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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Calculate the final position of a survey point from polar / traverse observations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14438  Calculate the final position of a survey point from polar / traverse observations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Surveying 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 surveying occupational area and is intended for persons who aim to achieve career advancement by gaining surveying skills leading to a qualification based on unit standards. A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to calculate the final position of a survey point from polar/traverse observations.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge of fixing the final position of a survey point by polar/traverse
  • Determine the final position of the survey point
  • Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 4 numeracy and literacy, the ability to calculate the provisional position of a survey point from polar/traverse observations and knowledge of co-ordinate systems will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard.

    Recognition of prior learning;
    Any learner wishing to be assessed may arrange to do so without having to attend ad-ditional education and training. The learner and assessor will decide jointly on the most appropriate assessment procedure 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fixing the final position of a survey point 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fixing the final position of a survey point by polar/traverse 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with open and closed polar/traverse networks are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Legal requirements and limits of error relevant to the specific task are identified and the importance thereof understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Mathematics associated with the adjustment of polars/traverses is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Theory and principles associated with techniques used to determine the final position of a polar/traverse point are understood and explained in accordance with task specific survey standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The importance of calculating and checking the position of a point and final adjustments is understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of fixing the final position of a survey point obtained by polar/traverse is understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the final position of the survey point 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant reference data are obtained and verified in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Co-ordinates, directions, elevations, files, registers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Processed field data is analysed in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Final Y, X and Z co-ordinates of the point are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual calculations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the work sequence 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Survey point information is stored in accordance with legal and task specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indexing, filing, cross-referencing (manually or electronically)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. 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.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA proce-dures.

    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 accred-ited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where Display KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.
    2. Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary.
    3. The following critical cross-field outcomes are covered in this unit standard under the spe-cific outcomes section. They are not assessed directly, but are assessed holistically through the outcomes as indicated in the following tabulation. 


    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 
    5 Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    6 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 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years` practical, relevant occupational experience
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as
    stipulated by SAQA

    Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of Evidence) 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    * The relevant information is contained in one or more of the following docu-ments:
  • Training manuals
  • Survey Codes of Practice
  • Survey Instructions
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Professional Publications

    ** The appropriate sections are contained in one or more of the following docu-ments:

    * Surface Surveying
  • Land Survey Act 8 of 1997
  • South African Professional and Technical Surveyor`s Act 40 of 1984

    * Minerals Surveying
  • Mine Health and Safety Act 29/1996
  • Mineral Act 50 of 1991

    1 Analysed means calculating co-ordinate differences, closure co-ordinates, sources of error (direction, distance, elevation), point where error was made.
    2 Manually means using a non-programmed computing device and electronically means using any programmed device. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    3. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    4. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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