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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More than skin deep

Read the Editorial on Mrs Isabel Carstens-Roos, More than skin deep  

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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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Stellenbosch: Miss Isa 2018. Congratulations to our winners.
Miss Isa 2018 – Anika de Beer (BA Sportwetenskap 1). 1st Princess – Lienkie Loubser (B.Ed 1). 2nd Princess - Marja Gouwsventer (Diploma Somatology)

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Happy birthday to Ms. Marissa Aldrich at our Pretoria Campus! Ms Aldrich lectures Somatology Skincare as well as Dermatology. Wishing you a happy, healthy and blessed year! ...

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Stellenbosch students... Just another day doing what we love. Practical training in microdermabrasion and lash tinting, using RefectoCil. #Somatology ...

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