Total Concept

The Academy

Welcome to Total Concept Academy situated in the suburb of Newton Park Port Elizabeth.

The Academy was founded in 1993 by Liandre Hawkes in response to a demand for professional skincare therapy training in the Eastern Cape. Mrs Hawkes, Director of the Academy, originally qualified in psychology and social sciences at UPE and began her health & skincare career in 1978.

Mrs. Hawkes is a long-standing member of the South African Association of Health & Skincare Professionals, heading up their Eastern Cape section, and is an experienced SAAHSP examiner conducting examinations at other training institutions throughout South Africa. 

She is also an international examiner for the prestigious CIDESCO organisation headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, and has accepted many commissions to examine beauty health & skincare at colleges and training academies worldwide.

Total Concept Academy offers SAAHSP, CIDESCO, ITEC & CIBTAC training through a comprehensive range of courses, and was accredited by PAB (the Professional Accreditation Body for health & skincare therapy) the ETQA appointed quality assurer under the SAQA act of 1995, and is a member of the APPEDT (Association of Private Providers of Education and Development Training).

Total Concept Academy and the courses offered are not registered by either the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) or the South African Government Department of Higher Education and Training.

Why choose Total Concept Academy?

The Academy Mission


Overview of Courses

Student Accommodation

Career Opportunities


Further enquiries and Enrolment Application

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