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About Us

Advanced Career Education Ltd has been providing vocational services to referring organisations and self referred individuals since 2003 with a focus on the clients' abilities to help themselves into work. We are committed to providing a thorough and intensive service through positively engaging with the client, and believe our achievements lie in the way we fully involve our clients in the process, motivating from within and empowering them with knowledge and strategies in order to achieve their goals.


Debbie Thomas
Career Practitioner


Diploma in Career Guidance

National Certificate in Career Practice

Professional Member of the Career Development Association of NZ (CDANZ)


Debbie specialises in all vocational areas including career planning, occupational and vocational assessments, pre-employment skills including job search strategies, job interview coaching, work readiness and upskilling.

She has had over 13 years experience placing people with disabilities and illness into employment and preparing them to return to employment for ACC, Insurance Companies and private businesses.

Having completed intense training with Worklife Solutions in 2013 Debbie now provides career coaching and planning for clients that are in a cross roads with their careers, unsure what to do next or what they are best suited to.

When not working, Debbie enjoys spending time with her kids, relaxing on their bush land not far from the beautiful Lake Kaniere on the West Coast or chilling at a local cafe at the vibrant sunny Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.