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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply fundamental legal concepts, principles, theories and values within a paralegal sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119505  Apply fundamental legal concepts, principles, theories and values within a paralegal sector 
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  20 
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 learner who achieves this unit standard will be able to apply a practical understanding of relevant law within a specified sector. Relevant law and specified sectors are listed in the range statement.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Display fundamental understanding of relevant law.
  • Understand relevant law in terms of contemporary social context.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of relevant law in order to address queries. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner accessing this unit standard is assumed to have the ability to:
  • Communicate at NQF level 4.
  • Apply numeracy skills at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purposes of this unit standard, specified sector in the paralegal industry may include:
  • Community-based sector
  • Non-governmental sector
  • Public sector
  • Commercial sector
  • Private sector

    Relevant law refers to any part of South African Law, which informs practice in a specified sector of paralegal industry.

    Service providers must include any of the sources of South African law (common law, statutory law, customary law and case law) in the chosen sector of the paralegal industry as well as the chosen (cluster of) legal area(s). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant law within the South African legal context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various sources that impact on relevant law are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key concepts with respect to relevant law are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of relevant law are compared to other areas of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jurisdiction is identified in terms of a specific enquiry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss relevant law in terms of contemporary social context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues that impact on the application of relevant law are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal consequences of identified issues are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal and other solutions to issues in society are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of diversity in society on social and legal issues is understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues include contemporary debates, discussions and controversies raised in the media, the paralegal sector, the legal sector and by clients.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of relevant law in terms of a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant facts within the scenario are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant law applicable to the scenario is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal documents are interpreted in relation to the scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Solutions in relation to the scenario are formulated from the relevant law and other sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Solutions are selected from the options formulated for the scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Advantages, consequences and values of the selected solutions are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments. Moderation of assessments will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. This unit standard can be internally assessed by assessors of the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by the relevant ETQA. Moderation shall comply with SAQA requirements.

    Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner will be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of:
  • Key concepts associated with relevant law.
  • Sources of relevant law.
  • Jurisdictional matters that apply to relevant law.
  • Ethical and professional conduct when applying relevant law.
  • Theories and debates on the social impact of law.
  • Key elements of opening a case file management which includes collecting and recording information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by exploring legal and non-legal solutions and maintaining ethical and professional standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, organisation or as a role-player in the legal fraternity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information necessary for opening a case file. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally to explain the relevant law and its application to a specified problem.
  • Discuss the relevant law in relation to other related legal and social systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the learner's responsibility as a role-player within the legal system and participate as responsible citisens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the learner's role in generating cultural sensitivity within the legal system. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    3. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    4. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    5. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    6. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    7. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    8. Department Of Justice (head Office) 
    9. EKURHULENI EAST TVET COLLEGE 
    10. EKURHULENI WEST TVET COLLEGE 
    11. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    12. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    13. GOLDFIELDS TVET COLLEGE 
    14. HJN POLOKWANE BRANCH PTY LTD 
    15. HJN PROTORIA BRANCH 02 
    16. HJN TRAINING CC 
    17. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG 
    18. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    19. INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL TRAINING 
    20. LOUW GENIS AND RAJOO INCORPORATED 
    21. LWAZI ACADEMY OF LEARNING 
    22. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    23. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    24. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    25. ORBIT TVET COLLEGE 
    26. OXY TRADING 735 CC 
    27. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    28. RI A LINDA SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    29. SA LAW SCHOOL DURBAN 
    30. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    31. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    32. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    33. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    34. Success Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    35. Tshwane South Public FET College - Central Office 
    36. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE ATTERIDGEVILLE CAMPURS 
    37. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE ODI CAMPUS 
    38. TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE PRETORIA WEST CAMPUS 



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