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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply surveying techniques on a construction contract 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9988  Apply surveying techniques on a construction contract 
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 2  NQF Level 02  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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand and apply basic setting out of works in the construction industry using basic survey equipment such as measuring tapes, ranging rods and levels.It contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this unit standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • NQF Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Setting out principles include the setting out of squares, 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
  • 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 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply surveying principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Setting out principles are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reference and survey control systems are established. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and apply surveying techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The techniques for setting out positions, levels (elevations) and slopes from established points are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is extracted from drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Works are set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set out and check levels and profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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


    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 Certificates in Construction Materials Testing. ".
  • 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
  • Scales, maps and plans, drawing views, sections, grades and slopes
  • Reference and survey control systems
  • 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.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

    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.
  • Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Works as set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings.
  • Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings.
  • All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying principles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting our principles are explained.
  • Reference and survey control systems are established. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

    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.
  • Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Works as set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings.
  • Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings.
  • All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

    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.
  • Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Works as set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings.
  • Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings.
  • All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying principles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting our principles are explained.
  • Reference and survey control systems are established.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

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

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

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

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying principles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting our principles are explained.
  • Reference and survey control systems are established.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

    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.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Works as set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings.
  • Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings.
  • All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying principles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting our principles are explained.
  • Reference and survey control systems are established.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques.

    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.
  • Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and spirit level.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Works as set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings.
  • Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings.
  • 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
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. Amber Tower Training 
    5. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Arehone Consulting 
    7. Asemhle Trading 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. Builders Training Centre 
    10. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    11. Buna Construction And Projects 
    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    14. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    15. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Dego Consultants 
    17. Eastcape Training Centre 
    18. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    19. Elata Management Consultants 
    20. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    21. ENTELEKEY GROUP 
    22. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    23. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    24. FAPLA TRAINING 
    25. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    26. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    27. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    28. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    29. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    30. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    31. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    32. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    33. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    34. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    35. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    36. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    37. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    38. Leps Training Consultants 
    39. M3 Construction Projects (pty) Ltd 
    40. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    41. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mkhosana Civils and Skills Development 
    43. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    44. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    46. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    47. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    48. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    49. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    50. National African Federated Building Industry 
    51. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    52. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    53. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    54. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    55. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    56. NOLOSHA 
    57. Northlink TVET College 
    58. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    59. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    60. OSHIKATI 
    61. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    62. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    63. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    64. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Realeboga Training Provider 
    67. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    68. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    69. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    70. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    71. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    72. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    73. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    74. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    75. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    76. Sphola Consulting CC 
    77. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    78. The Business Zone 352 
    79. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
    80. Tius Consultants 
    81. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    82. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    83. TSK Projects 
    84. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    85. Zakhele Jwarha Trading PTY LTD 
    86. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.