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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid and plot points 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11596  Construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid and plot points 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid and plot points.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge of co-ordinate systems.
  • Construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid.
  • Plot the positions of points on grid.
  • Complete the plotting process in accordance with survey standards. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 2 numeracy and literacy and the ability to read a plan will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of co-ordinate systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with co-ordinates are explained in accordance with task specific survey standards 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rectangular, geodetic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Theory and principles associated with co-ordinate systems are explained in accordance with task specific survey standards 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gauss Conform, WGS84, local.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Legal requirements pertaining to co-ordinates and co-ordinate systems are understood and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Principles associated with scales and the construction of plans are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Construct a Cartesian co-ordinate grid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Axes of reference are constructed in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gauss Conform, WGS84, local constructed manually (to scale) or computer aided.

    Evidence will be required of manual construction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Y and X co-ordinate lines are constructed and labeled in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gauss Conform, WGS84, local constructed manually (to scale) or computer aided.

    Evidence will be required of manual construction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance and purpose of Cartesian co-ordinate grids are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plot the positions of points on grid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Points are plotted in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cartesian or polar plotted manually or computer aided.

    Evidence will be required of manual plotting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Positions of plotted points are checked in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Importance of plotting and checking is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the plotting process in accordance with survey standards. 

    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 electronically produced scale plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of completing the work sequence is 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.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.


    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 1987
    - 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 

  • 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  20487   National Certificate: Hydrographic Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  20488   National Certificate: Photogrammetry Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65549   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    3. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    4. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 



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