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General Information

Cosmetic Science Diploma Course 2019 – Registration for 2019 is CLOSED….


The intake of students is limited to 20 per category. We have already reached our quota and as such the registration for 2019 is closed.

Please send an email to bridget@coschem.co.za to obtain the relevant documentation.

Click HERE to view a Reference from a previous student

The Cosmetic Science Course is a two year part time/correspondence course run by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa. It is an industry based Diploma Course, which is highly recognised by the Cosmetic Industry.

The course addresses the training needs of the developing cosmetic chemist and covers a vast scope of subjects within the Cosmetic Industry. Introductory topics include Basic Chemistry and Cell Physiology and then the course progresses towards more specific fields such as Hair and Skin Care.

JHB Option

This part time course provides for one evening lecture per week at the Coschem Office in Randpark Ridge, by lecturers who are experts in their respective fields within the cosmetic industry.

Besides the academic scenario, we find that students benefit from the contact with fellow students as well as the lecturers, where not only friendships but beneficial working relationships are established.

On completing the first year, students receive a Certificate. The Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of the second year. Every effort is made to provide a challenging, interesting and ultimately beneficial course to all the students.

Mastering skills in Packaging, Marketing, Production, Legislation and delivery of presentations will definitely benefit the student.

Assessment of progress throughout the course is in the form of tutorial exercises, assignments, practical exercises, presentations, product development and exam sessions.

Correspondence Option

All notes for the correspondence course together with a tutorial letter are posted to the students at regular intervals.

Students are required to carry out Tutorial Exercises during the year, which are assessment type tasks that enable the Education Officer to pick up learning/understanding difficulties.

Students have a direct line to the Education Officer through the “Education” email address. Exam venues are set up in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, as well as other South African outlying locations and International locations where feasible.



The Diploma Course is not a National Diploma, does not form part of the NQF and neither is it SAQA accredited.


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