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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Upcoming Open Day – 29 July 2017

If you missed our recent open day on Saturday 10 June 2017 then you are invited to attend our next open day to be held at our Pretoria and Stellenbosch campuses on 29 July 2017. This is an ideal opportunity to visit the campus, inspect the facilities, speak to lecturers and decide if there is a course on offer for you.

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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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Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre is an industry specific recruitment agency located at the Stellenbosch campus, which services both campuses’ students in finding gainful employment upon graduation.

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"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela On the 18th of July we celebrated Mandela day by having our beloved clients treat someone special in their lives for a 67min pedicure complimentary from us. Here's to giving back to others!

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This year, with the help of one of our 1st year students, Shene Nell, as well as a teacher at Knysna High School, Mrs Lynette Vokus, the students and staff of Isa Carstens Academy were able to graciously donate various toiletries, stationary and non-perishable foods to the school's girls hostel "Huis Volhard". The hostel burned down during the infamous Knysna fires that took place in June of this year.

#takeaction #inspirechange #nelsonmandeladay

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