Legal Studies unit standards review

Current reviews

Consultation on reviewed Legal Studies - Unit Standards 8545, 8551, 8552, 8555, 10337, 10347

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) invites feedback on the review of six unit standards in the Legal Studies domain listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS).

The standards are being reviewed to maintain their currency, in collaboration with primary users of the standards in secondary schools and private training establishments (PTEs).

Consultation closes on Friday 28 August 2020.

The major changes proposed, in addition to amended titles and credits, include:

  • updating legislation and guidance information

  • replacing the current Level 3 standard with a new single outcome standard that focuses on evaluation (which aligns with the other Level 3 standards) and providing graded achievement criteria. The new Level 3 standard will replace unit standard 10347, which is proposed to expire.

Please note: these drafts are for consultation purposes only. No assessment can occur against these standards until the listed versions are published.

The reviewed and amended draft unit standards

 

Unit Standard

Title

Level

Credits

US8545 (DOC, 100KB)

Describe the factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime

2

3

US8551 (DOC, 100KB)

Describe the application of New Zealand law to marriage, civil union, and de facto relationships

2

3

Describe the application of New Zealand law to personal relationships

2

3

US8552 (DOC, 110KB)

 

Describe legal consequences and protections relating to domestic violence and child abuse

 

2

3

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

 

2

 

3

US8555 (DOC, 97KB)

Describe the objectives and application of consumer law

2

3

US10337 (DOC, 99KB)

Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students

2

3

US10347 (DOC, 115KB)

Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system

3

5

Evaluate the development of the New Zealand legal system from pre-European practices to current practices

3

4

Feedback

We invite comment on any aspect of these reviewed assessment standards. Please send your responses to nqs@nzqa.govt.nz by Friday 28 August 2020.

 

 

 

 

 
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