About Us


Qest Human Resources was established in 2006 and has proven itself to be a successful, HR Consultancy and Permanent Recruitment firm in South Australia that all Clients and Candidates can count on.

Our quality (Q), ethics (E), service (S) and trust (T) are built through relationship building and in time; with a wealth of experience we can assist you through any of your HR or Recruitment needs.

Some of the industries we work closely with are Government, Engineering, Wine, Defence, Retail, IT, Construction, Real Estate with roles being filled in areas such as Management, Sales, Administration, Technical and Finance.

About the Founder

Qest Human Resources was founded in 2006 by David Arcangeli.

Having been born, raised and lived in South Australia all his life, David is a strong advocate for South Australia and all that it has to offer. He’s played tennis since he was young and still plays competitive tennis to this day, along with enjoyed beach volleyball at times too.

David’s young family have followed in his footsteps and are actively involved in different sports all year round. David is very passionate about family and watching his beloved Port Adelaide Football Club play and enjoys spending time in SA’s amazing wine country.

He has qualifications in Human Resources, Business Management and Marketing and has been in working within the Human Resources and Recruitment sector for around 20 years.

Having spent many years within the recruitment industry, he found need to create an organisation that fits within his own values.


Connecting quality candidates with employers who will support businesses in achieving their strategic goals


Conducting business in an ethical, professional and with the upmost integrity


Providing a honest service that focuses on a collaborative approach and follow up


Building a business relationship with you now and also into the future built on rapport and trust in what is communicated with you.

This is the foundations on what Qest Human Resources were built on way back in 2006 and beyond……..

What Makes Us Different?

Our business is you and your business and how best we can offer solutions and services that allow your business to continue to grow.

Listening is as important as providing advice. Our Consultants have solid backgrounds in Recruitment and Human Resources and are ready to share that knowledge.

 Here’s how we do it:

  • We’ll take the time to listen and understand your business needs.
  • Our candidates are represented by responsive, caring, consultative recruiters who will go the extra mile to secure them their dream job.
  • Providing a service that’s highly recommended by clients and candidates alike.

How we do it

Over time Qest Human Resources has recruited for client’s interstate and has the capabilities to do so also sourcing candidates globally.

This is done by attracting candidates to Qest Human Resources through several different styles such as – referral programs , existing candidates, advertising, social media, networking , word of mouth, newspaper, industry contacts and data bases, just to name a few!


“David from Qest Human Resources has been nothing short of extraordinary. Having originally been in contact with David for a position that unfortunately didn’t work out, he soon after had another position come available. He emailed me with the details and I was successful with the application. David is a pleasure to communicate with, is extremely helpful and always kept me in the loop. David and Qest are not like other agencies, the experience is so much more personal.

I have no hesitation in recommending David and Qest for any recruitment requirements. Thank you again David.”

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Sam, Adelaide

“My experience with David from Qest has been markedly different to that with Seek, Careerone and the like, which appear to merely a computer program aimed at filling your inbox with ill matched job roles.

With David the selection and interview process was efficient and quick, my new role is well matched to my skills set and experience, I look forward to this new challenge. 

I will certainly be recommending David and Qest to my contacts when they are seeking employment or to fill vacancies.”

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John - Systems/Quality, Adelaide

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend the services of David Arcangeli of Qest Human Resources. David assisted with me on my recent job search and provided the most professional service. David kept me informed at all times and was willing to offer suggestions with regards to client interviews. I found David to be professional and friendly at all times and I highly recommend his services.”

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Monique, Adelaide