Searching for quality education should be your first goal.
I agree in the sense that the TAFE education will be broad brush,and if anyone needs broad brush education there is nothing wrong with a properly structured course presenting that.
Defining quality education is the hard part for most.
A question all should ask but more so perhaps.What exactly, do you think you could get out of it?
I'll make the following suggestion if it was me doing it all again."What exactly do I need to learn.?"
(1) How can I trade in both directions Short and Long.
(2) How can I trade shorter term and NOT be glued to a screen? Go to work and not have to worry about my trades.
(3) How do I know any trading plan I come up with will/could be profitable?
(4) How can I be sure I'm not wasting my time/money learning Ways/Ideas to trade which are not simple and proven profitable?
I have posted a brief and simple "Trading Blueprint" before with bullet points which hopefully help people like you find the SIMPLICITY in what is often presented as complexity.
Trade within your limits,trading outside your comfort zone will throw your psychology out the window.
Know that staying in business is just as important as profit.
 Trading is a Business.
Structure your trading that way.
If you don't know how to structure a business--find out.
 Entries (I think from Nick Radge or Brett Steenbarger)
There are only 3 ways to enter a trade.Short or long.
(1) Entering into a trend.
(3) Counter Trend trading.
 Exiting a trade.(Howard Bandy)
There are generally only 5 ways to exit a trade.
(1) A pre defined signal.
(2) A Profit Target
(3) A Timed Holding Period
(4) A Trailing stop
(5) A Maximum stop loss
Generally, one of the first three methods works best for trades that are held a short time -- a few days or at most a few weeks.
A trailing stop can be a good exit for use with a trend following system. The parabolic stop and the chandelier stop both work well.
A maximum loss stop is not a reason to sell. It is insurance against a disaster.
All exits must be tested and all must individually pass tests of validation. That means that all exits must occur often enough for meaningful statistics to be gathered.
In general, stops hurt systems. My advice is to design your trading systems so that the exit is caused by a signal from your system rather than by an adverse price movement hitting a stop.
 Positive expectancy(Nick Radge)
There are only 3 ways to gain a positive expectancy.
(1) Have more winning trades than losing trades.
(2) Have much bigger winning trades than losing trades.
(3) A combination of (1) & (2)
These are some of the KEYS I have learnt over the years.
Simple in their message.
Regardless of the way we trade and the tools we use to trade these snippets hold very true.
There are more one Radge and others quote from time to time---something like.
(1) Find a system that works.
(2) Test it.
(3) Trade it.
Lastly Paper trading is time consuming and terribly inefficient in testing Ideas.You'll have to wait months even years to get a result.
Its a long and challenging journey most of all ENJOY IT.