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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Reduce tacheometric observations and produce a plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14258  Reduce tacheometric observations and produce a plan 
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 reduce tacheometric observations and produce a plan.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge related to plans and tacheo-metric calculations
  • Plot tacheometric data on a plan
  • Complete the plotting process 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy, the ability to observe a survey point by tacheometry, read a plan and plot points on a plan will facilitate better understanding 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 additional education and training. The learner and assessor will decide jointly on the most appropriate assessment procedure. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Display knowledge related to plans and tacheometric calculations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with tacheometric calculations are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles associated with scales are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Principles associated with the plotting of tacheometric observations are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Principles associated with the construction of plans are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of reducing and checking observations and graphical representation of data on a plan is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The importance of completing the plotting process is understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plot tacheometric data on a plan. 

    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, plans.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Field observations are reduced and checked, all in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Calculation of horizontal distances, vertical differences, elevations, directions (manually or electronically).
    Evidence will be required of manual calculations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Observed points are plotted on a plan in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually (to scale) or computer aided.
    Evidence will be required of manual plotting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the plotting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Plan is stored in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indexing, cross-referencing, filing (manually or electronically).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or computer aided scale plan.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and register with the FE / HE registrar.
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    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 accredited 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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Field observations are reduced and checked, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Observed points are plotted on a plan in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained.
  • Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Field observations are reduced and checked, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Observed points are plotted on a plan in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements.
  • Plan is stored in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained.
  • Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Field observations are reduced and checked, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Observed points are plotted on a plan in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with tacheometric calculations are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
  • Principles associated with scales are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the plotting of tacheometric observations are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the construction of plans are understood and explained.
  • The importance of reducing and checking observations and graphical representation of data on a plan is understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the plotting process is understood and explained.
  • Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements.
  • Plan is stored in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Field observations are verified and transferred to the calculation medium, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Relevant reference data is obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Field observations are reduced and checked, all in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Observed points are plotted on a plan in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Plan is completed in accordance with legal and task specific requirements.
  • Plan is stored in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with tacheometric calculations are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
  • Principles associated with scales are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the plotting of tacheometric observations are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the construction of plans are understood and explained.
  • The importance of reducing and checking observations and graphical representation of data on a plan is understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the plotting process is understood and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Theory and principles associated with tacheometric calculations are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
  • Principles associated with scales are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and conventional requirements pertaining to plans are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the plotting of tacheometric observations are understood and explained.
  • Principles associated with the construction of plans are understood and explained.
  • The importance of reducing and checking observations and graphical representation of data on a plan is understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the plotting process is understood and explained. 

  • 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 (Portfolio 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    The relevant information is contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Training manuals
  • Survey Codes of Practice
  • Survey Instructions
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Professional Publications

    The appropriate sections are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    * 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

    Manually means using a non-programmed computing device and electronically means using any programmed 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. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.