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. The Academy was also the first CIDESCO – accredited institution in South Africa based on the quality of our programmes.

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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Friday 20 April 2018 – Open Day

You are invited to attend our next Campus Open day to be held at our Stellenbosch and Pretoria campuses on Friday 20 April  2018 from 09:00 – 15:00. This is an ideal opportunity to visit the campus, during normal class and inspect the facilities, speak to lecturers and decide if there is a course on

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Our many successful alumni have made significant contributions to the health and wellness industry and we would like to keep in touch with you. Do let us know how you’re doing and what you’re up to.

Our alumni programme will help you to maintain contact with the Academy and each other and can support you by providing access to services and activities which meet your needs and interests. This includes personal and professional networking opportunities, new career opportunities and professional development.

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Diploma InSomatology

Our internationally-recognised health and skin care qualification that enables you to work in a variety of health and wellness environments ranging from spas to cruise liners.

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Advanced DiplomaIn Dermal Aesthetics

This distance-learning programme affords qualified Somatologists and other related professionals the opportunity to advance their studies in the wellness sciences, permitting specialisation in the field of Medical Aesthetics.

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Course InSpa Reception

Gain a thorough understanding of front desk communication and administration in a salon and spa environment, while being equipped with selected practical skills.

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Nina Texiera, Isa Alumni 2017, has already been a month on the P&O Pacific Jewel Cruise Liner, sailing the Australian waters. In her first month they stopped at the following ports and she got off to see Auckland, Napier, Akaroa, Stewart Island, Nomeau and the Mystery Island. During this cruise, they will also call on the Fiji Islands.

#IsaCarstensAcademy #Alumni #Alumnet #Somatology #Steiner #lifeatsea #theonboardspa #PacificJewel

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What a special visit we received from Ms Delanie Retief-Wenske this week. Ms Retief-Wenske had the privilege of working in the beauty salon of the late Ms. Isa Carstens as a beauty therapist in Stellenbosch.

She still recalls the pioneer work that the late Ms Isa Carstens, founder of the Isa Carstens Academy, did. We are looking forward to seeing you at our 40th Anniversary Celebrations in Stellenbosch on the 19th of May!

#IsaAlumni #IsaCarstensAcademy #Beauty #Somatology

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Stellenbosch campus, 2nd year Somatology students, dissecting a kidney as part of Anatomy and Physiology 206 #somatology ...

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