Our full time health and skin care courses comprise of theoretical and practical learning from highly experienced lecturers.

We offer professional training and international qualifications that allow you to work and travel around the world.

Associated Qualifications


About our Health & Skin Care course

At International Academy, we take a more professional approach to training than your average beauty school. Our health and skin care course spans 2 years and a wide range of subjects such as in depth skin science of dermatology and anatomy to massage and nails – we even teach you how to run your own business.

There is much more to the beauty industry than looking good, that is why our courses and lecturers cover everything you need to know about the health and wellness of the bodies largest organ – the skin.

Once your 2 year course is completed and you have met the National Qualification Framework (NQF) standards, you will have earned a National Diploma in Health and Skin Care.

We then offer you an additional third year of study that gives professionals the opportunity to equip themselves with advanced skills and the latest techniques in the industry.

Minimum requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent qualification

Course duration

  • 2 years
  • Optional additional year

Time commitment

Monday to Friday


National certificates on completion

National Diploma: Health and Skincare

SAQA ID: 58310

NQF Level 6 Credits:  266

Accredited associated learning programmes: 
  • 49952 CIDESCO Health and Skincare Diploma Level 6 240
  • 49951 SAAHSP Health and Skincare Diploma Level 6 240
  • 21513 ITEC Diploma Health and Skincare Level 6 240 

International diploma options offered

  • Diploma Beauty Therapy (CIDESCO) 
  • Diploma Health and SkinCare Therapy (ITEC) 
  • Diploma Health and SkinCare Therapy (SAAHSP)