This is from the perspective of another beginner in studio photography - what I did, what I'd have done if I knew what I knew now... & what I'd do next...
I'd say, if you are going to be shooting any significant amount of video as well as stills, then the continuous lighting is a cheap & cheerful way to get into it.
The downsides of that type of rig are two-fold.
1. For stills, getting them in close enough to try compare to speedlights in brightness means your model will be squinting in the permanent glare.
2. They are adjustable only by adding/removing bulbs - those systems come with up to 4 sockets in each head.
For a fair bit more money - maybe £300/500AUD you can get controllable LED lights, brightness & colour temperature - flicker-free. The other downside, squinting, will still be there.
If you're looking at the opposite end of the functionality range, but staying at the budget end of that, I've nothing bad at all to say about Godox. I have 2 of their speedlights & their 2.4GHz radio controller. They may not cycle quite so rapidly as the 3x more expensive Nikon speedlights, but in all other respects I can tell no difference.
If you buy into their radio system - which I would recommend over optical triggers - you can control up to 4 independent lighting groups/banks all from the transmitter on the camera.
Adding the studio flashes to that would give you the control of speedlights plus the modelling light ability built-in to the system, rather than relying on the battery-flattening equivalent if you used speedlights alone.
That leaves the middle ground - get the same trigger system but use speedlights in soft-boxes.
Two of their top speedlights plus the radio remote for maybe 600 AUD.
The only downside I can see is that you have bought into their 2.4GHz system, which is unlikely to be compatible with anyone else's for now. The upside is it's not dependant on line of sight & if you take it outdoors is good at a much greater distance. They make a lot of variety of lighting which can use that system & make separate trigger receivers for lights that don't.
I don't want to make this sound like an advert for Godox, & of course there are other contenders, mainly from China too - but if you have limited budget & you're never going to recoup the expenditure, then you may have to buy into one manufacturer's budget system - so check out the capabilities of their entire range before committing.
One last consideration - whatever you get... get a minimum of two to start with.
There is no such thing as 'too many lights'.