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					              Health & Skincare
                                                                                           (Somatology)




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        Tina Schöltz   Reg. no. 1999/010357/07. Department of Higher Education and Training Registration Certificate no. 2001/HE07/001.
Diploma in Health & Skincare                                                                                                                     1



ABOUT POTCHEFSTROOM ACADEMY
Potchefstroom Academy (PTY) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and T       raining as a
private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate No. 2001/
HE07/001.

FOR A FUTURE WITH STYLE
Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST enjoy international recognition and comply with National Education
Legislation. Ms Tina Schöltz, the Managing Director, established the institution in 1981 which has since grown
into one of the largest private tertiary institutions of its kind in this country. The academy is situated in
Potchefstroom, a vibrant student-town.

For an exciting future at Potchefstroom Academy visit our campus for a personal tour.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING POTCHEFSTROOM ACADEMY
• The Academy is one of the largest private higher education institutions of its kind in South Africa
• We offer entrepreneurial and occupationally aimed qualifications
• National and international recognition
• Qualified, dedicated and experienced staff
• Small classes with personal attention
• The campus is within walking distance from the academy hostels, business centres and shopping malls
• Safe parking is available
• Student life at the Academy is a vibrant, memorable experience.

WHAT WE OFFER
• Diploma in Interior Decorating and Design (2 years full time)
• Higher Diploma in Interior Decorating and Design (3 year full time)
• Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy (2 years full time)
• Diploma in Therapeutic Reflexology (2 years full time)
• Diploma Therapeutic Massage (2 years full time)
• Diploma in Health and Skincare (2 years full time)
• Advanced Diploma in Somatology (3rd year full time).

Potchefstroom Academy has an associative agreement with SAAHST which means students from both insti-
tutions benefit from access to the shared facilities and expertise.

SAAHST OFFERS
• Certificate in Cosmetology (1 year full time)
• Certificate in Ladies’ Hairdressing, level 2, 3 and 4 (2 years full time)
• Various short courses (part time).

ACCREDITATION
Potchefstroom Academy (PTY) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and T       raining as a
private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act of 1997. Registration certificate number
2001/HE07/001. Our qualifications are registered on the NQF (National Qualification Framework) at SAQA
(South African Qualifications Authority). The fact that Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST are recognized
by an array of national and international organizations, underpins the excellent standards that are set and
maintained.

AFFILIATIONS
• SAAHSP - South African Association for Health and Skincare Professionals
• CIDESCO - Comite International d’ Esthetique




                                         Reg. no. 1999/010357/07. Department of Higher Education and Training Registration Certificate no. 2001/HE07/001.
Diploma in Health & Skincare                                                                                                                     2



• BISA - British International Spa Association
• Approved Educational Institute member of the IID - South African Institute of the Interior Design Profes-
  sions.

The following form part of the Academy’s curricula by means of an associative agreement:
• Certificate in Entrepreneurship (SBAB) of the North West University
• Certificate in Exercise Science of the North West University.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction at Potchefstroom Academy is Afrikaans and English. Study material, exams and
tests are available in English.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Potchefstroom Academy (PTY) Ltd has a policy and procedure for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The basic objective underlying Recognition of Prior Learning is that it attempts, especially in adults, to ac-
knowledge all learning, irrespective of how it was achieved, through an open and transparent approach to
assessment.

Forms to apply for RPL can be obtained from the Academy.

ASSESSMENT, ACADEMIC CREDIT ACCUMULATION, PROGRESSION AND QUALIFICATION
The learner obtains a qualification after assessing that he/she has met all the criteria and outcomes, sufficient
class attendance, all subjects passed and all experiential hours completed.

DEPARTMENT OF BEAUTY THERAPY
• Diploma in Health and Skincare (NQF level 5) - 2 years full time
  Fully accredited – HEQC, Registered with the DHET
• Advanced Diploma in Somatology (NQF level 6) - 3rd year full time
  Fully accredited – HEQC, Registered with the DHET.
• SAAHSP National Diploma (optional external membership examination)
• CIDESCO International Diploma (optional external examination).

Somatology is a multipurpose career involving the Somatologist treating a variety of skin and body condi-
tions in a holistic and health related approach. Highly skilled therapists are trained for the national and inter-
national market, spa therapy and management.

Somatologists have a thorough knowledge of the human body and cosmetic products as well as the use of
technologically advanced treatments and equipment. The combination of beauty, health and science is focused
on improving people’s quality of life, enhancing their well-being, while focusing on the latest trends and tech-
niques.

Subjects include: Anatomy, Nutrition, Body Therapy, Cosmetic Science, Skincare, Make-up, Manicure and
Pedicure, Waxing, Exercise Science, Business Practice and Entrepreneurship, Spa Management, Aromathera-
py, Massage, Reflexology and much more.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SUBJECTS
Anatomy and Physiology I & II
• The structure, organization and principles of the human body are studied
• Learn the inter-relationship of the different systems with one another
• Know and understand the reproductive, endocrine, nervous, urinary, respiratory, lymphatic, sensory,




                                         Reg. no. 1999/010357/07. Department of Higher Education and Training Registration Certificate no. 2001/HE07/001.
Diploma in Health & Skincare                                                                                                                    3



   circulatory and digestive systems as a point of reference to diagnose, safe effective treatments, advise and
   adopt a holistic approach to health and skincare.

Body Therapy (Theory and Practical I & II)
• Perform an assessment and figure analysis of the client and prescribe a treatment plan to comply with the
  client’s needs
• Perform a Swedish massage
• Self-tan treatments
• Prepare, operate and perform pre-heating treatments, galvanism, vacuum suction, faradic, G5 and inter-
  ferential body slimming machines.

