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Quality Assurance Department - Profile

The Quality Assurance Department (QAD) is organised at a central/top level and acts as a regulator within the Ministry for Education and Employment. Quality Assurance in schools was introduced in Malta in 2005. Following that, the Quality Assurance Department has been given the responsibility to carry out external reviews (inspections), as per Education Act of 2006. Since their inception, External Reviews have fallen under the Ministry for Education and Employment. The QAD has also been regulating Childcare Centres (0-3 years) since July 2016.

The Quality Assurance Department carries out External Reviews in all pre-compulsory (0-5 years) and compulsory school age (5-16 years) educational institutions within the State, Church and Independent sectors.