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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Beyond Beauty Workshop – 12th and 13th July 2018

Isa Carstens is hosting a ‘Beyond Beauty’ Workshop at both the Stellenbosch and Pretoria campuses during the winter school holidays from the 12th till the 13th of July 2018. Topics such as looking after your skin, caring for your body and DIY make-up tips will be discussed and a limited offer goodie bag will be

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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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6 days ago

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Students from Isa Carstens Academy's #Stellenbosch campus completed their 67 minutes for #MandelaDay at the Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch.

What a delight it was to spend time with these lovely animals!

To learn more about AWSS, visit their website www.awss.co.za/ or like their Facebook page @AnimalwelfareStellenbosch.

A special word of thanks goes to: Charlé Grobler, Anneke Le Roux, Sylvia Falck, Caylin Afrika, Anke Laubscher, Kamilah Karaan and Jane Viljoen.

#AnimalWelfareStellenbosch #Somatology #WeCare #IsaCarstensAcademy

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Anaïs de Waal, a Grade 10 learner from Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof joined the Isa Carstens Academy's job shadow programme at our Stellenbosch campus this week. Here is what she had to say!

#Somatology #BeyondBeauty #JobShadow #IsaCarstensAcademy #MeisieskoolBloemhof

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1 week ago

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Day two of our #BeyondBeauty Winter Workshop came to an end yesterday after a fun day filled with lots of activities at our #Pretoria campus. Make sure you don't miss our next workshop. ...

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