Potchefstroom Academy is owned and managed by Tina Schöltz.  This institution was established in 1981, and has been operating successfully for 33 years – proof that it is a trendsetting leader in the field of education.

In 2003, Tina Schöltz acquired SAAHST, a Further Educational provider. SAAHST provides expert training in Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Short Courses, which means that students from both institutions benefit from access to the shared facilities, resources and expertise.

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 to get involved in sport and social events. Students are able to meet interesting people and share experiences that will last a lifetime.

Our students can rest assured 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 successfully market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.

Potchefstroom Academy is dedicated to what we do. We take pride in educating our students, ensuring they achieve to the best of their ability.


Jolene Smit

“At Potchefstroom Academy, one does not only make friends, they become like family to you. We have extraordinary teachers who we can look up to and through whom we have acquired a great amount of skills. The education is sensational and the academy makes one feel safe and at home.”

Jolene SmitPhotography - 2014
Diana van Sittert

“To this day I am grateful that I studied at Potchefstroom Academy as I see how their level of education far surpasses most institutes in the industry on a daily basis. Potchefstroom Academy not only gave me the theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful in the beauty industry but also taught me the value of lateral thinking and superior customer service.”

Diana van SittertSomatology
Danny Johnstone

” I am very thankful for the knowledge that I have gained at Potchefstroom Academy as I can walk into a business because I was taught the highest standards.”

Danny JohnstoneInterior Design & Decorating
Robyn Grewar

“If people do not push themselves, they never know what they might achieve. Not only does Potchefstroom Academy stress the quality of work required for a successful career but they also encourage students to push themselves and exceed expectations.”

Robyn GrewarPhotography
Precious Ngomane

“The education I received at Potchefstroom Academy was not only current, giving me a competitive advantage in the field of therapeutic massage therapy. It was also delivered by lecturers who are passionate and well versed in their fields.They really care about what they do and take incredible pride and work into giving the students the best experience.”

Precious NgomaneTherapeutic Massage
Theo Rolihlahla Mkololo

“I studied at Potchefstroom Academy and finished a 3 year Higher Diploma in Interior Design and Decorating. The time I spent at the Academy was amazing and the personnel at the Potchefstroom Academy were excellent and provided me with knowledge and expertise for my future.  I now work as Interior Design Consultant at St Leger & Viney.”

Theo Rolihlahla MkololoInterior Design & Decorating