Latch-On: A track record of 20 years
creating communities of practice and transforming lives


The story behind Latch-On

The Latch-On program has been derived from extensive research conducted by the University of Queensland’s School of Education and began as a pilot program delivered at UQ in 1998. It now has a strong foundation in both educational research and practice.

Initiated and designed by Associate Professor Dr Karen Moni and Dr Anne Jobling, and managed by Dr Jan Lloyd, the program provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to continue their literacy development.

In 2004, the program was expanded to community-based environments and has since been licensed to non-government organisations, specialist support agencies and vocational education providers in Australia, Canada and Ireland.

Delivery partners are supported by the UQ research team and UniQuest, the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ).   Annual professional development programs are tailored for each licensed provider, to ensure high quality standards and contemporary, evidence-based teaching strategies continue to be embedded within the program.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy (and mission) is that: “Everyone is a learner with ideas worth communicating, and communities of practice create lifelong learning.”

What’s next?

Read more about what Latch-On is, its benefits, special features and literacy elements. and how your organisation can become a delivery partner.