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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a camera for Aerial Photography 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14454  Operate a camera for Aerial Photography 
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 
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 operate a camera for Aerial photography.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
Prepare the camera for aerial photography
Operate the camera
Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

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

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare the camera for aerial photography 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Aperture and/or shutter speed is set according to photographic conditions in order to obtain the desired radiometric parameters. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Contrast, gamma and brightness
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Camera is checked and verified in accordance with manufactures specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Drift angles are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.GPS link (electronic), camera to receiver is verified as operational. Static initialization is carried out before take-off and re-initialized after landing. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and safety requirements are understood and explained 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate the camera 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The camera is activated in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Monitor and adjust drift between strips in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Interval meter is operated in accordance with task and manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Camera functions are continuously verified. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Level, vacuum, film transport and GPS receiver
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Test exposures are taken in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Magazine is prepared for removal in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Magazine is removed, labelled and stored in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Camera is removed from mounting in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Camera is stored in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 


    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 registered 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. 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

    Refer to the following related assessment criteria:
    1. The camera is activated in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Monitor and adjust drift between strips in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Interval meter is operated in accordance with task and manufacturers specific 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

    Refer to the following related assessment criteria:
    2. Magazine is prepared for removal in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    4. Camera is removed from mounting in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. 

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

    Refer to the following related assessment criteria:
    1. The camera is activated in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Monitor and adjust drift between strips in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Interval meter is operated in accordance with task and manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    4. Camera functions are continuously verified. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information

    Refer to the following related assessment criteria:
    1. The camera is activated in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    2. Monitor and adjust drift between strips in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3. Interval meter is operated in accordance with task and manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    4. Camera functions are continuously verified. 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 the following related assessment criteria:
    1.1 Aperture and/or shutter speed is set according to photographic conditions in order to obtain the desired radiometric parameters. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
    Range: Contrast, gamma and brightness

    1.2. Camera is checked and verified in accordance with manufactures specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.3. Drift angles are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.4.GPS link (electronic), camera to receiver is verified as operational. Static initialization is carried out before take-off and re-initialized after landing. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and safety requirements are understood and explained

    3.5. Camera is stored in accordance with manufacturers specific 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 the following related assessment criteria:
    1.1. The camera is activated in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    1.2. Monitor and adjust drift between strips in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    1.3. Interval meter is operated in accordance with task and manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    1.4. Camera functions are continuously verified. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
    Range: Level, vacuum, film transport and GPS receiver



    3.1. Test exposures are taken in accordance with standard operating procedures. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3.2. Magazine is prepared for removal in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.

    3.3. Magazine is removed, labelled and stored in accordance with task specific requirements.

    3.4. Camera is removed from mounting in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. 

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

    Refer to the following related assessment criteria:
    1.1. Aperture and/or shutter speed is set according to photographic conditions in order to obtain the desired radiometric parameters. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
    Range: Contrast, gamma and brightness

    1.2. Camera is checked and verified in accordance with manufactures specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.3. Drift angles are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.4.GPS link (electronic), camera to receiver is verified as operational. Static initialization is carried out before take-off and re-initialized after landing. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and safety requirements are understood and explained

    3.2. Magazine is prepared for removal in accordance with manufacturers specific 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 the following related assessment criteria:
    1.1. Aperture and/or shutter speed is set according to photographic conditions in order to obtain the desired radiometric parameters. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
    Range: Contrast, gamma and brightness

    1.2. Camera is checked and verified in accordance with manufactures specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.3. Drift angles are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.

    1.4.GPS link (electronic), camera to receiver is verified as operational. Static initialization is carried out before take-off and re-initialized after landing. The consequences of non-compliance are understood and explained.
  • Applicable task specific legal and safety requirements are understood and explained

    3.2. Magazine is prepared for removal in accordance with manufacturers specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

  • 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

    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: 
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