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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Investigate and interpret the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, No. 54 of 2003 and the regulations framed thereunder 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258798  Investigate and interpret the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, No. 54 of 2003 and the regulations framed thereunder 
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  10 
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 GISc occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement within social and economic transformation by gaining GISc 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 SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003, and the Regulations framed thereunder.

A qualifying learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Interpret the purpose of the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003.
  • Investigate the purpose of the Regulations framed under the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003.
  • Investigate and interpret provisions of the SDI act, No. 54 of 2003.
  • Investigate and interpret provisions of the current Regulations framed under the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    An ability to apply an elementary working knowledge of the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003 and the Regulations to work carried out within the context of the South African Spatial Information Infrastructure, to interpret and apply legislation applicable to the South African Spatial Information infrastructure, and to interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors` Act No. 40 of 1984 and the Rules framed thereunder is recommended. 

    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 SDI Act, No. 54 OF 2003. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The overall purpose of the Act is interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The administrative and statutory framework within which spatial data infrastructure operations in South Africa must be executed is interpreted, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors leading to the need for the promulgation of the SDI Act, No.54 of 2003, are investigated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The headings, under which the current sections of the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003 are categorised, are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference and relationship between a section of the Act and a regulation framed under the Act are described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate the purpose of the Regulations framed under the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objective of the regulations framed under Act 54 of 2003 is investigated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the establishment of a Committee for Spatial Information is investigated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for the capturing and publishing of metadata are investigated and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate and interpret provisions of the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definitions contained in the Act are interpreted and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise:
  • "Base data set" means those themes of spatial information which have been captured or collected by a data custodian.
  • "Committee" means the Committee for Spatial Information established b! i.

    Section 5:
  • "Data custodian" means; (a) an organ of state: or (b) an independent contractor or person engaged in the exercise of a public power which captures, maintains, manages, integrates, distributes or uses spatial information.
  • "Data set" means an identifiable collection of related spatial information.
  • "Data vendor" means a person who supplies spatial information on behalf of a data custodian; 15.
  • "Department" means the national department responsible for Land Affairs.
  • "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Department.
  • "Features" means geographic phenomena having common characteristics.
  • "Field" means an area of a database record into which a particular item of data is entered: 20.
  • "Maintenance" when used in relation to spatial information, means:
    > (a) measures taken to ensure that spatial information conforms to the standards.
    > (b) the updating or modification of spatial information to ensure that it remains.
  • "Member" means a member of the Committee.
  • "Metadata" means a description of the content. quality. condition and other characteristics of spatial information.
  • "Minister" means the national Minister responsible for Land Affairs.
  • "Organ of state" means an organ of state as defined in section 2.39 of the 30 Constitution.
  • "Prescribe" means prescribe by regulation.
  • "Quality" means the degree to which spatial information which has been captured or collected satisfies stated or implied needs, and includes geographic information about lineage, completeness, currency. logical consistency and accuracy of the 35 spatial information.
  • "Record" means a record as defined in section 1 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000).
  • "SASDI" means the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure established b!.

    Section 3: 4 0:
  • ''Spatial information" means information about spatial objects or features and their attributes.
  • "This Act" includes any regulation made or notice published in terms of this Act.
  • "User" means any person who has obtained access to spatial information in order use to information. 45.
  • Public performance of function, I 0 and prescriptions determined in terms of this Act.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appointment, powers, functions and duties of the Committee for Spatial Information are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Establishment and objectives of South African Spatial Data Infrastructure are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The capture of metadata, are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The duties of a GISc practitioner, the improper conduct of a GISc practitioner and the procedure to address such improper conduct are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The instances in which the Act is binding on the State are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate and interpret provisions of the current (draft) regulations framed under Act No. 54 of 2003. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definitions contained in the Regulations are interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures for the nomination and appointment of a Committee for Spatial Information are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The duties and obligations of the Committee for Spatial Information, are investigated, interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Details for the capturing and publishing of Meta Data, are investigated, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Details for the appointment of data vendors are investigated, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Details for a collaborative maintenance agreement as contemplated by section 16 of the Act are investigated, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Details for reporting on data quality are investigated, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Details for data capturing are investigated, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The circumstances in which an organ of state would request to be appointed as a custodian of spatial information, and the relevant formalities, are investigated, interpreted and explained. 


    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 or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA and registered with the FE/HE registrar.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Anyone wishing to become an assessor or 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 
    A working knowledge of the SDI Act, No. 54 of 2003, and the Regulations framed thereunder.

    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "Display Knowledge and Understanding" is required. 

    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/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 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  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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