The Isa Carstens Academy has been offering exceptional training in the health and wellness industry for more than 36 years. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders in our profession, always striving to be at the cutting edge of new developments in our field.

Built on a solid reputation and heritage, the Academy strives to offer students quality training and education, while equipping them with the necessary skills, qualities and understanding required to be successful in the world of work.

As such, the Isa Carstens Academy has met the requirements to be registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the National Department of Higher Education and Training, and is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).

Our main qualification is a Diploma in Somatology, but we also offer a basic course in Spa Reception, and an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics – for Somatology graduates who want to further their studies.

Our Programmes

Diploma in Somatology

Duration: 3 Years, Full-time

As a Diploma in Somatology graduate, you will be able to work in a variety of health and wellness environments, including: Medi-spas, Medical Aesthetic Practices, Skin Care Clinics, Cruise Liners, Salons, Spas and Hydros. You can also open your own Clinic, become a Sales Representative or get involved in training others at an academic institution like the Isa Carstens Academy.

 
Diploma in Somatology
Diploma in Somatology


 

Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics

Duration: 1 Year, Part-time

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 and providing career prospects in Medical Spas, Medical Aesthetic Practices and Dental Spas.

 
Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics
Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics


 

Course in Spa Reception

Duration: 10 Months, Full-time

Want to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry? This course will help you gain a thorough understanding of front desk communication and administration in a salon and spa environment, while equipping you with selected practical skills.

 
Course in Spa Reception
Course in Spa Reception


 

Financial Assistance

For those requiring financial assistance, the Isa Carstens Academy can advise on a variety of options available.

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Accommodation

The Isa Carstens Academy offers modern, fully-equipped residences in both Pretoria and Stellenbosch.

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