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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a simple stereoscope 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11625  Operate a simple stereoscope 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Surveying 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 view a photographic stereo model.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Operate a simple stereoscope.
  • Baseline two adjoining photographs and eliminate Y parallax.
  • Perform stereoscopic photo-interpretation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 2 numeracy and literacy. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Operate a simple stereoscope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. See stereoscopically using the standard test card. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Base length between the individual exposures to be viewed is determined. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stereo photographs are overlapped in the correct manner. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Photographs are positioned according to individual's eye base measurement. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Stereoscope is correctly positioned over photographs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Baseline two adjoining photographs and eliminate Y parallax. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Photographs are positioned in the correct manner. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ensure photographs can be viewed in stereo. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Baseline two adjoining photographs correctly and eliminate Y parallax. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Photographs are moved, relative to the other, until visible parallax is removed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform stereoscopic photo-interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate photo interpretation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mountains, rivers, plants, roads, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Determine suitability of terrain for ground control points. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Steepness, vegetation, suitable size points of detail.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Determine suitability of terrain for survey operations. (Recce). The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Determine the complexity of the terrain for mapping operations. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 


    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 registered 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 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. 


    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 (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 
    1. Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

    2. Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary.

    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
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20488   National Certificate: Photogrammetry Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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