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Potchefstroom Academy, a Higher Educational provider, was established in 1981 by the founder, Tina Scholtz. The Academy has since grown into one of the leading private tertiary institutions of its kind offering Photography, Interior Design and Decorating, Somatology (Beauty Therapy), Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Aromatherapy, and Therapeutic Reflexology.

In 2003, SAAHST, a Technical and Vocational Education and Training institution who provides expert training in Hairdressing, Business Management Studies, Cosmetology and Nail Technology was acquired. SAAHST also offers a variety of career-focused short courses that are specifically targeted at updating and extending your skills.

In addition, SAAHST is an accredited National Artisan Moderation Body’s (NAMB) Trade Test Centre for Hairdressing.

Potchefstroom Academy, SAAHST and its staff have been nominated and received numerous awards affirming its reputation of excellence gained over almost 40 years.

Potchefstroom Academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The student friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in recreation and social events. Students get to meet interesting people and share experiences to last a lifetime.

Very few private institutions can boast that they have been educating students since 1981. This sets Potchefstroom Academy apart from those who offer the same or similar courses.

Potchefstroom Academy’s management, experienced lecturing teams and support staff, possesses an intimate understanding of providing our students with a unique classroom experience, which is stimulating, interactive, and industry relevant.

We at Potchefstroom Academy ensure that our students are prepared for the future and have the necessary skills to succeed as an employer or employee. Furthermore, Potchefstroom Academy has a keen interest in grooming our country’s future entrepreneurs.

We educate our students by providing them with the relevant insights and advice on how to successfully market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.

Our campus is conveniently situated within walking distance from all the Academy’s residence facilities, nearby shopping malls, sport and recreation facilities and restaurants. Safe parking is available at the residences and next to the campus.

Our staff and students are committed to giving back to the community, in particular those less fortunate than ourselves. This forms an important part of our yearly planning.

Potchefstroom Academy is dedicated about what we do. We take pride in educating our students, ensuring they achieve the best of their ability. Our promise is to deliver quality education without prejudice to all our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus to share in all that we have to offer.

  • Potchefstroom Branch

    59 Dr James Moroka Ave, Potchefstroom

Courses offered by Potchefstroom Academy


Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy (NQF level 6)

The secret of aromatherapy lies in the skill of the therapist to master both the art and science of creating a synergistic blend of essential oils. It involves treatment of the face and body with essential oils.

by Potchefstroom Academy

Public Speaking Short Course

The most frequent tool used is the spoken word. It can be an overwhelming and daunting task to talk or give a presentation in front of other people. In this short course, we will give you tools and techniques that will help you become a better public speaker.

by Potchefstroom Academy

Plasma Pen

Plasma pen training is a unique way to achieve unique skin improvements through skin tightening and wrinkle reduction utilising electric arc electro-fulguration.

by Potchefstroom Academy


A treatment utilising the skin’s natural healing processes. The training is suited to professionals offering anti-aging treatments.

by Potchefstroom Academy

Permanent Makeup Correction & Removal

A tattoo removal process to effectively remove pigments by utilising both chemical and plasma pen extraction techniques

by Potchefstroom Academy

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