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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14442  Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan 
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 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 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 will be able to plot tape and offset measurements on a plan in any working environment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge related to the construction of plans from tape and offset measurements
  • Prepare to plot tape and offset measurements on a plan
  • Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan.
  • Complete the work sequence in accordance with sur-vey standards 

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

    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 
    Display knowledge of the construction of plans from tape and offset management 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with the construction of pans1 are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Theory and principles associated with plotting of tape and offset measurements are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of constructing accurate plans is 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 plot tape and offset measurements on a plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools and equipment required for the task are verified in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Correct plan is selected in accordance with task specific requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work place is examined and hazards and sub standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with industry specific requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant field measurements, sketches and plan data3 is selected and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. The importance of selecting the correct data is explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measurement of base line, features and angular changes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measurements are transferred to the plan media in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manual or Electronic (Cad.)
    Evidence is required of manual plotting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plans and field books are cross-referenced in accordance with task specific requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Original recorded field data is stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Plans are stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drafting equipment and devices found defective are dealt with in accordance with industry specific requirements. 

    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 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 related assessment criteria:

    1. Tools and equipment2 required for the task are verified in accordance with task specific requirements.
    2. Correct plan is selected in accordance with task specific requirements

    3. Plans and field books are cross-referenced in accordance with task specific requirements.

    1. Original recorded field data is stored in accordance with industry specific requirements. Plans are stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization or community

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    The work place is examined and hazards and sub standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with industry specific requirements

    Relevant field measurements, sketches and plan data3 is selected and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. The importance of selecting the correct data is explained
    Range: Measurement of base line, features and angular changes.

    Original recorded field data is stored in accordance with industry specific requirements
    Plans are stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

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

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    The work place is examined and hazards and sub standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with industry specific requirements

    Relevant field measurements, sketches and plan data3 is selected and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. The importance of selecting the correct data is explained
    Range: Measurement of base line, features and angular changes.

    Measurements are transferred to the plan media in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
    Range: Manual or Electronic (Cad.)
    Evidence is required of manual plotting

    Plans and field books are cross-referenced in accordance with task specific requirements.
    Original recorded field data is stored in accordance with industry specific requirements
    2. Plans are stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    Relevant field measurements, sketches and plan data3 is selected and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. The importance of selecting the correct data is explained
    Range: Measurement of base line, features and angular changes. 

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

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    Theory and principles associated with the construction of plans1 are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    heory and principles associated with plotting of tape and offset measurements are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    The importance of constructing accurate plans is understood and explained.
    The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and 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:

    Tools and equipment required for the task are verified in accordance with task specific requirements.

    Relevant field measurements, sketches and plan data3 is selected and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. The importance of selecting the correct data is explained
    Range: Measurement of base line, features and angular changes.

    Measurements are transferred to the plan media in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequences of non-compliance are explained.
    Range: Manual or Electronic (Cad.)
    Evidence is required of manual plotting

    Original recorded field data is stored in accordance with industry specific requirements
    Plans are stored in accordance with industry specific requirements 

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

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    Theory and principles associated with the construction of plans1 are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    Theory and principles associated with plotting of tape and offset measurements areunderstood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    The importance of constructing accurate plans is understood and explained.
    The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development

    Refer to related assessment criteria:

    Theory and principles associated with the construction of plans1 are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    Theory and principles associated with plotting of tape and offset measurements are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards.
    The importance of constructing accurate plans is understood and explained.
    The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and 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
  • Manufacturers` Manuals and Specifications
  • 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

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

    1 Plans includes but is not limited to materiel plans produced manually or by elec-tronic means.
    2 Tools and equipment includes but is not limited to scales, offset scales, pencils, and pens.
    3 Plan data includes but is not limited to scale, plan conventions, north point and references.
    4. Field book includes but is not limited to the media on which the field
    measurement is stored 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65549   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  60349   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. 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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