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

Explain and apply New Testament letters 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116728  Explain and apply New Testament letters 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 understand the contents and intention of the New Testament letters, and to use basic methods of biblical interpretation to apply the teachings of those letters to situations today in the Church, the learner's community and the world.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe the situations that gave rise to a selection of the letters of the New Testament.
  • Summarise and evaluate the arguments and theological responses of the letter writers.
  • Apply the arguments and theological principles to issues which the learner has identified within today's Church, the learner's own community and the world. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
    to include
  • The origins and content of selected New Testament letters.
  • Use of key tools of biblical interpretation to discover, evaluate and apply theological principles in the letters to contemporary issues within the Church and the world. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the situations that gave rise to a selection of the letters of the New Testament. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Historical, political and social factors that influence events are explained with reference to at least five of the New Testament letters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Biblical texts are explained with reference to relevant passages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Links between the context and the text of the selected letters are made by identifying similarities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Summarise the content and major themes of the New Testament letters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The essential content and themes are placed in a logical order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main parts of the given text without distortion or loss of essential meaning are described through summaries. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the arguments and theological principles to issues which the learner has identified within today's Church, the learner's own community and the world. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Applications to be made to situations both within and outside the Church. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Biblical texts which are relevant to the issues chosen are correctly identified and their significance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the biblical texts to the issues chosen is explained according to recognised models of biblical hermeneutics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Choice to be made from specified hermeneutic methods including textual and historical methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The context of the contemporary readers is described in context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    To include social, cultural, educational and economic contexts.
     


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

    Moderation Option:
  • 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 contents of the broad range of the New Testament letters.
  • Knowledge of the basic methods used to interpret and apply New Testament letters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This Unit Standard promotes, in particular, the following critical cross-field outcomes:
  • Show cultural awareness: by taking account of cultural differences in the formation of the biblical texts and in the understanding of those texts by different groups in the Church today. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: by application of the teaching of the letters to contemporary issues in the Church and the world. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: by practising systematic reading and applying logical text structure in summaries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through use of the skills used in biblical analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: through effective use of hermeneutical skills to interpret biblical texts in particular contemporary contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: by articulating the interaction between the learner's faith and contemporary issues within the learner's community and nation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: by being exposed to positive teachings of the bible. 

    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  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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