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Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST

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08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
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Potchefstroom Academy is a Higher Education and Training (HET) provider and has an associate agreement with the South African Academy for Hair and Skincare Technology (SAAHST), a Further Education and Training (FET) provider. Both institutions are owned and managed by Tina Schöltz and situated in the vibrant student town, Potchefstroom. The Academy’s focus is to groom future entrepreneurs within South Africa and offers qualifications in Health and Skincare, Somatology, Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Reflexology, Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Interior Design and Decorating, Photography, Hairdressing, Cosmetology, and several short learning programmes.


Mrs Tina Schöltz, our Managing Director and winner of several national and international commercial and industry specific awards, established Potchefstroom Academy, a Higher Educational provider, in 1981. The Academy has since grown into one of the leading private tertiary institutions of its kind.

In 2003, Tina Schöltz acquired SAAHST, a Further Educational provider. SAAHST provides expert training in Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Nail Technology which all form part of a highly competitive industry. SAAHST offers a variety of career focused short courses that are specifically targeted at updating, and extending your skills.

Potchefstroom Academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The safe, student friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in sport 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.

Our students can be assured that at Potchefstroom Academy they will be 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 and within walking distance from all of 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 in giving back to the community, in particular those less fortunate than ourselves. Therefore, this forms an important part of our yearly planning.

Potchefstroom Academy is passionate 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 of our students. We look forward to welcoming you onto our campus to share in all that we have to offer.

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