The proposal has two options that would extend current Paid Parental Leave (PPL) eligibility to include the following eligible postgraduate work in the scheme’s work test.
Option 1: Enrolled in a course of study or research for a doctoral degree.
Option 2: Enrolled in a full-time course of study or research for a doctoral degree.
In both options, the individual must perform study or research for the purposes of that course; where the enrolment is with an institution, or the study or research is performed, within Australia.
For each option, the proposal requests following distributional analysis:
- total number of PhD candidates who would be eligible for PPL
- number of additional PhD candidates who would be eligible for PPL
- impact of the proposal by gender.
The proposal would have effect from 1 July 2024.