One important difference between TAFE courses and traditional university degrees is that TAFE adheres to the VET (Vocational Education and Training) approach, which means that learning is more practical in nature.
If you like to be hands-on and practical – and prefer a supportive learning environment – then vocational study has you covered. But if you like to deep dive into research and enjoy independent learning, then a university degree would probably be more your style.
University degrees will generally explore more theory in classes, and less hours on campus. Vocational study involves more face-to-face class time and a focus on gaining specific skills.