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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Explain New Testament letters and apply them to the life of the Church and the world today 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115962  Explain New Testament letters and apply them to the life of the Church and the world today 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

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 will be useful to learners who wish to find solutions to some of the problems that can be found in the Church and the world today in the light of New Testament teaching.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of some of the situations that gave rise to the letters of the New Testament
  • Summarise the content of a selection of New Testament letters
  • Identify issues in the church and world today to which the content of some of the New Testament letters may be applicable and explain the relevance of their teaching 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Background and content of selected New Testament letters
  • Application of the content of selected New Testament letters to current issues and situations 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe some of the situations that gave rise to the letters of the New Testament. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Situations may include false teaching, immorality, poverty and wealth, divisions in the church, the role of women, persecution, faith and works, division in the church. At least four such situations are described and the associated letters are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The situations that gave rise to the letters of the New Testament are identified and discussed according to the Letters that contain information on them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified situations are described in relation to the actual historical, economic, cultural and social conditions of the period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Links are made between the situations and the books which are named to indicate how they influenced each other. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Summarise the content of specified New Testament letters. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Summarise the content of specified New Testament letters, making reference to the contexts in which they were written. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Should include at least four letters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major teaching and contents of the selected books are summarised and related to the social context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Links are made between content and context in each book. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify issues in the church and world today. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify issues in the church and world today to which the content of some of the New Testament letters may be applicable and explain the relevance of their teaching to the issues selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parallels are shown wherever possible between issues in New Testament times and those in the church and world today. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way that the context and content of these letters interact is identified and explained to show how relevant they were at the time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Responses to the original contexts of the New Testament letters are analysed to show their relevance to current issues. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Knowledge of the letters of the New Testament
  • Knowledge of the general social and historical background of the New Testament 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information; analysing the contents of the bible as well as its construction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills; use of time lines and charts as well as lists and summaries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: by making a contribution to the discussion of key issues within the faith community. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48891   National Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    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.