The first Referencing Report was launched by the previously known Malta Qualifications Council in November 2009, creating a solid ground work for the subsequent editions. The newly revised edition was launched by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education marking the 4th publication. The main aim was to have an updated report which reflects recent developments within the Maltese education system. In addition, the Commission aimed to have a more user-friendly document which can be easily used nationally by education training providers, learners and employers, as well as by international professionals and entities.
The Referencing Report also provides accreditation parameters enabling national education training institutions to develop courses leading to qualifications with level descriptors as stipulated by the MQF. It enables national qualifications to gain recognition both in Malta and abroad. It also makes it possible for learners obtaining qualifications from foreign institutions, in countries which have referenced their own National Qualifications framework to the EQF, to have their qualifications recognised against the MQF.