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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collate data for grade control and geological interpretation purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262237  Collate data for grade control and geological interpretation purposes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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 will be useful to people who are responsible for collating data for grade control and geological modelling purposes.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to collate geologically related data for grade control and geological modelling purposes.
  • Source and collate raw data.
  • Validate raw data.
  • Archive the collated data and compile completion reports. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Map reading skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, and proficient in compiling reports in accordance with scientific principles and the use of the appropriate nomenclature. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended to cover the collation of data for grade control and geological interpretation purposes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate the knowledge required to collate geologically related data for grade control and geological modelling purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The potential and actual implications of inaccurately collated data are described in terms of legal and site-specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Grade control.
  • Geological interpretation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sources of potential data are described in the mining context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Geological plans and databases.
  • Borehole logs.
  • Survey plans and databases.
  • Sampling plans and databases.
  • Topographical sheets.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences and requirements of the work instruction and the consequences of non-compliance are explained in terms of the possible and probable impact on the subsequent grade control programme and geological interpretation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different data types are described in terms of the source of each data type, the contents of each data type and the relationship with other data types. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Source and collate raw data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sources of data are ascertained, accessed and confirmed to be complete. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Geology database.
  • Survey database.
  • Sampling database.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The raw data is obtained, confirmed to be complete and organised into the different data types in accordance with sound geological practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Anomalous data are noted and recorded and corrective measures applied within the constraints of the level of responsibility and authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Incomplete data.
  • Non-sorted/random data.
  • Non-standardised data.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazardous and sub-standard conditions found during examination of the workplace are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include any one or a combination of the following:
  • Slippery surfaces, electricity in close proximity to water.
  • Poor illumination.
  • Faulty wiring.
  • Excessive dust.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Validate raw data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work related hazards and associated risks that have an effect on a safe and healthy work environment are dealt with in accordance with the laid down procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include any one or a combination of the following:
  • Eyestrain.
  • Incorrect posture.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The raw data are correctly listed in terms of the data type and relevant fields in the required format and anomalous data, when encountered, are recorded and dealt with in accordance with the laid down procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data from different sources are integrated into a single data base in accordance with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The data are validated in accordance with the work instruction and laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic calculations are performed on the data in accordance with the work instruction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Archive the collated data and compile completion reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The collated and validated data are dealt with in accordance with the work instruction and laid down procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Stored on site.
  • Transferred to a central or temporary database.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The original data are returned and archived in accordance with the laid down procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned in accordance with documented procedure and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The collated data and required completion reports are submitted in the required format in accordance with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The completion of the work is communicated to the relevant personnel in accordance with site-specific 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 relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • 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 
    The following embedded knowledge will be addressed in an integrated manner in the unit standard:
  • The ability to read and identify raw geological related data in a spatial context.
  • The ability to correctly identify the most appropriate sources of data and integration procedures to decrease workload and to increase productivity.
  • The ability to identify and recognise anomalous data that affect the integrity of grade control and geological interpretation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify anomalous data values and data types and the correcting of gross errors contributes to his/her problem solving ability. The ability to effectively identify and correct errors during the validation process will indicate the learner's problem solving capabilities by using critical and creative thinking to make decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: Other personnel will use the output of the learners work and the effective interaction with these personnel will indicate that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The effective organisation and sorting of the raw data by data type and within data types and the consequent integration of the will indicate that the learner can organise and manage activities in his/her work environment. The selecting of the appropriate calculation methods for the specific procedure will indicate that the learner can manage and organise activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the learner to obtain/collect and organise actual raw data and to critically evaluate this data for gross errors will enhance him/her proficiency to collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information. The correcting of errors that were detected during the validation process will indicate that the learner can critically evaluate his/her work output prior to submitting the data to other personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The recording of anomalous raw data received and the outcome of error reports during the validation process and the reporting thereof in the correct format will indicate the learner's efficiency in written presentations. The reporting of hazardous and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective oral communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The correct application of mathematical formulae to accurately analyse the data will indicate that the learner is proficient in the appropriate use of science and technology. The identification of hazardous and sub-standard conditions that can have an effect on the environment and the health of others indicate his/her responsible behaviour in these circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify anomalous raw data and the correcting thereof and to deal with these conditions by applying problem solving techniques will indicate his/her proficiency in understanding that a specific action or decision taken have more than one effect. The correcting of specific data can effect subsequent calculations and the following of the correct procedure for correcting anomalous data will indicate that the learner understands the relationship between data types. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements and/or Laid down Procedures are contained in one or more of the following:
  • Managerial instructions, including work instructions.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Standard task procedures.
  • Risk assessment documentation.
  • Working guides.
  • Training manuals.
  • Education manuals.

    Legal Requirements are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Raw Data can be any one or a combination of:
  • Laboratory data.
  • Geological and/or survey maps/plans.
  • Geology reports.
  • Borehole logs.
  • Sampling database. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65549   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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