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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine advanced legal aspects within the sherrif's environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256935  Examine advanced legal aspects within the sherrif's environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB for Sheriffs 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 person credited with this unit standard is able to research and apply relevant law to situations that require remedying and will also be able to address questions and queries in a professional and ethical manner. Learners will be able to demonstrate an overall understanding of the key legal concepts, theories and values that impact upon the sheriff's environment. The learner will also be able to understand the synergy between contemporary issues, the sheriff's environment and the law.

On successful completion of this Unit Standard the learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced legal concepts, theories and values within the sheriff's environment.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of relevant law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues within the sheriff's environment that impact on society. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of advanced aspects within the sheriff's environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects refers to legal concepts, theories and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Advanced legal concepts, theories and values are evaluated in terms their applicability to the sheriff's environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant sources of the South African law are analysed in order to promote deeper understanding of the sheriff's role in the legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of controversial and complex legal aspects in order to determine how these can be overcome while conducting sheriffing duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal research is conducted in order determine what the impact of new and applicability of old legislation and law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply an advanced understanding of relevant law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant facts within legal problems are identified from the evidence provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant law is applied to the facts presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant law applicable to the legal problem is researched in order to identify possible solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The most appropriate solution is identified with consideration to the context of the problem and complicating factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Advantages, consequences and values of the selected solution are evaluated in terms of its impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Proposed solutions are communicated using appropriate the appropriate technique to the involved parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A concise record of the actions undertaken is filed according to organisation and legal procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the issues within the sheriff's environment that impact on society. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Issues refer but are not limited to social and legal issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The way in which sheriffing issues impact on society is analysed in terms of their effect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of how synergy is reached between the issues, the sheriff's environment and the legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of diversity in society is analysed with reference to the bill of rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal consequences of actions by the sheriff are analysed in terms of their impact on society. 


    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 or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • 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 taking instruction, developing a record of a consultation and filing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Apply an advanced understanding of relevant law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Apply an advanced understanding of relevant law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Knowledge of advanced legal concepts, theories and values within the sheriff's environment.
  • Issues within the sheriff's environment that impact on society. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Apply an advanced understanding of relevant law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of advanced legal concepts, theories and values within the sheriff's environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Knowledge is demonstrated of advanced legal concepts, theories and values within the sheriff's environment. 

  • 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  62829   National Certificate: Law Enforcement: Sheriffing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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