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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Calculate the provisional position of a survey point from polar/traverse observations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14434  Calculate the provisional position of a survey point from polar/traverse observations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Surveying 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 been developed for the surveying occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to calculate the provisional position of a survey point from polar/traverse observations obtained in any working environment

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge related to polar/traverse calculations
  • Calculate the position of a survey point
  • Complete the calculation process in accordance with survey standards 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learning Assumed to be in place
    NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy, the ability to observe a survey point by the po-lar/traversing method and knowledge of co-ordinate systems will facilitate better un-derstanding and proficiency in this unit standard.

    Recognition of prior learning
    Any learner wishing to be assessed may arrange to do so without having to attend ad-ditional education and training. The learner and assessor will decide jointly on the most appropriate assessment procedure 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge related to polar/traverse calculations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principles and terminology associated with a polar/traverse calculation are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Theory and Principles associated with reducing and adjusting polar/traverse observations are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Limits of error relevant to the specific task are identified and the importance thereof understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Legal requirements relevant to calculations are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Theory, Principles and terminology associated with map projections and co-ordinate geometry are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of calculating, checking and applying corrections are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate the provisional position of a survey point 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Co-ordinates, directions, elevations, files, registers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Field observations are reduced, averaged and adjusted in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically. Evidence will be required of manual reduction, averaging and adjustment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Y, X and Z co-ordinates of the survey point are calculated and checked in accordance with task specific and accuracy requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically. Evidence will be required of manual calculations and checking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant corrections are applied in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tape/distance, curvature, refraction, sea-level, projection plane.
    Manually or electronically.
    Evidence will be required of manual applications.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the calculation process in accordance with survey standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Survey point information is stored in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indexing, filing, cross-referencing (manually or electronically)
    Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and register with the FE / HE registrar.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA proce-dures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accred-ited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required. Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary.The following critical cross-field outcomes are covered in this unit standard under the specific outcomes section. They are not assessed directly, but are assessed holistically through the outcomes as indicated in the following tabulation 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years` practical, relevant occupational experience
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as
    stipulated by SAQA

    Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portflio of Evidence) 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    * The relevant information is contained in one or more of the following docu-ments:
  • Training manuals
  • Survey Codes of Practice
  • Survey Instructions
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Professional Publications

    ** The appropriate sections are contained in one or more of the following docu-ments:

    * Surface Surveying
  • Land Survey Act 8 of 1997
  • South African Professional and Technical Surveyor`s Act 40 of 1984

    * Minerals Surveying
  • Mine Health and Safety Act 29/1996
  • Mineral Act 50 of 1991

    1 Manually means using a non-programmed computing device and electronically means using a programmed computing device. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50082   Further Education and Training Certificate: Minerals Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MQA 
    Core  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    3. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    4. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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