ABOUT SMT BEAUTY ACADEMY | SMT College | Beauty College


SMT Training known as SMT Beauty Academy (SMTBA) is one of the largest private educational establishments in South Africa and was founded in 2007. We offer unique educational programmes covering all aspects of Beauty, Nail, Makeup and Hair therapy including advanced courses such as; Laser, IPL and Aesthetics. 

Our internationally and Nationally renowned Hair and Beauty courses are for those who dream to be professional high fashion make-up artists and excel in the beauty industry. 

  • OUR VISION:  We strive to enhance, uplift and continuously improve the quality of our Education and Training Products and Services with the Commitment of always “Serving the Learner” 
  • MISSION:  To provide the Highest Quality and most Effective Education and Training to all Learner’s wishing to achieve Standards and Qualifications registered on the NQF Platform and International Platform.
  • OUR VALUES:  Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Accountability

SMT Beauty Academy offers both full-time and part-week flexible courses, and students may choose either a complete beauty therapy course, clustered modules or an individual module. SMT Academy is an “adult learning environment”, our students are 18+ and are interested in studying in a mature, professional manner. 

All SMT tutors have a minimum of 5 years of industry experience as therapists/salon managers, and all hold recognised international registered teaching qualifications.

Our staff compliment comprises of Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators Nationally and Internationally.

Our professional make-up team all have over a decade’s worth of industry experience working internationally on fashion publications, catwalk shows and music videos, whilst also holding recognised teaching qualifications. 

Career advice and interview techniques are offered to those attending our courses. The school is inundated with requests from companies within the beauty and make-up industry for our graduates; we have an excellent reputation for the high level of therapist that we produce.

The health and beauty industry is one of high growth with health clubs, salons, hotels, cruise ships, airlines and airports around the world all offering treatments and demanding staff from a top international school, such as SMT Training.  SMT Beauty Academy offers a helping hand to their Learners in job placement.

The school benefits from our very own on-site commercial salon and spa.  

Why Study with Us?

Established since 2007, SMTBA is one of the largest, private educational providers in the South Africa, devoted exclusively to world class make-up and beauty therapy education. SMT Academy of Beauty & Make-up believes that the best educational experience comes from a collaboration of first-class teaching by expert Lecturers, industry-led Workshops, Master Classes and Development Mentorship Programmes. Ideally located in the cosmopolitan, cultural and vibrant capital City in Durban (KZN), SMT is situated in the heart of Durban (West Street) which provides easy access to public transport via buses, taxis and train stations.

Offering internationally world-renowned courses, by leading Facilitators, the school accepts students from all corners of the globe with our highly trusted status from ITEC International and Services Seta (SSETA).

SMT Beauty Academy offers a comprehensive and competitively priced courses with Student Kits includes student uniforms.  On completion of programme, students will gain a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Certificate in the course below:

  • Learnerships
  • Skills Programme
  • RPL Programme

SMT has Public liability insurance safeguarding their students against any unforeseen circumstances.  SMT has applied for registration with DHET.


At SMT Training Centre, the description of a perfect student stems from two things; a passion for education and the drive to succeed.  We appreciate raw talent and creativity, and we strive to help students to channel that energy towards sculpting their career paths after graduation.

Affordable with Quality Education

Studying has never been easier at SMT Training.  With our AFFORDABLE pricing and easy payment options, students are less stressed and more eager to learn.

Our Classes

We offer full time/Part time/Evening and weekend classes.   SMT Training offers Distance Learning and Contact Learning. All our packages are tailor made to suit the work industry and students are welcome to form their own packages.   Not only are our courses the most affordably priced but we also offer easy payment options.  


  • Prestigious National and International reputation with world-class qualifications
  • Central Durban location
  • In-house Salon & Spa provides essential practical experience with clients
  • An independent school partnered with leading brands and industry experts
  • SA’s most experienced Assessors, Moderators and Facilitators in the field of expertise
  • Close connections within the beauty industry, brands and beauty leaders
  • Over 200 students per annum
  • Guaranteed employment opportunities
  • Students from across the globe
  • Post Graduate Master Classes in Business and up-skilling
  • Partnership with:
  • Course Highlighter – Graduation Ceremony Yearly
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331 West Towers, 7th floor,

West Street, Durban, 4001

37 Zenith Drive, The Cube,

Umhlanga Ridge

104 Phuthaditjhaba

Qwaqwa, Free State

Accredited Training Institution for Hairdressing, Beauty Technology, Nail Technology, Advanced makeup, Aesthetics

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