About Us

Train | Respond | Maintain

Who Are We?

Host Safety and Training Pty Ltd was founded by family team Matt Keating and Dave Cassells in 2016 and is still supported by the same family influence today. From humble beginnings, HOST acquired The Australian Institute of Resources Training PTY LTD, RTO 40772 as a subsidiary in early 2017 to continue to build the business on excellence and to service our clients. Starting on the Sunshine Coast, the business now has footprints and offices in Gladstone, Mackay, Victoria and Northern Territory servicing many clients and projects along the way.

The business was started with a vision to provide the highest level of project management, training and safety consultation on offer. Together we have over 50 years of experience in the mining, oil & gas and construction industries, and have taken this experience into the safety and training industry.

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Meet our team

Matt Keating

CEO, Founder

Matt founded HOST in 2016 after 15 years services for Queensland Fire and Rescue, reaching senior firefighter rank and operating across Brisbane region and Sunshine Coast. 

During his time in the fire service, he managed to complete many successful projects and engagements and work for clients in the mining industry gathering a large amount of knowledge and experience. Matt worked for school of fire and rescue as an instructor, before going into the private sector to chase his own business. Matt studied education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, which always underpinned his passion for learning and has since performed high level roles in safety management, consulting and project management. Matt has a sharp client first focus, coupled with a high standard set across the board. This helps shape the culture Host have today.

Dave Cassells

General Manager RTO, Founder

Dave has enjoyed a long career as a high-level project manager and self-employed consultant for many large companies.

He worked with HOST in 2016 after the completed M4 paper machine civil construction project for the APM Victoria and transitioned across into our training team not long after. After projects managing works such as Westgate Bridge, Ackland mine construction project, Curtis Island workers camp and many more for companies including John Hollands and Sedgman, Dave holds a huge amount of knowledge and experience in construction and mining.

Sarah Carter

Business Manager

Sarah joined HOST in 2016 and continues to support the business as our longest standing employee.

Sarah joined HOST after working oil and gas pipelining jobs in WHS compliance and safety administration for companies such as Santos, Saipem and OPH on the downstream installation of gas pipelines. Sarah is driven and dedicated and has a great real world knowledge base which helped her transition seamlessly into the RTO team. Sarah is now business manager, coordinating staff in compliance, training and operations.

Amy Keating

Accounts Manager

Amy joins Sarah as Hosts’ longest serving employee and drives our business with precision from the accounts department.

Before joining HOST Amy worked accounts and project administration for companies such as Sedgman, and Origin energy. Amy has a keen eye for numbers and sharp attention to detail and is the backbone of everything we do at HOST.

Berni Forbes

Training Manager

Berni joined HOST in 2021 as an administrator and has worked her way to training manager with her work ethic and attention to detail.

Berni joined HOST after working in the RTO space for the past 5 years, and whilst she has worked for NFP and charity organisations, Berni excels in the RTO space. Berni is our go to for all training related enquiries and coordination as she possesses high level organisations skills. Berni is a first to arrive last to leave manager who we could not do without!

Jordan Sinclair

Operations Manager

Jordan is highly skilled and experienced Emergency Response Coordinator and Safety/Risk management professional with extensive frontline experience in Emergency Management in often remote and demanding environments for significant employers including Linfox, MMG, MSS and BHP, and being a volunteer Firefighter for Country Fire Authority VIC.

Jordan possesses exceptional communication, investigation and job safety analysis skills and a strong track record of delivering on significant high dollar value projects within Mining and commercial enterprises such as Dugald River Mine, South Walker Creek, and other projects throughout Australia. Zero harm focused and skilled at identifying and managing risk, implementing policy and procedures, and ensuring compliance. Jordan is an accomplished trainer with the ability to mentor, train, and impart knowledge and share skills, with a proven ability to develop, plan, and deliver training and evaluation programs for small multi-disciplined teams or large whole site employee groups.

Reene Camilleri

Operations Coordinator

Jessica Spek

RTO Administrator

Fabiana Oppini

Admin Assistance

Phil Noble


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Host Safety and Training

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure our clients meet their goals and exceed their safety targets. By offering great training courses, with trainers of the highest standard, we are sure that the relationships we create will be lasting, and that participants of our courses will leave each session better than when they entered. We strive to exceed, and reflect this in all aspects of our business.

Let us help you achieve your safety goals and create a safer, more productive workplace. Contact us today to learn more!

Why Partner With HOST?

We believe that a safe workplace is a productive workplace. That’s why we offer industry-leading workplace health and safety training courses tailored to the needs of workers in a variety of industries. Our expert trainers bring years of experience and skills to the classroom, delivering engaging and interactive training to participants that is both informative and practical.

Are you a member of the construction industry? You may be eligible for course funding through CSQ. We’re excited to partner with Construction Skills Queensland to provide subsidised training across a range of courses, helping you upskill yourself and your team with nationally recognised qualifications.

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Start Your Training With Us Today

Whether you’re a large multi-national, or a small locally run business, safety should be one of your first priorities – for you, your employees and your customers – and we would love to help you achieve this.