For the purposes of the PPLAct, 'employee' has its ordinary meaning and includes a person who is usually such an employee and does not include a person on a vocational placement (1.1.V.30).
The PPL Rules extended the provisions of the PPLAct to people who are in a similar relationship as that between an employer and employee, such as defence force members and law enforcement officers.
Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 299 Extension of Act to persons who are not employees and employers
Paid Parental Leave Rules 2010 Part 6-3 Extension of Act to persons who are not employees and employers
Policy reference: PPL Guide 9.1.5 Persons Who Are Not Employees or Employers