Qualifications and standards

Review of Legal Studies unit standards 2017

NZQA National Qualifications Services invites you to provide feedback on 18 graded unit standards in Legal Studies.  The review was conducted by a panel of stakeholders.

As a result of the review:

  • the understand / explain / evaluate structure has been retained for the three standards within a topic
  • levels and credits have not been changed
  • changes to the standards have not affected the outcomes; the title of only one standard (27851) has been amended, to clarify rather than to change (refer to the table below)
  • changes have focused largely on the grading criteria to simplify and clarify, and to achieve better consistency of language and approach throughout the standards, without making material changes to the intent
  • the standards reflect the new template, where Explanatory notes are renamed Guidance information, and Evidence requirements become Performance criteria
  • the Last date for assessment for the current/superseded version of the standards will be 31 December 2019
  • assessment support material will be updated to reflect the new version of the standards.

Copies of individual reviewed standards and information on how to provide feedback are available at the Consultations and Reviews page.

Contact for review

Please send your comments and/or feedback to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz.

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