Module 5: Checkpoint 8—Search scope

Conformance: Mandatory


The search scope allows the user to choose whether to search the site they are currently browsing or search the whole of Queensland Government.

Required format:

  • Must provide two radio buttons, one to search 'this site' and one to search 'all Queensland Government'.
  • Radio buttons must be preceded with the text 'Search:'.
  • Search scope must default to the local site search. It must never default to the all Queensland Government search.

Required placement:

  • Radio buttons must be placed immediately below the search text input field, refer figure 9.

Implementation advice


Figure shows the search scope radio buttons located directly under the search box group

Figure 9: 'Simple search' results page—Search scope