Damien McCartin

Position: Scholarly Teaching Fellow ongoing
Study area: Social Work, Community and Human Services
Location: Mt Helen

Email: dl.mccartin@federation.edu.au 


1982 Bachelor of Economics (Economics and Politics) – Monash University
1984 Bachelor of Social Work – Monash University 
1988 Graduate Diploma Health Science (Health Education) – Federation University
2014 Specialist Certificate in Social Policy (Social Inclusion) – University of Melbourne
Currently studying Master of Leadership and Theology – TAITE.



  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services

Damien teaches in the MSW(Q), in Fieldwork and related subjects, and assists with placement development and liaison for students in the BCHS and the MSW(Q) in the Ballarat region.


Damien McCartin holds extensive industry-related experience in social policy, advocacy, management, community and human services.

Damien’s work history includes appointments in the following fields: community development, youth mental health; youth and family services; social policy; and student residential services. He has both strong cross-sector practitioner and managerial experience within these sectors.

Research interests

Damien has been engaged in research and advocacy in a range of areas including:

  1. Needs analysis in a regional community.
  2. Review of just and reasonable taxation systems.
  3. Review of Victorian social policies in areas including education; housing; and delivery of human and social services.

Community engagement

Experienced Board member of several community, welfare, education and social activity, and student residential agencies and services.


  • AASW