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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and apply legislation applicable to GISc practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258815  Interpret and apply legislation applicable to GISc practices 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11756  Interpret and apply legislation applicable to cadastral surveys  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  Complete 

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 GIS skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this Unit Standard is able to interpret and apply legislation applicable to GISc practices.

A qualifying learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Interpret and apply relevant legislation that affects a GISc assignment.
  • Describe and explain the purpose and relevance of such legislation to GISc projects.
  • Interpret, describe and explain the consequences of non-compliance with relevant legislation applicable to GISc projects. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 6 communication, as well as an ability to compare the South African GISc legislative environment to legislation in other countries, to implement a GI System in a small business or municipality, and to provide advice regarding: Data gathering, data processing, data modeling, visualization, data output, GI System architecture, GI database management, security, storage, and archiving procedures; an ability to interpret the Professional and Technical Surveyors` Act, No. 40 of 1984, and the rules framed thereunder, to investigate and interpret the SDI Act, No 54 of 2003 and the regulations framed thereunder, and to interpret and apply the Promotion to Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 and the applicable sections of the Copy Right, No. 98 of 1978 will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is required to apply the assessment criteria to sufficient case studies or projects in order that the suitable application of all legislation listed in the range statement under assessment criteria "The relevant sections of current legislation pertaining to the identified characteristics of a GISc project under investigation are identified" is assessed.

    Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and apply relevant legislation that affects a GISc project. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Professional and Technical Surveyors Act, 1984 (Act No 40 of 1984), as amended: whole.
  • Rules in terms of Act 40 of 1984: whole.

    (In all cases the latest version of the legislation must be used):
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, 2003 (Act No 54 of 2003: whole.
  • Regulations in terms of Act 54 of 2003: whole - once these are published, which is not yet.
  • Copyright Act, 1978 (Act No 98 of 1978), as amended: whole, excluding sections 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 40, 42, 45, 46 and 47.
  • Legal Deposit Act, 1997 (Act No 54 of 1997), as amended: only sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10.
  • National Archives of South Africa Act, 1996 (Act No 43 of 1996), as amended: only sections 1, 3, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No 2 of 2000): whole.
  • SA Geographical Names Council Act, 1998 (Act No 118 of 1998), as amended: only sections 1, 9 and 10.
  • Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999): only sections 1, 3 and 17.
  • Electronic Communication and Transaction Act, 2002 (Act No 25 of 2002): only sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 14, 20, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55 and 56. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of the GISc project under investigation are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant sections of current legislation pertaining to the identified characteristics of the GISc project under investigation are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possibility of additional legislation to that already identified having bearing on the GISc project is acknowledged, and the steps to be taken to ensure that such additional legislation is identified and taken into consideration are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steps necessary for the application of relevant legislation in the case of the GISc project under investigation are investigated, described and taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and explain the purpose and relevance of such legislation to any specific GISc project. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe and explain the purpose and relevance of such legislation to GISc projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the identified legislation is interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevance of the identified legislation in the case of the particular GISc project is described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect that the identified legislation has on data ownership in the case of the GISc project is interpreted and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The considerations that must be taken into account in the GISc project due to the identified legislation are described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret, describe and explain the consequences of non-compliance with relevant legislation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Interpret, describe and explain the consequences of non-compliance with relevant legislation applicable to data ownership and GISc projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The actions required in order to comply with the relevant legislation applicable to the GISc projects are interpreted, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cases in which exemptions from the requirements of the identified legislation are possible and the procedures to be followed in order to qualify for such exemptions, if any, are identified, described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance with the requirements of the relevant legislation are interpreted, described 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 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 
    When this Unit Standard has been achieved and credits awarded accordingly, the learner:
  • Would have gained thorough understanding of the need to comply with the relevant legislation as an essential prerequisite to any GISc project undertaken for or on behalf a government authority.
  • Would have gained understanding and knowledge of the various and different requirements and details as described in the relevant legislation, regulations and policies applicable in the different provinces and/or parts of provinces as well as nationally.
  • Would have gained knowledge of the relevance of quality information and data-collection as a prerequisite for the GISc project.
  • Would display enhanced communication and negotiation skills as a result of rendering a professional and ongoing liaison with all parties involved, aimed at meeting the expectations of the client.

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11756, "Interpret and apply legislation applicable to cadastral surveys", Level 7, 5 credits. 

    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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