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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, no. 40 of 1984 and the rules framed thereunder 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11830  Interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, no. 40 of 1984 and the rules framed thereunder 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 within social and economic transformation by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person, who has successfully completed this Unit Standard, is able to investigate and interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984, and the Rules framed thereunder.

A qualifying learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Interpret the purpose of the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984.
  • Examine the purpose of the Rules of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors.
  • Interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act and the Rules.
  • Examine the structure of the South African survey profession.
  • Describe and explain ethical conduct as expected from registered persons. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Knowledge of the Land Survey Act No. 8 of 1997 and the Regulations framed thereunder, and the Sectional Titles Act No. 95 of 1986 and the Regulations framed thereunder will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the purpose of the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The objectives of the legislature as embraced in the preamble to the Act are interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The various registration categories to which the Act refers are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The advantages of the establishment of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO) are examined and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    (a) Registration
    (b) Education
    (c) Discipline
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The overall functions and duties of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The implications for persons whose registration as professional surveyors or technical surveyors has lapsed, or cancelled, are interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The need and/or desirability for registration of all persons who are active in the activities practiced by the survey fraternity at large, is examined and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Examine the purpose of the rules of the South African Council 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Examine the purpose of the rules of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The overall objectives of the rules framed in lieu of regulations, and the difference between rules and regulations, are examined and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reasons for bestowing on the Council the authority and responsibility to make rules pertaining to the effective execution of the stipulations contained in Act No. 40 of 1984 are examined and explained by reference to the relevant matters within the rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The meaning, effectiveness and feasibility of the rules relative to controlling the conduct and actions of registered persons are examined and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The meaning of the rules regarding primarily the protection of the interests of the general public and ultimately the survey industry is interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The rules pertaining to the procedure in conducting of meetings of the council and committees of the council, are described, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The rules pertaining to the specific requirements for registration of the various categories of qualified persons are described, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The rules pertaining to inquiries into alleged improper conduct and the procedures at inquiries are described, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequences of non-compliance with the rules of conduct are examined, described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984, and the Rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The explanatory definitions of keywords and expressions listed in both the Act and Rules are interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The composition and constitution of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors, the requirements and procedures related to the nomination of qualified members (and alternate members) and their appointment, are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The general powers and the disciplinary powers of the council are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The need for the establishment, keeping and prompt updating of a register, which reflects the relevant information of registered persons in the authorised categories is examined and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The functions and duties of the Council and its standing and/or interim (ad hoc) committees are described, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The composition and constitution of the Education Advisory Committee (EAC), the nomination and appointment of members, the objectives of the EAC and the basic procedures for meetings of the EAC, are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The qualifications required for the registration of all applicants, the procedures pertaining to the registration of applicants and the conditions set out by Council in terms of guideline documents pertaining to each registration category are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The acts and omissions committed by registered persons, which constitute improper conduct, and the procedures which are to be followed regarding inquiries into alleged improper conduct are interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The actions by unregistered persons and companies or other relevant juristic persons, which constitute an offence in terms of the Act, are interpreted, described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Examine the structure of the South African survey profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The statutory functions of the Minister responsible for Land Affairs, and the functions of the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General responsible for Surveys, Planning and Land Information are examined, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The establishment, functions and objectives of the various representative bodies and learned societies are examined, described and explained in terms of Act No. 40 of 1984. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The current division of the various registration categories of professional and technical surveyors, and the right of the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors to open up any new category should such a need arise, are described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe and explain ethical conduct expected from registered persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The specific actions relative to advertising, as a component part of marketing, which are forbidden, are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The specific allowable actions relative to marketing of services rendered by a registered person are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The circumstances, in which a registered person is forbidden on the one hand and permitted on the other to supersede another registered person on any survey work, are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The specific forbidden actions relative to touting or canvassing are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The forbidden and allowable actions relative to tendering, quoting, partnerships and companies are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The specifics of the rules relative to fees or rewards and salaried employment are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The general requirements of ethical behaviour towards members of the profession, its leadership, clients, colleagues, third parties and the public in general are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The consequences of non-compliance with the rules are described and 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.
    4. Anyone wishing to become an assessor or a provider of learning must provide an affordable assessment / learning service.

    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 
    When this unit standard has been achieved and credits have been awarded accordingly, the learner would have acquired working knowledge of the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984, and the Rules relating thereto.

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


    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/organization/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical 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 NOTES 
    Supplementary Information
  • Terminology/Glossary in this Unit Standard is consistent with that generally used in South African publications and documentation pertaining to cadastral surveying and registration matters.
  • Statutory requirements referred to in this Unit Standard are contained in one or more of the following documents.
  • Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984
  • Rules in terms of the Professional and Technical Surveyors' Act, No. 40 of 1984
  • Land Survey Act, No. 8 of 1997
  • Regulations in terms of the Land Survey Act, No. 8 of 1997
  • Deeds Registration Act, No. 47 of 1937
  • Regulations in terms of Deeds Registration Act, No. 47 of 1937
  • Sectional Titles Act, No. 95 of 1986
  • Regulations in terms of Sectional Titles Act, No. 95 of 1986
  • Interpretation Act, No. 33 of 1957 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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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    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.