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Level 1

Demonstrate understanding of concepts of democracy and government

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27835 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of concepts of democracy and government.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts of justice

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27838 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts of justice.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of concepts of law

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27841 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of concepts of law.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of litigation and dispute resolution processes in New Zealand

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8546 and unit standard 8547.

27844 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of litigation and dispute resolution processes in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of law making processes

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27847 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of law making processes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of New Zealand's system of government and its formation and operation

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27850 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of New Zealand''s system of government and its formation and operation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 2

Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students

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10337 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the legal rights of students within the secondary school system; and secondary school students'' personal responsibilities and their relationship with student legal rights.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and compare methods of dispute resolution in the legal system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 10349 have been replaced by unit standard 27845.

10338 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and compare methods of dispute resolution in the legal system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe causes and apply resolution processes to neighbourhood disputes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

10339 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe causes of and sources of law relating to neighbourhood disputes; and apply dispute resolution processes to neighbourhood disputes.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA Social Sciences (General Education) NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the application of law to discrimination
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

10340 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe New Zealand anti-discrimination law, and describe actions and remedies to deal with unlawful discrimination.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the application of law to wills and intestacy
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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10342 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the law in relation to wills, and explain the consequences of dying intestate.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the legal consequences of living in rented accommodation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

10343 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe legal implications of deciding on a housing option; identify legal implications of living in rented accommodation; and describe formal means for dispute resolution in tenancy matters.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA Social Sciences (General Education) NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of principles and operation of law in relation to the environment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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10346 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to define resource management and explain its necessity and need for law, and demonstrate knowledge of the operation of law in relation to the environment. Law referred to in this unit standard is the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Historic Places Act 1993.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA Social Sciences (General Education) NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the changing status of women in the law in New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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10348 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the historical status of women in relation to the law in New Zealand, and describe ways of improving the status of women in terms of the law.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA Social Sciences (General Education) NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context

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27836 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain concepts of justice

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27839 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain concepts of justice.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain concepts of law

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8543 and unit standard 8554.

27842 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain concepts of law.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain litigation and dispute resolution processes

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 10338 and unit standard 10349.

27845 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain litigation and dispute resolution processes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain a law making process

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8544.

27848 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain a law making process.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain systems for the formation of central government, and their consequences in a New Zealand context

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27851 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain systems for the formation of central government, and their consequences in a New Zealand context.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the role of law and its relationship with New Zealand society
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8554 have been replaced by unit standard 27842. This unit standard replaced unit standard 1713.

8543 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the role of law in New Zealand society, and describe the relationship between law and New Zealand society.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how laws are made and changed in New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27848. This unit standard replaced unit standard 1714.

8544 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe law-making bodies and processes in New Zealand, and describe the influences that can affect changes to law.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime

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8545 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe crime, factors contributing to crime, and consequences of crime.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the New Zealand judicial system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8547 have been replaced by unit standard 27844. This unit standard replaced unit standard 1717.

8546 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with unit standard are able to describe the New Zealand judicial system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the role, and operation of the Youth Justice System
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8546 have been replaced by unit standard 27844. This unit standard replaced unit standard 1718.

8547 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the role and purpose of the Youth Justice System, and describe the operation of the Youth Court and Family Group Conference.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the application of New Zealand law to personal relationships

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8551 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the legal implications of entering into relationships, and legal processes for, and consequences of, terminating relationships.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe legal and non-legal consequences and protections relating to family violence and child abuse

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8552 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe legal consequences and protections relating to family violence, and legal consequences and protections relating to child abuse.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe elements and remedies for breach of a contract
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8543 have been replaced by unit standard 27842. This unit standard replaced unit standard 1725.

8554 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: elements and termination of a contract; and remedies for breach of a contract.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the objectives and evaluate the application of consumer law

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8555 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the objectives and describe and evaluate the application of consumer law.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 3

Describe and evaluate the legal relationship between the state and the individual
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 10351, and unit standard 23699 have been replaced by unit standard 27846.

10341 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe legal duties and rights between the state and the individual; describe and evaluate controls on the exercise of state power; and present and evaluate own viewpoints on the balance between state power and individual rights in New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and evaluate a law reform
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 10345 have been replaced by unit standard 27849.

10344 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the reasons for, and the process of, law reform, and evaluate the law reform in terms of its impact and desirability.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Compare legal systems and their ability to accommodate differences
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 10344 have been replaced by unit standard 27849.

10345 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to compare the effect of different systems of government on their legal systems, and compare the ability of the two legal systems to respond to individual and group needs.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32360.

10347 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe pre-European Maori law and dispute resolution; describe the effect of English heritage on the New Zealand legal system; provide an overview of the establishment and development of the New Zealand legal system; and provide perspectives on the current and future development of New Zealand law.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and evaluate criminal and civil court processes, and systems of justice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 10338 have been replaced by unit standard 27845.

10349 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and evaluate criminal and civil court processes; describe and evaluate the adversarial and inquisitorial systems of justice; and describe and evaluate the New Zealand jury system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and evaluate the New Zealand criminal justice system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 10341, and unit standard 23699 have been replaced by unit standard 27845.

10351 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the operation of the New Zealand criminal justice system; contrast and evaluate retributive and restorative forms of criminal justice; and evaluate, and propose a change to an aspect of, the New Zealand criminal justice system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and evaluate the application of law to technological change
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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10352 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe law-related concerns arising from the uses of technology, and evaluate the need for legal change in response to advances in technology.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA Social Sciences (General Education) NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and apply civil law to specific situations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10341, and unit standard 10531 have been replaced by unit standard 27846.

23699 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe characteristics of civil law and apply civil law to specified situations.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power

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27837 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation

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27840 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation

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27843 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 10341, unit standard 10351, and unit standard 23699.

27846 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 10344 and unit standard 10345.

27849 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate systems of government and their formation

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Version 2

27852 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate systems of government and their formation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate key concepts of New Zealand's legal system from pre-European practices to current practices

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 10347.

32360 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate key concepts of New Zealand''s legal system from pre-European practices to current practices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 30 June 2022