Total Concept

The Academy

Welcome to Total Concept Academy situated in the pleasant commercial 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, still Principal of the Academy, originally qualified in psychology and social sciences at UPE and began her health & skincare career in 1978.

Mrs.Hawkes holds a number of top qualifications in health & skincare and 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 universities, colleges and training academies worldwide.

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