This course covers the professional practice as prescribed by the South African Council for Professional Land and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Topics include professionalism, professional ethics and practices, social responsibility, partnerships, client relationships, PLATO legislation and rules, legislation relevant to geomatics (e.g. Promotion of Access to Information Act, Spatial Data Infrastructure Act) and the role of international associations and societies in geomatics.
This is a distance learning programme presented in the first semester with two compulsory workshops of at least 25 contact hours in total. Delegates who pass the six assignments and the three hour written exam will receive a certificate of successful completion from the University of Pretoria.