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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Position a tape for measuring 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14257  Position a tape for measuring 
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 position a tape and assists with tape measuring in any working environment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge related to the positioning of a tape
  • Prepare to position a base tape
  • Position a base tape and assist with measuring
  • Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF level 1 numeracy and literacy 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Display knowledge related to the positioning of a tape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Terminology and principles associated with tapes are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles and precautions associated with the positioning of tapes are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of positioning a base tape and the measurement to features are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Applicable task specific legal and safety requirements are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to position a base tape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools and equipment required for the task are verified for use in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective equipment required for the task is verified for use in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Permission to enter the work place, if necessary, is obtained in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions are explained and, if found during continuous examination, dealt with in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Position a base tape and assist with measuring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work related hazards and associated risks are explained and identified and, if found, dealt with in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective equipment is used throughout in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Required reference point is located and identified in accordance with the job instruction and task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Base tape is installed in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Zero of the tape is held at reference points in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Communicated instructions are interpreted and responded to in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communicated instructions include instructions by means of hand signals, verbal communication and radio transmission.
    Evidence is required of hand signals and any two (2) of the other communication methods.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools and equipment are collected and accounted for before leaving the work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools and equipment found defective are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 


    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Tools and equipment required for the task are verified for use in accordance with manufacturers` specifications.
  • Personal protective equipment required for the task is verified for use in accordance with manufacturers` specifications.
  • Required reference point is located and identified in accordance with the job instruction and task specific requirements.
  • Base tape is installed in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications.
  • Tools and equipment found defective are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Permission to enter the work place, if necessary, is obtained in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions are explained and, if found during continuous examination, dealt with in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks are explained and identified and, if found, dealt with in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Tools and equipment are collected and accounted for before leaving the work place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Permission to enter the work place, if necessary, is obtained in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions are explained and, if found during continuous examination, dealt with in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks are explained and identified and, if found, dealt with in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Tools and equipment are collected and accounted for before leaving the work place.
  • Personal protective equipment is used throughout in accordance with manufacturers` specifications. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Required reference point is located and identified in accordance with the job instruction and task specific requirements.
  • Base tape is installed in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Zero of the tape is held at reference points in accordance with task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions are explained and, if found during continuous examination, dealt with in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks are explained and identified and, if found, dealt with in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Zero of the tape is held at reference points in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Terminology and principles associated with tapes are understood and explained.
  • Principles and precautions associated with the positioning of tapes are understood and explained.
  • The importance of positioning a base tape and the measurement to features are understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained.
  • Communicated instructions are interpreted and responded to in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Tools and equipment required for the task are verified for use in accordance with manufacturers` specifications.
  • Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions are explained and, if found during continuous examination, dealt with in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Base tape is installed in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Zero of the tape is held at reference points in accordance with task specific requirements.
  • Communicated instructions are interpreted and responded to in accordance with task specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Terminology and principles associated with tapes are understood and explained.
  • Principles and precautions associated with the positioning of tapes are understood and explained.
  • The importance of positioning a base tape and the measurement to features are understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained.
  • Communicated instructions are interpreted and responded to in accordance with task specific requirements. 

  • 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 assessment criteria:
  • Terminology and principles associated with tapes are understood and explained.
  • Principles and precautions associated with the positioning of tapes are understood and explained.
  • The importance of positioning a base tape and the measurement to features are understood and explained.
  • The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained.
  • Base tape is installed in accordance with task specific 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 documents:
  • Training manuals
  • Survey Codes of Practice
  • Survey Standard Task Procedures
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Risk Assessment Documents
  • Manufacturers` Manuals and Specifications
  • 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

    * Minerals Surveying
  • Mine Health and Safety Act 29/1996
  • Mineral Act (Act 50 of 1991)

    1 Tools and equipment include, but is not limited to, steel and soft tapes.
    2 Personal protective equipment includes, but is not limited to, hearing protection, hard hat, safety footwear, eye protection, hand protection, life lines.
    3 Workplace hazards and sub-standard conditions may include, but is not limited to high walls, undermined ground, snakes, strong wind, loose ground, wet/muddy conditions, skew beacons.
    4 Work related hazards and associated risks may include, but is not limited to traffic, overhead power lines, excessive water, working at elevated positions, veld fires.
    5 Reference point means, but is not limited to survey station, beacons, markers, marks, topography, surface/underground features. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60349   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    5. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Mathome Training & Development 
    7. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    8. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    9. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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