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Review of Legal Studies unit standard 10346





Social Science Studies

Legal Studies



NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) has completed the review of the unit standard listed above.


Date report published                                                                        February 2010




NQS consulted with secondary and tertiary providers, moderators, and legal industry members during 2006 and 2007 to review all unit standards in the Legal Studies domain.  It was initially proposed that this unit standard should be designated category D and allowed expire due to low usage.  At that time the category D was queried, because a proposed new level three standard appeared to be a replacement for it.  This would have made it a category C review.  Queries were also raised about whether the proposed new standard was more closely related to Geography than to Legal Studies.  Following further consultation in relation to the NCEA alignment project, NQS discontinued development of the proposed new standard in June 2009.  The original review category D was therefore confirmed.


Main changes


·      Unit standard 10346 was designated expiring.


The unit standard will expire at the end of December 2012


There are no impacts on existing accreditations or registered qualifications.


Impact on Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP)


The expiring unit standard has been transferred from AMAP 0119 to AMAP 0226 so that it can be moderated along with other Legal Studies standards until it reaches its expiry date.


Detailed list of unit standards - classification, title, level, and credits


Key to review category


Dates changed, but no other changes are made - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number


Changes made, but the overall outcome remains the same - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number


Major changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID


Standard will expire and not be replaced


Social Sciences > Social Science Studies > Legal Studies





Review Category


Demonstrate knowledge of principles and operation of law in relation to the environment