TSMA's vision and mission is to improve the skills shortage in the geomatics industry in South Africa and advance the interests of the surveying profession in particular through education and training. TSMA maintains the highest possible standards of professional and work ethics to encourage uniformity of practices and procedures and foster public faith in the understanding of surveyors and their work.
TSMA has been granted accreditation by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) (CETA Accreditation number: 5P5850) to provide training and related assessment services against the unit standards as contained in the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered National Certificate in Surveying (SAQA ID: 20486,) as registered on the National Qualification Framework
This qualification was specifically developed for the surveying industry by the surveying standards generating body (SGB). It aims, through a planned combination of unit standards, to equip students with skills and knowledge to undertake field surveying tasks and duties in any working environment, by collecting spatial data in different forms. The qualification was developed to assist with professionalization across the surveying industry. This allows students to gain employment as Assistant Survey Technicians and will lay a foundation for future career advancement in the surveying learning area.