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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate an understanding of international law in diplomatic context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114868  Demonstrate an understanding of international law in diplomatic context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2010-06-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-06-26   2014-06-26  

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 
This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will demonstrate and understanding of international law and its implications in agency work.

The learner will be able to evaluate the implications of important international treaties and how these treaties impact on the relations of South Africa with other nations.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Analyse the rules governing international law.
  • Explain the role of the United Nations and its Charter.
  • Define and explain the concept of the Community of Nations.
  • Analyse the law of intervention and its implications.
  • Identify the role of important monetary and trade organizations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed to have a Level 5 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the rules governing international law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Critical international treaties are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications for contravening customary international law are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rules for the interpretation of international law are stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The incorporation of international law into the law of South Africa is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Human Rights declaration of South Africa is critically analysed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the role of the United Nations and its Charter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles and objectives of the United Nations are interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The United Nations Charter is discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Memoranda of understanding are interrogated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The UN agreements to be honoured by South Africa are described 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and define the concept of the community of nations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of the Community of Nations is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The membership of the Community of Nations is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The status of the Community of Nations is reviewed within the context of existing relationships among nations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process that leads to the recognition of the States and Governments is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the law of intervention and its implications for diplomacy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The law of intervention by right is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The obligation of a state to abstain from intervention in affairs of other states is interrogated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Situations for permissible intervention are evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the role of important monetary and trade organizations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Policies of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Bretten Woods Institutions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits, implications and opportunities of the monetary and trade organizations for the South African economy are assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of globalization on the SA economy are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Economic policy frameworks are compared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The SA economic policy is assessed and reviewed against international benchmarks. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • International law and contemporary law
  • Critical international treaties
  • Human Rights Declaration
  • Community of Nations
  • The Law of intervention
  • Disarmament and Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
  • Racism and Xenophobia (WCAR)
  • International crime and drugs
  • World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to important international treaties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to acquire best possible understanding of diplomatic relations as determined by international law. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessment methods and integrated assessment

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the number of assessment "events". Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Supplementary information

    Activity No. Hours
    Lectures 30
    Experiential Learning
    Self-directed learning 20
    Skills coaching
    Other
    Total 50 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48762   Advanced Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50418   National Certificate: Immigration Law Enforcement  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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.
     
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