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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate an analytical stereo comparator and measure data for aerial triangulation purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14441  Operate an analytical stereo comparator and measure data for aerial triangulation purposes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 occupa-tional area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve ca-reer advancement by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualifi-cation based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to operate an analytical comparator and measure data for Aerial Triangulation purposes.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare an analytical stereo instrument for use
  • Observe and record Fiducial marks
  • Observe and record Control and Tie points 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy.

    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 
    Prepare an analytical stereo instrument for use 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment is verified in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Instrument is calibrated in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stereo pair is set up on carrier plates correctly in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe and record Fiducial marks 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Fiducial marks are observed and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Fiducial mark observations are adjusted using the camera calibration data in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Observe and record Control and Tie points 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. X and Y parallax is eliminated at each point to be observed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ground Control points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tie points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Plate co-ordinates are recorded in accordance with operating requirements. 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 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 
    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.
    3. The following critical cross-field outcomes are covered in this unit standard under the spe-cific 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

    Refer to assessment criteria:
    Fiducial marks are observed and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Fiducial mark observations are adjusted using the camera calibration data in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    X and Y parallax is eliminated at each point to be observed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Ground Control points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Tie points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Plate co-ordinates are recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    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

    Refer to assessment criteria:

    Fiducial marks are observed and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Fiducial mark observations are adjusted using the camera calibration data in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    X and Y parallax is eliminated at each point to be observed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    Ground Control points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information

    Refer to assessment criteria:

    1. X and Y parallax is eliminated at each point to be observed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Ground Control points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Tie points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    4. Plate co-ordinates are recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

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

    Refer to assessment criteria:

    1. Equipment is verified in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    2. Instrument is calibrated in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    3. Stereo pair is set up on carrier plates correctly in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    4. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained.

    1. Fiducial marks are observed and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Fiducial mark observations are adjusted using the camera calibration data in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

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

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    1. Fiducial marks are observed and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Fiducial mark observations are adjusted using the camera calibration data in accordance with manufacturers specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    1. X and Y parallax is eliminated at each point to be observed. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Ground Control points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

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

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    1. Equipment is verified in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    2. Instrument is calibrated in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    3. Stereo pair is set up on carrier plates correctly in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.


    4. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained.


    3. Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Tie points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are 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 related assessment criteria:

    1. Equipment is verified in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    2. Instrument is calibrated in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    3. Stereo pair is set up on carrier plates correctly in accordance with manufacturers requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    4. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained.


    3. Residuals are computed and checked to be within limits of tolerance set down by task requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.


    3. Tie points are observed and recorded in accordance with operating requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are 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 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

    * 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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