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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine quantities from plotted data 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14461  Determine quantities from plotted data 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 in-tended 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 com-pleted this unit standard will be able to determine quantities from plotted data. In any working environment

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Display knowledge associated with determining quantities from plotted data
  • Determine quantities from plotted data
  • Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standards 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    NQF Level 3 numeracy and literacy, the ability to plot tape and offset measurements on a plan and obtain information from a plan 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 associated with determining quantities from plotted data 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Theory and principles associated with determining quantities from plotted data are understood and explained with task specific survey standards 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range: Manual determination (planimeter, scales)
    Electronic determination (digital terrain modelling).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of determining quantities from plotted data and checking the final result is understood and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Method and terminology associated with area calculation are understood and explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regular and irregular shapes and sizes
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Method and terminology associated with volume calculations are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regular and irregular shapes, size, heights and widths.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Factors which influence the accurate determination of quantities are understood and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine quantities from plotted data 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Plotted data relevant to the determination of the quantity is obtained and verified 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quantities are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequence of non -compliance is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual determination
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Calculated quantities are checked in accordance with accepted practice . The consequence of non compliance are explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual calculation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the work sequence in accordance with survey standard 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Determined quantities are stored in accordance with 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. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of completing the work sequence is explained 


    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

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    1.1. Plotted data relevant to the determination of the quantity is obtained and verified
    Range: Manually or electronically

    1.2. Quantities are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequence of non -compliance is explained.
    Range: Manually or electronically. Evidence will be required of manual determination

    1.3. Calculated quantities are checked in accordance with accepted practice . The consequence of non compliance are explained
    Range: Manually or electronically. Evidence will be required of manual calculation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    2 Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation or community

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    3 Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    2.1. Plotted data relevant to the determination of the quantity is obtained and verified
    Range: Manually or electronically

    2.2. Quantities are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequence of non -compliance is explained.
    Range: Manually or electronically.
    Evidence will be required of manual determination

    2.3. Calculated3 quantities are checked in accordance with accepted practice . The consequence of non compliance are explained
    Range: Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual calculation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    2.1. Plotted data relevant to the determination of the quantity is obtained and verified
    Range: Manually or electronically

    2.2. Quantities are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequence of non -compliance is explained.
    Range: Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual determination

    2.3. Calculated3 quantities are checked in accordance with accepted practice . The consequence of non compliance are explained
    Range: Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual calculation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    1.1. Theory and principles associated with determining quantities from plotted data are understood and explained with task specific survey standards
    Range: Manual determination (planimeter, scales)
    Electronic determination (digital terrain modelling).
    1.2. The importance of determining quantities from plotted data and checking the final result is understood and explained
    1.3. Method and terminology associated with area calculation are understood and explained
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes and sizes
    1.4. Method and terminology associated with volume calculations are understood and explained.
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes, size, heights and widths.
    1.5. Factors which influence the accurate determination of quantities are understood and explained
    1.6. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained

    3.1. Determined quantities are stored in accordance with task specific requirements
    Range: Indexing, filing, cross-referencing (manually or electronically).
    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions.


    3.1. Determined quantities are stored in accordance with task specific requirements
    Range: Indexing, filing, cross-referencing (manually or electronically).
    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

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

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    2.1. Plotted data relevant to the determination of the quantity is obtained and verified
    Range: Manually or electronically
    2.2. Quantities are determined in accordance with task specific requirements. The consequence of non -compliance is explained.
    Range: Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual determination
    2.3. Calculated quantities are checked in accordance with accepted practice . The consequence of non compliance are explained
    Range: Manually or electronically
    Evidence will be required of manual calculation.

    3.1. Determined quantities are stored in accordance with task specific requirements
    Range: Indexing, filing, cross-referencing (manually or electronically).
    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    1.1. Theory and principles associated with determining quantities from plotted data are understood and explained with task specific survey standards
    Range: Manual determination (planimeter, scales)
    Electronic determination (digital terrain modelling).
    1.2. The importance of determining quantities from plotted data and checking the final result is understood and explained
    1.3. Method and terminology associated with area calculation are understood and explained
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes and sizes
    1.4. Method and terminology associated with volume calculations are understood and explained.
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes, size, heights and widths.
    1.5. Factors which influence the accurate determination of quantities are understood and explained
    1.6. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained

    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large

    Refer to the following assessment criteria:

    1.1. Theory and principles associated with determining quantities from plotted data are understood and explained with task specific survey standards
    Range: Manual determination (planimeter, scales)
    Electronic determination (digital terrain modelling).
    1.2. The importance of determining quantities from plotted data and checking the final result is understood and explained
    1.3. Method and terminology associated with area calculation are understood and explained
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes and sizes
    1.4. Method and terminology associated with volume calculations are understood and explained.
    Range: Regular and irregular shapes, size, heights and widths.
    1.5. Factors which influence the accurate determination of quantities are understood and explained
    1.6. The importance of completing the work sequence is understood and explained
    1.7. Applicable task specific legal requirements are understood and explained

    3.2. Reporting requirements are dealt with in accordance with managerial instructions. 

    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 
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

    * 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. Plotted data, means , but is not limited to, plans produced by manual or elec-tronic means.
    2 Manually, means, using a non-programmed computing device and electroni-cally means using any programmed device.
    3. Calculated, means, but is not limited to, measurement and mathematical de-terminations 

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



    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.