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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Serve process, notice or documents by the Sheriff of the Court in specific instances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256937  Serve process, notice or documents by the Sheriff of the Court in specific instances 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 differentiate between other legislation and High Court and Magistrate's Court legislation. Learners will be able to select the method of carrying out the service in terms of the relevant legislation. Learners will also be able to define various restricted areas in terms of service and be able to follow the rules and affect these restricted areas. Further learners will also be able to process foreign documents in terms of the relevant laws.

On successful completion of this Unit Standard the learner will be able to:
  • Serve process, documents and notices in terms of other legislation.
  • Determine the channels and procedures to be followed in serving documents in restricted areas.
  • Assess the service of documents in terms of international law. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Serve process, documents and notices in terms of other legislation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Other legislation refers to other legislation apart from the High Court Act and the Magistrates Court Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The similarities and differences between High Court and Magistrate Court legislation and other legislation are determined in order to understand the respective procedures in serving of process, documents and notices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of effecting the service is selected in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Service is effected in terms of relevant legislation and laws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A return of service or non-service is rendered in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Costs are determined in accordance with the prescribed tariffs in the relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the channels and procedures to be followed in serving documents in restricted areas. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restricted areas include inter alia embassies, ships, airports, military establishments, parliament and prisons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Restricted areas are defined in terms of legislation, regulations and rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The restricted area is identified in order to determine action to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rules to be followed in the restricted area are determined in order to effect service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of non-compliance with procedures when attempting service are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the service of documents in terms of international law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    National laws and standards are compared with international laws and standards in order to select the appropriate process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of foreign documents is analysed in order to explain the procedures related to international service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures undertaken for service of documents are described according to legal and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements of the document that proves service is determined in terms of applicable law. 


    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 
  • Application of prescribed tariffs.
  • Research methodology. 

  • 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:
  • Determining the channels and procedures to be followed in serving documents in restricted areas.
  • Assessing the service of documents in terms of international law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The serving of process, documents and notices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Serving process, documents and notices in terms of other legislation.
  • Determining the channels and procedures to be followed in serving documents in restricted areas.
  • Assessing the service of documents in terms of international law. 

  • 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:
  • Determining the channels and procedures to be followed in serving documents in restricted areas. 

  • 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  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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.