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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess legal contracts for business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117495  Assess legal contracts for business 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable learners to demonstrate the ability to apply the required legal requirements in the performance of relevant business activities. Special emphasis is drawn to contracts primarily used in the business context.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, role, history and sources of South African Law
  • Assess the legal rules that relate to the validity of various contracts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rights, duties of parties to a contract.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant terms and concepts used within contracts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • At least three dispute resolution methods are included.
  • Latent defects should include warranties. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, role, history and sources of South African Law. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    South African Law will include Constitutional Law, Commercial Law, Civil Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An assessment of the concept "law" and "right" is made and a brief explanation is given in written form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts "natural person" and "juristic person" are explained to a peer group with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various sources of South African law are identified and a brief explanation is given on the history of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A list of the various court structures relevant within the context of South African Law is presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The accepted conflict resolution procedures, relevant to disputes arising within the ambit of the South African legal framework, are outlined in a flow-diagram. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the legal rules that relate to the validity of various contracts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Contracts will include contracts of sale, lease contracts, insurance contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term "contractual capacity" is explained to a peer group with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept "breach of contract" is explained and an example is outlined of three possibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The terms and conditions of a contract are identified and a brief explanation is given on the understanding thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A flow-diagram is produced outlining the administrative procedure to be applied in terminating a contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and duties of parties to a contract. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Contracts will include contracts of sale, lease contracts, insurance contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights and duties of "buyers" and "sellers" are explained and a brief definition is given of the terms used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rights and duties of "lessors" and "lessees" are explained and a brief definition is given of the terms used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights and duties of "insurers" and "an insured" are explained and a brief description is given of the terms used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant terms and concepts used within contracts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Contracts will include contracts of sale, lease contracts, insurance contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term "latent defects", as applied in contracts of sale/lease, is described and an example is identified with a possible and appropriate remedy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept "transfer of ownership" is explained together with an outline of the procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A written comparison and distinction is drawn between indemnity and non-indemnity insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The duty of the insured to disclose, and an explanation of the term "disclosure", is given in a simulated environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as an provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Use technology effectively and critically to record, draft and present correspondence; 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems which arise during the execution of duties and tasks in ways that display critical and creative thinking; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing the administrative processes responsibly and effectively; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information when assessing legal rules or gathering information sources; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the correspondence with clients using oral and written skills; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively and critically to record, draft and present correspondence; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the relevant legislation on the parties to a contract by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation; 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  79626   Further Education and Training Certificate: Commercial Property and Facilities Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58800   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50017   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. Birnam Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    4. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    5. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    6. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    7. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    8. T & T Appointments 



    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.