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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Survey and set out construction work areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15149  Survey and set out construction work areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand and apply surveying techniques and principles, including tachometric principlesThis competence complements the other management competencies and underpins the Elective learning. It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Managers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Setting out principles include the setting out of squares, curves, elevations, slopes, distances, vertical and horizontal surfaces
  • Reference and survey control systems include setting out points (SOP), benchmarks, grids, centre and staked lines, as well as all survey control work
  • Tachometry includes the use of a tachometer (theodolite), setting up an instrument, reading and booking data, reducing tach-readings, producing a tach survey and the use of Joins and Polars
  • Levelling and the transfer of levels include vertical measurement (heights, elevations and levels), the use of an automatic level and levelling staff, reading, booking and reducing of levels
  • Reducing of levels includes both Collimation and Rise and Fall methods
  • Design changes include those made by the clients representative, Engineer, Architect etc, and include site instructions, variation orders, change orders, and include any amendments made to position, height, or specification. > As-built drawings may be produced by amending existing drawings or by establishing new drawings, that incorporate all the permanent works and existing information. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Setting out principles are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reference and survey control systems are established 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The techniques for setting out positions, levels (elevations) and slopes from established points are applied 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is extracted from drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set out and check levels and profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Levels are set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply tachometric principles and set out construction works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of tachometry are applied in setting out and collection of data 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tache principles are applied to produce a tache survey and contour plan 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collect site data and prepare as-built drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information on site regarding existing services, features and structures, is collected using measurement and surveying techniques 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Changes made to design that are incorporated in the permanent works are recorded according to site record keeping principles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Deviations from original project information that may affect future works or maintenance are recorded according to site record keeping principles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information gathered is assimilated and incorporated in as-built drawings according to industry accepted drawings standards, and client requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for "The National Diploma/Certificate in the Management of Building Construction Processes".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA`s who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Surveying principles, including linear and angular units of measure
  • Trigonometry
  • Different formats of angles, sine rule, cosine rule and Pythagoras
  • Scales, maps and plans, drawing views, sections, grades and slopes
  • Reference and survey control systems
  • Principles of Tachometry including terminology, principles of horizontal and vertical angles, stadia readings on staff and Joins and Polars
  • S. A. coordinate system
  • Principles of levelling and related terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Assessment Criteria:
    Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Assessment Criteria:
    Setting out principles are explained 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
    Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles

    Assessment Criteria:
    Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is extracted from drawings 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Assessment Criteria:
    Setting out principles are explained 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
    Apply tachometric principles and set out work

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The techniques for setting out positions, levels (elevations) and slopes from established points are applied? > Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is extracted from drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
    Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles

    Assessment Criteria:
    All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48700   Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  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. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. MTL Training and Projects 
    5. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    6. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



    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.