Somatology, Dermal Aesthetics, Front Office Administration
The Isa Carstens Academy is one of the most reputable learning institutions for students who wish to follow a career path in the health and wellness industry. Established in 1978, we have a proud history of providing quality education and services to students from all over South Africa and further afield.
Our reputation for excellence is built on our adherence to international quality standards and the value of trusted relationships. In 1978, the Academy also became the first South African school recognised by Swiss-based CIDESCO (Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie.), an internationally recognised examining body, renowned around the world.
At Isa Carstens Academy, we approach beauty as science. From anatomy to physiology, biotics to nutrition, our highly acclaimed Somatology course takes a holistic approach when it comes to the treatment of a client, focusing on skin and body needs.
Today, alumni of the Isa Carstens Academy can be found all over the world – as owners, managers and/or therapists in wellness centres, cosmetic houses and on luxury ocean liners. They also work in the field of medical aesthetics or as lecturers.
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It is incredibly important to us that you enjoy your studies at the Academy and experience all that tertiary student life has to offer. We want you to have fun, experience life to the fullest and meet friends who you will share memories of your time at the Academy with for many years to come.
In addition, both the Stellenbosch and Pretoria campuses are situated close to the Stellenbosch and Pretoria Universities respectively. The Academy works in close collaboration with the residences of these universities to offer students an enriched and engaging campus life.
Students at the Academy take part in a variety of cultural and social events, sports are played in partnership with the residence and students from the nearby universities also frequently get involved. We engage with the public through charitable and philanthropic initiatives and are constantly looking for ways to improve our student experience at the campuses.
REGISTRATION & ACCREDITATION
Before embarking on your educational journey, we strongly suggest that you grasp the concepts and importance of accreditations and registrations. As the leader in our industry for over 41 years, we offer courses that ensure a high employability rate and has met the standards of the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Quality Assurance: Council on Higher Education (CHE)
Registration Authority: South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA) ID no: 111453 (NQF Level 5)
(SAQA) ID no: 83046 (NQF Level 6)
(SAQA) ID no: 97898 (NQF Level 7)
At the end of the 3rd year of the Diploma in Somatology, students complete the CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy membership examination which is internationally recognized within the Beauty Industry.
ISA CARSTENS ACADEMY MEMBERSHIPS
The Spa Association of South Africa
South African Association of Health and Skincare Professionals (SAASHP)
ONE-ON-ONE PERSONALISED ONLINE MEETINGS
We frequently receive request for private meetings and campus tours. We are available to host WhatsApp video or Zoom meetings with you and your family, to ensure that we cover all your questions and share more relevant videos and pictures specific to your needs. Please contact our Student representatives to set-up a meeting.
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms are available on our website for download, listed under each course on offer. Alternatively contact our Recruitment Representative on WhatsApp to assist you. WhatsApp number: +27(0)79 951 5968. To complete your application, you need to submit the following:
• A verified copy of your ID document or passport.
• A verified copy of your final Grade 11 and latest Grade 12 School results, or final Grade 12 if completed.
• If applicable, also include a verified copy of your tertiary qualifications obtained/in progress.