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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply fundamental concepts, theories and related values of a selected subject area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119510  Apply fundamental concepts, theories and related values of a selected subject area 
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  15 
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 a selected subject area to solve problems within a specified sector. Selected subject areas are listed in the range statement of this unit standard.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories and values within the selected subject area.
  • Understand the way in which issues within the selected subject area impact on contemporary society.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the selected subject area in order to solve simple problems. 

  • 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
  • Apply computer skills at NQF level 3. 

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

    This specific unit standard allows for learning in respect of non-legal areas relevant to paralegal work in any sector, e.g.:
  • Community Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Economics
  • Public Administration
  • Languages
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Business Management
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Political Studies
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Education 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories and values within the selected subject area. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Legal framework refers to the legal system, law in general, legal institutions and specific legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various sources of information about the selected subject area are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key principles, theories and values with respect to the selected subject area are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the selected subject area's on the legal framework is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of the legal framework's on the selected subject area is discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the way in which issues within the selected subject area impact on contemporary society. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Issues include debates, discussions and controversies raised in the media, the paralegal sector, the legal sector and by clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The way in which issues within the selected subject area impact on other non-legal subject areas within contemporary society is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way in which other non-legal subject areas within society impact on issues within the selected subject area is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contemporary issues and debates within the selected subject area are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of the selected subject area on paralegal practice is understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of the selected subject area in order to solve simple problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The problem is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technology is used to research possible solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Solutions are selected with consideration to the context of the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advantages and consequences 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 foundational understanding of:
  • Key concepts associated with selected subject area
  • Sources of information on selected subject area
  • Theories and debates on the social impact of law.
  • Problem solving methodologies within the selected subject area.
  • Research methodologies and appropriate technology within the selected subject area. 

  • 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. 

    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 using the key methodologies of the selected subject area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally to explain research findings and key concepts, theories and values.
  • Discuss the selected subject area in relation to other related legal and social systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively and responsibly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and how these systems interact for a paralegal.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the learner's responsibility as a role-player within the legal system and participate as responsible citizens 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
    Core  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    4. Department Of Justice (head Office) 
    5. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    6. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    7. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    8. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG 
    9. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    10. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    11. OXY TRADING 735 CC 
    12. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    13. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    14. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    15. South African Film Institute 



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