Business Management I & II
• Business plans, advertising, marketing of your business, keeping in mind the legal implications of relevant
  legislation.
• Different types of corporations, insurance and public liability
• Accounting system when running a business including income, expenditure and VAT
• Developing and maintaining a good stock control system.

Cosmetic Science I & II
• Utilize the knowledge of physics, chemistry and cosmetic chemistry, to apply safety precautions while
  working with electrical equipment and to identify ingredients and effects of products used
• A theoretic overview of organic and inorganic differentiation with reference to applied cosmetology.

Communication and Listening Skills
• Develop an understanding of human behaviour and how to react to it
• Compiling a professional CV
• The process of conducting an interview.

First Aid
• This subject provides the learner with the theoretical information and practical skills necessary to initiate
   and apply first aid treatment along with the knowledge of what first aid supplies are required.

Manicure and Pedicure (Theory and Practical)
• Identify various nail shapes, malformations and contraindications
• Perform correct techniques in the treatment of the hands and feet
• Thorough knowledge of products and specialized treatments for example, masks, paraffin wax and oil
  treatments.

Make-up (Theory and Practical)
• Apply the knowledge of make-up techniques, colour, products and apparatus to enhance the client’s fea-
  tures
• Create the different colour schemes within make-up utilizing the basic principles of colour harmony.

Nutrition I & II
• Guide the client to a healthier lifestyle by evaluating food supplements and explaining the effect of outside
  factors on the dietary requirements
• Highlight the intimate relationship that exists between physical health and mental thought patterns.

Exercise Science I & II
• Complete a body analysis of the client and give advice on exercise
• Demonstrate and select exercises to improve muscle tone and postural deviations.




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Superfluous hair removal by means of waxing (Theory and Practical)
• Differentiate between different types of waxes to prescribe the best waxing system for the appropriate
  area that requires hair removal
• Knowledge of other hair removal systems e.g. bleaching
• Perform the correct technique of hair removal.

Skincare Therapy (Theory and Practical I & II)
• Identify various skin disorders, pigmentation, abnormalities, allergic conditions and skin diseases
• Learn to analyze the skin and prescribe a treatment plan as well as homecare to suit the client’s needs
• Identify and apply various skincare products available during the treatment
• Advise clients on eyebrow shaping, plucking and tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes
• Operate and monitor the effective use of all machines for practical usage.

Sterilization and Hygiene
• Work hygienically and understand the importance of personal, salon and client hygiene by utilizing different
  methods of sterilization in a salon.

THIRD YEAR
Aromatherapy (Theory and Practical)
• History and theory of Aromatherapy
• Well-rounded knowledge of organic chemistry
• Knowledge of essential oils
• Aromatherapy massage treatment with selected blend carrier and essential oils, according to the treat-
  ment plan.

Cauterization and Electrolysis (Theory and Practical)
• Knowledge of hair structure
• Study hormonal changes causing unwanted hair growth
• Permanently remove unwanted hair by means of electrolysis
• Learn the galvanic and blend method
• Use one-piece and two-piece needles
• Treating spider naevus and capillaries by cauterizing the blood vessel.

Computer Practice
• Basic knowledge and use of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.

Dietary Supplements
• Advanced knowledge of nutrition.
• Information on diseases caused by a modern lifestyle
• Implementing dietary and lifestyle changes.

Dermatology III (Theory and Practical)
• Advanced skin treatments, such as Laser, IPL, peelings, microdermabrasion
• Breast treatments.

Manual Lymph Drainage (Theory and Practical)
• A holistic approach to health
• A massage technique enhancing the flow of lymph to improve overall well-being
• Relaxation and breathing techniques.




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Diploma in Health & Skincare                                                                                                                    5



Paramedical Body Treatments
• Hot stone therapy
• Head massage
• Duo massage.

Reflexology (Theory and Practical)
• A holistic approach on health
• Relaxation techniques on the feet and hands
• Learn the reflexology treatment on the feet and hands
• Lifestyle management

Spa Techniques (Theory and Practical)
• Concept of different spas
• Spa terminology
• Water hygiene
• Occupational health and safety
• Hydrotherapy treatments
• Packages, menus and floor plans

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification
Recommended subjects include Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Admission is determined by means of a
personal interview.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Beauty clinics / Slimming clinics / Electrolysis clinics / Gymnasiums / Pharmacies (Health and Skincare Thera-
pists, specialized sales, etc) / Large hotels and lodges / Cosmetic sales / Product House Marketing and Product
Development/ Magazines and papers (Beauty articles, etc) / Spa Therapy and Management (National and
international) / ‘Wellness’ Centrums / Luxury passenger cruise liners.

EXPERIENTIAL HOURS
First year
50 hours compulsory in Jolie Femme Student Training Facility(from July).

Second Year
50 hours compulsory in Jolie Femme Student Training Facility.
300 hours in an approved salon under supervision of a qualified therapist.
50 hours of the above 300 hours may be administrative work.
Thus a total of 400 hours over two years.

Sales form part of the experiential hours at Jolie Femme Student Training Facility.

Third Year: 200 hours
50 hours compulsory in Jolie Femme Student Training Facility.
150 hours in an approved spa under supervision of a qualified therapist/manager.
Sales form part of the experiential hours.

Students, who qualify, may complete the following external exams at an additional cost:
• SAAHSP (South African Association for Health and Skincare Professionals)
• CIDESCO (Comité International d’Esthetique et de Cosmétologie – Switzerland)
• CIDESCO SPA (for third years only or after completion of CIDESCO).




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