and requests of clients are interpreted to the satisfaction of all parties and accurately recorded in the appropriate legal document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clients are advised of the legal implications attached to specific legal documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basic requirements that must be fulfilled when drafting a contract are listed and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various purposes of entering into legal agreements are discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Agreements that have to include VAT in their drafting are outlined and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Clients are advised on how to deal with VAT and achieve zero rating 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the general principles governing parties entering into a legal agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The contractual capacity of minors, persons married in community of property, companies/close corporations, voluntary associations and trustees is discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of authority applicable to persons acting in a representative capacity are discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The constitutional issues involved in entering into a contract are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A distinction is made between the concepts 'essentialia' and 'naturalia' 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Standard terms relating to non-variation, non-relaxation, jurisdiction and address of service are defined and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Draft a range of legal documents according to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs and requests of clients are interpreted to the satisfaction of all parties and accurately recorded in the appropriate legal document 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clients are advised of the legal implications attached to specific legal documents 


    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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Different clients who present different problems will require problem solving abilities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information: Solving problems of clients will entail conducting research collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: Advising clients 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
    Core  59387   National Certificate: Intellectual Property Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.