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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the capture of Geo-information from secondary data sources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258639  Supervise the capture of Geo-information from secondary data sources 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Geographical Information Sciences 
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
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 will be useful to people who aim to achieve career advancement in the GISc area by gaining skills to supervise the capture of Geo-information from secondary data sources.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Define parameters that can be used in the capture of geo-information data from secondary sources.
  • Supervise a data capture project.
  • Data capture is verified according to organisational rules and principles.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5.
  • Capture geo-information from secondary data sources under supervision. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define parameters that can be used in the capture of geo-information data from secondary sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Digitising parameters are defined in terms Geo-information data capture from secondary data sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transformation principles, layer definitions, tolerances, feature-crossing rules, edge rules, text rules, metadata parameters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scanning parameters are defined in terms of the capture of Geo-information from secondary data sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    DPI (dots per inch), file naming conventions, metadata parameters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Heads-up digitising parameters are defined in terms of relevant secondary data sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layer definitions, tolerances, feature-crossing rules, edge rules, text rules, zoom & scale, metadata parameters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parameters for capturing coordinates are defined in terms of relevant secondary data sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Constants, layer definitions, feature-crossing rules, feature hierarchy rules, edge rules, text rules, metadata parameters.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise a data capture project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Layer rules are defined and implemented in terms of secondary data sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rules for cleaning data are defined and implemented in terms of the secondary data sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rules for determining unique identifiers are defined and implemented Geo-information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supervising the implementation of data capture rules is demonstrated in terms of secondary data sources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Data capture is verified according to organisational rules and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Metadata for captured data are assessed against organisational rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational rules and principles are implemented in terms of capturing geo-information from secondary data sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Captured data are assessed against organisational rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supervising these implementations and assessments are demonstrated in relation to organisational rules and principles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    Display 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 
    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 
    Notes to Assessors:
  • When preparing for this unit standard, it is important to remember that the primary focus is on data capture from secondary sources. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  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: 
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