HAST Sample Question Booklet

The HAST is designed to measure academic ability rather than academic achievement. Reading through the HAST Sample Question Booklet provides an opportunity to reflect on the types of skills required of the candidate but it is not designed to teach candidates these skills. Higher order thinking skills are developed over a long period of time or they are skills that are innate and natural to you. 

ACER has written this booklet to help students become familiar with the style and content of the questions at the HAST Junior Secondary level.

The HAST Sample Question Booklet is available in two formats:

1. Hardcopy: booklet is posted via mail

2. Downloadable pdf: booklet is made available immediately in your "My Downloads" area of the Online Shop.

You can Purchase the booklet in person from:


ACER Bookshop
19 Prospect Hill Road
VIC 3125
Phone +61 3 9277 5555
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm


1/175 Melbourne Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
Phone +61 7 3238 9000
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm