Each course is a unique mix of many different ingredients — from the subjects covered, to the student body, to the end career it leads to. You can use these points as a checklist of things that you need to find out about courses of interest.
The type of institution you choose will depend largely on whether you want to study a higher education course or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course, but it will also be influenced by the style in which you would like your course to be taught.
A vast number of elements combine to make each institution unique. While none of them makes an institution better or worse overall, these differences can mean an institution is a good or bad choice for you.