Inspired by excellence & innovation

Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST

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 means that students from both institutions benefit from access to the shared facilities, resources and expertise. SAAHST offers a variety of career focused short courses that are targeted specifically 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 rest assure 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 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 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 of our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus to share in all that we have to offer.

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THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE ACADEMY

Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST

Tina Schöltz, founder of Potchefstroom Academy, is nationally and internationally known for her expertise in the field of skincare, health therapy and various professions.

After obtaining a BA degree in 1970 and a teaching diploma in 1971, Tina began her teaching career. It was not long before she realized that there was a need for training in beauty and health therapies. After obtaining numerous national and international qualifications as well as an international training diploma in beauty therapy, she established Potchefstroom Academy and enrolled her first students in 1981.

As a master in entrepreneurship, which is proven by various awards, she is constantly investigating new ideas and leading new projects, resulting in the tremendous progression and expansion of the Academy. Therefore, the Academy is now offering courses in Photography and Interior design and decorating as well.

In 2003, she became the new director of the South African Academy for Hair and Skincare Technology (SAAHST). Students from SAAHST and Potchefstroom Academy benefit from an associative agreement between these two institutions, by having access to the shared facilities and expertise.

Tina’s enthusiasm and driving force is inspiring and continually uplifts her staff and students to new heights.

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